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The National Court warns Health that it will not continue to extend the quarantine to travelers from certain countries
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The National Court warns Health that it will not continue to extend the quarantine to travelers from certain countries

The court endorses the requested measure for the fourth time, but warns that its reiteration causes the limitation of fundamental rights to lose its "justification"Passengers at Madrid airport.JAVI MARTNEZThe National audience has ratified the quarantine of travelers from 12 countries with dangerous strains of Covid-19, but warning the Ministry of Health that the successive extension of this measure "which extraordinarily weakens the justification of the necessary proportionality" for the restriction of fundamental rights.As on previous occasions, the endorsement has had the vote of three magistrates, while two others have cast a private vote that maintains that the alleged health regulations do not allow limiting the movements of Spaniards arriving from those countries (Brazil and South A...
Kenyan court ‘temporarily blocks’ closure of refugee camps
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Kenyan court ‘temporarily blocks’ closure of refugee camps

Case involving government plans to close Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps to return in the courtroom in a month, reports say.Kenya’s high court has temporarily blocked the closure of two refugee camps hosting more than 400,000 people, according to media reports and activists. On March 24, Kenyan Interior Minister Fred Matiang’i announced the government’s intention to shut the Dadaab and Kakuma camps, giving the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) two weeks to present a plan to do so. The ministry called this an “ultimatum” and said there was no room for further negotiations. On Thursday, the court stayed the closure for 30 days, according to a copy of the court seen by news organisations. It originated from a petition filed by a local politician challenging a move to shut down the camps. ...
What is going on with Kenya’s COVID-19 vaccine drive?
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What is going on with Kenya’s COVID-19 vaccine drive?

As Kenya is ravaged by a third wave of infections and deaths, the government has instituted a partial lockdown to try and limit the spread of the virus. It has vowed to ramp up vaccinations, aiming to have at least 16 million people inoculated by June next year. However, the rollout of Kenya’s COVID-19 vaccination programme has been, not unexpectedly, hampered by outright cheating, confusion and profiteering. Much of the international angst about equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines has focused on “vaccine nationalism” or the hogging of vaccine supplies by Western countries at the expense of poorer populations in much of the rest of the world. This has predictably led not just to a shortage of supplies within the richer states, including members of the European Union, but crucially, it ha...
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Obama Kenyan family matriarch Sarah Obama has died at minimum of 99

Nairobi, Kenya — Sarah Obama, the matriarch of former President Obama's Kenyan family has died, relatives and officials confirmed Monday. She was at least 99 years old. Mama Sarah, as Mr. Obama's step-grandmother was fondly called, promoted education for girls and orphans in her rural Kogelo village. She passed away around 4 a.m. local time while being treated at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral hospital in Kisumu, Kenya's third-largest city, according to her daughter, Marsat Onyango. "She died this morning. We are devastated," Onyango told The Associated Press on a phone call. "Mama was sick with normal diseases. She did not die of COVID-19," family spokesman Sheik Musa Ismail said, adding that she had tested negative for the disease. He said she had been ill for a ...
Obama family matriarch has died in a Kenyan hospital at 99
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Obama family matriarch has died in a Kenyan hospital at 99

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Sarah Obama, the matriarch of former U.S. President Barack Obama’s Kenyan family has died, relatives and officials confirmed Monday but did not disclose the cause of death. She was at least 99 years old.Mama Sarah, as the step-grandmother of the former U.S. president was fondly called, was a philanthropist who promoted education for girls and orphans. She passed away around 4 a.m. local time while being treated at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral hospital in Kisumu, Kenya’s third-largest city in the country’s west, according to her daughter Marsat Onyango.“She died this morning. We are devastated,” Onyango told The Associated Press on a phone call.She will be remembered for her work to promote education to empower orphans, Kisumu Governor Anyang Nyong’...