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Kenya wildlife reserves threatened as tourists stay away

Jul 13, 2020 - 1:25 PM

The Kenyan tourism ministry says the sector has lost $750 million in 2020 – roughly half of the total revenue in 2019

Cultural performers from the Maasai tribe wear cloth masks as they gather outside their manyatta (village) in Talek in the Maasai Mara National Reserve, where their work of performing for visiting tourists has dwindled, in Talek in Maasai Mara, in the Narok county in Kenya, on June 24, 2020. - At the heart of the majestic plains of the Maasai Mara, the coronavirus pandemic has led to economic disaster for locals who earn a living from tourists coming to see Kenya's abundant wildlife. Even before the virus arrived in Kenya mid-March, tourism revenues plummeted, with cancellations coming in from crucial markets such as China, Europe and the United States. (Photo by Tony Karumba / AFP)

Kenya, Uganda latest to receive IMF help against pandemic

May 07, 2020 - 7:00 AM

Both Kenya and Uganda face severe economic shocks amid efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, says the International Monetary Fund

DISTANCING. Vendors practice physical distancing at the Nakasero market in Kampala, Uganda, on April 7, 2020. Photo by Badru Katumba/AFP