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Global environmental activist group Greenpeace is calling on the government to reject a move by American chemical companies to expand the plastics industry’s footprint across Africa. Currently, plastic is already the US’ biggest export to Kenya, with sales totalling U.S.$57 million in 2019. In 2017, Kenya passed one of the toughest laws on the production, sale, and use of plastic bags, and in May this year, expanded it to outlaw plastics in protected areas. The U.S. and Kenya are currently negotiating for a trade agreement that could be the most significant development in U.S-Africa trade relations.

  • The Trump administration and Kenyan government have launched negotiations for a trade agreement that could be the most significant development in U.S-Africa trade relations since … Read more »

  • The U.S. government has made public a summary of key negotiation points in the proposed bilateral deal, which will see Kenya lift tariffs on all U.S. agricultural products and open … Read more »

  • It is now expected that in the next 30 days, the U.S. trade representative’s office will publish a notice in the Federal Register, requesting the public’s input on the direction, … Read more »

  • Completion of a bilateral trade pact between the two nations could reportedly bring major benefits to Kenya’s economy and enhance the nation’s political standing in Africa and … Read more »

  • Visitors to national parks, beaches, forests and conservation areas will not be allowed to carry disposable plates, cups, straws, spoons, forks and water bottles, which are … Read more »

Plastic bag vendors at Kisii fresh produce market (file photo).