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Pfizer and its German-based partner BioNTech use a new approach to making vaccines that uses messenger RNA or mRNA.

This design was chosen for a pandemic vaccine years ago because it’s one that lends itself to quick turnaround. All that is needed is the genetic sequence of the virus causing the pandemic. Vaccine makers don’t even need the virus itself — just the sequence.

The recently ratified Kenya-UK economic partnership agreement (EPA) came into force on Monday.

This is as the pair of countries exchange notes on the EPA signifying the conclusion of requisite domestic processes to enact the deal.

Both the UK and Kenya are now expected to sign on the instruments of ratification before depositing the same with their respective governmentnt depositories as the deal’s final act.

Kenya Airways (KQ) has reported a near three times loss expansion to Ksh.36.2 billion in the year ended December 31, 2020.

This is the largest loss by a corporate in Kenya’s history.

The loss acceleration from Ksh.13 billion a year earlier is largely attributable to the collapse of its operations across 2020 on the back of COVID-19 related disruptions.

ABSA BANK Kenya becomes the first lender to withhold dividends after posting a 44pc drop in 2020 net profit to Sh4.2bn.

Congo President Denis Sassou Nguesso wins another five-year term to extend his more than three decades rule.

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