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Kenya's Political Turmoil Is a Tale of Fathers and Sons

Google: Esat Africa - 3 hours 25 min ago
NAIROBI, Kenya — The two men were political allies. But they had a falling out over the direction of newly independent Kenya — especially over land and power — and became bitter adversaries. Now their sons are fighting a modern adaptation of the same battle as they vie to lead the country, pushing ...
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Kenya Lost IMF Facility Last Year. Someone Tell the Central Bank

Google: Esat Africa - 5 hours 6 min ago
The International Monetary Fund withdrew Kenya's access to a $1.5 billion standby loan in June. That hasn't stopped the country's central bank saying the funds are still available. The Washington-based lender, which has a delegation visiting Kenya this week, removed permission to tap the ...
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UK warns its citizens on political tensions and crime in Kenya

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 23:48
NAIROBI, KENYA: The UK government has issued a travel advisory to its citizens within Kenya and those planning to visit the country over what it calls 'political tensions' after last year's elections. The UK calls for caution and tells those visiting to avoid travelling around areas where demonstrations may ...
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Kenya Authorities Confiscate Two Opposition Officials' Passports

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 23:48
Kenyan immigration officials confiscated the passports of opposition Senator James Orengo and businessman Jimi Wanjigi, the latest in a series of curbs imposed on anti-government activists since their leader Raila Odinga held a mock inauguration ceremony last month. The travel documents were ...
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Kenya prevents two opposition activists from travelling abroad

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 23:26
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya prevented two opposition activists from travelling abroad because it had not been formally sent a court order reinstating their passports, immigration authorities said on Tuesday. Kenyan opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition leader and lawyer James Orengo ...
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Kenya prevents two opposition activists from traveling abroad

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 23:26
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya prevented two opposition activists from traveling abroad because it had not been formally sent a court order reinstating their passports, immigration authorities said on Tuesday. The government suspended the passports of senator James Orengo and financier Jimi Wanjigi, ...
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Why I barred Orengo, Wanjigi from leaving Kenya – Kihalangwa

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 23:15
“We learnt through the media that the court had granted orders that the Department of Immigration should not interfere with the movement/travel of the two. Neither the Director of Immigration Services nor the Department was served with such orders as is required by law,” he said in a statement/FILE.
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Statement on the situation in Ethiopia

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 21:33
The resignation by Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn opens a period of uncertainty in Ethiopia. It will be important for the new government to have the full capacity to pursue the positive reforms initiated by the Prime Minister to address the grievances of the population. Only a constructive dialogue ...
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Paul Put quits as Kenya football coach after brief stay

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 21:00
Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Belgian Paul Put on Monday quit as Kenya's national football coach just two months after taking up the position. Football Kenya Federation (FKF) said 61-year-old Put, who took charge of the Harambee Stars in November and led the team to win the CECAFA Challenge Cup the ...
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UK's travel advisory on Kenya in bad taste

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 15:45
The United Kingdom's government on Monday issued yet another travel advisory against all but essential travel to Kenya. Though it lists Lamu, Garissa, Tana River and places along the Kenya-Somali border, it warns of “a heightened threat of terrorist attacks in Nairobi and the coast and resort areas of ...
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Kenya suffering from lack of leadership, says CJ Maraga

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 15:33
Kenya is facing a leadership crisis and the poor bear the brunt of pandemic corruption, Chief Justice David Maraga has said. Maraga described the country's leadership as being on trial and said there is sufficient evidence. Reiterating that corruption is a pandemic, he accused politicians of “shamelessly ...
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Wiping out illicit tobacco trade

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 15:22
Last year in April, reports in local dailies indicated African countries lose Sh1trillion annually to illicit tobacco trade, often driven by cigarette manufacturers in a bid to evade taxation. This denies governments much-needed revenue from taxation, while at the same time, increasing supply (access) and ...
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Fear as Kenya's borrowing hurtles towards Greece-like debt crisis

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 15:00
There is something ominous about Kenya's debt. Total public debt as at December 2017 hit high levels - at Sh4.6 trillion and still counting. With each passing day, Kenya inches closer to a debt trap. And soon it will be difficult or almost impossible for the country to repay these expensive loans.
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Ethiopia's Football Icon – Fisseha Wolde Amanuel

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 14:03
Today's guest is Fisseha Wolde Amanuel, once a jewel in the crown of Ethiopian football. He was locally nicked named 'Koas Fidelu” (The ball artist) considering his dexterity, advanced football skills, tactics and intuitions. The footballer was as well nicknamed “the bombshell,” “the bullet” and what not ...
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EU calls for inclusive dialogue to solve Ethiopia's political crisis

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 11:26
ADDIS ABABA, Feb. 19 (Xinhua) -- The European Union (EU) mission to Ethiopia on Monday called for the Ethiopian government to conduct dialogue among all stakeholders to resolve the political crisis. The EU, in a statement that did not explicitly oppose the martial law imposed on Friday, urged the ...
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Eritrea's first Winter Olympian calls Canada home

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 10:41
As Shannon-Obgnai Abeda carved his skis around the gates in Sunday's Men's Giant Slalom, the 21-year-old made history. He was the first athlete to compete in the Winter Olympics for the African country of Eritrea. “It's been amazing and it didn't really sink in until I crossed that finish line,” Abeda told ...
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Ethiopia's Martyrs Day: youth urged to fight poverty, uphold stability

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 10:30
ADDIS ABABA, Feb. 19 (Xinhua) -- Ethiopian youth were called on to eradicate poverty and uphold the long-standing peace and stability values during the Martyrs Day celebration. Ethiopian patriots and elders made the calls while commemorating the 81st Martyrs Day on Monday, which marked the ...
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Kenya football coach Paul Put resigns

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 10:30
Kenya's national football coach, Paul Put, has resigned from his position, after just three months in charge of the Harambee Stars. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. Football Kenya Federation (FKF) released a statement Monday afternoon, saying the Belgian national had resigned citing ...
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Ethiopia's state of emergency 2.0

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 10:18
The purpose of this emergency is not to protect the constitutional order but to silence the voices calling for change. Awol K Allo by Awol K Allo. 16 hours ago. Demonstrators chant slogans while flashing the Oromo protest gesture, in Bishoftu town, Ethiopia [Tiksa Negeri/Reuters]. Last Friday, the Ethiopian ...
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Sweden provides critical assistance for WFP resilience operations in Ethiopia

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 10:07
ADDIS ABABA – Today the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a multiyear contribution of US$10.5 million from the Government of Sweden to provide innovative solutions for building resilience of vulnerable populations in Ethiopia. This contribution will enable WFP to work with ...
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