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Crossing Divides: Kenya jail's 'mindful' scheme aims to bring sides closer

Google: Esat Africa - 3 hours 25 min ago
Kenya's prisons are hotbeds of violence. But could an experiment with mindfulness bring inmates closer to their hated guards, asks BBC Africa's Mercy Juma. The prison gate stands some 2.4m (8ft) high, a black mass of steel bars, topped by sharp, shiny razor wire. This is Naivasha GK Prison, Kenya's ...
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Has Kenya failed to get corporate sponsors for America's got talent franchise?

Google: Esat Africa - 6 hours 36 min ago
Kenya may lose out on a chance to host the talent search TV show America's Got Talent, which is coming to East Africa. The show was created by Simon Cowell. Cowell and comedian and talk show host Paul O'Grady will be looking for the best from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania this November.
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Ethiopia Calls on London Museum to Repatriate Objects Looted 150 Years Ago

Google: Esat Africa - 6 hours 36 min ago
Earlier this month, the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) offered to return, on longterm loan, objects to Ethiopia that British troops looted 150 years ago. The arrangement was proposed ahead of an exhibition showing the museum's collection of treasures seized at Maqdala. But the Ethiopian government ...
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Nairobi, Kenya

Google: Esat Africa - 6 hours 47 min ago
Several congregations in Kenya were able to hear the LDS Church leaders and their wives speak on April 16, as his address was broadcast throughout the area. Those in attendance included civic, government, business and academic leaders, as well as media. First LDS Church president to visit Kenya: ...
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Ethiopia says British museum must permanently return its artefacts

Google: Esat Africa - 7 hours 21 min ago
Britain must permanently return all artefacts from Ethiopia held by the Victoria and Albert Museum and Addis Ababa will not accept them on loan, an Ethiopian government official said. The call comes after the museum, one of London's most popular tourist attractions, put Ethiopian treasures plundered by ...
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Jaysh al-Ayman: A 'Local' Threat in Kenya

Google: Esat Africa - 7 hours 21 min ago
After a series of deadly attacks, Jaysh al-Ayman, an elite al-Shabaab unit formed about five years ago to carry out operations inside Kenya, has emerged as the deadliest terrorist cell in the East African nation. Although it started life in Somalia, the al-Qaeda affiliate's Kenya wing portrays itself as a local ...
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SBM ready to chase more acquisitions in Kenya

Google: Esat Africa - 7 hours 44 min ago
SBM Holdings Ltd is keeping its arms open for more deals in Kenya as it looks to strengthen its presence in the market, its chairman has said. The bank has sealed two acquisitions in the market in one year and Kee Chong Li Kwong Wing has said he expects it to be one of Kenya's largest lenders within ...
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Tong-IL Moo-Do: Kenya grades unified martial arts

Google: Esat Africa - 7 hours 44 min ago
The Kenya Tong-IL Moo-Do Federation has had its regional grading in Nairobi after a series of seminars and training. Successful candidates were subjected to technical and written exams to test their abilities before being graded in various categories. The members of the judging panel were National ...
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Ethiopian mega-dam causes stir in Egypt-Ethiopia relations

Google: Esat Africa - 8 hours 6 min ago
April 23, 2018 Kafr Ziada, Egypt and Dubai, United Arab Emirates—Rice farmers in Kafr Ziada village in the Nile River Delta have ignored planting restrictions aimed at conserving water for years, continuing to grow a medium-grain variety of the crop that is prized around the Arab world. A decision ...
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Roundup: Ethiopia intensifies efforts to realize pan-African university

Google: Esat Africa - 9 hours 47 min ago
ADDIS ABABA, April 23 (Xinhua) -- Ethiopia has intensified its efforts towards the establishment of a pan-African university that aspires to pay tribute to black people's achievements and history, with due emphasis given to the fight against colonialism. An international conference that envisaged to fast ...
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Ethiopia says British museum must permanently return its artefacts

Google: Esat Africa - 9 hours 59 min ago
ADDIS ABABA - Britain must permanently return all artefacts from Ethiopia held by the Victoria and Albert Museum and Addis Ababa will not accept them on loan, an Ethiopian government official said. The call comes after the museum, one of London's most popular tourist attractions, put Ethiopian ...
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Ethiopia says British museum must permanently return its artifacts

Google: Esat Africa - 9 hours 59 min ago
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Britain must permanently return all artifacts from Ethiopia held by the Victoria and Albert Museum and Addis Ababa will not accept them on loan, an Ethiopian government official said. The call comes after the museum, one of London's most popular tourist attractions, put ...
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Watching Kenya's Deadly Elections Unfold

Google: Esat Africa - 10 hours 44 min ago
By Election Day in August of 2017, Nairobi, a city of more than three million, is deserted. Shops are closed, and Moi Avenue, the city's central artery, is a lonely stretch of six empty lanes. It's rainy and cold, and the dead air is pierced only by a single, high piano note drifting from the hotel where Eric, my ...
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Combining contemporary style and Kenya's traditions

Google: Esat Africa - 10 hours 55 min ago
For style maven Adele Dejak, creating accessories that combine contemporary style and Kenya's traditions have made her brand a stand out in Nairobi. Source: CNN. CNN Original Series on CNNgo. Watch Full episode on. Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown. HFR SEPTEMBER 13 -- USE FOR ...
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Egypt's Rice Farmers Brace for Crisis as Ethiopia Prepares Nile Mega-dam

Google: Esat Africa - 10 hours 55 min ago
Rice farmers in Kafr Ziada village in the Nile River Delta have ignored planting restrictions aimed at conserving water for years, continuing to grow a medium-grain variety of the crop that is prized around the Arab world. A decision thousands of kilometers to the south is about to change that, however, ...
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Ethiopia Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 51 | 09-22 April 2018

Google: Esat Africa - 11 hours 17 min ago
In this issue. EHF allocates US$16.2 million P.1. More than 27,000 HH affected by flood P.2. Large scale displacement in West Gujji and Gedeo zones P. 3. HIGHLIGHTS. The Ethiopian Humanitarian Fund, in the First Round Standard Allocation, allotted $16.2 million to support the most critical funding ...
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Egypt bans water-intensive crops, alarm mounts over Ethiopia dam

Google: Esat Africa - 11 hours 51 min ago
The construction of the Grand Renaissance Dam has been a major point of contention among Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan. Tags: Egypt, Nile, Dam, Ethiopia. Egypt's parliament passed a law late Sunday banning the cultivation of crops that require lots of water, as authorities grow increasingly worried that ...
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Israel minister says ready to help transform Tanzania's agriculture sector

Google: Esat Africa - 12 hours 59 min ago
DAR ES SALAAM, April 23 (Xinhua) -- The government of Israel on Monday said it is ready to help transform Tanzania's ailing agriculture sector and turn the country into Africa's breadbasket. Visiting Israeli Minister for Justice Ayelet Shaked also pledged to cement cooperation in a number of other areas, ...
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In Defense of Ethiopia: New PM is Fixing the Broken System

Google: Esat Africa - 13 hours 10 min ago
In the following article published on Sunday in the Law Fare Blog, Yale PhD student Hilary Matfess argues that "fixing Ethiopia requires more than a new prime minister." Perhaps. But, in our opinion, electing Dr. Abiy was the first step in the right direction for Ethiopia. Since the charismatic young leader ...
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Kenya: Government to ease logging restrictions

Google: Esat Africa - 13 hours 21 min ago
(Ecofin Agency) - Kenya's government will partially lift the ban imposed since last Feb. 24 on the exploitation of community and public forests. According to the ministry of environment and forestry, instead of the total ban on forest clearing, the government now authorize logging and harvesting subject to ...
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