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Refugee children face challenges getting an education in Tanzania

Google: Esat Africa - 1 hour 51 min ago
A funding shortfall means that aid agencies are unable to provide refugee children in Tanzania with proper schools. Students in camps have been forced to attend classes out in the open and without enough teachers or learning materials. Tanzania hosts over 280,000 refugees and asylum seekers, ...
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Kenya, TZ seek truce over European Union trade deal

Google: Esat Africa - 2 hours 13 min ago
A meeting between Kenya and Tanzanian trade officials will be held in Mombasa at the end of this month with the latter positively indicating willingness to ratify the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs). Trade Principal secretary Chris Kiptoo confirmed that Tanzania was now ready for talks with ...
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River Defender Shot Dead in Kenya

Google: Esat Africa - 3 hours 55 min ago
Police remove the body of a man who was shot dead in Bonyunyu, Nyamira County on January 9, 2017 as villagers protested the planned construction of a controversial dam. Photo by Magati Obebo, Nation Media Group. A Kenyan newspaper, The Daily Nation, reported last week that Kenyan police ...
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New website to help curb online crimes in Kenya

Google: Esat Africa - 4 hours 40 min ago
The National Intelligence Service is in the process of constructing the National Cyber Command Centre website that will help combat cybercrime and secure Internet users. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP. Advertisement. By STELLA CHERONO More by this Author. The National Intelligence ...
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Ethiopia rehabilitates 86000 displaced people by regional conflict

Google: Esat Africa - 4 hours 51 min ago
ADDIS ABABA, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- Ethiopia has rehabilitated 86,000 people displaced by conflict between Oromia and Somali regional states, an Ethiopian official said on Tuesday. Speaking to journalists, Negeri Lencho, Minister of Ethiopia Government Communications Affairs Office (GCAO), said the ...
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Chinese firm to build 220 mln USD textile plant in Ethiopia

Google: Esat Africa - 4 hours 51 min ago
ADDIS ABABA, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- A cornerstone laying ceremony was held on Tuesday in Ethiopia's eastern city, Dire Dawa for a textile plant that will be built with an investment of 220 million U.S. dollars. Dire Dawa mayor's office said Chinese firm Wuxi No. 1 Cotton Mill will build the textile plant which ...
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Tanzania vows to invest in water basins management

Google: Esat Africa - 4 hours 51 min ago
ARUSHA, Tanzania, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- Tanzania has vowed to allocate enough funds during the 2018/19 fiscal year to boost management of water sources in the east African nation's nine water basins, a senior official said on Tuesday. Isack Kamwele, Minister for Water and Irrigation, made the pledge ...
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Kenya Opposition Leader Vows to Inaugurate Self as 'Peoples' President'

Google: Esat Africa - 4 hours 51 min ago
Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga, whose National Super Alliance (NASA) contests the results of October's re-run election, has defiantly vowed to inaugurate himself the "peoples" president' at the end of January, if there is no dialogue beforehand with President Uhuru Kenyatta. In an exclusive ...
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Kenya should strive to unlock its huge potential in trading sector

Google: Esat Africa - 5 hours 25 min ago
Fresh vegetables and fruits at Chuka market in this picture taken on December 23, 2017. PHOTO | RUPI MANGAT | NATION MEDIA GROUP. In Summary. County governments, too, must create a conducive environment for trade to thrive within and outside their regions. These are a few initiatives ...
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Kenya's finest stars to be feted

Google: Esat Africa - 5 hours 36 min ago
National Hospital Insurance Fund Chief Executive Officer Geoffrey Mwangi (left) presents a sponsorship dummy cheque to Safaricom Sports Personality of the Year (Soya) panel chairman Watson Karuma (second right) in the company of veteran athletes William Tanui (second left) and Douglas ...
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Kenya floats Sh40b infrastructure bond amid high public debt worries

Google: Esat Africa - 5 hours 36 min ago
According to Central Bank's January prospectus, the amortised fixed coupon infrastructure bond will earn investors 12.5 per cent interest per annum, with the minimum investment of Sh100,000 and a maximum of Sh20 million per investor. Duly completed bond application forms must be submitted to any ...
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Woman murdered in Kenya feared husband

Google: Esat Africa - 6 hours 21 min ago
Slain Australian woman Gabrielle Maina reportedly feared her husband before she was shot dead in Kenya. Ms Maina, a 40-year-old school teacher, was shot dead by armed men riding a motorbike while walking near her Nairobi home in the suburb of Karen on October 19. On Wednesday the ABC ...
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How Ethiopia Is Slowing Climate Change By Reviving Its Forests – And Its Economy

Google: Esat Africa - 6 hours 36 min ago
Ethiopia plans to be climate-neutral by the year 2025, and it aims to generate jobs in the process. How? By overhauling its rural economy to support more sustainable agriculture and regenerate millions of hectares of degraded forest. Facebook · twitter · google_plus · reddit · pinterest · linkedin · mail.
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Kenya to merge six financial agencies to form mega development bank

Google: Esat Africa - 6 hours 55 min ago
NAIROBI, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- Kenya said on Tuesday that it has started a process to set up one strong financial institution that will merge functions of several organizations that currently run parallel and sometimes perform overlapping roles. Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua said in a statement ...
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Local investors lift Kenya's bourse

Google: Esat Africa - 6 hours 55 min ago
NAIROBI, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- Trading at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) was vibrant on Tuesday, boosted by local investors, with both turnover and the benchmark index closing higher. Local investors accounted for 51 percent of the total turnover while foreigners contributed 49 percent. Turnover ...
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Kenya names strong team, eyes to recapture men's marathon gold at Commonwealth Games

Google: Esat Africa - 7 hours 51 min ago
NAIROBI, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- Kenya has named a strong team as they seek revenge and recapture the men's marathon title at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in April 4-15 in Australia. Ironically, it was Australian Michael Shelley, who had won silver in 2010 in Delhi, who denied Kenya the chance ...
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South-South Cooperation for Peace Operations: Brazil-Ethiopia Exchanges in Peacekeeping ...

Google: Esat Africa - 8 hours 2 min ago
How can states that contribute troops, police, and civilians to peacekeeping operations learn from one another about training for such deployments? Although TCCs/PCCs have historically operated in a relatively isolated fashion, new networks of exchange are helping to drive innovation, including ...
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Kenya set to bid for African Minerals Development Centre

Google: Esat Africa - 8 hours 2 min ago
Kenya looks set to bid to be the host for an initiative designed to bridge the gap between the lucrative mining industry and the economic benefits it can bring to the African continent. Mining Cabinet Sectretary Dan Kazungu has said that he is optimistic that Kenya is well placed to win the bid to host the ...
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Kenya's Jepkosgei, champ Kamworor named in Kenya team to World Half Marathon

Google: Esat Africa - 8 hours 2 min ago
NAIROBI, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- World half-marathon champion Geoffrey Kamworor and women's record holder Joyciline Jepkosgei will lead Kenya's ten-member team to the World Half Marathon in Valencia, Spain on March 24. Kenya faces a daunting task in its quest to dominate the championships for ...
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Raila must be sworn in, NASA MPs insist

Google: Esat Africa - 8 hours 25 min ago
NASA principals (from left) Raila Odinga, Moses Wetang'ula, Kalonzo Musyoka, and Musalia Mudavadi address the Press at Okoa Kenya secretariat. [Beverlyne Musili, Standard]. Forty six Members of Parliament (MPs) allied to National Supper Alliance (NASA) have signed an affidavit in support of the ...
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