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Acacia considers selling stake in Tanzania operations

Google: Esat Africa - 8 hours 9 min ago
JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – Tanzanian gold miner Acacia Mining is considering the possible sale of a stake in some or all of its Tanzanian operations. “The company is engaging with a small number of potential investors, the process remains at a very early stage and there can be no ...
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Acacia Mining valuates Tanzania assets for possible sale

Google: Esat Africa - 8 hours 31 min ago
LSE-listed gold miner Acacia Mining said that it had begun a valuation process of its Tanzanian assets for potential sale following expressions of interest from Chinese buyers. Acacia Mining owns and operates the Buzwagi, Bulyanhulu and North Mara gold mines in north-west Tanzania. The company ...
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Ignore 'turncoat' Atwoli, Wetangula tells Luhyas over Mudavadi meet

Google: Esat Africa - 9 hours 16 min ago
COTU Secretary General Francis Atwoli with Senate Minority Leader Moses Wetangula during a past event in Nairobi. /FILE. Facebook · Twitter · Google+ · WhatsApp · Email. Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang'ula has dismissed COTU boss Francis Atwoli's efforts to unite the Luhya community. He said ...
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Kenya's bishops urge reconciliation amid disputed presidency

Google: Esat Africa - 9 hours 39 min ago
Supporters of President Uhuru Kenyatta, angry at the Supreme Court's nullification earlier this month of the August presidential election, protest outside the court in downtown Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. (Credit: Ben Curtis/AP.) ...
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Kenya's Usalama takes emergency services mobile

Google: Esat Africa - 9 hours 50 min ago
Kenyan startup Usalama is linking users to emergency service providers via mobile, while providing access to real-time data on an online response centre. The Usalama platform has three interlinked components: an end user mobile app linked to the online response centre for emergency providers, ...
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Six suspects killed in war on crime in city

Google: Esat Africa - 9 hours 50 min ago
NAIROBI, KENYA: One man was killed on Korongo Road in Karen when he and three others tried to rob a businessman. ALSO READ: Terror suspects targeted church with explosives, police say. The businessman, a licensed gun holder, shot at the armed attackers and killed one while the others ...
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Why most rives in Kenya are on their deathbed

Google: Esat Africa - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 23:48
Kenya's rivers are drying up quickly. From the great Tana and Ewaso Nyiro river – the main source of water for the arid north – to rivers flowing from the slopes of Mt Elgon and Chereng'any hills, the story is the same. In central Kenya, rivers that previously gushed down the highlands, offering sustenance ...
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Ethiopia emergency: How will the political crisis play out?

Google: Esat Africa - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 22:41
Africa's second most populous nation declares a state of emergency against a backdrop of long-running street protests after sudden resignation of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn. 0 Comments 0 Shares. Supporters of Bekele Gerba, secretary general of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), ...
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What Kenya has to show for sending troops into Somalia seven years ago

Google: Esat Africa - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 21:22
A Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldier, part of the African Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), secures an area during a foot patrol on the outskirts of the controlled area of the old airport in the coastal town of Kismayu in southern Somalia November 12, 2013. /REUTERS. Facebook · Twitter · Google+ ...
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In Kenya, anti-poaching dogs are wildlife's best friends

Google: Esat Africa - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 21:22
Five-month-old bloodhound Shakaria gambols through the long savannah grasses of Kenya's Maasai Mara reserve, her playful mood swiftly turning to keen determination as she is ordered to track a human scent. Straining at the leash, she pulls her handler along an invisible scent path laid down for her ...
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In Kenya, anti-poaching dogs are wildlife's best friends

Google: Esat Africa - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 21:22
MAASAI MARA, KENYA (AFP) - Five-month-old bloodhound Shakaria gambols through the long savannah grasses of Kenya's Maasai Mara reserve, her playful mood swiftly turning to keen determination as she is ordered to track a human scent. Straining at the leash, she pulls her handler along an ...
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Miguna takes on Ndii and Magaya in Nasa wrangles

Google: Esat Africa - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 21:11
Leader of the NRM wing of the NASA Coalition Miguna Miguna arrives at the swearing in of Raila Odinga at Uhuru Park in Nairobi on January 30, 2018. /JACK OWUOR. Facebook · Twitter · Google+ · WhatsApp · Email. The fledgling National Resistance Movement could implode even before it takes ...
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Ethiopia imposes state of emergency

Google: Esat Africa - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 21:00
ADDIS ABABA — A state of emergency imposed in Ethiopia a day after the Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigned will last for six months, the Defence minister Siraj Fegessa said on Saturday, as authorities sought to clamp down unrest in Africa's second most populous nation. Reuters.
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Alpine skiing: Kenya's Simader draws inspiration from super-G shock

Google: Esat Africa - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 20:48
Sabrina Simader of Kenya reacts during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics Women's Super-G encounter at Jeongseon Alpine Centre, Pyeongchang, South Korea, February 17, 2018. /REUTERS. Facebook · Twitter · Google+ · WhatsApp · Email. Kenya's Sabrina Simader said on Saturday she ...
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No military military takeover in Ethiopia: minister

Google: Esat Africa - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 16:06
ADDIS ABABA. – Ethiopia's defence minister has ruled out a military takeover a day after the east African nation declared a new state of emergency amid the worst anti-government protests in a quarter-century. Siraj Fegessa on Saturday also ruled out a transitional government. Prime Minister ...
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Prepare for a knockout in 2022, Ruto tells rivals

Google: Esat Africa - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 15:30
Deputy President William Ruto has said he is focussed on the 2022 presidential race and his opponents should stop using lies and propaganda to taint Jubilee and the government. Ruto dismissed accusations Jubilee is acting contrary to the Constitution, adding the government will implement the ...
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Man dies after car lands in ditch, bursts into flames

Google: Esat Africa - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 15:22
One person died and another escaped with serious burn wounds after a car they were traveling in veered off the road and burst into flames. Witnesses said the driver of the saloon car was speeding at the Mamboleo junction on the Kisumu-Kakamega road, a black-spot, when he lost control and landed ...
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Balala mum on 2022 Mombasa governor race

Google: Esat Africa - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 15:11
Tourism CS Najib Balala has neither denied nor confirmed reports he is interested in the 2022 Mombasa governor race. He says he is focused on serving as CS and refuses to reveal his future plans. His close allies Ibrahim 'Babangida' Khamis and Ben Furaha told the Star the CS has been working ...
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Worst air disasters in Kenya's history, and how survivors cope

Google: Esat Africa - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 15:11
One of the worst air disasters that hit the Kenyan country was KQ flight 431 which killed 169 people out of the 179 people on board. The air craft crushed in the oceans of the Atlantic just few meters from Abidjan, Felix Houphouet Boigny airport at the Ivory Coast. It all happened in the year 2000 January ...
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Your letters: The Frisbee is a big hit in Ethiopia

Google: Esat Africa - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 15:00
A lovely thing happened on the way to Ethiopia. I stopped by the Warehouse in Whanganui to buy a Frisbee as a gift. The lady on the checkout chattily inquired if I was going out to play with the grandchildren. No , I explained, it was to be a gift for some children in Ethiopia. Intrigued, she asked, "Was I ...
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