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EAST AFRICA

Boris Johnson under fire again for congratulating President Kenyatta

Google: Esat Africa - 9 hours 50 min ago
UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is facing criticism for a second time, for sending congratulatory message to President Uhuru Kenyatta after the Supreme Court upheld his victory of October 26 repeat poll. A tweet from the State House dated November 20 acknowledges Mr Johnson after he endorsed ...
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Ethiopia: Transforming Livestock Sector, Solving Export Bottlenecks

Google: Esat Africa - 10 hours 1 min ago
Ethiopia is one of the top ranking countries in Africa and among the first ten in the world in terms of livestock resources. And it is not uncommon to see majority of the rural population engaged in some way with animal husbandry. Animal husbandry in rural areas is used for the provision of draft power, ...
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Huawei partners with Jumia Kenya to unveil Mate 10

Google: Esat Africa - 10 hours 8 min ago
By KEN MACHARIA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 22 – Huawei Mobile has launched the Mate 10 series in partnership with Jumia Kenya where the new devices will be available exclusively on the online retailer for two weeks before it gets into the retail stores across the country. The new Huawei Mate 10 ...
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Kenya jumps 33 places in ease of paying tax thanks to iTax

Google: Esat Africa - 10 hours 57 min ago
Titus Mukora, PwC Tax partner, says iTax has made the process of transferring data from taxpayers to KRA more seamless. By KEN MACHARIA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 22 – The implementation of online filing of tax returns by the Kenya Revenue Authority has seen a significant improvement in the ease ...
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InfoTrade in Kenya Web Portal Officially Launched to Ensure International Trade Efficiency

Google: Esat Africa - 10 hours 57 min ago
Traders in Kenya stand to benefit from increased efficiency following launch of the Information for Trade in Kenya web portal (www.InfoTradeKenya.go.ke), which has consolidated more than 120 documents and procedures required for import and export business in Kenya on one online platform.
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Tanzania: JPM Warns Corrupt CCM Cadres

Google: Esat Africa - 11 hours 8 min ago
THE ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM)'s National Chairman, President John Magufuli, yesterday warned members of the party's National Executive Committee (NEC), against endorsing unqualified candidates for leadership positions at regional level and national wings basing on favouritism.
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Police disperse demonstrators protesting killing of cattle

Google: Esat Africa - 11 hours 42 min ago
Reto Women Association was holding a peaceful demonstration to decry alleged police killing of over 300 livestock belonging to pastoralist communities who had invaded private ranches in Laikipia County. ALSO READ: Raila: Uhuru has blood of innocent Kenyans on his hands. The incident caused ...
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Ethiopia, Mauritius and Spain honoured for promoting investment in Sustainable Development Goals

Google: Esat Africa - 11 hours 42 min ago
UNCTAD honours best practice in promoting international investment by recognizing agencies from Ethiopia, Mauritius and Spain. Each agency has spurred private investment in developing countries that will boost economic activity and hasten the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
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Kenya: Uhuru Gardens - a Small Paradise Tucked Away in Nairobi

Google: Esat Africa - 11 hours 53 min ago
Tucked away in Nairobi is a small heaven, rich with heritage and offering a perfect venue for a rest, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Uhuru Gardens Memorial Park is located on Langata road, just after the Uchumi Hyper shopping centre. It borders Carnivore grounds to the left. The park has ...
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One on one with Siddharth Chatterjee UNFPA's Representative to Kenya

Google: Esat Africa - 12 hours 27 min ago
Siddharth Chatterjee joined the United Nations in 1997 and has since risen through the ranks to become the UN Resident Coordinator and the UNDP Resident Representative in Kenya. He served in the Indian Army Special Forces for 12 years, an experience he says shaped his approach and attitude in ...
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Harlequins, Homeboyz clash put off as Kenya Cup resumes

Google: Esat Africa - 13 hours 1 min ago
Chris Asego (L) of Mwamba RFC evades attack by Pius Sulundu of Harlequins RFC during their Kenya Cup league match at Railways club in Nairobi, Kenya on March 12, 2016. Harlequins RFC won 27-5. Photo/Oliver Ananda/www.Sportpicha.com. Kenya Cup holders KCB RFC face an away trip to ...
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Raila Odinga hails Zimbabwe's bloodless 'coup'

Google: Esat Africa - 13 hours 12 min ago
The National Super Alliance leader Raila Odinga on Wednesday, hailed bloodless removal of Robert Mugabe from power and urged Zimbabwe to pursue path to a credible election. “You have succeeded in peacefully overthrowing tyranny and dictatorship and created for yourselves the promise of a ...
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Tanzania: Illegal Foreign Cattle Must Be Confiscated

Google: Esat Africa - 13 hours 35 min ago
THE government has stated categorically the law in this country prohibits illegal importation of live animals including cattle and that livestock hailing from neighbouring countries should not be herded into Tanzania for grazing. Well, this is a clear-cut rule. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and East African ...
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Ethiopia: Software Potential

Google: Esat Africa - 13 hours 57 min ago
The global economy is heading towards being technology and knowledge driven, and this is raising the importance of ICT sectors like software and the software-based services industry, where software is everywhere in our products and services today - ranging from cellphones, cars to mobile apps.
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Kenya Leads in Child Nutrition

Google: Esat Africa - 14 hours 42 min ago
Children in Kenya are fed the best diets in Africa, according to a World Health Organization report. The report showed that Kenya is the only country on the continent where data on child nutrition is available, which has a percentage measure of over 20 per cent of the minimum acceptable diet proportion.
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Governors headache to solve ethnic imbalance in county jobs

Google: Esat Africa - 15 hours 5 min ago
Auditor General Edward Ouko addressing the press in his Anniverssary Towers office. [PHOTO: JENIPHER WACHIE, STANDARD]. Five counties have been put on the spot over skewed employment, with dominant ethnic communities hogging the plum posts. According to a report by Auditor General ...
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UNHCR South Sudan Situation: Bi-weekly Ethiopia Situational Report, 16 – 31 October 2017

Google: Esat Africa - 15 hours 38 min ago
One hundred and eighty-three new arrivals were registered in the BenishnagulGumuz Region (Assosa) while the Gambella Region reported no new registrations during the reporting period. In Gambella, 175 individuals, including 24 who missed the last relocation convoy, have signed up to relocate to ...
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Kenya: Rein in Police, Condemn New Abuses

Google: Esat Africa - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 21:00
An opposition supporter gestures in front of policemen during clashes in Kawangware slum in Nairobi, Kenya October 30, 2017. © 2017 Reuters.
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Leaders across the world send their goodwill messages to President Uhuru

Google: Esat Africa - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 15:00
Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson walks into Downing Street in central London on August 29, 2017. (Photo: Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS|AFP). Former President Daniel arap Moi joined world leaders in congratulating President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday following the upholding of his victory by the ...
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iTax system has helped boost the country's tax administration ranking globally

Google: Esat Africa - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 15:00
The adoption of online filing of returns using Kenya Revenue Authority's (KRA) iTax system has helped boost the country's tax administration ranking ...
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