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Mr and Mrs Autism Kenya crowned

Google: Esat Africa - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 14:03
5 hours ago. Mr and Miss Autism 2018 were crowned last night at an event that was attended by Nairobi county women representative Esther Passaris and Miss World Africa Magline Jeruto. The crowned automatically become ambassadors of Autism and they are tasked with creating awareness and ...
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Sweets tax sparks a new round of Kenya, neighbours trade tiff

Google: Esat Africa - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 13:56
A fresh round of trade wars is simmering in East Africa after Tanzania and Uganda imposed taxes on Kenya made confectionery products like chocolate, ice cream, biscuits and sweets citing use of imported industrial sugar in the goods. The two states have rejected certificates of origin issued by the ...
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Kenya sets sights on more Chinese tourists

Google: Esat Africa - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 13:56
Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) last week launched a video marketing campaign targeting the Chinese travel market during a media forum in Beijing. The custom-made Chinese-language video targets to increase awareness on Kenya's tourism sites. The video will feature prominently on famous Chinese ...
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Ethiopia Calls for Restitution of Artifacts from British Museums

Google: Esat Africa - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 13:56
Following the opening of an exhibition of Ethiopian artifacts at the Victoria and Albert Museum earlier this month, director Tristram Hunt pledged to return cultural heritage objects to Ethiopia in a longterm loan agreement. At the time, the Ethiopian ambassador Hailemichael Afework Aberra's favorable ...
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Kenya: Tusker Sends Entire Technical Bench Packing

Google: Esat Africa - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 11:30
Nairobi — Eleven-time Kenyan Premier League champions Tusker FC have sent their entire technical bench packing, led by head coach Sam Timbe, after just 11 matches into the new season with immediate former AFC Leopards boss Robert Matano poised for a return to Ruaraka. Though the Tusker ...
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Tanzania's bloggers face hefty fees for right to post online

Google: Esat Africa - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 11:25
A Tanzanian woman surfs the web on her phone. Activists see large fees for posting online content as part of a wider government move to control the internet. Share on Twitter (opens new window) · Share on Facebook (opens new window) · Share on LinkedIn (opens new window) · Share on Whatsapp ...
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Retirees face bleak future as pension scheme funds fall

Google: Esat Africa - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 10:33
Zamara Fanaka Retirement Fund Investments, Asset Consultant, Neha Datta (left) with Chairperson Lucy Kambuni and Deloitte Senior Manager-Audit, Fredrick Odero, during Zamara Fanaka Retirement Fund Investments meeting in Nairobi on Tuesday, April 17 2018.[David Njaaga,Standard]. Kenyan ...
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Kenya shines at Commonwealth stage, leaders set $2 trillion trade mark

Google: Esat Africa - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 09:37
President Uhuru Kenyatta arrives to attend The Queen's Dinner during The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), at Buckingham Palace in London on April 19, 2018. /REUTERS. Facebook · Twitter · Google+ · WhatsApp · Email. The Commonwealth summit has ended with ...
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Kenya: Snappy 7 - Pinky Ghelani - Being Older Than My Hubby Doesn't Bother Me

Google: Esat Africa - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 09:26
At 42, media personality, UNHCR and Wanfam Clothing Ambassador, Pinky Ghelani, says there is still more to experience in life. The mother of two spoke to Nairobi News about her life's journey. Excerpts: 1. Why vlogging and what do you normally vlog about? - I think it's because of my background in ...
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Kenya to hire 100 Cuban doctors

Google: Esat Africa - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 08:52
The Kenyan government on Sunday defended its decision to hire 100 Cuban medical specialists, saying that the country is struggling with a shortage of health workers.According to the government, Kenya's doctor-to-patient ratio remains 1 doctor to every 16,000 patients, which means the country is not ...
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Fixing Ethiopia Requires More Than a New Prime Minister

Google: Esat Africa - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 08:52
Editor's Note: For years, Ethiopia has appeared to be a relative success story, emerging from years of conflict and becoming a somewhat democratic, pro-Western ally in East Africa. Yet this success is in jeopardy. Yale's Hilary Matfess details the creeping authoritarianism in Ethiopia and its dangers for ...
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No camps in Jubilee, Uhuru's word final - Ruto

Google: Esat Africa - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 08:30
Deputy President William Ruto with the congregation of Presbyterian Church of East Africa in Tabuga, Nakuru county, April 22, 2018. /DPPS. Facebook · Twitter · Google+ · WhatsApp · Email. There are no camps in Jubilee Party, Deputy President William Ruto has said, noting oneness. Addressing ...
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LONDON | Kipchoge, Cheruiyot of Kenya win at hottest London Marathon

Google: Esat Africa - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 08:07
LONDON | April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The hottest-ever London Marathon featured a Kenyan double as Eliud Kipchoge swept to a third victory in front of Buckingham Palace joining Vivian Cheruiyot who won the women's race on Sunday. The 33-year-old Kipchoge ran the 26.2-mile (42.2-kilometer) ...
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Kenya's Kipchoge beats Ethiopia's Kitata to win 2018 London Marathon

Google: Esat Africa - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 08:07
Kenyan athlete Eliud Kipchoge raced to gold in the 2018 London marathon held on Sunday beating off competition from Ethiopia's Tola Kitata and United Kingdom's Mo Farah who finished second and third respectively. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. It is his third victory in London having ...
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Kenya: Gor Mahia Fans Feared Dead in Accident

Google: Esat Africa - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 07:33
At least two Gor Mahia supporters are feared dead following a road accident around Mlolongo area along the Nairobi- Mombasa highway on Sunday. The deceased were among dozens of fans travelling in a 32-seater minibus to the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos County for the Kenyan Premier League ...
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Mahama takes up TANA post in Ethiopia

Google: Esat Africa - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 07:22
Former Ghanaian President, John Dramani Mahama, has assumed the Chairmanship of the TANA High-Level Forum on Security in Africa, taking over from President Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria. Based in Ethiopia, the TANA Forum is a platform for African leaders, stakeholders and thought leaders to ...
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Why Kenya isn't winning the war against malaria in some counties

Google: Esat Africa - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 07:00
Eunice Anyango Owino Medical Entomologist at the School of Biological Sciences, University of Nairobi. In the past 15 years the Kenyan government has made great strides in preventing and controlling malaria. It has issued insecticide treated bed nets, sprayed people's homes with insecticides and ...
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Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge wins men's elite London Marathon race as Mo Farah breaks British record

Google: Esat Africa - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 07:00
Eliud Kipchoge defied soaring temperatures to win the London Marathon for a third time on Sunday, while Mo Farah finished in an impressive third place, breaking the British record in the process. Kipchoge raced out of the start, with the leading group registering a blistering opening mile of four minutes ...
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Kenya: Eliud Kipchoge Claims Third London Marathon Crown

Google: Esat Africa - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 06:48
Kenya's Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge produced a great masterpiece virtually from start to finish, winning his third London Marathon title in 2 hours, 04 minutes and 27 seconds on Sunday. Kipchoge, 33, dropped off Ethiopian Tola Shura Kitata just after the 37km mark, before engaging the ...
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Kenya: Man's Body Found Dumped Along Mombasa Road

Google: Esat Africa - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 06:37
The body of an unidentified male was on Saturday morning found dumped along Mombasa Road, Nairobi. Police who visited the scene, after being alerted by motorists, said the deceased did not have any physical injury at that time and said the body seemed to have been dropped there by the killer's ...
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