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Coronavirus in Kenya: Probe ordered into shooting of 13-year-old

Google: Esat Africa - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 10:00
The family of a 13-year-old is struggling to come to terms with his death after he was killed by police enforcing the new coronavirus curfew. On Monday ...
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Ethiopia postpones general election during COVID-19 outbreak

Google: Esat Africa - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 09:21
The National Election Board of Ethiopia announced Tuesday that it would postpone Ethiopia's upcoming general election amid the COVID-19 ...
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Kenya Airways Seeks State Support to Survive Next Six Months

Google: Esat Africa - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 09:03
Kenya Airways Plc. is appealing for a cash bailout from the government to be able to survive the next six months as the partially state-owned carrier ...
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Tension High as KDF, Militia in Gunfight at Kenya Border

Google: Esat Africa - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 09:03
A unit of the Kenya Defence Forces (Kenya Army) Engineers Brigade was earlier today, Wednesday, April 1, 2020, involved in a gunfight with ...
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Kenya to commence construction of Kaptis hydropower project

Google: Esat Africa - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 08:52
Kenya is soon to commence construction of Kaptis hydropower project. A joint development agreement, to bring the project through to financial close ...
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Kenya confirms 22 new COVID-19 cases as total cases hit 81

Google: Esat Africa - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 08:33
NAIROBI, April 1 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's health ministry on Wednesday confirmed 22 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number to 81.
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Ethiopia Allows Telecoms Firms to Provide Mobile-Money Services

Google: Esat Africa - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 08:30
Sign up to our Next Africa newsletter and follow Bloomberg Africa on Twitter. Ethiopia will allow non-financial institutions to offer mobile-money ...
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World Bank approves delayed $500 million education loan to Tanzania

Google: Esat Africa - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 07:00
By Nuzulack Dausen. DAR ES SALAAM, April 1 (Reuters) - The World Bank has approved a $500 million education loan to Tanzania after years of ...
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'Watch That Stove': Kenya Moore's Pic of Baby Brooklyn In the Kitchen Goes Left

Google: Esat Africa - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 07:00
It looks like social media police are patrolling Kenya Moore. The castmate from “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” posted a photo of her 1-year-old ...
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Multi-Billion US Firms Jump to Kenya's Aid

Google: Esat Africa - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 07:00
The American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) companies have come together to aid the government in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The quality of Kenya's haricot verts keeps improving

Google: Esat Africa - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 06:54
Although haricot verts sounds like a French product, many importers and traders prefer getting this green bean variety from Kenya. Kenya's prices may ...
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Justice Needed for Deadly Ethiopia Violence: Daily Brief

Google: Esat Africa - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 06:48
Plus: clothing brands abandon workers in Asia; EU should address Hungary's power grab; Kenya police beat people when implementing curfew; new ...
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Kenya's Covid-19 survivors speak

Google: Esat Africa - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 06:15
Kenya's Covid-19 survivors, identified as Brenda and Brian, have made the first public appearance in a live video call with President Uhuru Kenyatta.
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Ethiopia's COVID-19 quandary

Google: Esat Africa - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 06:13
Uncertainty shrouds the actual spread of the virus so far and the most appropriate method of tackling it in the Ethiopian context. As COVID-19 spreads ...
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WB approves 500 mln USD credit to improve secondary education in Tanzania

Google: Esat Africa - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 05:41
DAR ES SALAAM, April 1 (Xinhua) -- The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors have approved 500 million U.S. dollars credit from the ...
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World Bank Finally Approves $500 Million Tanzania School Project

Google: Esat Africa - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 03:48
Sign up to our Next Africa newsletter and follow Bloomberg Africa on Twitter. The World Bank approved a $500 million education project for Tanzania, ...
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World Bank approves opposed $500m education loan to Tanzania

Google: Esat Africa - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 03:03
Dar es Salaam. The World Bank has finally approved the $500 million education loan that was delayed following pressure from civil society ...
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Kenya Takes Stand on Controversial Covid-19 Treatment

Google: Esat Africa - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 01:33
Head of Infectious Diseases Unit at Kenyatta National Hospital, Loice Ombajo has revealed that the government will only consider using chloroquine ...
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Kenya's Micro-Borrowers Find Social Distancing a Challenge, Lender 4G Capital Says

Google: Esat Africa - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 00:37
Kenyan borrowers from microlenders can't stay home to avoid coronavirus, African lender 4G Capital says. Africa's fintech sector — a favorite of ...
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Ethiopia: Justice Needed for Deadly October Violence

Google: Esat Africa - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 23:52
(Nairobi) – The Ethiopian government has made little progress in investigating the deadly October 2019 violence and in acting to prevent further ...
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