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EU parliament to debate situation in Kenya today

Google: Esat Africa - 16 hours 13 min ago
Marietje Schaake, European Union's chief observer in the August and October 2017. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP. In Summary. Ms Schaake last week clashed with the Kenyan government after she released the observation mission's report in Brussels after a dispute with the authorities in ...
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EU Parliament to debate Kenya post-poll situation Tuesday

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 23:26
By SIMON NDONGA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 16 – The European Parliament is on Tuesday expected to debate the situation in Kenya after last year's elections. Through her Twitter handle, Head of the EU Observer Mission to Kenya during last year's General Election Marietje Schaake said the debate will ...
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Tanzania dispute hits final-quarter gold output at Acacia Mining

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 18:00
Acacia Mining said that production of gold plunged at the end of last year as a tax dispute with Tanzania's government continued to disrupt operations at its three mines in the country. The FTSE 250 miner said that output in the final quarter had dropped by 30 per cent to 148,477oz compared with a year ...
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Ethiopia is UK's strategic partner in global peace and security

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 17:37
The British Embassy in Addis Ababa says Ethiopia remains an important partner of the United Kingdom in the area of global peace and security. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. According to a Defence officer, the U.K. was also keen on continuing with their partnership with Ethiopia with ...
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Ethiopia govt had no business arresting Oromo leader Merera Gudina – EU MP

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 17:15
A member of the European Parliament, Ana Gomes, has reacted to the the move by the Ethiopian government to drop charges against leading Oromo politician, Merera Gudina. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. According to Gomes, who frequently comments on political ongoings in Ethiopia, ...
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Kenyans on course

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 15:56
The Kenyan team recorded wins in the penultimate matches of the ongoing Eastern Africa Junior Championships to inch closer to picking tickets for the African Junior Championships. Kenyan players in either age categories (14 and 16) extended their spectacular run yesterday, picking invaluable wins ...
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Kenya Sevens sponsorship fate to be known today

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 15:56
The fate of the Kenya Sevens sponsorship will be known today after a consultative meeting between Ministry of Sports, Treasury and Kenya Rugby Union. An air of uncertainty has gripped the various national teams following the termination of the sponsorship by betting firm, SportPesa last month.
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Kenya to push for integration and free movement of labour at EALA

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 15:56
Kenya wants to use the East African Legislative Assembly to push for free movement of skilled labour and integration in the region. Nine representatives at the EALA's Fourth Parliament are currently on a four-day retreat in Naivasha to iron out Kenya's top agenda ahead of sittings resumption next ...
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Kenya chase first victory: After shaky start, Kenyans face a side that defeated defending champs

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 15:11
Keeper and Batsman Ankit Hirani of Team Kenya and Wicket Keeper Michael Aboagye (left) of Ghana during the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier at Nairobi Gymkana Grounds on Saturday, July 01, 2017. [PHOTO: JONAH ONYANGO/STANDARD]. Youngsters seek to bounce back to winning ways ...
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Egypt doesn't want war with Sudan and Ethiopia: al-Sisi

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 14:26
January 15, 2018 (CAIRO) - The Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi on Monday said his country isn't conspiring against Sudan and Ethiopia stressing Egypt isn't planning to go to war against its “brothers”. Al-Sisi's statements come amid rising tensions between Egypt on the one hand and Sudan ...
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Voiceless and powerless, pregnant teens are on the run in Tanzania

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 12:56
While Oprah was delivering her recent Golden Globe acceptance speech, six teenage girls were being held in detention in the remote Mtwara region of Tanzania in East Africa. Their crime: they became pregnant as high school students. The district commissioner ordered their arrest in a new crackdown ...
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EXTRA TIME: Kenya President congratulates Girona's Olunga for historic feat in La Liga

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 12:22
Kenya President, Kenyatta Uhuru has sent a congratulatory message to Girona forward Michael Olunga after becoming the first Kenyan football player to score in the Spanish La Liga. The 23-year-old forward who is a season-long loan from Chinese club Guizhou Hengfeng broke his league duck with ...
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Kenya urges regional assembly to speed up integration

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 11:15
NAIROBI, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday called on the country's representatives to the East African Legislative Assembly to champion the country's interests as they work to speed up regional integration. Kenyatta told the regional lawmakers to forge a united front that ...
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Kenya's Kirui ravels in world glory for defending Boston Marathon

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 11:15
NAIROBI, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- World marathon gold medallist and Boston Marathon champion, Geoffrey Kirui of Kenya is currently riding high as one of the planet' s leading endurance stars. After a stellar 2017 season, Kirui appears to be on the cusp of becoming the next great marathoner to follow in the ...
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Ethiopia Adoption Ban May Curb Trafficking, But Poorest Families Need Support

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 11:03
A ban on the adoption of Ethiopian children by foreigners could curb child abuse and trafficking, but more support is needed for vulnerable families within the impoverished country, experts said on Monday. Ethiopia is one of the biggest source countries for international adoptions by U.S. nationals, with ...
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Kenya: The Project for Rehabilitation of Street-children through Organic Farming, 8th of February ...

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 11:03
The Government of Japan has been providing funds to local non-profit organizations through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) since 1989. Today, the official handover ceremony of “The Project for Rehabilitation of Street-children through Organic Farming”, a GGP ...
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Ethiopia adoption ban may curb trafficking, but poorest families need support

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 11:03
NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A ban on the adoption of Ethiopian children by foreigners could curb child abuse and trafficking, but more support is needed for vulnerable families within the impoverished country, experts said on Monday. Ethiopia is one the biggest source countries for ...
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Debate in Kenya: What to tell kids about sex

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 10:41
At what age should we talk to kids about sex? And what should we tell them? As opinions diverge, Kenyans are trying to find appropriate answers. Error loading player: Could not load player configuration. Watch video 01:16. The 77 Percent: Karen Lucas on sex education. When was the first time you ...
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Ethiopia Pledges to Release 528 People in First Round of Pardons

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 10:30
Ethiopia said it's preparing to release 528 detainees including the chairman of an opposition party, state-affiliated media reported, in what would be the first round of pardons announced by the government this month. The detainees, 115 of whom are being held by federal authorities, will be released ...
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Fire damages Amref offices at Wilson Airport

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 09:56
A fire broke out on the second floor of the Amref Building at Wilson Airport at about 5pm on Monday. Pius Masai, deputy director of the National Disaster Management Unit, said KAA firefighters responded. "There is a big fire at Amref offices. We are dealing with it but the cause is unknown," he said.
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