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Chinese 'Ivory Queen' sentenced to 15 years jail in Tanzania

Google: Esat Africa - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 01:30
Wildlife campaigners hail the court's verdict as one of the most significant in a number of years. Chinese national Yang Fenglan, 69, has been ...
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Design Week Addis Ababa wants to turn Ethiopia's growing economy into a creative one

Google: Esat Africa - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 01:18
Addis Ababa is determined to rebrand itself as a global city, with a hi-speed train and high-rise buildings quickly replacing its old-world charm. Part of ...
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Chinese 'Ivory Queen' Gets 15-Year Sentence in Tanzania for Smuggling Elephant Tusks

Google: Esat Africa - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 23:15
(JOHANNESBURG) — A Tanzanian judge has sentenced a Chinese trafficker who was labeled the “ivory queen” to 15 years in jail after she was ...
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God and justice: Gay church prays for historic Kenya ruling

Google: Esat Africa - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 23:04
By Agence France-Presse. A lesbian church leader lights pink, yellow, and purple candles and passes them around to worshippers as they pray for a ...
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God and justice: Gay church prays for historic Kenya ruling

Google: Esat Africa - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 22:30
Nairobi (AFP). A lesbian church leader lights pink, yellow, and purple candles and passes them around to worshippers as they pray for a court ...
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Kenya succession battle sparks renewal of political infighting

Google: Esat Africa - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 21:56
A split in Kenya's ruling party over President Uhuru Kenyatta's successor is reigniting political tensions and threatening to hobble the government's ...
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Tanzania court sentences Chinese 'Ivory Queen' to 15 years prison

Google: Esat Africa - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 21:22
A Chinese businesswoman labelled the "Ivory Queen" has been sentenced to 15 years in prison by a Tanzanian judge for smuggling the tusks of more ...
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LGBT Africans Optimistic as Kenya Set to Rule on Decrimalizing Gay Sex

Google: Esat Africa - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 20:48
There is a quiet air of excitement at the offices of the National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (NGLHRC), as the countdown draws ...
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The mystery behind Ethiopia's 'father of bees'

Google: Esat Africa - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 18:11
Gosa Taffese has a beehive in his front room and the insects follow him on his travels as well. Dubbed the “father of bees” by locals in Ethiopia's ...
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Assumption grad killed in Kenyan plane crash remembered as unique soul

Google: Esat Africa - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 17:15
Melissa Witt, 30, was a "unique soul" who loved poison dart frogs, according to her mother. (Photo11: Courtesy of Carol Lee). A woman who graduated ...
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Chinese 'Ivory Queen' Sentenced To 15 Years In Jail In Tanzania

Google: Esat Africa - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 16:30
A convicted Chinese trafficker known as the "ivory queen" has been sentenced to 15 years in jail by a Tanzanian court. Yang Fenglan, who has lived ...
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REFILE-FEATURE-LGBT+ Africans optimistic as Kenya set to rule on decriminalising gay sex

Google: Esat Africa - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 15:33
(Corrects misspelling in headline.) By Nita Bhalla. NAIROBI, Feb 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - There is a quiet air of excitement at the offices of ...
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LGBT+ Africans optimistic as Kenya set to rule on decriminalizing gay sex

Google: Esat Africa - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 15:33
NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - There is a quiet air of excitement at the offices of the National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission ...
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Kenya eyes Sh150b Turkana oil revenue

Google: Esat Africa - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 15:00
Kenya is targeting more than Sh150 billion in annual revenues from Turkana oil in the initial years of commercial production, which starts in 2022.
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UK firm handed contract to audit Kenya Pipeline fuel loss

Google: Esat Africa - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 15:00
The State has started a forensic audit on the Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) to establish the amount of fuel lost through a theft syndicate but reported ...
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Tanzania jails Chinese national for ivory trafficking

Google: Esat Africa - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 14:15
Tanzanian Resident Magistrate sentenced a Chinese national to 15 years in prison today for trafficking of elephant tusks, which prosecutors claimed to ...
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The roadmap towards Kenya becoming an oil producing country

Google: Esat Africa - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 14:13
The roadmap towards Kenya becoming an oil producing country is slowly but surely taking shape. So far, from the oil fields in northern Kenya, Turkana ...
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Kenya Open Golf Tournament gets a boost from Barclays Banks

Google: Esat Africa - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 13:52
The magical Kenya open golf tournament got a boost in its kitty after Barclays bank unveiled a sponsorship of Ksh 75 million shillings. The tournament ...
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Kenya's crude oil deposits not enough to run a refinery – PS

Google: Esat Africa - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 13:41
A worker walks at a Tullow Oil explorational drilling site in Lokichar, Turkana County, Kenya, February 8, 2018. /REUTERS. Crude oil deposits ...
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Kenya won't pay for PET scan overseas, only here

Google: Esat Africa - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 13:41
Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board Chief Executive Officer Daniel Yumbya during an interview. Photo/Monicah Mwangi. The government ...
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