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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to visit Kenya during Africa tour

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 07:41
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson gestures during a news conference with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (not pictured) in Ankara, Turkey, February 16, 2018. /REUTERS. Facebook · Twitter · Google+ · WhatsApp · Email. Kenya is among five countries that US Secretary of State Rex ...
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[Photos] Eritrea makes dressy showing at Oscars thanks to Tiffany Haddish

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 06:56
Eritrea made a powerful showing at the Oscars as American comedienne, Tiffany Haddish, wore a full traditional Eritrean outfit known as the “zuria.” ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. Tiffany Haddish and Maya Rudolph presented the Oscar for Best Documentary Short Subject. In an interview at ...
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Sim card swapping & radio phone-ins: how Girl Effect navigates Ethiopia's unique media scene

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 06:41
The not-for-profit Girl Effect has plans to expand its Ethiopian girl band Yegna into a truly national multi-product youth brand. But while a TV show is on the cards, its success will continue to lie in a strategy that understands the capabilities and pitfalls of Ethiopia's curious, developing media landscape.
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Outrage after Sonko invites Indian doctors for kidney transplant

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 06:19
Nairobi Health CEC Hitan Majevda with Indian doctors who will conduct a kidney transplant at Mbagathi hospital. /COURTESY. Facebook · Twitter · Google+ · WhatsApp · Email. Doctors and Kenyans on Twitter have chided Governor Mike Sonko for inviting Indian doctors to conduct a kidney transplant at ...
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Kenya private sector records highest production, orders in 22 months

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 05:37
In response to greater output requirements, Kenyan private sector companies increased their staffing levels during February. By KEN MACHARIA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 5 – Kenya's private sector has in February seen the greatest improvement in operating conditions since April 2016 according to ...
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Ethiopia frees politician jailed over 2015 Facebook posts

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 04:52
After the Supreme Court in Ethiopia reduced his jail rem in November last year, reports indicate that a top opposition official, Yonatan Tesfaye, has been released. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. Journalists and activists confirmed that he had been released from the Zeway prison located in ...
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Tanzania music ban 'a futile exercise'

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 04:52
The Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) banned 13 songs last week. The body also banned a musician from performing for six months. President John Magufuli seems to be on a mission to morally cleanse Tanzania's music. But artists and commentators say the 13 banned songs ...
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Russia suggests Tillerson-Lavrov meeting in Ethiopia this week

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 04:18
MOSCOW - Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Monday that Russia had suggested a meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Ethiopia this week, the RIA news agency reported. Both men are expected to make Africa trips ...
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Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ pre-orders open in Kenya

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 04:18
NAIROBI, KENYA: Following the global release of the Galaxy S9 and S9+, Samsung Electronics East Africa has opened up pre-orders for the device ahead of its arrival in Kenya forecasted in March 23. Pre-orders in Kenya for the device opened on March 2, 2018 and will close on March 22, 2018.
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Four UoN students, three journalists arrested during KNH demo

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 04:18
Plain clothes police officers arrests journalists and University of Nairobi students at Kenyatta National Hospital, March 5, 2018. /COURTESY. Facebook · Twitter · Google+ · WhatsApp · Email. Drama unfolded at KNH on Monday after four UoN students were arrested for demonstrating against the facility.
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Russia Proposes Tillerson-Lavrov Meeting in Ethiopia This Week

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 04:18
(Reuters) — Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Monday that Russia had suggested a meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Ethiopia this week, the RIA news agency reported. Both men are expected to make Africa ...
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Russia suggests Tillerson-Lavrov meeting in Ethiopia this week: RIA

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 04:18
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Monday that Russia had suggested a meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Ethiopia this week, the RIA news agency reported. Sergei Lavrov, Minister for ...
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Tanzania 'To Bring Back Hero's Skull'

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 03:53
Dar es Salaam — The government has confirmed that is considering bringing back the skull of Chief Songea, a Ngoni traditional leader who was beheaded during the Maji Maji uprising which began around the turn of the 20th century. The head of cultural tourism promotion and communication at the ...
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Kenya Moore and Husband Marc Daly Shut Down Those Rumors in First Joint Interview! (Exclusive)

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 03:33
He's real! Kenya Moore and her husband, Marc Daly, walked their first red carpet together at the Elton John AIDs Foundation Oscars party on Sunday, and even stopped to chat with ET for their first joint interview. The pair were clearly smitten with one another as they chatted with ET's Nischelle Turner.
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NCIC probes Ikamba song for insults against Kambas

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 03:22
The NCIC is investigating a new Kikuyu song known as 'Ikamba' for alleged insults against members of the Kamba community. Artistes Isaiah and Waharaka eat mangoes at the start of the song, an action some say is a mockery of the people of Ukambani. The duo ask what the Kamba community will eat ...
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Kenya: High Food, SGR Imports Push Trade Deficit to Sh1.13 Trillion

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 03:22
Kenya's trade deficit hit Sh1.13 trillion last year from Sh853.68 billion a year earlier largely because of doubling of food imports and shipping in of transportation equipment such as SGR wagons and locomotives amid flat exports. The deficit -- the gap between imports and exports -- widened by Sh277.25 ...
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Ethiopia state of emergency vote failed – US congressman insists

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 03:11
A United States Congressman has waded into the controversy surrounding the March 2 state of emergency ratification by parliament. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. According to Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, the vote failed because the government failed to get the necessary votes.
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KNH registrars strike over wrong surgery, KMPDU demands overhaul

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 02:38
Kenyatta National Hospital CEO Lilly Koros appears before the parliamentary Health committee, January 26, 2018. /HEZRON NJOROGE. Facebook · Twitter · Google+ · WhatsApp · Email. At least 700 registrars at Kenyatta National Hospital have gone on strike in a show of support for the one suspended ...
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Kenya 7's pooled alongside Fiji, France and Spain

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 02:15
National Rugby team, Shujaa, has been pooled alongside Fiji, France and Spain for the 6th leg of the 2017/18 HSBC World Sevens Series in Vancouver Canada next weekend. Shujaa picked up 10 points from the Las Vegas Sevens after a narrow 26-21 loss to Australia in the fifth place semi-final early ...
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Tiffany Haddish's Oscars gown was a tribute to her late Eritrean father

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 02:15
It was a tribute to Eritrea that left social media abuzz with delight and joy. At the 90th Academy Awards ceremony, actress Tiffany Haddish graced the red carpet wearing a traditional Eritrean dress known as zuria. The creamy gown had black and gold embroidery along with a matching black cape.
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