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Social Media Users in Kenya, South Africa Trust Science but Also Share COVID Hoaxes

Google: Esat Africa - Fri, 04/09/2021 - 04:22
Representative image. Photo: Asterfolio/Wikimedia Commons. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to widespread disinformation circulating on social ...
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Whether or not Kenya closes its camps, much damage has been done

Google: Esat Africa - Fri, 04/09/2021 - 03:48
Two weeks ago, Kenya issued an ultimatum for the UNHCR to present a plan for the closure of two huge refugee camps. Its deadline just expired.
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Jane Marriott: Why UK put Kenya on Covid-19 red list

Google: Esat Africa - Fri, 04/09/2021 - 03:47
I know the UK's decision to add Kenya to the 'red list' was an unwelcome addition to a year of lives disrupted. •I recognise the strength of feeling and ...
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Kenya proposes 'investor friendly' PPP law reforms

Google: Esat Africa - Fri, 04/09/2021 - 03:37
The Kenyan National Treasury has proposed a new draft public-private partnerships (PPP) bill, aimed at encouraging an investor-friendly regime.
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Israel tourists set to visit Tanzania after devastating Covid-19 pandemic

Google: Esat Africa - Fri, 04/09/2021 - 02:14
Tanzania has been among African countries attracting Israeli tourists who mostly prefer touring wildlife parks and the Indian Ocean Island of Zanzibar.
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Voting underway in Djibouti with president seen winning fifth term

Google: Esat Africa - Fri, 04/09/2021 - 00:48
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Voters headed to the polls on Friday in the tiny but strategically important Horn of Africa nation Djibouti, with President Ismael ...
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IMF asks Kenya to limit support to SOEs

Google: Esat Africa - Fri, 04/09/2021 - 00:12
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has asked Kenya's National Treasury to limit its support to struggling state-owned enterprises (SOEs) such as ...
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Djibouti votes as president Guelleh seeks a 5th term

Google: Esat Africa - Thu, 04/08/2021 - 23:07
The 73-year-old Guelleh faces just one challenger, the independent candidate Zakaria Ismail Farah, who halted campaigning early while asserting that ...
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FMI moves towards ministry in Kenya, Somalia

Google: Esat Africa - Thu, 04/08/2021 - 22:56
“In our recent history, FMI has had a focus on Muslim majority nations because the Gospel is so needy there. And Western missionaries often lack ...
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Tribunal to hear miner's dispute against Tanzania

Google: Esat Africa - Thu, 04/08/2021 - 22:56
Gold mine. A gold mining site in Tanzania. FILE PHOTO | NMG. Summary. Indiana argues that expropriation of its nickel project breached agreements ...
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A Daring Rescue Highlights Giraffes' 'Silent Extinction'

Google: Esat Africa - Thu, 04/08/2021 - 22:56
For the past several months, a daring and unprecedented rescue mission has been underway in western Kenya. Local conservationists have been ...
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Facebook removed Egyptian accounts that targeted Ethiopia

Google: Esat Africa - Thu, 04/08/2021 - 22:33
borkena. Facebook has released what it calls Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior (CIB) report for the month of March 21. The company announced that ...
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Ethiopia reports 2121 new COVID-19 cases

Google: Esat Africa - Thu, 04/08/2021 - 20:30
ADDIS ABABA, April 9 (Xinhua) -- Ethiopia registered 2,121 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 223,665 as of ...
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Kenya requests World Bank for new Sh82 billion loan

Google: Esat Africa - Thu, 04/08/2021 - 19:56
Kenya expects to use the loan to finance critical development expenditures in the Budget for the financial year ending June 30. In May last year, Kenya ...
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Lesson for Ethiopia's Engagement with Egypt: A Robust PR Could Have Avoided TPLF's War

Google: Esat Africa - Thu, 04/08/2021 - 17:30
`On the international front, the calculation was that given Ethiopia's geo-strategic position the international community will pressure the Ethiopia ...
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Tanzania president lifts media ban

Google: Esat Africa - Thu, 04/08/2021 - 17:18
Tanzania's new president, Samia Suluhu Hassan, ordered the Ministry of Information, Culture, Arts and Sports to lift the ban on media outlets Tuesday.
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Ethiopia reported 2121 new coronavirus cases

Google: Esat Africa - Thu, 04/08/2021 - 17:18
Ethiopia reported 2,121 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, according to release from the Ministry of Health on Thursday. Ethiopia‌‌ ...
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Kenya court suspends gov't move to close 2 refugee camps

Google: Esat Africa - Thu, 04/08/2021 - 17:18
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's high court on Thursday suspended the government move to shut down two camps that hold hundreds of thousands ...
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British Airways suspends flights after Kenya ban

Google: Esat Africa - Thu, 04/08/2021 - 16:00
British Airways has suspended passenger flights between the United Kingdom and Kenya from Friday after Nairobi banned all flights from Britain to ...
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SDF suspects group events behind Djibouti outbreak

Google: Esat Africa - Thu, 04/08/2021 - 15:37
The head of Japan's Self-Defense Forces says more than 100 personnel from a coronavirus-hit unit in the African nation of Djibouti took part in ...
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