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IMF cautions over Kenya debt vulnerability

Google: Esat Africa - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 07:41
IMF Kenya representative Jan Mikkelsen, Vision 2030's Veronicah Okoth and Strathmore Business School associate professor Prof Robert Mudida during the IMF Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa and Kenya in Nairobi, November 21, 2017. PHOTO | DIANA NGILA | NMG ...
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The Sheikh of Ethiopia: How Saudi purge could disrupt an African country

Google: Esat Africa - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 07:34
As news spread of the detention of Saudi princes and business moguls in Riyadh earlier this month, alarm bells were ringing in another capital more than 1,000km away: one of Ethiopia's most important investors was under arrest. It remains unclear why Saudi authorities arrested Mohammed Hussein ...
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Boris Johnson in fresh foreign affairs controversy after 'congratulating' Kenya's President on ...

Google: Esat Africa - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 07:30
Boris Johnson is embroiled in another foreign affairs row after claims he rushed to congratulate Kenya's President on his controversial re-election. Uhuru Kenyatta's victory is hotly disputed, after allegations of “irregularities” and “illegalities” in the conduct of the poll, last month. Kenya's Supreme Court ...
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Kenya: Nairobi calm a day after Supreme Court upholds Kenyatta re-election

Google: Esat Africa - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 06:33
Kenya's capital Nairobi appeared to be back to calm on Tuesday, a day after the Supreme Court upheld the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta in last month's repeat presidential vote. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. Other cities across the country including Kisumu which is in the ...
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Uhuru Kenyatta says he will lead Kenya's healing after poll

Google: Esat Africa - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 06:32
President Uhuru Kenyatta. He will take his oath of office next week. PHOTO | NATION | NATION MEDIA GROUP. In Summary. State House spokesman Manoah Esipisu on Tuesday said President Kenyatta was willing to lead the healing needed after a protracted poll dispute. But Mr Odinga has ...
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Oppo F5 with full screen display launched in Kenya

Google: Esat Africa - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 06:22
Mobile phone maker Oppo on Monday unveiled its latest gadget F5 dubbed selfie expert and leader. The first of its model comes with a full screen ...
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Boris Johnson's endorsement adds to Kenya election controversy

Google: Esat Africa - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 06:11
Boris Johnson, the British foreign secretary, has stirred controversy after he appeared to be the first senior foreign official to congratulate Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta after the confirmation of his controversial re-election. The Kenyan government swiftly announced Mr Johnson's apparent ...
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Visit that left Robert Mugabe in awe of Kenya's land reforms

Google: Esat Africa - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 06:00
Shortly after Robert Mugabe rose to power in Zimbabwe in 1980, trade ties with Kenya hit a new high. ALSO READ: How Army General blocked ...
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How to address autism in Ethiopia and other low-income nations

Google: Esat Africa - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 06:00
Gathering data: Graduate student Dejene Tilahun interviews a community health worker about the Health and Education Training program. The Expert: Expert. Rosa Hoekstra. Lecturer, Kings College London. For two weeks in September 2010, I sat with a team of Ethiopian mental health experts inside a ...
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Kenya opposition refuses to recognise 'illegitimate' government

Google: Esat Africa - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 05:15
Kenya's main opposition on Monday said it did not recognise President Uhuru Kenyatta's “illegitimate” government, shortly after the Supreme Court upheld the results of a re-run of the presidential election. “We consider this government to be illegitimate and do not recognise it,” the National Super ...
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Tanzania: Mobile Phone Technology Course Gains Momentum

Google: Esat Africa - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 04:41
ABOUT 12 students of an electrical and mobile maintenance course have completed their theoretical and practical training through VSOMO application powered by Airtel and VETA. They are due to get certification early next week. The VSOMO platform continues to gain popularity and attracting the ...
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Kenya: Two killed in protests after Supreme court verdict

Google: Esat Africa - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 04:30
*One protester was killed in Nairobi's Kibera slum, while a paramedic tending the injured at a demonstration in western Migori was also shot dead, Kenya police said.* Kenya's Supreme Court had on Monday validated the election victory of President Uhuru Kenyatta, sparking opposition protests that left ...
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Kenya's tale of one nation, two sons, and two sides

Google: Esat Africa - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 04:18
What current political leaders are taking Kenya through is not with the country's interest at heart but politics for self-centered interests. The two bulls locking horns is not a new thing but rather a continuation of what their fathers did years before today. Kenyans should wake up and see through the deceitful ...
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Ethiopia: Ministry Calls for Child Conventions Full Implementation

Google: Esat Africa - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 02:48
All stakeholders have to fulfill their respective roles in implementing conventions on the Rights of the Child, urged Women and Children's Affairs Minister Demitu Hambissa . While marking the World Children's Day yesterday at the United Nations Economic Commission, the Minister said the Ethiopian ...
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Ethiopia's Federalism - Challenges, Opportunities

Google: Esat Africa - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 02:48
More recently, some quarters have been posing multiple threats to the over two -decades- old federal system in Ethiopia through instigating violence and fomenting unrest in some parts of the country. In fact, the incumbent has been taking measures to restore peace and order in violence -stricken areas, ...
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The Case of “Business and Human Rights” In Eritrea

Google: Esat Africa - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 02:15
Companies have an obligation to conduct due diligence of their Business activity and this article is a case of “Business and Human Rights” in Eritrea.
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Newark nonprofit Water is Life Kenya celebrates 10 years

Google: Esat Africa - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 02:03
Joyce Tannian (left) poses for a photo with members of Namayiana Women's Group, who create some of the beaded handicrafts sold by Water is Life Kenya, while in Kenya this summer. SUBMITTED PHOTO. Water is Life Kenya development consultant Carol Boncelet, U.S. program director Colleen ...
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Student Finance Africa launches in Kenya with FSD support

Google: Esat Africa - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 01:52
Alternative-lending startup Student Finance Africa (SFA) has launched in Kenya with the financial support of FSD Kenya, providing educational loans to Moringa School and other technical programmes in Nairobi. Disrupt Africa first reported on SFA, which is the first private student loan company in ...
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Kenya: Cheaper Night Power Tariff Set for December

Google: Esat Africa - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 00:33
Kenya will next month cut power tariffs by up to a third for large businesses and manufacturers that shift their operations to late night hours. The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) said it would from December 1 offer discounted tariffs for commercial and industrial power users who operate from 11pm ...
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Be warned: Kenya drunken drivers to work in mortuaries as punishment

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 23:15
The National Transport and Safety Authority is seeking to implement a new form of punishment for drunk drivers. Drunk drivers could be sent to work in ...
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