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Canadian man imprisoned in Ethiopia for 11 years back in Canada

Google: Esat Africa - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 15:37
Bashir Makhtal was sentenced to life in prison for terrorism-related charges after a trial that Amnesty International and Makhtal's lawyer called unfair. He was greeted by friends, family and supporters at Toronto's Pearson airport on Saturday after flying in from the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. Canadian ...
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Kenya: Are Music Awards a Silver Bullet?

Google: Esat Africa - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 15:26
As the year glides on, the different Kenyan music awards are raring to acknowledge the best of the best in different categories and platforms. The selecting systems for these awards involve a jury of music professionals who nominate a group of artistes in several categories and then organise a ...
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Bashir Makhtal, imprisoned in Ethiopia for 11 years, back in Canada

Google: Esat Africa - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 15:26
Handout photo of Bashir Makhtal, Canadian citizen held in Ethiopian jail since January, 2007. An Ethiopian court upheld the life sentence Friday of a Canadian man imprisoned on terrorism charges. Handout photo. Can be used with Jorge Barrera (Canwest News Service). TORONTO — Amnesty ...
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Tanzania Socialite and Video Vixen Agnes Masogange Dies

Google: Esat Africa - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 15:12
Popular Tanzanian socialite and video queen Agnes Masogange has passed away after a short illness. Tanzania's EATV reported that Masogange died at Mama Ngoma Hospital in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on Friday. She succumbed to pneumonia and low blood pressure. Her lawyer Roben ...
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Kenya Railroad Not Affecting Wildlife

Google: Esat Africa - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 14:30
“We are committed to adhering to the recommendations set by Kenya Wildlife Service in efforts to offer minimal disruption to the flora and fauna in the national park,” said Zhao. Objections. Conservationists in Kenya are opposed to the construction of the project along the Nairobi National Park saying it ...
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Bashir Makhtal, Canadian man imprisoned in Ethiopia for 11 years, back in Canada

Google: Esat Africa - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 14:18
TORONTO -- Amnesty International says a Canadian man who was held in an Ethiopian prison for more than 11 years has arrived in Toronto after being released earlier in the week. Bashir Makhtal was sentenced to life in prison on terrorism-related charges in 2009 following a trial that was denounced ...
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Kenya kicked out of U-20 Nations Cup qualifiers

Google: Esat Africa - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 13:33
Kenya Under 20 forward Musa Masika (left) dribbles the ball during their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Under-20 qualifying match against Rwanda in Machakos on April 1, 2018. PHOTO | KANYIRI WAHITO | NATION MEDIA GROUP ...
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The Global Legal Hackathon: Bringing Blockchain to Kenya

Google: Esat Africa - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 11:52
The U.S. isn't the only country where blockchain could change banking for the better. In this report from On The Road at the final round of the Global Legal Hackathon, hosts Alex Muncey and Amy Braunz talk to Paul Wambua about building trust into the banking system in Kenya using mobile technology ...
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Uhuru, Kalonzo mourn dedicated cop who drowned in Makueni

Google: Esat Africa - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 11:18
Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka and other leaders pay their respects to the remains of the late Police Commissioner Charles Kyale Mwau during his burial at Kasikeu, Kilome, Makueni county on Saturday, April 22. /DENNIS KAVISU). Facebook · Twitter · Google+ · WhatsApp · Email. The senior police ...
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Exclusive: Good news about WWE coming to Kenya

Google: Esat Africa - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 11:14
Kenyan fans could soon watch their favorite World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) stars on home soil. The WWE Vice President International Communication Dan Humphreys said they are looking to come to Nairobi if there is enough interest. "We are always on the look out to go where our fans are and ...
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Ethiopia calls for more investment in fishery sector to address demand gaps

Google: Esat Africa - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 09:48
ADDIS ABABA, April 21 (Xinhua) -- The Ethiopian government on Saturday called for investment in fish development and processing endeavors so as to minimize the existing dependence on imported fish products for the domestic market. The call by the Ethiopian Ministry of Science and Technology on ...
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Kenya: Medical Association Wants Uhuru to Drop Cuban Doctors Deal

Google: Esat Africa - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 08:52
The Kenya Medical Association has urged President Uhuru Kenyatta to rescind his decision to contract 100 Cuban specialists, and instead advertise locally for the jobs. The medical scholars urged the government to identify shortage of specialists in the country, and seek the best doctors globally only if ...
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Score Line: Kenya women's national rugby union sevens team 'lionesses'

Google: Esat Africa - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 08:41
Kenya women's national rugby union sevens team 'lionesses' who went to the commonwealth games to represent Kenya and finished on the six position. COMMENTS. Comment Policy. 0 Comments. Sort by. Newest. Facebook Comments plugin. NEXT ». Score Line: Kenya Pro boxing. MORE VIDEOS ...
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Federalism in Ethiopia: Opportunities and Challenges

Google: Esat Africa - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 08:02
Addis Abeba, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) With about 76 ethnic groups, Ethiopia is based in a federal system that strengthens the shared identity and the social capital, underlined today local academicians. According to experts, federalism should be applied to créate national consensus and strengthen unity, ...
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Kibaki visits home of his nemesis Kenneth Matiba

Google: Esat Africa - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 07:45
Former President Mwai Kibaki visited Kenneth Matiba's family on Saturday to mourn his death. Kibaki is one of many leaders who have either sent condolence messages or visited the relatives of the former Cabinet minister. His Spokesman Ngari Kituku said he went to the home at Riara Ridge in Limuru ...
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Are MICE and Conference Tourism the same? Ethiopia says no and sees a niche

Google: Esat Africa - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 07:33
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia has all the ingredients of MICE and Conference Tourism. The national airline Ethiopian Airlines is a Star Alliance Carrier with a global nonstop network to Addis Ababa. A new airport expansion is about to be opened, and the capital city has some of the best hotel infrastructure due ...
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Graft, impunity still rife in Kenya: US report

Google: Esat Africa - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 07:22
Protesters engage anti-riot police in running battles during anti-IEBC demos in Kisumu in 2017. A US human rights report published on Friday, April 20, 2018 has said that impunity for criminal actions and corruption are commonplace in Kenya. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP ...
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Gay rights of no importance in Kenya: President Uhuru​ Kenyatta

Google: Esat Africa - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 07:11
LONDON: Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has said that his country does not consider gay rights "relevant" as it goes against the cultural beliefs of Kenyans. In an interview to CNN on Friday night, Kenyatta said that Kenya's cultural beliefs "do not consider homosexuality a human right". "I want to be ...
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Vodacom Tanzania bets on data, mobile money to stay on top

Google: Esat Africa - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 07:11
"A little more than half of Tanzania's total mobile subscribers have mobile money accounts, national regulator data shows, suggesting room for growth." /COURTESY. Facebook · Twitter · Google+ · WhatsApp · Email. Vodacom Tanzania is focusing on growing its data business, mobile payments system ...
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'Hustler' Ruto returns to Kambi Kuku, motivates chicken sellers

Google: Esat Africa - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 06:20
Deputy President William Ruto tries to catch a chicken during the Kambi Kuku Auction at Kambi Kuku in Turbo Constituency, Uasin Gishu county, April 21, 2018. /NYAGA IRERI/DPPS. Facebook · Twitter · Google+ · WhatsApp · Email. Deputy President William Ruto on Saturday returned to Kambi Kuku ...
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