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Recent research ranks UoN, Moi University top in Kenya

Google: Esat Africa - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 05:18
By SIMON NDONGA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 19 – A recent study has ranked the University of Nairobi and Moi University first and second in Kenya respectively. According to the research by University Ranking by Academic Performance, UoN is at position two in East Africa and 1,264 in the world followed ...
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Barrick Gold's Acacia unit sees profit slump after Tanzania tax row

Google: Esat Africa - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 05:18
Acacia Mining reported a near 50 per cent fall in first quarter earnings on Thursday after reducing operations at its flagship gold mine in Tanzania amid a tax dispute with the government. Acacia, a unit of Canada's Barrick Gold and Tanzania's largest gold miner, said its gold production fell 45 per cent in ...
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Giant chasm in Kenya that appeared from nowhere is proof Africa is being ripped in two, experts say

Google: Esat Africa - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 04:56
THE massive cracks growing longer and deeper in Kenya every day are proof the African continent is will split in two, experts claim. Giant chasms first started appearing in the aptly-named Rift Valley as heavy rainfall weakened the ground over the last month. Scientists say the giant cracks emerging in ...
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UPDATE 1-Acacia Mining's first-quarter profit slumps after Tanzania tax row

Google: Esat Africa - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 04:56
(Adds detail, quotes, analyst). LONDON, April 19 (Reuters) - Acacia Mining reported a near 50 percent fall in first quarter earnings on Thursday after reducing operations at its flagship gold mine in Tanzania amid a tax dispute with the government. Acacia, a unit of Canada's Barrick Gold and Tanzania's ...
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Acacia Mining's first-quarter profit slumps after Tanzania tax row

Google: Esat Africa - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 04:56
LONDON (Reuters) - Acacia Mining (ACAA.L) reported a near 50 percent fall in first quarter earnings on Thursday after reducing operations at its flagship gold mine in Tanzania amid a tax dispute with the government. Acacia, a unit of Canada's Barrick Gold (ABX.TO) and Tanzania's largest gold miner, ...
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Ethiopia's new PM Abiy Ahmed names new Cabinet

Google: Esat Africa - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 04:45
Abiy Ahmed, who was appointed by Ethiopia's ruling coalition in March and sworn in as premier on 2 April, made the announcement on state television. FILE: Ethiopia's new prime minister Abiy Ahmed. Picture: Twitter/@Dr_abiy. FILE: Ethiopia's new prime minister Abiy Ahmed. Picture: Twitter/@Dr_abiy.
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U19 AFCON Qualifiers: Kenya fly in today ahead of CAF tie against Junior Wasps

Google: Esat Africa - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 04:11
Kenya National U20 Team Rising Stars, is expected in Kigali this afternoon ahead of Saturday's second-leg clash against Junior Wasps in qualifiers of the 2019 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations. According to Football Kenya Federation, the team lands at Kigali International Airport at 3:10 PM aboard Kenya ...
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Tanzania names chairperson for new mining commission

Google: Esat Africa - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 04:00
DAR ES SALAAM – Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Wednesday appointed a chairperson and commissioners for the country's new mining commission, paving the way for the issuance of new mining licences. Africa's fourth-largest gold producer is seeking a bigger slice of the pie from its vast ...
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Ethiopia parliament elects female speaker, Muferiat Kamil

Google: Esat Africa - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 03:51
Ethiopia's parliament, the House of Peoples' Representatives, has chosen a former Minister of Women's Affairs, as its new speaker, state-affiliated FANA Broadcasting Corporate reports. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. The report confirms earlier rumours that Muferiat Kamil was set to be ...
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Mahama in Ethiopia for security forum

Google: Esat Africa - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 02:41
Former President John Dramani Mahama has announced his participation in the 7th TANA High-Level Forum on Security in Africa to be hosted in Ethiopia from 21 – 22 April 2018. “In Ethiopia for the 7th TANA High-Level Forum on Security in Africa, a unique and neutral platform where academics, ...
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Malaria eradication top on Kenya's universal healthcare goals

Google: Esat Africa - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 02:41
President Uhuru Kenyatta today said the prevention of common diseases including malaria is at the top of Kenya's goal to achieve universal healthcare. Universal healthcare is part of the big four pillar agenda to deliver better lives for Kenyans, which the Jubilee Government has committed to. The Big ...
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Ethiopia's New Premier Reshuffles Cabinet as Part of Reform Bid

Google: Esat Africa - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 02:39
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia's new premier Abiy Ahmed named a new defence minister on Thursday as part of a reshuffle to help implement reforms demanded by the public during unrest in which hundreds were killed by security forces. Abiy named 10 new ministers but retained the finance and ...
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Ethiopia's new prime minister names new cabinet

Google: Esat Africa - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 02:32
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia's new prime minister named a cabinet on Thursday that includes the former mining minister as defense minister and retains the finance and foreign ministers from his predecessor's cabinet. FILE PHOTO: Ethiopia's newly elected prime minister Abiy Ahmed attends a ...
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Kenya Appoints PKF to Advise on Consolidated Bank Rights Offer

Google: Esat Africa - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 02:18
Kenya's government appointed PKF Consulting Ltd. to advise on plans to raise additional capital for Consolidated Bank of Kenya Ltd., a state-owned lender being prepared for sale to private investors. The Privatization Commission will sign a contract with the Nairobi-based consultancy after a mandatory ...
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Acacia Mining profit slides on Tanzania export ban

Google: Esat Africa - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 01:56
Acacia Mining PLC (ACA.LN) said Thursday that revenue in the first quarter of 2018 fell 33% as a continuing export ban in Tanzania affected the company's sales performance. The mining company, which operates in Tanzania and has exploration rights elsewhere in Africa, said that revenue in the three ...
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Commuters stranded after matatu operators block Kasarani-Mwiki road

Google: Esat Africa - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 00:18
Buses that were used to block Kasarani-Mwiki road during a PSV operators' protest over its poor state, April 19, 2018. /LUKE AWICH. Facebook · Twitter · Google+ · WhatsApp · Email. Commuters were stranded on Thursday morning after matatu operators blocked the Kasarani-Mwiki route over its poor ...
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Mining licence grants reinstated in Tanzania

Google: Esat Africa - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 23:41
The government of Tanzania has announced the establishment of a Mining Commission in accordance with the Mining Act as announced by the President of the United Republic of Tanzania, John Pombe Magufuli. This means that government can reinstate issuing mining licences. The Mining ...
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Chebukati's team reach out to Ruto

Google: Esat Africa - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 22:40
IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati consults other commissioners and IEBC officials during a media briefing at Bomas of Kenya in Nairobi, July 8, 2017./JACK OWUOR. Facebook · Twitter · Google+ · WhatsApp · Email. Besieged IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati and two remaining commissioners were ...
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Ethiopia PM to announce new cabinet on Thursday, parliament to replace speaker

Google: Esat Africa - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 22:00
Ethiopia's new prime minister, Abiy Ahmed will on Thursday present his new ministerial cabinet, in his first appearance in parliament since he was sworn in. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. The parliament whose members are all from the ruling EPRDF coalition will approve the ministers and ...
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Virginia Tech students crowdfunding to return to Tanzania to help school kids

Google: Esat Africa - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 21:37
BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) Students from Virginia Tech will be picking up where others left off helping young children get an education in Tanzania. In 2017 a small group of students and teachers, representing Service Without Borders (SWB), visited to build a school in an area that didn't have one.
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