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Your letters: The Frisbee is a big hit in Ethiopia

Google: Esat Africa - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 15:00
A lovely thing happened on the way to Ethiopia. I stopped by the Warehouse in Whanganui to buy a Frisbee as a gift. The lady on the checkout chattily inquired if I was going out to play with the grandchildren. No , I explained, it was to be a gift for some children in Ethiopia. Intrigued, she asked, "Was I ...
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Further divisions in NASA over Parliamentary Service Commission

Google: Esat Africa - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 15:00
The simmering row between National Super Alliance (NASA) affiliate parties over leadership positions in Parliament deepened when a decision to replace some MPs was rejected. The decision to swap Senate Minority Whip Mutula Kilonzo Jr of Wiper party and Vihiga Senator George Khaniri (Amani ...
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Desist from sideshows, NASA legislator tells Raila

Google: Esat Africa - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 13:15
A Member of Parliament (MP) affiliated to the National Super Alliance (NASA) has asked Opposition leader Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta to sit down and find a solution to move the country forward away from destructive politics. Matungulu MP Stephen Mule now wants NASA to take up its ...
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News Analysis: Political unrest in Ethiopia affects dam talks with Egypt

Google: Esat Africa - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 13:13
CAIRO, Feb. 18 (Xinhua) -- The ongoing political unrest in Ethiopia is likely to affect the pace of its negotiations with Egypt on the technical studies related to Ethiopia's under-construction giant dam on their shared Nile River and its post-construction filling process. While Ethiopia and Sudan eye massive ...
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Tax increases a threat to our business in Kenya, says BAT

Google: Esat Africa - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 12:56
Some BAT brands. The company has reported a 21.2 per cent drop in net profit for the full year ended December 31, 2017. FILE PHOTO | NMG. Facebook · Twitter · LinkedIn · Google · Whatsapp · Messenger. Cigarette maker British American Tobacco Kenya Loading... has said further increases in ...
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Black Maidens dismantle Djibouti 10-0 in FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup qualifier

Google: Esat Africa - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 11:48
The Ghana U-17 Female National team the Black Maidens, defeated Djibouti by 10:0 in the second leg of the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) U-17 Women's World Cup slated for Uruguay from 13th November to 1st December, 2018. The Black Maidens have scored a total of 19 ...
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Black Maidens dismantle Djibouti 10-0 in FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup qualifier

Google: Esat Africa - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 11:48
Accra, Feb. 18, GNA - The Ghana U-17 Female National team the Black Maidens, defeated Djibouti by 10:0 in the second leg of the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) U-17 Women's World Cup slated for Uruguay from 13th November to 1st December, 2018. The Black Maidens have ...
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Ethiopia emergency to last six months

Google: Esat Africa - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 10:52
Addis Ababa - Ethiopia said on Saturday that a state of emergency will remain in place for six months, as the authorities move to quell "chaos and unruliness". The council of ministers declared the country's second emergency decree in two years on Friday evening. It capped a tumultuous week that saw ...
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Mudavadi remains Luhya kingpin, elders say

Google: Esat Africa - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 10:18
Luhya elders led by COTU boss Francis Atwoli on Sunday resolved that Amani National Congress leader Musalia Mudavadi remains the community's spokesperson. This was reached in a consultative meeting hosted by Atwoli at his home in Khwisero. The unionist retracted his earlier comment of ...
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Ethiopia Vows No Military Takeover Amid Latest Emergency (AP)

Google: Esat Africa - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 09:56
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Ethiopia's defense minister on Saturday ruled out a military takeover a day after the East African nation declared a new state of emergency amid the worst anti-government protests in a quarter-century. The United States said it “strongly disagrees” with the new declaration that ...
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Fifa President Infantino set to visit Tanzania for summit

Google: Esat Africa - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 09:56
Fifa President Gianni Infantino is expected to visit Tanzania on February 22 for the Fifa summit, bringing together 19 other member associations. Coincidentally on the same date, former Tanzania Football Federation President Jamal Malinzi will be appearing in the Kisutu Resident Magistrate's Court on ...
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WCL Division Two: Nepal's memorable tournament sees Kenya reach new low

Google: Esat Africa - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 09:00
It was a fine spectacle, as finals go. A splendid century from Ashfaq Ahmed and some late hitting from Shaiman Anwar got the UAE, the pre-tournament favourites, to an imposing 277. Plucky challengers Nepal, stuttering and stumbling at first, were lifted by a magnificent century from iconic skipper Paras ...
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Respect the rule of law, DP Ruto tells politicians

Google: Esat Africa - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 08:37
Deputy President Willian Ruto chats with Uasin Gishu governor Jackson Mandago on Sunday. Photo/CHARLES KIMANI. Facebook · Twitter · Google+ · WhatsApp · Email. Deputy president William Ruto has dismissed claims that the jubilee government does not respect of the rule of law. Ruto said the ...
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Tanzania orders probe after stray police bullet kills student

Google: Esat Africa - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 08:26
Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Sunday ordered an inquiry after police admitted responsibility for the death of a 22-year-old student who was hit by a stray bullet as they sought to break up an opposition rally. The young woman's death on Friday night triggered an outpouring of national anger and ...
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Ethiopia: Declares state of emergency, prohibits protests

Google: Esat Africa - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 08:15
The six-month state of emergency, which Ethiopia declared on Friday, prohibits protest, campaigning for protest and carrying weapons and explosives, Siraj Fegesa, the country's defence minister has announced.In a press briefing over the weekend, Siraj said the emergency decree allows the ...
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A blend of youth and experience as AK names team

Google: Esat Africa - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 07:52
Rising star Edward Zakayo (left) competes with Nicholas Kimeli (370) and David Bett in Commonwealth Games athletics trials men's 5,000m at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani on February 17, 2018. Zakayo won the race. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO | NATION MEDIA GROUP ...
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Egypt's Ambassador to Ethiopia, Orthodox Patriarch discuss ties

Google: Esat Africa - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 07:30
Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, H.H. Abune Matthias, met on Friday with Egyptian Ambassador to Ethiopia, Abou Bakr Hefny, at the Ethiopian Church premises in Addis Ababa. During their meeting, Mattias and Hefny discussed enhancing the historical relations between the ...
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Crocodile kills man, villagers brazenly kill the croc

Google: Esat Africa - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 07:20
Area legislators have blamed poverty for pushing the locals to fish in the dangerous waters. [Stephen Nzioka, Standard]. A man died after being savagely attacked by a crocodile in River Athi, Kanthuni village in Makueni County. The middle aged man whose name is yet to be to identified is reported to ...
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Kenya: Gor Mahia, AFC Leopards Jet Out for CAF Assignments

Google: Esat Africa - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 07:07
Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards fly out of the country Monday morning for their respective return matches in the African Champions League and Confederation Cup. Gor's team of 20 players will make the 3,000-kilometre trip to the coastal town of Malabo in Equatorial Guinea beginning 11am on Monday ...
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Kenya: Police Foil Major Terror Attack Targeting Nairobi, Arrest Al-Shabaab Agents

Google: Esat Africa - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 04:52
Police have foiled a major terrorist attack after fighting off gunmen, killing one and arresting two others, after which they found a cache of arms including 36 grenades and five automatic rifles. The officers also detained the terrorists' car which was loaded with explosives. Initial investigations showed the ...
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