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Kenya looks to recapture Singapore Sevens title

Google: Esat Africa - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 09:03
NAIROBI, April 20 (Xinhua) -- Kenya will seek to silence critics after missing out on a Commonwealth Games medal by reclaiming the Singapore title in the eighth leg of the World Sevens Series this weekend. Kenya turned the tide by finishing second in the last two legs of the series in Vancouver and ...
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Kenya's private sector takes stock of the pros and cons of devolution

Google: Esat Africa - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 08:57
Debarl Inea speaks to Kenya Association of Manufacturers chairperson and Melvin Marsh International CEO Flora Mutahi and IBM East Africa General Manager Nick Nesbitt on the state of the interface between devolution and the private sector.
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Kenya's elite runners return to action

Google: Esat Africa - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 08:52
NAIROBI, April 20 (Xinhua) -- Former World 800m champions Eunice Sum and Janeth Jepkosgei will be among the elite runners returning for Kenya's premier track competition on Saturday. The duo, like many other elite athletes, who opted to stay away from the Commonwealth Games, are using the ...
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Hydro, gas to power Tanzania

Google: Esat Africa - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 08:18
Tanzania is set to begin construction on the 1,200MW-capacity Stiegler's Gorge Hydro power plant this summer, after overcoming objections from environmentalists about the potential impact to game reserves. The country also announced that the 240MW-capacity, gas-powered Kinyerezi II plant began ...
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A Taste of Eritrea at North Dallas' MarRosso Cafe

Google: Esat Africa - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 07:56
Eritrea is a small country in East Africa at the tip of where Sudan and Ethiopia meet. It is where Mussie Tecleyessuse hails from, and why he named his first restaurant MarRosso, meaning Red Sea, because the country's shore stretches for more than a thousand miles along that body of water. Trained as ...
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Kenya gets nod to host Blue Economy summit in November

Google: Esat Africa - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 07:22
Kenya has won support from the Commonwealth to host the Blue Economy Summit in November. The global conference is expected to push for better exploitation of the seas for the benefit of Kenyans. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who has also invited President Uhuru Kenyatta to the G7 ...
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Kenya Lifts Logging Ban That Tea Growers Warned Could Cut Output

Google: Esat Africa - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 06:48
Kenya's government will partially lift a ban on logging, the Environment and Forestry Ministry said after tea growers warned the moratorium would remove an important source of energy for the industry. Large-scale tea farmers in Kenya, who account for 40 percent of output, rely on wood-fired energy for ...
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Ethiopia: Conflict Displacement Situation Report #3 (17 April 2018)

Google: Esat Africa - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 06:03
I. Displacements Overview. Displacement Tracking Matrix 9. The 9th round of the Displacement Tracking Matrix - a joint data collection exercise led by IOM in collaboration with NDRMC - was conducted between 2 January and 6 February 2018. According to this tracking tool, a total of 1,737,752 persons ...
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The woman risking her life to save a village from lead poisoning

Google: Esat Africa - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 06:03
Mombasa, Kenya (CNN) On a hot afternoon at a sprawling settlement on the outskirts of Mombasa, Phyllis Omido makes her rounds. For close to a decade, Omido has been visiting the Owino Uhuru village, monitoring the various illnesses, deaths, and miscarriages that have occurred since a nearby ...
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Kenya wins support for Blue Economy summit

Google: Esat Africa - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 05:41
Commonwealth leaders huddled at a retreat at a royal residence in the English county of Berkshire on Friday, to flesh out an implementation plan for their agreement on deepening trade in their 53-member organisation, improving security, tackling climate change, and a concerted effort to work together.
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Feature: Chinese language gains traction in Kenya amid robust economic and cultural ties

Google: Esat Africa - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 05:30
NAIROBI, April 20 (Xinhua) -- More and more Kenyan youth and budding entrepreneurs are studying Chinese in the hope the language will open new opportunities, experts told Xinhua during an interview to mark the UN Chinese Language Day on Friday. Franklin Asira, Chairman of Sino Africa Cultural ...
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Ethiopia: Periodic Monitoring Report 2017 Humanitarian Requirements Document (Covering 1 Jan ...

Google: Esat Africa - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 05:07
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY. • Food Cluster: 8.5 million emergency beneficiaries and 4.5 m ex-public work clients received emergency food commodities. During the last quarter of 2017, IDPs were also targeted for emergency food distribution. There were delays in food distribution especially in Somali ...
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Acacia Mining profit slumps 50pc after Tanzania tax row

Google: Esat Africa - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 05:07
London. 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 ...
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Cloud spending soars in SA, Nigeria and Kenya

Google: Esat Africa - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 05:07
The adoption of cloud computing has soared in the three main markets in sub-Saharan Africa in the past five years, but South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria are using the technology very differently, according to new research. The research, by World Wide Worx and commissioned by global network ...
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Matiang'i interdicts 'heartless' OCPD after election observer slapped

Google: Esat Africa - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 04:56
Interior CS Fred Matiang'i addresses reporters on the asssault of election observer Martha Miani during a by-election in Nyeri county, April 20, 2018. /CALVIN ONSARIGO. Facebook · Twitter · Google+ · WhatsApp · Email. Interior CS Fred Matiang'i has ordered the immediate interdiction of Mathira West ...
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Ethiopia PM continues national tour with visit to Gondar, Amhara region

Google: Esat Africa - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 04:33
Ethiopia Premier Abiy Ahmed on Friday morning arrived in the city of Gondar in the northern Amhara region. The trip forms part of his nationwide tour that started two weeks ago. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. The state-affiliated FANA Broadcasting corporate (FBC) reported that Abiy was ...
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Kenya: Turkana Neighbours Celebrate Peace in Annual Festival

Google: Esat Africa - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 03:37
Communities from three countries that have fought for decades but which have enjoyed peace for the last four years converged in Turkana County on Thursday to celebrate their harmonious co-existence. The border communities from South Sudan, Ethiopia and Uganda joined their counterparts from ...
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FEATURE-As drought saps hydropower, steam may keep Kenya boiling along

Google: Esat Africa - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 03:37
NAIROBI, April 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In February, Kenyans awoke to news that has become an annual ritual: Authorities were considering temporarily shutting down hydropower dams, the country's largest source of electricity. The reason was the one given each dry season for the last four ...
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Video: Male contraceptive pill to be introduced in Kenya

Google: Esat Africa - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 03:26
Kenya has been selected to take part in a global study that involves the male contraceptive pill. Four other countries; United Kingdom, Italy and Chile, will also be part of the research that requires men to take the pill once a month. The National Institute of Child Health and Development created the pill to ...
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After selling country abroad, what Uhuru can do to fix Kenya

Google: Esat Africa - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 02:52
In his first trip to Europe since he was sworn in for the second term, President Uhuru Kenyatta has had his hands full. From ringing the bell at the London Stock Exchange on Tuesday to delivering an address at Chatham House, this trip is heavy with symbolism. Mr Kenyatta's prioritization of trade and ...
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