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Ethiopia, Russia commend 120 years of diplomatic relations

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 08:37
ADDIS ABABA, Feb. 19 (Xinhua) -- Foreign Ministers of Ethiopia and Russia on Monday commended the two countries' 120 years of diplomatic relations, with particular praise to relations in the economic, political and international matters. Workneh Gebeyehu and Sergey Lavrov, Foreign Ministers of ...
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Paul Put resigns as coach of Kenya's Harambee Stars

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 08:37
Paul Put previously coached Burkina Faso, taking them to the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations final. Kenya's Football Federation confirmed that Paul Put has resigned as coach of the Harambee Stars. The 61-year-old Belgian stepped down for "personal reasons." Kenya's Federation said in a statement that ...
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Kenya to host regional energy summit in June amid sector's rapid growth

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 08:03
NAIROBI, Feb. 19 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's ministry of energy will in mid June host the fifth edition of the East Africa Oil and Gas Summit (EAOGS 2018) in Nairobi amid rising investor appetite in this nascent sector across the region, the organizers said on Monday. According to Global Event Partners, over 500 ...
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Kenya's major towns facing water crisis as climate change bites

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 08:03
NAIROBI, Feb. 19 (Xinhua) -- Several towns across Kenya, including the capital Nairobi, are facing an acute water shortage following a prolonged dry spell in the East African nation. While Kenya has been facing water supply challenges, especially in Nairobi, where residents for years have had water ...
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Ethiopia searches for renewal after Hailemariam Desalegn's resignation

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 07:41
Hailemariam Desalegn was seen as ineffectual prime minister, easily manipulated by Ethiopia's political camps. He failed to stop violent political protests. His resignation could lead either to renewal or chaos. Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announcing his resignation. When Ethiopia's ...
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Kenya seeks to bridge trade deficit with Morocco

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 07:41
By MARGARET NJUGUNAH, NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 19 – The Kenya National Chamber of Commerce & Industry is seeking to bridge the trade deficit between Kenya and Morocco and grow trade between the two countries. Currently, total trade between Kenya and Morocco stands at Sh40.1 billion, ...
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Ethiopia Needs 'Fresh Forces' to Deal With Upheaval, Party Says

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 07:22
Ethiopia's ruling party needs “fresh forces” in its leadership to tackle political upheaval and achieve its economic goals after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn's surprise resignation last week, a leader of his party said. Hailemariam, 52, announced Feb. 15 he's stepping down after an internal ...
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Ghana humiliate Djibouti to qualify for 2018 Women's U-17 World Cup

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 07:18
Ghana will play at the Fifa Under-17 Women's World Cup for the six successive time after brushing aside Djibouti in the final round of the African Zone qualifiers on Sunday. The Black Maidens annihilated their East African counterparts 10-0 at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium, leaving the score at 19-0 on ...
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Kenya set to repay Sh658.2bn in loans by June

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 06:56
By KENNEDY KANGETHE, NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 19 – Kenya is set to pay Sh658.2 billion in loans in the current financial year ending June 2018. This is 40.3 per cent of the Sh1.6 trillion revenue target. According to a new report by Cytonn Investments, Kenya's total debt burden has been rising steadily, ...
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Harambee Stars coach Paul Put resigns

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 06:51
Harambee Stars coach Paul Put has resigned as Kenya's head coach months after taking up mantle from Stanley Okumbi. Football Kenya Federation has confirmed Put's resignation which they have attributed to 'his own' personal reasons which have not been explained so far. Put had been reported to ...
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How safe is Tanzania? Tanzanian girl student brutally shot dead in political chaos

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 06:22
Tourists may be safe in Tanzania or not? Political chaos is taking over it seems like. A first year female student was brutally killed in Tanzania's commercial city of Dar es Salaam last Friday as political tension heightened during a minor election campaign. The student, Aquilina Baftaha was brutally shot ...
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Kenya is showing what can be done about the fish situation in Africa

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 05:48
A news item from Kenya that shows what can be done about the fish situation in Africa. Are we doing enough to address this in Zambia? With our great natural resource base we should be investing in an export focused industry that can be sustainable long after all the copper has been dug out of the ...
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Kenya's KenGen says to add extra 1745 MW to grid by 2025

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 05:37
NAIROBI, Feb 19 (Reuters) - State-run Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) plans to add 1,745 megawatts (MW) of electricity from geothermal sources by 2025, part of a government push to end power generation from fossil fuels. “You are aware that going forward, the government policy ...
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Expect depressed rains starting late March, says weatherman

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 04:19
Kenyans should expect depressed rainfall in most parts of the country, especially the eastern region, during the March-May long rains season. The Meteorological Department said this on Monday, noting traditional rainfall start dates have completely changed. Department head Peter Ambenje said most ...
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Tanzania Sets Record in Potato Research, to Release Improved Varieties

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 04:18
Arusha — Tanzania has excelled in experimental trials of high yielding and disease resistant potato varieties under a climate smart agriculture programme aimed to improve food security. Three of 14 varieties brought into the country by the International Potato Centre (CIP) for field trials in Lushoto district ...
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AU deploys election observers in Djibouti

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 03:45
ADDIS ABABA, Feb. 19 (Xinhua) -- The African Union (AU) has deployed its election observers in Djibouti, for the legislative elections scheduled to take place on Friday in the Horn of African nation. The Chairperson of the AU Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has deployed the AU election ...
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How Boda Bodas are changing lives #ShindaMamili

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 03:45
Weaving in and out of traffic, skillfully maneuvering themselves around cars, matatus and busy crossings, boda bodas are as much a part of this country as its trees and parks.Their drivers are easily recognized in their puffer jackets covered in fluorescent vests flapping the wind, while passengers cling to ...
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Defiance strike in Ethiopia's Amhara region over state of emergency

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 03:45
Gondar, capital of Ethiopia's northern Amhara regional state has been hit by a strike days after the declaration of a national state of emergency by the Council of Ministers. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. Even though it is not known who called for the sit-down strike, reports indicate that the ...
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From US to Kenya: How investor Mwale fanned an ember of court case into flame of controversies

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 03:35
Julius Mwale, the investor who is seeking to turn Lunza in Kakamega County into a silicon rain forest. [Benjamin Sakwa, Standard]. Not very many people have offended courtrooms on two separate ends of the world. Julius Mwale is one of them. Standard's Investigations has unearthed a series of court ...
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Kenya: UK Company to Survey Sh161 Billion Kakamega Gold

Google: Esat Africa - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 03:11
Acacia Mining, a British company that has been exploring for gold in Kakamega, says it has started a survey to establish commercial viability of the deposits estimated at 1.1 million ounces of the precious metal. The announcement is a signal that the multinational could soon join Goldplat which mines the ...
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