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Kenya to finalise IMF deal within two months, rate cap "no issue" -Finance Minister

Google: Esat Africa - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 09:03
By Karin Strohecker. LONDON, May 16 (Reuters) - Kenya expects to finalise a deal with the International Monetary Fund within two months and the ...
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Kenya to finalise IMF deal within two months, rate cap "no issue" -Finance Minister

Google: Esat Africa - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 09:03
LONDON, May 16 (Reuters) - Kenya expects to finalise a deal with the International Monetary Fund within two months and the lender is not insisting ...
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Donkeys Violently Beaten, Killed in Kenya for Gelatin

Google: Esat Africa - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 08:41
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Kenya: KTDA inks $35 mln loan deal to improve tea production

Google: Esat Africa - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 07:33
(Ecofin Agency) - Standard Chartered Bank Kenya, signed a Ksh3.5 billion ($35 million) funding agreement with Kenya Tea Development Agency ...
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The little known story of the Polish refugees who fled to East Africa during World War II

Google: Esat Africa - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 07:33
The historic burden wrought by World War II continues to equally shape the world today and haunt the lives of the young and old. For the Polish ...
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Kenyan al-Shabab returnees recount stories of pain and fear

Google: Esat Africa - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 07:22
Human rights campaigners say hundreds of Kenyans willingly joined al-Shabab as fighters, porters and wives or were duped into doing so. This was ...
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OPINION: You can't be a lesbian in Tanzania

Google: Esat Africa - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 07:11
... * Any views expressed in this opinion piece are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation. Tanzania's president John Magufuli ...
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UN urges calm after protests by LGBT+ refugees in Kenya turn violent

Google: Esat Africa - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 07:00
NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United Nations has urged LGBT+ refugees in Kenya to show “calm and restraint” after protests ...
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UN urges calm after protests by LGBT+ refugees in Kenya turn violent

Google: Esat Africa - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 07:00
NAIROBI, May 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United Nations has urged LGBT+ refugees in Kenya to show “calm and restraint” after protests ...
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Kenya easily raises $2.1 bln Eurobond, debt concerns linger

Google: Esat Africa - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 06:48
By Duncan Miriri and George Obulutsa. NAIROBI, May 16 (Reuters) - Kenya raised $2.1 billion in a Eurobond issue in tranches of seven- and 12-year ...
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UPDATE 3-Kenya easily raises $2.1 bln Eurobond, debt concerns linger

Google: Esat Africa - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 06:48
... * Issue got better pricing than expected - economist. * Debt has jumped to 55% of GDP since 2013 (Adds debt level, economist's comment).
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Kenya raises 2.1 bln USD Eurobond to finance infrastructure development

Google: Esat Africa - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 06:37
NAIROBI, May 16 (Xinhua) -- Kenya said on Thursday it has borrowed 210 billion shillings (2.1 billion U.S. dollars) in new Eurobond that will be repaid ...
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Kidnappers Demand $1.5million For Doctors Taken In Kenya

Google: Esat Africa - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 06:26
Gunmen who kidnapped two Cuban doctors in northeastern Kenya and whisked them to Somalia have demanded $1.5 million (1.35 million euros) for ...
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Tanzania bans external entry of all plastic effective June 1, 2019

Google: Esat Africa - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 06:26
The Tanzanian government has officially announced a ban on all plastic carrier bags according to a press statement from the Vice President's office.
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Helping children back to school in rural Kenya

Google: Esat Africa - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 06:15
Thousands of children in rural Kenya miss out on school every year due to a decline in funding. Resources, infrastructure and teachers are now in ...
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Activists urge Kenya to halt 'horrific' donkey skin sales to China

Google: Esat Africa - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 06:15
NAIROBI: Animal activists urged Kenya on Thursday (May 16) to ban the slaughter of donkeys for use in Chinese medicine, a practice which has ...
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Kenya Eurobond Pricing 'Favorable' Despite Lack of IMF Deal

Google: Esat Africa - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 06:12
Investors didn't punish Kenya in its latest Eurobond placement and demanded relatively low premiums despite the East African nation's lack of ...
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Kenya to sell 2 mln bags of maize to tame rising costs

Google: Esat Africa - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 06:03
NAIROBI, May 16 (Xinhua) -- Kenya plans to sell 2 million bags of maize from the strategic food reserve in order to cushion consumers against ...
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Activists urge Kenya to halt 'horrific' donkey skin sales to China

Google: Esat Africa - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 05:52
Animal rights activists are calling for the East African country to ban the slaughter of donkeys for Chinese medicine. The practice which has soared in ...
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Kenyan police arrest 22 Ethiopians for being in Kenya illegally

Google: Esat Africa - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 05:52
NAIROBI, May 16 (Xinhua) -- Kenyan police said Thursday they are interrogating 22 Ethiopian nationals who were arrested while being smuggled ...
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