Monthly Archives: December 2021

In his New Year’s message, Uhuru urges Kenyans to choose leadership over politics

President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged Kenyans to secure the profits made in 2021 despite the challenges that have emerged. In his New Year’s message, the President urged Kenyans to choose leadership through politics, a judicial system and a courageous avenue over a popular one. “First of all, we have to …

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TSC is seeking funding to recruit at least 5,000 additional teachers

The Teacher Service Commission (TSC) raises government funding through parliament to recruit more teachers. During the conclusion of the 17th Conference of Delegates of Primary School Heads in Mombasa, the chairman of the TSC, Dr. Jamleck Muturi that the commission will employ at least 5,000 teachers annually to address the …

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Kenya Power to write off billions is a risky game

editorial Kenya Power to write off billions is a risky game Thursday December 30th 2021 Kenya Power Company technicians are replacing the wooden posts with the concrete posts along Nyerere Avenue in Mombasa as the company intensifies efforts to contain power outages in the county in this photo dated May …

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Cotu boss Atwoli urges unions not to shy away from next year’s elections

Cotu Secretary General Francis Atwoli. [David Njaaga, Standard] Cotu General Secretary Francis Atwoli yesterday called on the unions to take an active part in next year’s elections. Atwoli said the unions should stand up to protect the nation from looters and leaders of questionable character interested in rising to political …

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Narok County Signs Wildlife Agency Agreement to Protect Masai Mara. away

Maasai giraffes cross the road in the Masai Mara Game Reserve on May 23, 2021. [Robert,Kiplagat, Standard] The Narok County government and the Masai Mara Wildlife Conservancy Association have signed a two-year agreement that accelerates conservation efforts for one of Africa’s most famous wildlife sanctuaries. In addition to the larger …

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Blue Line Extension of Working Group Brooklyn Park is Formed to Prevent Displacement

Hennepin County and the Metropolitan Council invite community members to join an anti-displacement working group for the Blue Line expansion. The line extension will connect downtown Minneapolis to Brooklyn Park. Photo: Sam Wagner / Shutterstock Hennepin County and the Metropolitan Council invite community members to join an anti-displacement working group …

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Kenya’s Copia plans to expand e-commerce in Rwanda, Tanzania

The company’s business model is determined by population density, which makes the Lake Victoria region the next logical step, says Steele from Nairobi. Copia, already present in Uganda, is also interested in West African markets like Nigeria, Ghana and Ivory Coast, as well as South Africa, he adds. The speed …

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FinTech IMFact Supply Chain Financing Raises USD 4M

Kenyan fintech company IMFact, which provides working capital to micro and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMBs) with supply chain finance, has received an investment of £ 3 million (approximately $ 4 million) from FSD Africa Investments. according to a press release. The IMFact business model is a “pooled receivables” factoring …

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Equity Bank assists investors in finding business deals in the DRC

From the East Africans Nairobi. The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has given Kenyans a tip to invest in their minerals and agriculture sectors to do business that will receive funding from Equity Bank. East Kasai Province Governor Jeanette Musuamba said the Democratic Republic of the Congo – which …

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Belt and Road Rail Services, construction boom despite COVID-19 – China Economic Net

– “China is very important for the global supply chain. And in most cases it is faster (than ocean shipping). Therefore it is a sensible and reliable alternative to rail,” said Axel Mattern, CEO of Port of Hamburg Marketing. – By December 16, China has signed more than 200 cooperation …

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Kenya: Mudavadi welcomes move to amend party law

Nairobi – The party leader of the Amani National Congress (ANC), Musalia Mudavadi, says he supports the proposed changes in the draft law to change political parties in 2021, which, among other things, should allow candidates to run either on coalition party tickets or on individual parties. Speaking to residents …

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Under my supervision, Kenya’s economy is growing by 10 percent annually – Raila

ODM leader Raila Odinga pledges to put in place solid policies that will help boost the country’s economy by more than 10 percent each year if he is elected president in the August 2022 elections. The former prime minister claims that this is achievable based on his experience and rich …

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Murang’a County offers a new vacation destination as hotels come on the market

Nokras Rivine & SPA Sagana is one of the estates owned by Simon Wachira who started out as a street vendor in Murang’a city. [Boniface Gikandi, Standard] Vacationers flock to Murang’a County, which is fast becoming a tourist destination, attracting hundreds of local guests. This is a boon to a …

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Okwiri disappoints as the fight against Allotey is canceled: The standard sport

Kenya‘s Africa middleweight champion Rayton Okwiri (right) in action against Colombia’s Fidel Munoz in action on Saturday. [Courtesy, Nenez Media Services] Former Africa Boxing Union super middleweight champion Rayton Okwiri is a disappointed man after the World Boxing Organization’s super welterweight match against Joshua Allotey on Jan.that December 2021 was …

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Senator loses seat downgrade proceedings against Kenya Airways

The nominated Senator Beatrice Kwamboka has lost a lawsuit against the national airline Kenya Airways (KQ). Kwamboka had sued the airline, claiming it was humiliated after its seat was downgraded from business to economy. The High Court Judge Hedwig Ong’undi ruled that the national airline had acted sensibly by informing …

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Kenya wants to issue two Eurobonds by June – finance minister

NAIROBI, Dec. 24 (Reuters) – Kenya will issue two Eurobonds by June next year to raise funds to support East Africa’s leading economy for 2021/22 (July-June) and to repay another government bond due in 2024, Treasury Secretary Ukur said Yatani. Yatani said in a statement to the International Monetary Fund …

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News about the worldwide spread of the coronavirus

(Reuters) – Omicron was making strides around the world, and health experts warned that the fight against the COVID-19 variant was far from over, despite two drug companies saying their vaccines protected it and brought it less risk of hospitalization. ASIA PACIFIC * Rising infections in the Chinese city of …

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How Air Force soldiers are trained to perform demanding stunts on public holidays

During national events, Kenyans are always entertained by nifty stunts performed by the Kenyan Air Force soldiers on their military jets performing historical demonstrations called air shows. The air force usually shows their skills in aerial combat at national events and also informs the country about the various types of …

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Kenya bans unvaccinated public places despite a court order

NAIROBI, KENYA – The Kenyan Ministry of Health has announced it will enforce a rule requiring people to be vaccinated against COIVD-19 in order to gain access to public services, venues and events. The ministry is continuing the mandate despite a court order that has postponed it until a hearing …

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Kenya lifts ban on Ugandan poultry products

According to the nation of Africa Kenya has agreed to lift the ban on Ugandan poultry products as both sides seek a long-term solution to their ongoing trade disputes. The decision was made on Tuesday after a crisis meeting between line ministers in Nairobi, which also temporarily averted retaliatory restrictions …

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Accelerating the recovery of aviation in Africa

The leadership and key contributions of Kenya and Senegal to the African aviation sector were at the center of the recent bilateral meetings between ICAO Secretary General Juan Carlos Salazar and Mr. James Macharia, Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for Transport (pictured above), and Mr. Alioune Sarr, Minister for Tourism and traffic …

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Ruto holds chairperson crisis meeting after UDA coastal aspirants were attacked

Mohamed Tenge, UDA Coast Regional Coordinator. [File, Standard] Vice President William Ruto chaired a crisis meeting in Mombasa County after a number of United Democratic Alliance (UDA) 2022 candidates were attacked by unknown people on Saturday. Ruto convened the meeting at a local hotel this morning to avoid anger over …

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Kenyan Postage Stamp Authority in Tong-Il Moo-Do Mombasa Open International Championship

Mombasa – Kenya’s Tong-Il Moo-Do national team Jasiri took their third straight title at the Mombasa Open International Championship after picking up 128 medals on Sunday night. They led the medal scoring with 39 gold, 33 silver and 52 bronze in the three competition categories bon, sparring and special technique, …

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The Truth About Uhuru Kenyatta’s COVID19 Goodies

Traders are converting their trunk to sell fruit, vegetables, groceries, eggs and other fresh farm produce along the Northern Bypass in Nairobi, June 4, 2020. [Elvis Ogina, Standard] President Uhuru Kenyatta’s interventions are softening the economic blows to Kenyans, even if some of them expire a month after next year’s …

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Visa requirements for South Africa

Citizens from 52 countries do not need a visa to enter South Africa for tourist or business purposes that take less than 90 days. That makes it easy to photograph the country’s wildlife, eat biltong and bunny chow, see where two oceans meet, and Nelson Mandela at the 27th. to …

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Growing conflict has weakened the response to terrorism, says Igad

Dr. Worknch Gebeyehu speaks to African leaders during the State of African Region at the Whitesands Beach Hotel in Mombasa. [Omondi Onyango, Standard] An intergovernmental agency has warned that conflict in the region has weakened the response to al-Shabaab and other terrorist groups. The Intergovernmental Authority for Development (Igad) also …

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Kenya launches magazine for information exchange and intellectual dialogue

Kenya published its first magazine with the mandate to promote the exchange of knowledge and information, the intellectual dialogue and to facilitate the formulation of national, regional and international policies in the fields of education, science, culture and communication and information. The magazine was published on Friday by the Kenyan …

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Trust drives the economy, so don’t let fear rule the 2022 poll

When optimism is high, the economy grows faster. [Courtesy] Elections around the world are fought and won based on key emotions – hope or fear. Narc’s 2002 campaign “yote yawezekana” produced the most hopeful nation in the world, according to a 2003 Gallup poll. Our favorite song from the campaign …

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Retired Laos to be reopened to foreign travelers »Capital News

Bangkok, Thailand, December 18 – Laos has announced plans to partially reopen to foreign travelers in the new year, providing a lifeline for the tourism industry after borders were sealed for more than 18 months to keep Covid out. Fully vaccinated visitors on pre-booked tours will be able to enter …

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Weatherman warns of impending heavy rain

The Kenyan Meteorological Office warns of the threat of heavy rain that could lead to flooding. According to a weather warning, the intensity of precipitation on Tuesday will increase to 30 millimeters within 24 hours. Affected counties include; Embu, Meru, Murang’a, Nairobi and Nyeri. The others are; Kiambu, Kirinyaga, Tharaka …

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IMF completes Article IV consultation and second review of extended agreement under the EFF and ECF agreements for Kenya in 2021

The IMF Executive Board today completed the Article IV 2021 consultation and the second review of the EFF / ECF agreements with Kenya, allowing for a total immediate disbursement of approximately $ 258.1 million in budget support. The Kenyan authorities have continued to show strong commitment to their reform agenda …

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“Health poverty” is not recorded in the famous GDP

One of the major shortcomings of GDP is the inability to “measure” services. [Christopher Kipsang, Standard] The gross domestic product (GDP) is a key figure for measuring the economic success of a country. Countries are rated based on how much of it they have. Governments rise and fall based on …

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Kenya is celebrating Migrants Day with diaspora remittances that are expected to skyrocket

NAIROBI, Kenya December 17th – Kenya celebrated International Migrants Day on Friday, with the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) forecasting record high remittances from the diaspora in December. CBK saw remittance inflows of Sh36 billion in November, with the number expected to rise and hit an all-year record in December. …

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I will not support anyone, says Raila to the coast guides

ODM leader Raila Odinga. [Fidelis Kabunyi, Standard] Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) will use consensus, delegates or opinion polls to select its candidate for Mombasa governor in the 2022 election. Yesterday, ODM chairman Raila Odinga, who precluded universal suffrage, said it had “failed to produce the desired results” in the past, …

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Kenya: Put climate change in the spotlight with theater | Global ideas | DW

Kenya‘s people face numerous challenges, including a low level of education, early marriage, deforestation and the fact that a third of the population lives in poverty. In addition, climate change is leading to more frequent and longer-lasting droughts. Could theater help people address these complex problems? The NGO SAFE Kenya …

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Kenya says no covid lockdown, even as cases increase

BY WINNIE ATIENO Kenya will not impose restrictions like bans after cases of Omicron variants are discovered in two Kenyan travelers and a South African who entered the country last week. Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said Kenya had instead campaigned to vaccinate its citizens to curb the spread of …

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The time has come for the public-private management of national parks

Ideas & Debate The time has come for the public-private management of national parks Thursday, December 16, 2021 BY BEATRICE NYABIRAMore from this author summary Countries like Rwanda, Mozambique and South Africa have achieved great successes in their pursuit of sustainable tourism and nature conservation thanks to CMPs. CMPs can …

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Family asks for help as HSE recruit is missing after graduation

A family in Mombasa seeks help after their loved ones went missing days after graduating from General Service Unit (GSU) Training School. According to the information, the graduate identified as Mohammed Daud went missing immediately after leaving the GSU Embakasi camp in Nairobi. The desperate family found that the new …

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Kenya’s economy shows resilience as production surges above pre-pandemic levels

A flare-up of intermunicipal fighting in northern Cameroon has forced tens of thousands of people to flee and stopped aid operations there, the UN refugee agency UNHCR announced on Friday. The development is just the latest episode in the difficult relationship between the region’s shepherds, fishermen and farmers, who saw …

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Kenya’s economy will grow 4.9% in 2022 and 2023, says the World Bank

By George Mwangi Special for Dow Jones Newswires Kenya‘s economy is forecast to grow at an annual rate of 4.9% in 2022 and 2023, the World Bank said Tuesday, but cautioned that the Covid-19 pandemic remains a major source of uncertainty. “This outlook takes into account that some sub-sectors have …

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Kenya Covid infection rate exceeds the WHO high risk limit

BY JOHN MUTUA Kenya‘s coronavirus infection rate has exceeded the World Health Organization (WHO) high risk limit of five percent for the first time since the nationwide curfew was lifted on October 20. Health ministry data shows the positivity rate – the percentage of tests that come back positive – …

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Kenya hires US company to find cheaper sources of liquefied gas

The Kenyan government has hired a US company, K&M Advisors, to conduct a feasibility study for gas power generation in Mombasa County. The move follows the country’s desire to reduce its reliance on Dar es Salaam for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), as a result of which the Tanga plant in …

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The Kenya Olympics team boss in 2016 accused the detention center

business The Kenya Olympics team boss in 2016 accused the detention center Monday, December 13, 2021 Head of Mission at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Stephen Arap Soi. PHOTO | PAUL WAWERU | NMG BY SAM KIPLAGATMore from this author summary On appeal to the High Court, Soi says he …

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6 Kenyan sports personalities with lucrative side businesses

The country’s Sports Brotherhood has undergone a paradigm shift as the world shines into the spotlight on the untapped talent Kenya has to offer. Breakout stars from different sports, be it soccer, athletics, cricket, rugby, have impressed the world and made history by breaking records. However, most of the personalities …

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Survive a painful night on the Mombasa night bus as Chips Mwitu die

Have you traveled widely by public transport? What’s more, at night? It is not the best time to learn evil lessons from the universe. I had an uncomfortable experience on a night bus from Mombasa to Nairobi. For some reason, we love to do each other good when we travel. …

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What Mt. Kenya wants are real solutions, not marketing slogans

The governor of Laikipia, Ndiritu Muriithi. [Edward Kiplimo, Standard] The Mt. Kenya region will play a major role in next year’s presidential election thanks to its seven million votes. And for the first time in three decades, the region does not have very strong presidential candidates, adding to the streak …

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Skills mismatch is keeping young people away from jobs, a new report shows

Adolescents who were born on 30. [Kipsang Joseph, Standard] Young people between the ages of 15 and 34 make up the highest percentage of people who are neither in employment nor in school or vocational training. A government report found that these youths were being held out of work due …

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HALA AL KARIB – The revolution continues and Sudanese women are on the front lines of resistance

Download PDFPrint article A coherence check is an assessment of the extent to which legal instruments such as the digital service tax (DST) achieve their own stated goals with effectiveness, effectiveness and efficiency. As the economic crisis deepens and Kenya‘s debtors begin to call, the Kenyan government’s coherence in its …

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China is shaking Kenya’s megaproject plan

A Chinese and Kenyan worker at the Mombasa Terminus on March 27, 2017. PHOTO / FILE Kenya‘s ambitious plan to run dozens of mega-projects across the country was dealt a severe blow by a decision by China to cut funding for projects under the Belt and Road Initiative, invented by …

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KWS, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance to work together on conservation

The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance (SDWZA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Thursday that sets cooperation parameters for both parties in conservation science, wildlife health, care and welfare, a host of others Aspirations. Both SDWZA and KWS are committed to working together …

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Coming of Age in Ashtabula, Ohio ‘now available

December 8th – Where am I from? Where am I going? How do I get there? For people who have lived in different places, the hardest question to answer is usually the first: Where am I from? The opposite is the case with co-authors Bernadette Colicchio Dawson and Ted Dieffenbacher. …

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Kenya: Electricity costs are still high despite the Kenyatta promise

A promise made by President Uhuru Kenyatta that electricity costs would gradually decrease by 33 percent in the three months between October and December was not kept. Instead, electricity now costs slightly more. A study by the nation shows that electricity costs rose in October and November compared to the …

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Respect electoral processes to protect the economy

Letters Respect electoral processes to protect the economy Wednesday, December 8th, 2021 Independent electoral and border commission [IEBC] Chair Wafula Chebukati. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NMG BY BENJAMIN OBEGIMore from this author summary Kenya is one of the top countries in Africa, whose electoral processes and consequences are important …

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Review: Times Virginian News Archive | opinion

1975 ARCHIVES The county couple recognized as a top farming family Mr. and Mrs. James W. Bondurant of Route 2, Concord, were presented with the Outstanding Young Farmer Family Award for Southside Area High School in a ceremony held at the 1975 Southside Area Young Farmers and Young Homemakers Annual …

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Kenya’s First Lady Margaret Kenyatta advocates alternative rites of passage to replace FGM

Kenya‘s First Lady Margaret Kenyatta. Image used with permission Kenya’s First Lady Margaret Kenyatta on Monday stood up for stakeholders and communities to support the adoption of alternative rites of passage that include mentoring to replace female genital mutilation (FGM). “The proposal to lead girls through a 15-day induction program …

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Government Donates Millions to MCAs to Learn Tanzanian Manners

Thirty-three members of the Embu County Assembly traveled to Arusha for a two-week training course to learn basic etiquette. This follows the rescheduling of the assembly sessions from December 1, 2021 to February 8, 2022 due to the Christmas vacation. It is the second time the MCAs travel to Arusha …

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Blockchain Technology – A Road Not Well traveled

Concepts like contracts, transactions, and records are crucial pillars that sustain economic, legal, and political systems as we know them. However, today’s world has shown that these tools and the protocols put in place to manage them have struggled to keep up with the fast-paced digital transformation that is happening …

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Coastal factories are facing the blue economy trying to expand trade

KPA pilot boat, Mombasa, August 2020. [Omondi Onyango, Standard] Manufacturers from the coastal region have asked the state to support the sector in expanding production for the local, regional and international market. They found that there was plenty of economic activity that local producers could take up with the rise …

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Only western companies are blind to Ugandan investments – President Museveni | The mighty 790 KFGO

By Elias Biryabarema and Karin Strohecker KYANKWANZI, Uganda (Reuters) – Chinese private investment in Uganda is increasing as Westerners lose their appetite to invest money in the country, President Yoweri Museveni told Reuters and pledged to step up efforts to fight corruption, which have been slow . Museveni, in power …

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The untold story of Kenya’s great bank robbery that never materialized

Barclays Bank branch, Muindi Mbingu Street, Nairobi. March 2016. [Reuters] The security guard at Barclays Bank only had to hand over the bank key, keep it secret and look shocked like other employees on the day when robbers were supposed to carry out what is arguably the largest money robbery …

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Kenya DRC trade mission officially launched in Kinshasa

The Kenya DRC Trade Mission 2021 was officially opened on Friday by the Vice Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, who is also Environment Minister SE Eve Bazaiba. The 15-day business networking initiative is being organized by the governments of Kenya and the Democratic Republic of the …

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Wärtsilä delivers the very first cloud simulation service in Africa to the Technical University of Mombasa

Wärtsilä Voyage equips the Technical University of Mombasa (TUM) with cloud simulation services. This makes TUM the first African university to introduce cloud-based maritime training services. The contract was signed in November 2021 and the services will be implemented from January 2022. TUM’s Maritime Training Academy is a leading maritime …

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Kenya: No, the Kenyan opposition MP Owino did not thank the “Kondele Defense Forces” for stoning Vice President Ruto’s motorcade

The Kenyan opposition politician Babu Owino has praised the crowd that attacked the vice president William RutoMotorcade with stones in Kondele, Kisumu County, on November 10, 2021. At least that’s what it looks like in a picture that appears to be a screenshot of a Facebook post with the name …

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The parliamentary team wants the number of embassies to be reduced

business The parliamentary team wants the number of embassies to be reduced Friday, December 03, 2021 A joint session of the National Assembly and the Senate will hear President Uhuru Kenyatta deliver his State of the Union address on November 30, 2021 in the Parliament building. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE …

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Kenya’s environmental activists applaud US support for plastic pact

WATAMU, KENYA – Kenya’s environmental activists applaud US support for a global pact to combat plastic pollution in the oceans. Meanwhile, a community-based initiative is doing its part by collecting and recycling plastic that has washed up on Kenya’s beaches, where people depend on tourism for a living. Piles of …

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Biniyam teases fans with dirty dancing in his welding uniform

90-Day Fiancée: The Other Way fans are mightily impressed with Biniyam Shibre’s physique during his sweat scene with Ariela Weinberg in the finale. Ariela Weinberg’s partner, Biniyam Shibre, showed off his moves for his 90 days fiancé: the other way Admirers on Instagram after passing her out in his welder’s …

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Kenya has made tremendous strides in containing HIV, says President Kenyatta

Kenya‘s President Uhuru Kenyatta / CFP Image President Uhuru Kenyatta said Kenya has made tremendous strides in slowing the spread of HIV / AIDS in recent years, noting that new infections fell by 68.4% between 2013 and this year. Over the same period, the number of HIV / AIDS-related deaths …

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Kenya: New ways to facilitate truck movement in and out of the port of Mombasa

Movement around the port of Mombasa will improve after the opening of two major roads connecting the port to the Northern Corridor transport route. The streets Nyerere-Mbaraki and Kipevu are major arteries to and from the port. The Nyerere-Mbaraki road was funded by the UK government, the Danish International Development …

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