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Melania Trump starts African tour

First Lady Melania Trump started Tuesday her first African tour by a visit to Ghana. The First Lady will also visit Malawi, Kenya and Egypt, to promote her ‘Be Best’ campaign, which she launched in May 2018. In Ghana, the first lady visited the Greater Accra Regional Hospital, where she saw babies being weighed as […]

Kenya: Inflation hits 12-month high due to VAT on fuel

Kenya’s inflation rose in September, pushed higher by an increase in fuel, transport and food prices, the statistics office said over the weekend. According to Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS), the rate rose to 5.70 percent year-on-year from 4.04 percent a month earlier, while on monthly basis, inflation was 1.02 percent from 0.31 percent […]

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Melania Trump to start solo trip to Africa next week

Melania Trump will visit Ghana, Kenya, Egypt and Malawi next month in her first solo trip abroad as US First Lady, White House correspondents reported on Wednesday. “There are many programs across the United States that are doing great things for children, and I believe we can replicate many of these programs overseas,” Mrs. Trump […]

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Kenya’s external position is strong – IMF

The International Monetary Fund said Kenya’s external position is strong and it will continue to support its reform efforts through policy advice. Kenya secured a six-month extension for its stand-by credit arrangement of $989.8 million from the fund in March. The second review of the IMF-supported program has not been completed, and the program has […]

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Kenya, UK sign trade & security deals

Britain is committed to free trade with Kenya and supports the East African nation by providing military equipment to enhance borderline aviation security, capacity building and information sharing, British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday. May who was speaking in Nairobi on the third stop of a trip to Africa, said, as Britain prepares […]

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Theresa May in Africa to boost post-Brexit fortunes

British Prime Minister Theresa May is traveling to South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya this week on her first African tour to “deepen and strengthen” partnerships as the UK prepares to leave the EU in 2019. The trip “comes at a time of enormous change across Africa with a unique opportunity, as the UK moves towards […]

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Kenya emerges as Africa’s top avocado exporter

Kenya beats South Africa to emerge as Africa’s top avocado exporter, Africanews reported. According to Food and Agricultural Organization, the East African nation produces an average of 191,000 tons of avocados per year, and is ranked the largest producer in Africa followed by South Africa. Mexico is the largest producer of avocados in the world […]

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Kenya: Raila Odinga is our man in 2022 poll – Minority leader

 Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga, who was at the center of the hotly contested and disputed 2017 presidential elections, will contest in the 2022 presidential elections, a senior member of his party said. Local media reported that Senator Orengo, together with other members of the opposition, confirmed Odinga’s intentions to launch a fifth bid at […]

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White House: Uhuru Kenyatta to visit USA

United States President Donald Trump will meet his Kenyan counterpart later this month, specifically on August 27, The White House announced in an official statement. According to the statement, the meeting between Uhuru Kenyatta and Donald Trump will reaffirm the long-standing relationship between the United States and Kenya as a cornerstone of peace and stability […]

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Clothing market: Trump suspends duty-free status for Rwanda

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday suspended Rwanda’s ability to ship apparel products duty-free to the United States due to a trade dispute between the two nations. The trade dispute began in 2015, when Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya and Burundi announced their intention to phase out imports of second hand clothing and shoes from western […]

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