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Donald Trump Calls Kenya’s Kenyatta

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday called Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to “reaffirm the strong bilateral relationship between the two countries,” the White House said in a statement. Conversation between the two leaders also focused on “economic partnership and mutual dedication to overcoming terrorism and other regional security challenges through close cooperation,” the statement said. […]

UN Boss holds talks with Kenya’s Uhuru in Nairobi

UN Chief Antonio Gutteres is in Nairobi to meet President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday. The Two leaders will discuss regional issues including hunger, drought, terrorism and security across the region, local media reported. South Sudan conflict and the war in Somalia are also on their agenda according to Nairobi-based news portal, The Nation. The United […]

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Radio, the information leader in Africa – UNESCO

The United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO on Monday said Radio is Africa’s most influential information outlet. The Survey released by the UN organization comes as the world celebrated the World Radio Day on Monday to promote communication to find “greater solutions” to the planet’s problems. The statistics of the survey indicated that […]

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Kenya: Court sentences doctors’ union officials to jail

A court in Kenya on Monday ruled that officials from the national doctors’ union in the Central African nation be jailed for one month amid an on-going strike over pay and conditions in public hospitals. The Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) officials appeared in Milimani Law Court earlier this morning. “This court […]

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Kenya Must not Close World’s Largest Refugee Camp – High Court

Kenyan High Court on Thursday quashed a government decision to close the Dadaab refugee camp, the world’s largest. They High Court argued that the government’s orders were discriminatory, excessive, arbitrary and disproportionate. The judge directed the state to adopt mechanisms that would ensure the department of refugees is functioning properly. Kenya’s government announced in May […]

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Internet Penetration: Seychelles, Morocco Top African Rankings

The Seychelles, Morocco and South Africa have the best internet connection in Africa with better access, according to statistics in real time published by Internet live status on Sunday. The statistics revealed that these three countries have more than half of their population connected to the internet. They are closely followed by Tunisia, Nigeria and […]

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Kenyan Doctors to Continue Nationwide Strike, Patients Desperate

The Doctors’ union in Kenya on Thursday said a seven-week strike would continue until their demands are met, ignoring a court ruling ordering a return to work in five days or jail for union leaders. According to local news reports, doctors have accused the Ministry of Health of twisting the arms of health workers to […]

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U.S. Okays Possible Military Aircraft Deal with Kenya

The U.S. State Department has approved a possible $418 million sale to Kenya of aircraft with weapons and related support, a Pentagon agency told Reuters on Monday. According to the The Defense Security Cooperation Agency, the approval was for the possible sale of up to 12 Air Tractor AT-802L planes and two AT-504 trainer aircraft, […]

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Kenya: New Car Sales Plunge 30 % in 2016

The Kenya Motor Industry Association on Wednesday said the number of new vehicles sold in Kenya dropped by 30.6 percent last year mainly due to the higher duties imposed on motor vehicles at the start of 2016. The taxes were removed in July, after much lobbying by the motor industry, leading to an improvement in […]

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Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir Undergoes Heart Surgery

Sudan’s president Omar al-Bashir has undergone a minor heart surgery at a local hospital in the capital, Khartoum, the presidency said in a statement published by the state news agency SUNA. ‘‘The Presidency confirmed that (Al Bashir) has undergone an exploratory cardiac catheterization at Royal Care hospital yesterday and the results were reassuring,” SUNA said. […]

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