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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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Horn of Africa: Somalia, Eritrea re-establish diplomatic ties

The presidents of Somalia and Eritrea on Monday signed an agreement to re-establish diplomatic ties between the two nations, surprising observers and delighting citizens of the East African nations. According to the agreement signed in Asmara by Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki and Somali counterpart Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, the two countries will establish diplomatic relations and […]

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Google’s sister-company to deploy balloon Internet in Kenya

A network of giant balloons will soon bring internet access to remote regions of rural Kenya. Google’s sister-company Alphabet Inc’s Loon on Thursday said it would deploy its system of balloons to beam high-speed Internet access with Telkom Kenya from next year to cover rural and suburban populations. Project Loon has helped to improve internet […]

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Obama ends two-day visit to Kenya, first since leaving the White House

Former US President Barack Obama has completed a two-day visit in Kenya, his first to Africa since leaving the White House. In Kenya, his father’s birthplace, the former US president met with both President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga. Obama applauded efforts by Kenyatta and Odinga to work together, after a prolonged and […]

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Kenyan government unveils next year’s budget

Kenyan Treasury cabinet secretary Henry Rotich has unveiled the 2018/2019 budget in Parliament, local media reported. The expenditure will help finance President Uhuru Kenyatta’s so-called Big Four agenda, which seeks to boost agriculture, manufacturing, healthcare and home building to drive economic growth. The record budget of 3.07 trillion shillings is expected to be financed through […]

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