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Kenya: Drought reduced tea exports by 36%

Kenya’s tea exports volume dropped by 36% in April compared to the same period last year, Businessdailyafrica reported. The El Nino phenomenon has significantly impacted the weather patterns around Kenya, limiting agriculture production because anticipated seasonal rains did not come. According to the Kenyan Board of Tea, this negative result is the consequence of the […]

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Building collapses in Kenya, 121 people rescued, 15 missing – Police

Fifteen people are reported missing after a seven-storey apartment building in Kenya’s capital Nairobi collapsed on Tuesday. Rescue squads rescued 121 people from the rubble. The building located in Kware Pipeline, Embakasi in eastern Nairobi, was reported to have developed cracks and torrential rains have accelerated the incident. “Kware area was unplanned. No developments are […]

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Zambia: Sugar production increases by 47%

Zambia Sugar, a unit of Associated British Foods, on Thursday said its refined sugar production has increased by 47% to 65,000 tons in the year that ended March 31, driven up by increased refining capacity. According to the managing Director of Zambia Sugar, Rebecca Katow, despite the increment of the production, total sugar production fell […]

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Kenya launches multi-billion Chinese-backed railways

Kenya authorities on Tuesday launched a multi-billion a Chinese-backed railway with a first trip from the city of Mombasa to capital Nairobi. In his official speech at the unveiling ceremony, President Kenyatta said the launching “is a historic moment as we begin our journey of transformation.” Kenyatta also indicated that his government is banking on […]

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Ethiopia: Turkish charity sends tons of food items to 1,500 families

Turkish authorities have delivered 40 tons of foods items to 1,500 families in Ethiopia’s north-eastern Afar regional state for the holy month of Ramadan, local media reported. The donation was made by the Turkey Diyanet Foundation (TDV), which will set during the holy month Iftar tents in several villages of the region facing famine due […]

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Kenya: campaigns officially kick off for August vote

The official campaigns for Kenya’s presidential and general elections kicked off last weekend in the East African nation. Kenyans go to the polls on August 8 to elect a president, lawmakers and local officials. Besides the outgoing President Uhuru Kenyatta who is seeking a second term, at least eight other candidates are vying for the […]

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Kenya seeks additional $3.5 billion loan from Eximbank

The Kenyan government is seeking additional $3.5 billion loan from China Eximbank for the construction of the Nairobi-Mombasa railway line, local media reported. This additional loan from China Eximbank will help the East African nation to finance the construction of the third phase of the Nairobi-Mombasa railway project. The Nairobi-Mombasa 270km railway is the first […]

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Kenya: US freezes $21ml health aid amid corruption scandal

The United States government on Tuesday announced the suspension of over $21 million direct aid to Kenya’s Ministry of Health amid concern over corruption. According to the Nairobi-based US Embassy, support for HIV drugs and other health programs outside the ministry would continue. “What we have done on health assistance is to temporarily suspend technical […]

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Kenyan predicts right outcome of 17 games, wins $2m

28-year-old Kenyan Samuel Abisai has won $2 million after he correctly predicted the outcome of all 17 games in last weekend’s mega jackpot. A statement from gaming company, Sportpesa, said the winner was called shortly after midnight on Sunday and was revealed at a red-carpet ceremony in Nairobi later. The University of Nairobi graduate becomes […]

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Kenyan president raises minimum wage ahead of polls

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday announced plans to increase the minimum wage ($106 a month) by 18 percent in the East African nation. “We know that for two straight years, we have not increased the minimum wage. So, after consultation with key stakeholders, I have directed that the minimum wage be increased by 18 […]

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