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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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Kenya to recruit 10,000 police officers for August 8 polls

Kenyan government has launched mass recruitment of police officers ahead of the general elections on August 8, 2017, local media reported. The National Police Service has opened applications to recruit 10,000 people with induction to be done after nine-month training, the police service announced. “Applicants recruited for the training into the service shall be bonded […]

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Kenya, Ghana and Malawi to Pilot world’s first malaria vaccine

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday announced that the first vaccine against malaria, Mosquirix, was developed by GlaxoSmithKline and that pilot tests on children will take place in three African countries: Kenya, Ghana and Malawi. The Mosquirix vaccine (also called RTS, S) was created especially for infants aged 5 to 17-month olds, the WHO […]

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AfDB questions Africa’s annual $35bn food importation

African Development Bank’s president, Akinwumi Adesina on Thursday lamented the negative effects that huge food imports had on the African continent. Speaking at the Center for Global Development event held in Washington DC, the former Nigerian Agriculture Minister indicated that the continent must break the food import chain and aim for self-sufficiency in food production […]

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Kenya: President Warns against Violence Ahead of Polls

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday warns against violence among rival camps within his party ahead of primaries. Two parliamentary candidates have been victims this week after being caught up in such a clash, Reuters reported. The East African nation, where disputed election results in 2007 stoked ethnic violence across the country, goes to the […]

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U.S. Government issued travel alert ahead of elections in Kenya

The U.S. State Department has warned its citizens of possible unrest that could turn violent, ahead of general elections slated for Aug. 8 in Kenya. A year ago, Police in Nairobi used tear gas and water cannon to break up rallies urging resignation of supervising body in run-up to August vote. Authorities face pressure to […]

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Kenyans get 550 Sudanese scholarships

Some 550 Kenyan students will be awarded scholarships to study in Sudanese universities, Sudanese Ambassador to Kenya Elsadig Abdalla Elias told reporters in Nairobi. The Scholarships include 30 slots of oil-related programs and studies in medicine, pharmacy, agriculture and technology. The move aims to boost ties between the two countries, Elsadig Abdalla Elias said. “We […]

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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. […]

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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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