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President  Uhuru awarded Charters to eight Universities today at State House. The institutions that received the Charters were drawn from every corner of the country and included KAG EAST University in Kakamega, Rongo University, The Co-operative University, Taita Taveta University, Murang’a University of Technology, University of Embu, Machakos University and Kirinyaga University. Our universities have …

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Nearly 700 Dead Since Massacres Began 2 Years Ago Unidentified fighters have killed nearly 700 civilians in a series of massacres that began two years ago in Beni territory in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Human Rights Watch said today. In one of the largest recent attacks, on August 13, 2016, fighters killed at least …

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By Naomi Gateri Numerous are the times we stigmatize informal sector. We think that we should all be in formal sector especially youngsters from colleges and universities. In any case, grey economy is significant to the economy of our country. Nowadays, it’s hard to get formal employment as a fresh graduate. With “five years of …

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This announcement comes two weeks after the release of the DBSA’s financial results which revealed that the bank had delivered a net profit of R2.6bn The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) (DBSA.org) has financed 21 renewable energy projects since the launch of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPP). This was revealed today …

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FAO support reinforces food security response to one of the worst El Niño-induced droughts on record Ethiopia is about to complete one of the largest and most successful  seed distribution campaigns in the country’s history, aimed at helping farmers to stay on their feet in the face of a blistering drought caused by El Niño, …

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The Committee will next meet from 16 January to 3 February 2017 The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has published its findings on the following countries which it examined during its latest session from 13 to 30 September in Geneva: Nauru, Sierra Leone, New Zealand, South Africa, Saudi Arabia and Suriname. The …

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On October 5, Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa and Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov received Angola’s Ambassador to Russia Joaquim Augusto de Lemos at the latter’s request. They discussed current issues of Russian-Angolan cooperation in the political, trade, economic and investment spheres and affirmed Moscow and Luanda’s intention to further advance …

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On October 6, 2016 the Head of Africa and Middle East Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, Andrei Luchenok, met with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United Arab Emirates to Belarus, Ahmed Mohammed Yousef Manqoosh Alteneiji

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The British High Commission holds event to spur investment by British firms in Kenyan renewable energy sector The British High Commission, in conjunction with Barclays Bank of Kenya, yesterday held an event in Nairobi bringing together leading players in the local renewable energy sector with investors from the United Kingdom. The UK-Kenya Renewable Energy Conference …

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Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (Ecobank.com), parent company of the leading Pan-African financial institution, the Ecobank Group, has through its Foundation, renewed its partnership with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria for a further three years. The relationship between the two organisations began in 2011 and the new agreement formalises Ecobank’s support for the …

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