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Kenya to automate trading at tea auction


Kenya will this year begin to automate trading at its weekly tea auction of regional produce to increase transparency in dealings, the chairman of the East African Tea Traders Association (EATTA), which runs the sale, said on Wednesday. Kenya’s hosts the world’s biggest tea auction, selling produce from nine African nations, including from Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Malawi and Mozambique. Ethiopia …

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Africa must be given time to industrialise

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies

By – Pretoria – Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies says Africa should be given space to industrialise. Speaking at the 4th China Roundtable in Nairobi, Kenya, Minister Davies said under colonialism, African countries were drawn into the world economy as producers and exporters of primary products, mineral and agricultural commodities. The Minister said that era also disadvantaged the …

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Norway and Kenya to cooperate in Oil for Development programme


‘Kenya has requested assistance from Norway in developing its petroleum sector. Through the programme Oil for Development, Norway will support Kenya in improving management of its natural resources and protection of the environment with the objective that oil and gas resources to benefit the country and its people,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. The Norwegian Government approved 17 …

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Under Secretary Rose Gottemoeller Travels to Kenya, Angola and South Africa

Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller will visit Nairobi, Luanda and Pretoria December 6-11, 2015. December 7-9, Under Secretary Gottemoeller will be in Nairobi, Kenya to discuss our cooperative security relationship, regional security matters, and peacekeeping efforts with counterparts at Ministries of Defense and Foreign Affairs, as well …

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Pressure mounts against GMOs as Kenya celebrates World food day


This World Food Day, all roads lead to the magnificent Nakuru County in Kenya’s rift valley region; where a demonstration and a public debate have been organised to challenge the push for the introduction of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in Kenya. The Kenya Biodiversity Coalition (KBioC) together with Greenpeace Africa, Kenya Organic Agriculture Network (KOAN) and the Institute for Culture …

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East Africa’s fifth e-tourism conference hosted by Kenya


The e-tourism East Africa Conference aims to underline the impact of digital tools when promoting touristic destinations. This year’s edition will be hosted by Kenya. As 69% of travelers now begin the search for holiday destination on-line, the ongoing event will strongly focus on the importance of social media use for on-line bookings. Twitter, Facebook, Google and YouTube are now …

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EU boosts girl-child education in Kwale County


Life has changed for former Bombolulu Girls Secondary students as they access secondary school education in secure accommodation. The European Union (EU) will hand over a Ksh 5.9M dormitory to Mazeras Memorial Girls Secondary School, the former Bombolulu Girls Secondary school, in Kwale County. The facility is part of a project which started in 2013, funded by the European Union …

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Japan-Kenya Summit Meeting


Mr. Shinzo Abe, the Prime Minister of Japan held a meeting with H.E. Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya, at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel from 11:00 a.m. for approximately 40 minutes during his stay in New York for attending the United Nations General Assembly. The overview of the meeting is as follows: At the beginning of the …

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Kenya to host Sh23bn machinery plant


The manufacturing sector will benefit from Sh23 billion boost after a Kenyan firm Bico partnered with German machinery maker Liebherr Group to establish an assembly plant in Nairobi. Speaking in Kilifi, Bico-Liebherr founder Andrew Malunga Buraje said they are finalising the necessary investment documentation before the plant is put up in Nairobi towards the end of this year. “We have …

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Millions in Nigeria and Kenya Embrace Facebook on Mobile to Share and Connect with Others


Facebook’s mobile momentum grows in Africa. Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) ( has shared new statistics revealing that 2.2 million Kenyans use Facebook every day and 4.5 million each month, while 7.1 million Nigerians use Facebook daily and 15 million are active every month. Almost all these people are coming to Facebook on a mobile device: 100% of Nigerian monthly users are active …

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