KENYA | KENYA

16-Jan-2020 to 17:32

Kenya deports over 90 trafficked Ugandan girls

APA-Kampala (Uganda) — The Kenyan government has handed over some 90 Ugandan girls to the authorities in Kampala after they were intercepted as they were being illegally trafficked through the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to the United Arab Emirates.

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15-Jan-2020 to 14:56

Locust outbreak threatens rural food security across East Africa-FAO

APA-Nairobi(Kenya) — A serious and widespread Desert Locust outbreak is destroying crops and pasture across eastern Ethiopia and neighboring areas of Somalia, parts of Sudan, Eritrea and northern Kenya with a high risk of further spread in the absence of immediate and significant scale up in control activities, a United Nations body warned on Wednesday.

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15-Jan-2020 to 10:06

US pledges continued support to Kenya in fight against terror

APA-Nairobi(Kenya) — The United States government on Wednesday pledged to continue Kenya fighting terrorism as the country marks the first commemoration of the 2019 attack at Dusitd2, in upmarket Nairobi where 21 people were killed by al-Shabaab militants.

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14-Jan-2020 to 13:46

African cities' fiscal capacity weak-Moody’s

APA-Nairobi(Kenya) — African regional and local governments' (RLGs) fiscal capacity is too weak to fund their capital needs, a credit negative factor that perpetuates under-investment in infrastructure and will constrain sustainable development across the continent, Moody's Investors Service said in a report released on Tuesday.

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14-Jan-2020 to 13:31

Kenya to impose 16 percent VAT on imported milk from outside EAC

APA-Nairobi(Kenya) — President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday directed the National Treasury to impose 16 percent Value Added Tax (VAT) on milk products that have originated from outside the East Africa Community(EAC) in a bid to cushion local farmers from imported cheap milk.

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14-Jan-2020 to 13:23

Kenya’s agriculture minister sacked in Cabinet reshuffle

APA-Nairobi(Kenya) — Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday fired the Cabinet Secretary(CS) for agriculture Mwangi Kiunjuri in the latest cabinet reshuffle announced on Tuesday.

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13-Jan-2020 to 19:55

2020 outlook on Africa’s sovereigns negative-Moody’s

APA-Nairobi(Kenya) — The negative 2020 outlook for sovereign creditworthiness in Sub-Saharan Africa reflects the worsening external environment, weak government finances and subdued GDP growth, Moody's Investors Service said in a report on Monday.

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