African waters are powerful magnets for illegal and unregulated foreign fishing operations

Overfishing destroying livelihoods African waters are powerful magnets for illegal and unregulated foreign fishing operations By Kingsley Ighobor  It was midnight on 14 December 2016, when five fishermen in Tombo village near Freetown in Sierra Leone  revved up a small outboard engine  and powered their  boat far out to  sea.  They threw in their More...

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By admin On Saturday, June 10th, 2017
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Kenya Diaspora Remittance at$432.6Million – Q1

Diaspora remittances in the first quarter of the year rose by four per cent compared to a similar period in 2016, bucking a falling trend in other African economies. Latest Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) data shows More...

By admin On Friday, June 9th, 2017
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May to form fragile government after UK election debacle, uncertainty over Brexit talks

British Prime Minister Theresa May will form a government supported by a small Northern Irish party after her Conservative Party lost its parliamentary majority in an election debacle days before talks on Britain’s More...

By admin On Thursday, June 8th, 2017
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Can the cost of Kenya’s Standard gauge railway (SGR) be justified ? – Ongea Africa discuss

Kenya’s governing Jubilee coalition recently inaugurated the start of operations of the first phase of a multi-billion $ Chinese financed (over 90% financing) cargo and passenger Standard Gauge Railway (SGR), More...

By admin On Thursday, June 8th, 2017
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Jubilee’s Promise of affordable Energy’s behind schedule – Lake Turkana Wind Power

The biggest wind farm in sub-Saharan Africa is ready for launch but will remain idle until next year as Kenya’s government has not yet installed the transmission lines needed to get the clean power to customers, More...

By admin On Thursday, June 8th, 2017
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Kenya Lowers Growth Forecast as Drought Cuts Food Output

Kenya will cut its growth forecast to reflect the impact of a drought that slashed agricultural output in East Africa’s biggest economy and left the country short of its staple food, Treasury Secretary Henry Rotich More...

By admin On Thursday, June 8th, 2017
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Kenyan elections are a source of nervousness for investors in East Africa’s biggest economy

BLOOMBERG Kenya’s elections may prompt violence that evokes the unrest that killed at least 1,100 people following a disputed vote a decade ago if the electoral authorities fail to ensure this year’s process More...

By admin On Thursday, June 8th, 2017
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Kenya: critical voices “silenced” ahead of August polls

By: Robert Kibet The abduction, torture and murder of the prominent Kenyan human rights lawyer Willie Kimani is only the tip of the iceberg in a pattern of violence and intimidation aimed at silencing dissent as More...

By admin On Thursday, June 8th, 2017
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Britain goes to Polls , What’s at stake ?

British Prime Minister Theresa May faces the voters on Thursday in an election she called to strengthen her hand in looming Brexit talks, with her personal authority at stake after a campaign that saw her lead More...

By admin On Monday, June 5th, 2017
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Mpesa explores Africa Market

Vodafone’s popular mobile financial services M-Pesa will expand into more African countries, giving millions of people access to banking services without the need for a bank account, the chief executive of More...

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