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Urgency mounts on Africa to fast-track AfCFTA to counter tough times

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by Xinhua Writers Ding Lei, Bedah Mengo The implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) could catalyze development and growth of Africa, and...
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Locust outbreak threatens food security in East Africa, international response urged

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by Xinhua writers Bai Lin, Bedah Mengo The locust outbreak plaguing East Africa calls for a concerted international response as the most dreaded insects...
Africa’s Bright Economic Future Is Its Youth

Kenyan skilled youth create own jobs

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At his furniture workshop in Kayole, east of Kenya's capital Nairobi, Joseph Ochieng wiped sweat from his brow as he pushed the saw up...
real estate

Market shocks jolt Kenya’s real estate sector

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Some house projects have stalled, others have failed to take off while those complete have no buyers, pointing to a depressed real estate industry...
farmers

Kenyan farmers beat dry spell with hydroponics fodder

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Lush green crops jut out of trays in their hundreds on the dairy goat farm in Kasarani, on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya's capital....
estate

Kenyans embrace online groups to run estate affairs and connect

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Not long ago, Kenyans living in gated communities would hold monthly meetings through which residents deliberate issues affecting them. At the forums, officials would introduce...
A security guard patrols at Westgate shopping mall with his sniffer dog, in Nairobi, Kenya, on July 18, 2015. Kenya's upscale shopping mall, Westgate, which had been closed nearly two years ago after a terrorist attack that claimed 67 lives, was reopened on Saturday amid tight security.(Xinhua/Pan Siwei)

Investors’ appetite for Kenyan malls rises despite low tenancy

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Low uptake of spaces in shopping malls in Nairobi, Kenya's capital, has not slowed down construction of the facilities that have shaped East African...
poultry

Savvy poultry farmers in Kenya go organic for niche market

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Some poultry farmers in Kenya are now turning to organic keeping of the birds as consumers become conscious of what they eat for better...
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Better times ahead for Kenya’s coconut farmers as hybrid seeds launched

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Farmers in the Coastal region of Kenya are set for better times following the launch of hybrid coconut varieties after years of relying on...
food

Relief for Kenyan families as food prices drop to new low

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Going to the market for her weekly fresh produce supplies for Nairobi resident Abigail Sande has been an enjoyable experience for the last two...
economic abuse

Kenyan opposition supporters start controversial economic boycotts

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Many opposition supporters in Kenya seem to have heeded to calls by their leaders to boycott products of three companies they accused of working...

Unreliable rains in Kenya gives boom to fodder business

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Kenya has experienced unreliable rains in the last few years, but while this has affected food production, it has brought new opportunities in the...
Kenyan university

Agony for Kenyan university students as lecturers strike

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A week ago, Vincent Odour, a bachelor of commerce student at a Kenyan university, went home after the institution closed for 10 days over...
Kenyan Supreme Court judges, from left to right, Njoki Ndung'u, Jackton Ojwang, Deputy Chief Justice Philomela Mwilu, Chief Justice David Maraga, Smokin Wanjala and Isaac Lenaola preside over the second day of hearings of a petition challenging the presidential election result, at the Supreme Court in Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. Kenya's Supreme Court is hearing veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga's challenge to President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election earlier this month. Sayyid Azim AP Photo

Some Kenyans laud Liberia’s apex court after it puts off polls, cite precedence

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Some Kenyans on Wednesday lauded the decision by the Liberian Supreme Court to postpone a presidential runoff that was set for Nov. 7 over...
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Poor households in Kenya feel the pinch as rent rises faster

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Rent for small income households in Kenya is rising faster as compared to the other levels, pushing poor families to the edge. Most poor families,...
Maize roughage

Kenyan maize farmers protest poor prices as citizens enjoy subsidy

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As Kenyans enjoy cheaper maize flour following a government subsidy, farmers are crying foul as prices of the grain, which they are currently harvesting,...
Kenyan Supreme Court judges, from left to right, Njoki Ndung'u, Jackton Ojwang, Deputy Chief Justice Philomela Mwilu, Chief Justice David Maraga, Smokin Wanjala and Isaac Lenaola preside over the second day of hearings of a petition challenging the presidential election result, at the Supreme Court in Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. Kenya's Supreme Court is hearing veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga's challenge to President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election earlier this month. Sayyid Azim AP Photo

Lengthy electioneering period fatigues Kenyans

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A prolonged campaign period following the order by Kenya's Supreme Court for repeated presidential polls seems to have tired many Kenyans as the date...
Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta addresses crowd on Sept. 1, 2017

Kenya’s political parties step up publicity war ahead of polls

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The main political parties in Kenya's repeat presidential polls scheduled for Oct. 17 have stepped up a war of publicity that is bordering on...
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High yields lure investors to Kenya’s 182-day T-bill

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High returns from Kenya's 182-day Treasury bill have lured investors to the paper, with subscriptions more than doubling at this week's auction. The paper for...

Kenya’s bourse rises as market weathers political storm

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Major indices of the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) went up on Wednesday as the market seemingly weathered uncertainty created by repeat of presidential elections...
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Nairobi bourse delists two firms for non-compliance

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Two firms have been delisted from the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) after failing to adhere to regulatory requirements. Delisting is the process in which a...

Kenya’s bourse key index hits 15-month high despite election jitters

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Nairobi Securities Exchange 20 Share Index for the second consecutive session defied jitters arising from disputed poll results on Thursday to gain 53 points...
Workers unload bags of rice on January 19, 2011 at the Port of Abidjan where 80% of Ivory Coast's exports transit. EU-registered ships have been barred from dealing with Ivory Coast's main cocoa ports in line with sanctions over the nation's controversial November presidential poll. The European Union last weekend slapped sanctions on outcast incumbent leader Laurent Gbagbo and 84 of his associates, as well as 11 economic entities in the world's top cocoa producer. AFP PHOTO/ ISSOUF SANOGO (Photo credit should read ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/Getty Images)

Kenya’s exports to African nations rise in first quarter

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Exports from Kenya to African countries increased by 1.2 percent in the first three months of 2017, pushed up by rise in exports to...
banks

Kenyan bank workers emerge as victim of interest capping law

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Employees in the Kenyan banking sector are becoming a major victim of the capping of interest rates regime, which took effect last September after...
banks

Kenyan saccos, banks rivalry rise after interest rate capping

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Kenyan savings and credit cooperative organizations (saccos) are increasingly innovating new products to protect their turfs following the enactment of a law that put...
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Kenya shilling in major slide as dollar demand swells

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The Kenya shilling declined on Monday as end-month dollar demands from various importers surged considerably. The shilling closed Monday at an average...
420 troops from Senegal are posted in Um Baro where they assume the responsibility of the security of the area. Photo by Albert Gonzalez Farran - UNAMID

Kenya’s opposition unveils manifesto, vows to pull soldiers from Somalia

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Kenya's main opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) on Tuesday evening promised to create more jobs, unite the country, bring down the cost of living...
Banks

More Kenyan banks consolidate amid tough environment

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Kenya's banking sector witnessed increased consolidation in the first quarter of 2017 as it remained cautious following rise in non-performing loans and the capping...

Investors warm up to real estate security at Nairobi bourse

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Investors at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) are showing high appetite for Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), with turnover recording an upward trend. ...
Eurobond

Kenya ripe for another international bond

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Kenya would get cheaper credit if it floats an international bond currently following decline of its Eurobond yields at the secondary market. ...