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  • Kenya aims to grow 10bn trees by 2030

    April 16, 2014 8:15 AM 20

    The program is set to increase the country’s forest cover which is below the global conventional level of six percent to 12 or 16 percent in the next five years. Environment, Water and Natural Resources Cabinet Secretary Judi Wakhungu says that the environment is the foundation of any development and through this initiative the ecosystem restoration

  • Operation Southern Indian Ocean

    April 15, 2014 10:44 PM 63

    INDIAN OCEAN - APRIL 14: In tis handout from the U.S. Navy, Operators aboard Australian Defense Vessel Ocean Shield move the U.S. Navy's Bluefin 21 autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) into position April 14, 2014 in the Indian Ocean. The AUV uses side scan sonar and will descend to a depth of between 4,000 and 4,500 meters in the search for the missing

  • NSE posts rise in 2013 profit to Sh263mn

    April 15, 2014 9:21 PM 16

    Market capitalisation rose by 49.91 percent to Sh1.92 trillion while the NSE all share index moved up by 33 percent in the period driven by the 79.45 percent rise in equity turnover to Sh155.75 billion from the Sh86.79 billion recorded in 2012. The NSE Chief Executive Officer Peter Mwangi says the profits are attributed to higher proceeds from transaction

  • Underwater vehicle scheduled for deployment in the search for missing Malaysian jet

    April 15, 2014 6:04 PM 31

    Updated Monday, April 14th 2014 at 17:42 GMT +3 PERTH, AUSTRALIA:� The Australian and U.S. searchers hunting for the missing Malaysian flight MH370 on Monday confirmed the underwater autonomous vehicle would be deployed “very soon". They also said the task would be difficult since the submarine will have to operate at its depth limit of 4,500 meters

  • Quitting? We’re investing more – Telkom Kenya

    April 15, 2014 5:04 PM 17

    Telkom Kenya Chief Executive Officer Mickael Ghossein told journalists on Tuesday that the company is investing over Sh2.5 billion as it seeks to transform its operations to enhance service delivery and increase market share. Ghossein explained that France Telecom that has 70 percent shareholding in the company is looking for strategic partners that will pump in more capital

  • MAN ARRESTED FOR COMMITTING UNNATURAL ACT WITH COW

    April 15, 2014 2:11 PM 7

    Police in Eldama Ravine have arrested a 34 year old man for allegedly committing an unnatural act with a cow. Koibatek OCPD Bernard Kibe says the cow’s owner found the suspect’s clothes and shoes in her cow shed when she went to milk the cow in the morning. The suspect, who had cow dung on his body, was arrested when he went to collect his clothes.

  • UN praises Kenya on transition to green economy

    April 15, 2014 1:51 PM 10

    NAIROBI, April 15 (Xinhua) -- Kenya stands to gain greater economic benefits and food security while lowering the level of environmental pollution through a shift towards the green economy, UN said on Tuesday. A report launched by Kenya and the UN Environment Program (UNEP) urges the government to consider adopting targeted clean energy solutions for households

  • Meet China's protest archivist

    April 15, 2014 9:25 AM 83

    Chinese protesters often post photographs of their actions on social media, with the hope of drawing public scrutiny. But the images and tweets they share are often either censored, or get lost in the torrent of social media information that cascades across the screens and phones of 618 million wired Chinese. Since October 2012, one 34-year-old migrant

  • Chinese land price growth slows: report

    April 15, 2014 6:07 AM 64

    Xinhua News Agency, founded on November 7, 1931, is China’s national news agency as well as a global news and information network. Xinhua has set up a global news and information gathering network, with headquarters in Beijing, 33 domestic bureaus in provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities plus the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macao

  • WB seeks to lift one million people from poverty weekly

    April 14, 2014 11:09 PM 15

    Updated Monday, April 14th 2014 at 21:44 GMT +3 Kenya: The World Bank has set an ambitious goal of pulling about one billion people out of extreme poverty by 2030. Buoyed by the falling number of people earning less than Sh105 ($1.25 a dollar) a day from about 1.2 billion in 2010 to 1 billion in 2014, the group seeks to lift 50 million people out of poverty