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  • Kenya, Kuwait sign tourism deal

    November 22, 2013 8:01 PM 24

    Updated Friday, November 22nd 2013 at 19:19 GMT +3 Kenya and Kuwait have signed an MOU expected to boost the number of tourists from the Middle East oil-rich nation. East African Affairs, Commerce and Tourism Cabinet Secretary Phyllis Kandie signed the MOU on behalf of Kenya with Kuwaiti Minister for Industry and Commerce Amani Bouresly signing on behalf

  • Kenya mulls opening a consulate in Guangzhou

    November 22, 2013 3:58 PM 33

    Kinyanjui told Capital FM Business that he was planning to hold a meeting in the next few weeks with the Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs Amina Mohamed to push the idea. He said an office in China’s third largest city would be crucial due to the high number of Kenyans residing there. “I am seeing a growing number of Kenyans who are coming here for business

  • Housing corporation goes digital with new system

    November 22, 2013 2:51 PM 32

    The project will involve the installation of a suite of integrated business management software that will revolutionise business operations of the corporation. NHC Managing Director Wachira Njuguna says the software will see most of the corporation’s departments automated and lower costs and reduce wastage. “We have embarked on this project in order

  • The most from the coast

    November 22, 2013 1:56 PM 35

    By Peter Mutai NAIROBI, (Xinhua) -- Scientists have developed a natural, safe and cost effective biocontrol technology for use in maize and groundnuts growing in Kenya and neighboring countries against the aflatoxin contamination, a secondary metabolites mainly produced by fungi known as aspergillus flavus. The technology that bears the name aflasafe

  • Kenya's new water reserves to boost drought-stricken Turkana region if managed properly

    November 22, 2013 10:19 AM 34

    Vast water reserves have been discovered under the Turkana desert - changing the game for Kenya's water-scarce region. But how can this newfound water wealth be tapped to ensure resources aren't overexploited? People celebrated when the first water streamed out of a pipe at a drilling site in the Kenyan desert. The water came from two newly discovered

  • Standard Chartered posts profit jump

    November 21, 2013 9:01 PM 17

    Total income increased by nine percent to Sh17.6 billion from Sh16.1 billion recorded same period last year with loans and advances up by 22 percent to Sh123.6 billion. Net interest income grew by 14.5 percent to Sh12.3 billion from Sh10.7 billion driven by strong growth in volumes but impacted by the significantly lower interest rates charged in line with falling

  • 'Longest married couple' to mark 81st anniversary

    November 21, 2013 5:47 PM 30

    John and Ann Betar of Connecticut who eloped in 1932 will celebrate big day on November 25. John and Ann Betar eloped on Nov. 25, 1932, fleeing their close-knit Syrian neighborhood in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and driving as fast as they could to Harrison, New York, to avoid Ann's father's plans to marry her off to a man 20 years older. Now, as their

  • FAO appeals for assistance to Visayas farmers

    November 21, 2013 2:17 PM 108

    The UN food agency on Wednesday called for “urgent assistance” to farmers in the Visayas who need to sow new seeds. “Regions most severely affected by the typhoon account for one-third of the total rice production in the country,” the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said in a statement. “Hundreds of thousands of farmers in the Philippines

  • This chart is amazing news for our health cost problem

    November 21, 2013 12:24 PM 32

    This just might be my favorite chart about health care costs as of late. And it's one that contains billions of dollars' worth of good news! The chart, from the Council of Economic Advisers, shows the Congressional Budget Office constantly revising downward how much it thinks the federal government will need to spend on health care costs over the next decade

  • Strike shuts down Zagreb airport

    November 21, 2013 11:21 AM 25

    The strike, which started at 0900 GMT and is due to end at 2300 GMT Friday, forced the cancellation of all 60 scheduled commercial flights from the Croatian airport, according to its website. Airlines transported passengers to alternative airports while some carriers have cancelled their flights, a statement from Zagreb Pleso airport said. Unions fear that some 800 employees