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October 31, 2017 10:35 PM Manchester United 2-0 Benfica: Talking points from Old Trafford win

An own goal from Benfica goalkeeper Mile Svilar and a penalty from Daley Blind ensured United continued their perfect start in Group A, putting them on the brink of the last-16 with two games to play. Anthony Martial was handed a start after coming off the bench to score Manchester United's winner against Tottenham on Saturday, and he certainly seemed 8

October 31, 2017 9:14 PM Kajiado county government repossesses land from Tana and Athi River Development Authority

The county government has repossessed land from Tana and Athi River Development Authority (Tarda) following expiry of its lease. At least 100 county askaris led by Lands executive Hamilton Parseina and his Agriculture counterpart Moses ole Narok, moved to the farm in Emali, along the Kajiado Makueni border, and secured it in an operation that took two hours 4

October 31, 2017 1:21 PM World set to bust global warming goal, but U.N. cool on threat from Trump

GENEVA (Reuters) - Greenhouse gas emissions are on course to be about 30 percent above the 2030 global target, but there are signs of a move away from fossil fuels that not even U.S. President Donald Trump can stop, the United Nations said on Tuesday. Trump has announced he will pull out of the Paris climate agreement under which 195 countries pledged 5

October 31, 2017 9:05 AM Ladies of the night also feel pinch of economic dip

NAIROBI, KENYA: Economists, the high priests of social sciences, are known for using big terms to explain simple things. A good example is gross domestic product (GDP) which in simple terms is the monetary value of all goods and services produced in a given country in a given year. If this value goes up the following year or quarter, we say the economy 18

October 24, 2017 9:05 AM Kenya: Looming Risks as Kenya, Tanzania Debt Levels on the Rise

Kenya took on more than $7.6 billion in debt over the past year to June 2017 as the country faced low growth prospects as a result of drought and a political impasse. In the same period, Tanzania's debt rose by $1.12 billion. The country's external debt stock increased from $17.73 billion in the preceding quarter to $18.49 billion in June, largely on account 2

October 21, 2017 7:46 AM Innovation for climate-smart agriculture key to ending hunger in Kenya

Some parts of Kenya are reeling from the effects of probably the worst drought in the last 20 years. With nearly 3.4 million people food insecure, Kenya’s food security prognosis looks gloomy, with climate change and natural resource depletion set to pose even greater risks in the long term. Rising temperatures and unpredictable rainy seasons could destroy 8

October 19, 2017 8:30 AM Air ticket sales dip Sh1.5bn on travel restrictions, polls

Air ticket sales dropped by Sh1.5 billion over the past two months following travel restrictions in government and the prolonged election period that has seen cautious travellers reduce cross-border movement. The Kenya Association of Travel Agents (KATA) air ticket bookings dropped 10 per cent to 1.5 million in September, a month marked by the Supreme 2

October 17, 2017 10:07 AM Minnesota Somalis shaken by bombing in Mogadishu

But many in North America's largest Somali community said the attack would not chill local efforts to help homeland. Jibril Afyare, a Twin Cities software engineer, was heading to meet an uncle, aunt and cousin in the heart of Mogadishu when a massive blast resounded through Somalia’s capital Saturday. Afyare had traveled there at the Somali government’s 4

October 16, 2017 12:10 PM President Kenyatta launches drought mitigation programme for Kitui East

October 16, 2017 (2 days ago) 3:08 pm By PSCU, KITUI, Kenya, Oct 16 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has launched a Sh25 million drought mitigation programme in Kitui East Constituency, affirming Jubilee’s broader agenda of cushioning Kenyans from severe drought that includes enhancing the livestock off-take exercise for pastoralists as well as the livestock

October 15, 2017 8:50 PM Looming crisis as Kenya’s grain production set to fall by 6pc

Poor cereal harvest expected this year due to failed rains, says food agency Kenya’s grain production is set to fall by six per cent as effects of a prolonged drought become more apparent, data from the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) reviewed by Nation Newsplex shows. This year, Kenya is expected to produce 3.8 million tonnes of cereals, which 3