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October 21, 2017 9:04 PM Over 30,000 workers lose jobs in the midst of soaring food prices

Political uncertainty has taken a toll on trade and economic activities in the Coast region with tourism sector players reporting layoffs due to a drop in the number of hotel guests. Over 30,000 contract and casual workers have lost their jobs owing to a drop in the number of tourists arriving at the Coast, according to sector players. Kenya Association 22

October 18, 2017 2:23 AM Zimbabwe bans imports of friut and vegetables

HARARE – Zimbabwe has banned imports of fruit and vegetables with immediate effect to preserve scarce foreign exchange, the agriculture minister said on Tuesday. The country dumped its currency for the US dollar in 2009 because it was wrecked by hyperinflation but it is now running short of dollars as well as quasi-currency "bond note" introduced last year to ease cash shortages 10

October 17, 2017 8:48 PM At World Food Prize Week, AfDB’s Adesina sees an African transformation

Nigeria’s Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, this year’s recipient of the World Food Prize, says that Africa has the potential to help feed the world but needs assistance to cultivate a modern agribusiness sector and infrastructure to support it. “Africa cannot grow in the dark,” said Adesina in remarks made this week while delivering the annual Norman Borlaug Lecture 28

October 16, 2017 5:45 AM Githae: Cargo traffic to solidify trade between America, East Africa region

Non-stop flights between Kenya and the US could grow trade, tourism and the hotel sectors two-fold in the first year of commencement. According to Kenya’s Ambassador to the US Robinson Githae, direct flights will increase Nairobi’s cargo traffic and solidify trade between America and East Africa, with volumes of top exports such as fresh-cut flowers 24

October 11, 2017 8:50 AM In Parliament This Week

On Tuesday 3rd October the Senate dealt with all stages of this Bill without making any amendments. Now that it has been approved by both Houses, the Bill can be sent to the President for his assent and signature and subsequent publication as an Act in the Government Gazette. The Bill as finally approved incorporated amendments made by the National 25

October 10, 2017 7:06 PM Relief as high import volumes cut price of sugar by 27 per cent

The factory price of sugar has dropped 27 per cent in the last two months as high volumes of imports helped to cool the high cost of the commodity, triggering further declined in consumer prices. The retail price of sugar has subsequently dropped from a high of Sh400 for a two-kilogramme packet in March to Sh250. The regulator attributes the decline 36

October 9, 2017 5:04 PM Brazil revives African ties, eyes expanding market

BRASILIA, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Agricultural powerhouse Brazil aims to revive ties with Africa after a lull and sees a vast export market for food and manufactured goods in a continent whose population is surging, its foreign minister said. Brazil's presence in Africa surged during the government of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who opened 46

October 8, 2017 1:55 PM Nairobi Business Community: We are not Mungiki

A group opposed to the ongoing weekly demonstrations called by Nasa to force reforms at the electoral agency have said linking them to the outlawed Mungiki sect is unjustified. The group calling itself Nairobi Business Community has in recent weeks raised eyebrows over their physical appearance and utterances during press conferences, with many questioning 27

September 27, 2017 8:32 PM Extractive sector transparency, value maximisation, and Nigeria’s economic recovery

Permit me to start by commending the family of late Alhaji Dauda Adegbenro and the governing board of the Dauda Adegbenro Foundation for keeping alive the memories and legacies of the late frontline politician. I also want to commend you for taking an approach that promotes human capacity development and reasserts the place of ideas in national development 16

September 21, 2017 8:19 PM WANJAU: Runaway imports make Kenya poorer

Countries that have invested in improving the supply side of their economy, such as productivity of labour and capital, and stimulated aggregate demand components like consumption, investment, public expenditure and trade balance, have made great strides in improving the welfare of their citizens, stimulating better lifestyles. The productivity growth 21