Kenya Tourism

The state begins development of the second phase of the Lapsset Corridor

Lapsset Director General Stephen Ikua (standing) with Chairman Titus Ibui (left) and Maina Kiondo. [Courtesy] The Lapsset Corridor Development Authority (Lapsset) Corridor Development Authority has embarked on the next phase of transport network development following the launch of Lamu Port last May. The agency said it is now focusing on …

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SJPC appoints Chris Perks as Director of Engineering

Courtesy of SJPC Published 01/22/2022 17:54 by The Maritime Executive South Jersey Port Corporation is pleased to announce the recent appointment of veteran engineer Chris Perks to the organization’s team. Perks has been appointed Director of Engineering to support the agency’s growth strategy and continue to provide quality customer service …

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Snapshot of African economy as @ 210122

Friday, January 21, 2022 / 12:15 p.m. / United Capital Research / Header Image Credit:Courtneyk, iStock Anglophone West Africa Nigeria According to the National Bureau of Statistics, consumer prices rose 15.6% yoy in December 2021, beating consensus estimates (14.8%; Bloomberg). According to the Minister of Finance in a presentation of …

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The Daily Herald – Geothermal: Delivering Opportunities Beyond Electricity

Artistic representation of the extraction and use of geothermal energy. CASTRIES, St. Lucia–The harnessing of geothermal energy — that is, the heat that comes from beneath the earth — in the Organization of the Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) areas has been an ongoing topic of research and exploration since the …

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President Áder meets the Kenyan President in Nairobi

Kenya wants to increase its presence in Central Europe and is ready to open a diplomatic mission in Budapest as soon as possible, said Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta told The Hungarian counterpart János Áder on Monday in Nairobi. Áder is the first Hungarian President to visit Kenya since independence. At …

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Kenya: Aakif Virani named 2021 Motorsport Personality of the Year

Nairobi – Division One champion Aakif Virani beat greatest challenger Carl “Flash” Tundo to be crowned the 2021 Kenyan Motorsport Personality of the Year during a colorful ceremony at the WRC Safari Rally Secretariat in Kasarani. The acclaimed Skoda Fabia R5 driver beamed in his video message about his fairytale …

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Janjangbureh Kankurang Festival 2022 takes on a new dimension

Hasssoum Ceesay, Director General of the National Center for Arts and Culture (NCAC), made the announcement The point newspaper in a pre-festival interview at his office in The Gambia’s National Museum on Monday. DG Ceesay announced that this year’s festival takes on a new dimension as the Local Organizing Committee …

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Kenya’s active role in the Global South’s agenda is paying off »Capital News

The rise of the Global South is attributed to increased trade and investment, accelerated regional integration and improved knowledge and technology exchange between the low and middle income countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. The most visible manifestation of this increasingly influential grouping of states is the …

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Debt servicing, weak shilling reduces Kenya’s net foreign assets by 763 million

BY VICTOR JUMA Kenya‘s net international assets decreased $ 763 million in the year through September, the largest decrease ever, suggesting local financial institutions liquidated some of their overseas portfolios. The net external assets (NFA) refer to the total external assets of the banks and the Central Bank of Kenya …

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Tanzanians register for the Soundoff Music Festival Dubai

A press release from the Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism (DET), the organizer of the festival and exhibition, said this week that Tanzania is so far among the nine countries whose winners have started winning the tickets. The winners are the United States, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Zambia, Uganda, Great …

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KQ pilots are pushing for a revision of the airline’s board of directors and management

Kenya Airways is still suffering from the effects of Covid-19 which is constantly evolving. The aviation industry’s degree of recovery in 2021 is now threatened by the Omicron variant. [File, Standard] Kenya Airways pilots are pushing for a revision of the airline’s management and board of directors, arguing that the …

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Kenya’s foreign wealth falls $ 769 million

BY VICTOR JUMA Kenya‘s net international assets decreased by Ksh 87.1 billion ($ 769.7 million) in the year through September, the largest decrease ever, suggesting local financial institutions liquidated some of their overseas portfolios. The net external assets (NFA) refer to the total external assets of the banks and the …

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KTB supports efforts to contain the spread of Covid and save the tourism sector

KTB Chairman and Managing Director Savora Group of Hotels Jimi Kariuki. The Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) has endorsed the Covid-19 guidelines, including the guideline requiring tourists to be vaccinated before they can be admitted to local accommodations. Today, KTB chairman Jimi Kariuki said the speed at which the Omicron variant …

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President Uhuru confirms merger of Kenya Airways with South African Airways

President Kenyatta has announced that Kenya Airways (KQ) and South African Airways (SAA) will work together to create a pan-African airline. Kenyatta said in its New Years message that the new airline will have unmatched continental reach and global coverage. “To promote tourism, trade and social engagement; and to strengthen …

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Narok County Signs Wildlife Agency Agreement to Protect Masai Mara. away

Maasai giraffes cross the road in the Masai Mara Game Reserve on May 23, 2021. [Robert,Kiplagat, Standard] The Narok County government and the Masai Mara Wildlife Conservancy Association have signed a two-year agreement that accelerates conservation efforts for one of Africa’s most famous wildlife sanctuaries. In addition to the larger …

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Equity Bank assists investors in finding business deals in the DRC

From the East Africans Nairobi. The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has given Kenyans a tip to invest in their minerals and agriculture sectors to do business that will receive funding from Equity Bank. East Kasai Province Governor Jeanette Musuamba said the Democratic Republic of the Congo – which …

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Murang’a County offers a new vacation destination as hotels come on the market

Nokras Rivine & SPA Sagana is one of the estates owned by Simon Wachira who started out as a street vendor in Murang’a city. [Boniface Gikandi, Standard] Vacationers flock to Murang’a County, which is fast becoming a tourist destination, attracting hundreds of local guests. This is a boon to a …

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News about the worldwide spread of the coronavirus

(Reuters) – Omicron was making strides around the world, and health experts warned that the fight against the COVID-19 variant was far from over, despite two drug companies saying their vaccines protected it and brought it less risk of hospitalization. ASIA PACIFIC * Rising infections in the Chinese city of …

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Accelerating the recovery of aviation in Africa

The leadership and key contributions of Kenya and Senegal to the African aviation sector were at the center of the recent bilateral meetings between ICAO Secretary General Juan Carlos Salazar and Mr. James Macharia, Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for Transport (pictured above), and Mr. Alioune Sarr, Minister for Tourism and traffic …

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Visa requirements for South Africa

Citizens from 52 countries do not need a visa to enter South Africa for tourist or business purposes that take less than 90 days. That makes it easy to photograph the country’s wildlife, eat biltong and bunny chow, see where two oceans meet, and Nelson Mandela at the 27th. to …

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Retired Laos to be reopened to foreign travelers »Capital News

Bangkok, Thailand, December 18 – Laos has announced plans to partially reopen to foreign travelers in the new year, providing a lifeline for the tourism industry after borders were sealed for more than 18 months to keep Covid out. Fully vaccinated visitors on pre-booked tours will be able to enter …

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Kenya is celebrating Migrants Day with diaspora remittances that are expected to skyrocket

NAIROBI, Kenya December 17th – Kenya celebrated International Migrants Day on Friday, with the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) forecasting record high remittances from the diaspora in December. CBK saw remittance inflows of Sh36 billion in November, with the number expected to rise and hit an all-year record in December. …

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The time has come for the public-private management of national parks

Ideas & Debate The time has come for the public-private management of national parks Thursday, December 16, 2021 BY BEATRICE NYABIRAMore from this author summary Countries like Rwanda, Mozambique and South Africa have achieved great successes in their pursuit of sustainable tourism and nature conservation thanks to CMPs. CMPs can …

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Kenya Covid infection rate exceeds the WHO high risk limit

BY JOHN MUTUA Kenya‘s coronavirus infection rate has exceeded the World Health Organization (WHO) high risk limit of five percent for the first time since the nationwide curfew was lifted on October 20. Health ministry data shows the positivity rate – the percentage of tests that come back positive – …

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6 Kenyan sports personalities with lucrative side businesses

The country’s Sports Brotherhood has undergone a paradigm shift as the world shines into the spotlight on the untapped talent Kenya has to offer. Breakout stars from different sports, be it soccer, athletics, cricket, rugby, have impressed the world and made history by breaking records. However, most of the personalities …

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Skills mismatch is keeping young people away from jobs, a new report shows

Adolescents who were born on 30. [Kipsang Joseph, Standard] Young people between the ages of 15 and 34 make up the highest percentage of people who are neither in employment nor in school or vocational training. A government report found that these youths were being held out of work due …

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KWS, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance to work together on conservation

The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance (SDWZA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Thursday that sets cooperation parameters for both parties in conservation science, wildlife health, care and welfare, a host of others Aspirations. Both SDWZA and KWS are committed to working together …

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Review: Times Virginian News Archive | opinion

1975 ARCHIVES The county couple recognized as a top farming family Mr. and Mrs. James W. Bondurant of Route 2, Concord, were presented with the Outstanding Young Farmer Family Award for Southside Area High School in a ceremony held at the 1975 Southside Area Young Farmers and Young Homemakers Annual …

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Coastal factories are facing the blue economy trying to expand trade

KPA pilot boat, Mombasa, August 2020. [Omondi Onyango, Standard] Manufacturers from the coastal region have asked the state to support the sector in expanding production for the local, regional and international market. They found that there was plenty of economic activity that local producers could take up with the rise …

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Kenya DRC trade mission officially launched in Kinshasa

The Kenya DRC Trade Mission 2021 was officially opened on Friday by the Vice Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, who is also Environment Minister SE Eve Bazaiba. The 15-day business networking initiative is being organized by the governments of Kenya and the Democratic Republic of the …

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Kenya’s environmental activists applaud US support for plastic pact

WATAMU, KENYA – Kenya’s environmental activists applaud US support for a global pact to combat plastic pollution in the oceans. Meanwhile, a community-based initiative is doing its part by collecting and recycling plastic that has washed up on Kenya’s beaches, where people depend on tourism for a living. Piles of …

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Air Tanzania resumes flights from Nairobi to Dar after more than 20 years

BY ANTHONY KITIMO Tanzania’s national airline has resumed operations between Dar es Salaam and Kenya‘s capital Nairobi after not flying to the neighboring country for two decades. Air Tanzania landed at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) on Friday and resumed daily flights between the two East African countries. The arrival …

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UAE National Day Holidays: Get Up To 80% Off On The Sharjah Mega Sale

Sharjah: If you haven’t made plans for the UAE National Day holiday, here is something for you. For the third time this year, there is a mega-sale in the Sharjah Expo Center with a discount of up to 80 percent, with the best offers from the areas of fashion, electronics, …

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From January, the parking fees are to be increased by 300 percent

business From January, the parking fees are to be increased by 300 percent Friday, November 26th, 2021 Tourism and Wildlife Minister Najib Balala (center), Wildlife Principal Secretary Prof. Fred Segor (left) and the Director General of the Kenya Wildlife Service, Brig. Gen. (Rtd.) John Waweru in Nairobi National Park during …

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Uhuru’s latest CAS features a life changing initiative

Nadia Ahmed Abdalla, Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) in the Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth, is one of the most distinguished appointments from the government of President Uhuru Kenyatta. Instead of making money from the proceeds of her high-paying government job, Nadia has chosen an initiative that has a life-changing …

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Camping facilities for spectators on the eve of the KCB Thika rally

NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov. 17 – Following the Ministry of Health’s lifting of the ban on social gatherings, the organizers of the KCB Thika Rally are offering spectators camping on the Buffalo Hill stage in Kamuthi this weekend. The 31.13 km stage will be the center of attraction as it is …

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13 countries asked to ratify the trade agreement

BY JONATHAN KAMOGA Countries that have yet to ratify the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) have been asked to do so. In a virtual conversation with Ugandan government officials, AfCFTA Secretary General Wamkele Mene said that so far 41 of 54 signatories to the pact have ratified the agreement, …

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Conservation photographers celebrated – The Standard

Kaddu Sebunya, CEO of the African Wildlife Foundation, poses for a photo with the award winners from Kenya next to former First Lady of the United Republic of Tanzania, Madam Anna Mkapa, and Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala Sixteen wildlife photographers were honored by the African Wildlife Foundation during the …

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#BTColumn – connecting Kenya and Barbados

#BTColumn – connecting Kenya and Barbados

What is a debt consolidation loan ? And how do they work? Debt consolidation loans usually offer a lower rate of interest than credit cards. Therefore, the new loan could come with lower monthly payments than the current credit card.It means that you could reduce your debt quicker through loans …

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Mwinyi hires new ambassadors, renews ties to Kenya

He made the remarks when he met three envoys who are now moving to their workstations, namely Anisa Mbega (India), Togolani Idriss Mavura (South Korea) and Innocent Shio (Ethiopia), who paid him a courtesy visit to the Zanzibar State House He noted that South Korea has made great economic strides …

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BioRescue consortium discontinues egg harvest on one of two northern white rhinos after ethical risk assessment – Eurasia Review

In an attempt to save the northern white rhinoceros from extinction through advanced assisted reproductive technologies, the scientists and conservationists of the BioRescue consortium place great emphasis on respecting the lives and well-being of the individual animals involved. In a special, in-depth ethical risk assessment, the team came to the …

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Karamoja Tour goes off the beaten path

BY JULIUS BARIGABA This year’s Tour of Karamoja cycling event takes riders to the West Pokot region in Kenya, the beautiful, untouched part of the East African Rift. The tour begins today in its fourth edition and lasts until October 30th. It will be six days of intense activity covering …

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Hemmingways Hotels celebrated at the 2021 World Travel Awards

NAIROBI, Kenya, October 21 – Hemingway’s Watamu was named Kenya‘s Leading Beach Resort at the 2021 World Travel Awards. Hemingways Expeditions, also part of the Hemingways Group, emerged as Kenya’s leading destination management company at the awards. In his 28thNS Year of the year, the World Travel Awards are presented …

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How to Overcome Kenya’s Blue Economy Barriers

Ideas & Debate How to Overcome Kenya’s Blue Economy Barriers Tuesday, October 12, 2021 President Uhuru Kenyatta speaks to delegates during the 2018 Blue Economy Governors & Mayors Convention in Nairobi. PHOTO | SWIMMING POOL By John KakongeMore from this author summary As a coastal and lake-rich nation, Kenya is …

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Tourism association roots for partnerships to improve wealth

KTB managing director Betty Radier. [Wilberforce Okwiri, Standard] Partnerships and networks are key to fueling tourism growth during the Covid-19 pandemic, said Betty Radier, chief executive of the Kenya Tourism Board (KTB). She said the travel industry, agents and buyers should work together to develop, implement and coordinate the national …

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Nairobi’s Hidden Treasures_China.org.cn

Zebras giggle in the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. The Masai Mara is a world famous place in Kenya for wild animals. RAHUL BANSAL / SOLENT NEWS Kenya is one of the leading travel destinations in Africa. With numerous parks that feature wildlife viewing as the main attraction, Kenya …

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Community tours, domestic trips to the nearest borders for tourism

President’s Delivery Unit Secretary Andrew Wakahiu, Vivo Energy Country Marketing Manager Mark Senteu and Sarova Hotels and Resorts-Kenya Director of Operations Kuljit Rekhi during the official opening ceremony of the second face of the Tembea Tujenge Kenya initiative in front of the Panafric Hotel in Nairobi. Community curated experiences will …

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SAA and Kenya Airways Sign Pan-African Cooperation Pact | news

Kenya Airways and South African Airways have signed a preliminary cooperation agreement with a longer-term perspective to set up a pan-African airline group. The two African airlines signed the memorandum in Johannesburg today, which they hope will support the operators’ recovery from Covid, but also longer-term cooperation plans. Thomas Kgokolo, …

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KQ, SA Airways plans to co-found the Pan-African Airline Group

NAIROBI, Kenya, September 28 – Kenya Airways and the South African airlines have signed a strategic cooperation partnership with the ultimate goal of jointly establishing a pan-African airline group. The collaboration aims, among other things, to cope with the significant decline in the history of the African aviation market, which …

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Book of Legends Signed Reveals: The Standard Sport

World marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge and retired athlete Kipchoge Keino presented a book for legendary athletes in Eldoret yesterday. The book was signed by 160 athletes on September 25, 2021, 1960 September 25, 2021 [Peter Ochieng, Standard] When Ian Keino, the son of Kenya‘s legendary athlete Kipchoge Keino, remembered …

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Companies benefit when they invest in sports and games

King Kyree from the USA (left), Ferdinand Omanyala (center) and Trayvon Brommel from the USA fight in the 100 meter final during the Kip Keino Classic-World Athletics Continental Tour 2021 at Kasarani Stadium, Nairobi, on September 18, 2021. [Stafford Ondego, Standard] Last weekend one of the most exciting global athletics …

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Kenya reopens borders for Indian travelers

The Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) said Thursday the African nation had reopened its borders to Indian travelers who were briefly closed due to the second wave of Covid-19. The temporary ban on passenger flights from India has been lifted after a brief suspension since May this year due to the …

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Cuba promises Kenya further support in research and pharmacy

Kenya and Cuba have committed to improving bilateral relations in research, vaccines and pharmaceuticals in order to implement further reforms in the health sector. In a meeting with Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe on Tuesday, Ernesto Gómez Díaz, the outgoing Cuban ambassador to Kenya, said his country was committed to …

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Kenya, UK, in talks about Covid-19 vaccine certificates

business Kenya, UK, in talks about Covid-19 vaccine certificates Wednesday, September 22, 2021 BY BRIAN NGUGIMore from this author summary The UK is working with Kenya to approve the Covid-19 vaccine certificate issued by Kenyan officials. There were fears that new UK travel rules would not allow Kenyans to enter …

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Fake drinks are being cracked down on in Kwale – Kenya news agency

Kwale County Commissioner (CC) Gideon Nyandiricha Oyagi has directed security agencies to severely combat the sale and consumption of substandard and counterfeit beverages in the area. Oyagi expressed concern about the growing threat of substandard and counterfeit alcoholic beverages. The administrator spoke about eliminating substandard and counterfeit beverages during the …

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Former Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is dead

His death comes two years after he resigned under pressure from mass protests and the army. Bouteflika, a veteran of the Algerian War of Independence, had ruled the North African country for two decades before resigning in April 2019 after street demonstrations rejected his plan to seek a fifth term. …

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CATS Ltd. brings Clear-Com’s DX210 system into the wild

ALAMEDA, California.—Clear-Com has announced that its DX210 Digital Wireless Intercom will be manufactured by Kenya-based CATS Ltd. was used to assist wildlife photographer Jeffrey Wu in producing a one-of-a-kind livestream production of The Great Migration in Africa. Jeffrey Wu was commissioned by the video sharing platforms TikTok and Douyin to …

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UAE seek new trade deal with Kenya

business UAE seek new trade deal with Kenya Wednesday, September 8th, 2021 Nairobi skyline. FILE PHOTO | NMG BY BRIAN NGUGIMore from this author summary The United Arab Emirates (UAE) plan to sign a comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement with Kenya to consolidate its position as a gateway for global trade …

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Sport has the power to advance conservation efforts in Kenya

– Advertising – Kenya‘s wildlife is among the richest and most diverse on the African continent. Every year the country’s national parks attract millions of domestic and international tourists. Kenya is not only home to the Big Five of Africa, including lions, leopards, buffaloes, elephants and black rhinos, but also …

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Kenya’s travel industry is starting to recover

Kenya‘s travel industry has shown positive development for travelers this year. The country has seen a slight improvement in both outbound and inbound search demand, according to the Kenya Association of Travel Agents (KATA). Amadeus Search and Agency’s outlook shows growing demand for entries into Kenya from the US, which …

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Wildlife and tourism experts concerned

The increasing demand for lion parts in Southeast Asia has fueled poaching in Africa. The advance of animal owners into wildlife parks has so far led to conflicts between nomadic animal owners. This leads to the killing of lions through poisoning, shootings with spears and poisoned arrows. “High cases of …

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Moses Kuria clarifies relationship with Ruto after PG Saga

Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has straightened out his relationship with Vice President William Ruto after widespread speculation that the two were on the verge of splitting. In a speech at Kinamba Commercial Center in Laikipia County Ng’arua Division on Sunday August 8th, lawmakers downplayed its decision to skip a …

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Mount Kenya – World Atlas

The second highest mountain in Africa after Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. Kenya‘s highest peak, the Bation, rises to a height of 17,057 ft. The mountain, which is an extinct volcano, is located in central Kenya, 150 km northeast of the country’s capital , Nairobi. The snow-capped mountain is also surprisingly close …

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