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Kenya emergency Cabinet meeting on MPs salary increase postponed

By   /  July 6, 2010  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen Nairobi (Kenya)-An urgent Cabinet meeting that was scheduled Tuesday and expected to discuss Kenya MPs new hefty pay increase has been re-scheduled. A brief statement from the Presidential Press Service (PPS) said the postponement was due to a visit by Brazilian President Luiz Lula Da Silva who is in Kenya for a two-day visit. “Due […]

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Kenya receives Brazillian President da Silva

By   /  July 6, 2010  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen Nairobi(Alshahid) – Brazilian President, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, jetted into the country on Monday  night for a two-day state visit. The Plane carrying the Brazilian Head of State and his entourage touched down at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport shortly after 9.30pm. President da Silva was received by Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka and […]

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Somalia crisis to be discussed by urgently convened IGAD summit

By   /  July 5, 2010  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Addis Ababa (Alshahid) – The 15th Extra-Ordinary Summit of (Inter Governmental Authority on Development) IGAD Assembly of Heads of State and Government kicked off Sunday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to discuss the continuing political instability in Somalia. IGAD, which was established in 1986, has its headquarters in Djibouti and its members include Ethiopia, Djibouti, […]

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President Kibaki urges Kenyans to vote for the proposed law.

By   /  July 4, 2010  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid)-President Mwai Kibaki on Saturday took the YES campaign to the Central Kenya town of Nyeri where he urged Kenyans to turn out in large numbers and vote YES for the 4th August referendum day. President Kibaki told thousands of people who gathered to listen to the president’s speech that only supporting the […]

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Kenyan President urges graduates to embrace EAC

By   /  July 3, 2010  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid) – President Mwai Kibaki has urged Kenyan graduates to embrace the East African Community, saying the regional economic bloc offers them increasing opportunities. President Kibaki noted that with the commencement of the common market, opportunities available to the country’s graduates will continue to increase. “Therefore, your world will be as narrow as […]

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New Political Alliances to emerge after Kenya’s August 4 Referendum

By   /  July 2, 2010  /  Columnists  /  No Comments

Listen The present political alliances in Kenya which was created by the countdown for 2007 general elections might soon be history as we approach the 2010 referendum in Kenya. New ones are likely to emerge and will be focusing on the 2012 general elections and the Kibaki succession which is already on the table. The […]

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East African Community Common Market is born

By   /  July 1, 2010  /  Columnists  /  No Comments

Listen With the launch of East African Community Common Market on July 1, 2010 by the Heads of State of the five member countries, the region has therefore ushered in free movement of goods, persons, labour and services. The common market provides for the right of establishment, the right of residence, free movement of services […]

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EA Market Protocol officially launched in Kenya and EA states

By   /  July 1, 2010  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid) – Kenya’s President Mwai Kibaki officially launched the East African Common Market Protocol Wednesday evening at Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Nairobi and expressed optimism that levels of investments in the region will increase. Therefore the five East African Community partner states on Thursday made history by ceding some of their sovereignty in […]

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Kenya govt to send more troops along the Somali border

By   /  June 30, 2010  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid) – While commissioning Officer Cadets at the Kenya Military Academy, Nakuru on  Wednesday President Mwai Kibaki has assured Kenyans that the government was deploying adequate security personnel along the country’s border with Somalia to deal with the insecurity posed by the instability in the neighbouring country. The President, who is also the […]

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Kenyan PM Raila undergoes head surgery

By   /  June 30, 2010  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen Nairobi (Alshahid) -Kenya’s Prime Minister Raila Odinga has undergone surgery in Nairobi hospital to make a hole in his head to relieve pressure building on the outside of his brain, doctors say on Tuesday. According to the doctors they had to open a hole in Odinga’s skull to drain the fluid. Prime Minister Raila […]

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