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Kenya’s coffee exports could hit $308 mn


September 11th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Sep 11 (IANS) Kenya's coffee exports are expected to increase this year and could reach $308 million by the end of 2012, an official said.Ministry of Agriculture Permanent Secretary ... Read more...

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Kenya’s apex bank cuts benchmark lending rate


September 6th, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Sep 6 (IANS) Kenya's central bank CBK has slashed benchmark lending rate by 350 basis points to 13.0 percent from the previous 16.5 percent to allow more borrowing from ... Read more...

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Orderly transition in Ethiopia, business ties with India to grow : Envoy (Interview)


August 30th, 2012 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) There will be orderly transition in Ethiopia despite the the death of its long-time leader Meles Zenawi, the country's envoy has said, and assured ... Read more...

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14 die in Burundi bus explosion


August 1st, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Bujumbura, Aug 1 (IANS) At least 14 passengers were killed and four others seriously injured in an explosion in a bus in a village 70 km from the capital city ... Read more...

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Kenya eyes bilateral deals with China


July 17th, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, July 17 (IANS) Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga has left for Beijing to attend a key China-Africa forum where he is also expected to sign bilateral initiatives that will ... Read more...

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Kenyan police nab over 130 immigrants


July 10th, 2012 - 9:49 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, July 10 (IANS) A total of 133 foreigners, including two Pakistanis and a Briton, have been arrested by Kenyan police in a major security swoop, as the east ... Read more...

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Kenya seizes Nigeria-bound 600 kg illegal ivory


June 23rd, 2012 - 10:19 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, June 23 (IANS) Kenyan authorities have intercepted a Nigeria-bound cargo carrying illegal ivory weighing over 600 kg.The illegal raw ivory was seized at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by ... Read more...

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Villagers kill six lions in Kenya


June 21st, 2012 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, June 21 (IANS) As many as six lions have been killed by residents of a village on the outskirts of Kenyan capital Nairobi as human-wildlife conflict escalates in the ... Read more...

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Two Kenyan ministers among six killed in chopper crash (Lead)


June 10th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, June 10 (IANS) Kenya's internal security minister and his deputy were among six government officials killed in a police helicopter crash Sunday near the capital Nairobi, Kenyan media reported.George ... Read more...

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Kenya flash floods toll rises to 50


May 6th, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, May 6 (IANS) Kenya's flash floods have left at least 50 people as dead and displaced thousands of others in this east African nation, a humanitarian agency has ... Read more...

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Three rhinos found dead in Kenyan national park


April 15th, 2012 - 9:57 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, April 15 (IANS) Wildlife authorities in Kenya have found old skulls and bones of three rhinos in the world famous Lake Nakuru National Park, about 120 km southwest ... Read more...

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‘Never again’ says Rwanda on 18th anniversary of genocide


April 8th, 2012 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) "Never again" would such a monstrosity be allowed to happen, the East African nation of Rwanda declared Saturday, the 18th anniversary of the genocide against ... Read more...

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Elusive long fingered frog rediscovered after 62 years


March 28th, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 28 (IANS) Herpetologists have rediscovered a single specimen of the Bururi long-fingered frog during an expedition to Burundi. The species was last spotted in 1949 and was feared ... Read more...

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Uganda faces condom shortage as demand soars


February 15th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kampala, Feb 15 (IANS) Uganda is facing a condom shortage as an increase in demand in the East African nation has led to the import of 120 million contraceptives annually ... Read more...

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Ethiopia seeks Indian help to train rookie diplomats


February 9th, 2012 - 10:24 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Like many countries in Africa, Ethiopia has sought India's help in setting up an institute to train rookie diplomats.A four-member delegation from Ethiopia's foreign ministry ... Read more...

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India helping Ethiopia realise full potential of neem


January 5th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, Jan 5 (IANS) Almost a century after neem was introduced in this East African nation, India, where the tree originated, is helping Ethiopia realise its full potential."Ethiopia has ... Read more...

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India to help Ethiopia boost agricultural output


December 14th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, Dec 14 (IANS) A premier Indian agricultural research institute has tied up with an Ethiopian institute to help it increase the country's agricultural output.The Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural ... Read more...

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Unicef concerned over escalating conflict in Somalia


November 16th, 2011 - 8:08 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Nov 16 (IANS) The UN children's fund (Unicef) has expressed concern over the impact of escalating conflict in Somalia where at least 24 children have been killed while 58 ... Read more...

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Tata Chemicals starts $100-mn soda ash unit in Kenya


November 11th, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Nov 11 (IANS) India's Tata Chemicals has opened a $100 million soda ash plant here that enhances the capacity of its Kenyan subsidiary and places this East African nation ... Read more...

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India gets a peek into Ethiopia’s rich culture


October 28th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) An Ethiopian dance troupe brought the diversity of performing arts from the ancient East African nation to India.The National Theater Band presented the various dance ... Read more...

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Rwanda delegation to visit India for investment


October 17th, 2011 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) A business delegation from Rwanda led by Agriculture Minister Agnes Kalibata will visit Indian metros staring with New Delhi Tuesday to attract investment in the ... Read more...

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Kenyan forces in shootout with French woman’s abductors


October 2nd, 2011 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Oct 1 (IANS) Kenya's security forces were engaged in a fierce shootout with abductors of the French woman who was kidnapped early on Saturday from a resort island in ... Read more...

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India to boost Ethiopia’s leather production


September 22nd, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, Sep 22 (IANS) Two Indian government leather development institutions have vowed to transform Ethiopia's leather sector in three to five years and make it globally competitive. Ethiopia has ... Read more...

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After roses, Bangalore firm to grow foodcrops in Ethiopia


August 31st, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, Aug 31 (IANS) After making Ethiopia among the top sources globally for cut roses, a Bangalore-based company now plans to plant over 20,000 hectares of land there, almost ... Read more...

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Indian firm to build sugar mill in Ethiopia


July 19th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, July 19 (IANS) An Indian company is planning to build a new sugar mill in Ethiopia, the east African nation that is attracting a lot of Indian investment ... Read more...

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PM returns from Africa trip


May 28th, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday returned to India from a six-day official visit to Africa. During the trip, Manmohan Singh attended the ... Read more...

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Building ‘bridges of friendship’ in Tanzania, the Indian way


May 27th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Dar es Salaam, May 27 (IANS) Paying tribute to the achievements of around 40,000 persons of Indian origin and Indian businessmen in Tanzania, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh lauded their ... Read more...

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Ethiopia seeks more Indian teachers, agriculturists


May 23rd, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, May 23 (IANS) Ethiopia, one of Africa's emerging economies, is seeking more teachers and agriculturists from India to help it leapfrog into a knowledge economy and food-sufficient ... Read more...

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Trade, development on agenda of PM’s visit to Ethiopia, Tanzania


May 17th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Enhancing economic ties will be on top of the agenda when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh makes bilateral visits to Ethiopia and Tanzania next week.The ... Read more...

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Pirates seize Italian ship off Oman


April 21st, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, April 21 (IANS/AKI) Pirates hijacked an Italian cargo ship in the Arabian Sea with 21 crew members, including six Italians, on board, the Italian government confirmed Thursday."At the time ... Read more...

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India, China to help build Ethiopia rail network


March 30th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, March 30 (IANS) India and China will help build a railway network across Ethiopia that would significantly improve the east African nation's transport system.India has pledged $300 million ... Read more...

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Kenya disappointed but confidence up after chasing Aussies


March 14th, 2011 - 3:27 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 14 (IANS) A spirited Kenya was disappointed after losing to defending champions Australia by 60 runs late Sunday but their confidence got a boost by chasing an imposing ... Read more...

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We didn’t expect to win this easily: Vettori


February 20th, 2011 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Anand Philar Chennai, Feb 20 (IANS) New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori Sunday credited his bowlers for dismissing Kenya for a paltry 69, but said he never expected an easy win against the ... Read more...

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Kenya hardselling leisure, biz travel in India


February 18th, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) You can visit Kenya 20 times and still do something different each time, may be even snack on your favourite samosa! The east African nation ... Read more...

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Ethiopia offers India farmland, 40 percent the size of Punjab (Lead)


February 2nd, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
By Gyanendra Kumar Keshri New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) Ethiopia has offered to Indian investors 1.8 million hectares of farmland, equalling nearly 40 percent the total area of principal grain-growing state of Punjab, ... Read more...

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