Tag Archives: Kenya

U.S. paving path with Build Act to rival Chinese investment in Africa

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United States President Donald Trump is paving the paths to rival China’s enhanced economy and political influence in Africa. His administration is to approve an initiative to overhaul investment strategy and the main beneficiary would be Kenya. According to a State Department official the plan designed for the Sub-Saharan region is strategic and to offer better alternative to the African ...

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First Lady Melania Trump to visit Egypt, Kenya, Malawi, Ghana without president

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First Lady Melania Trump is on a tour to Africa and this is her first extended international journey without Donald Trump. It is learned she will follow the footsteps of ‘first ladies’ of recent past. Former ‘first ladies’ Michelle Obama and Laura Bush performed several roles in their visits to Africa but those were mostly focused on fostering goodwill toward ...

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Netherlands To Support Tanzanian Fishing Industry With Training To Farmers

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The fishing industry in Tanzania will soon get a boost with the support of Netherlands. A model farm is learned to be coming up at Kigamboni in Dar es Salaam and it will focus mainly on teaching of the technique to farmers. The Netherlands Ambassador to Tanzania, Jeroen Verheul, addressed to press earlier today after holding a meeting with Tanzanian ...

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Kenya Bans Tanzania Tour Vans

In February 2015, Tanzania tour vans were denied access to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and national parks in Kenya. This followed the lapse of a three-week window requested by Tanzania to end a travel dispute between the two countries. Kenya’s then East African Affairs and Tourism Cabinet Secretary Phyllis Kandie said the window elapsed without any plans for talks. ...

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Kenya’s Junior Harambee Stars Hopeful for Afcon Under-17 Slot In Tanzania

Kenya’s Junior Harambee Stars is hopeful of clinching the lone slot to play in next year’s African Under-17 Cup of Nations in Tanzania when the CECAFA region qualifiers kick off on Saturday at the National Stadium Dar es Salaam. Having finished fourth last year in Bujumbura, Burundi, coach Michael Amenga is optimistic that they approach this year’s tournament with a ...

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Tanzania Slaps Import Duty On Sugar Import, Kenyan Manufacturers Frustrated

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The John Magufuli government has imposed 25 percent duty on sugar imports and this is lately frustrating Kenyan manufacturers. The Kenya Association of Manufacturers said steps taken by Tanzanian government has caused them manufacturing losses. KAM added Tanzanian Authorities are refusing to comply with EAC Preferential Treatment Code. The organization further mentioned that, “Refusal to allow entry of our products ...

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Uganda Imposing Daily Tax on Use of Social Media

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It is unimaginable that online social platforms could be taxed, but in Uganda it is turning to reality. The government has levied a daily tax on such services including WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter. Ugandan president said the social media encourages gossip and so a daily tax of 200 Ugandan shillings (approximately $0.05 USD) will be levied. This move is somewhat ...

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