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  1. KCB to send home Kenya staff after Rwanda layoffsRead the original story

    55 min ago | Daily Monitor

    NAIROBI . KCB Group has confirmed plans to lay off an undisclosed number of staff in its Kenyan unit to cut expenses.


  2. Modern housing linked to malaria risk decrease in sub-Saharan Africa: studyRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Xinhuanet

    Researchers have found a link between modern houses and a reduction in the odds of children contracting malaria in sub-Saharan Africa, according to a study released Wednesday by the University of Oxford. Insecticide-treated bednets and house spraying have been effective in reducing the prevalence of malaria since the turn of the 21st century, but other approaches are needed to eliminate the mosquito-transmitted, parasitic disease.


  3. UK Supreme Court: lawful to have income test to bring foreign spousesRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

    ... he said, while Ms. Knight worked multiple jobs to try to meet the income requirement. They currently live in Nairobi, Kenya. "We want to make it, we want to be paying citizens, we want to do something with our lives that would benefit the UK, but we ...


  4. .com | Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Buhari, SomaliaRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | News24

    An unsmiling President Robert Mugabe blew out the candles on his 93rd birthday cake on Tuesday amid news the EU had renewed sanctions on him and his wife Grace. A choir crooned "How old are you now Baba " and "We wish you many more" at a birthday party thrown by Mugabe's staff at his Munhumutapa offices in Harare.


  5. Genoa court hands jail sentence to former Banca Carige chairmanRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Reuters

    Feb 22 A Genoa court said on Wednesday it had sentenced Giovanni Berneschi, the 79-year-old former chairman of local bank Banca Carige, to eight years and two months in jail for fraud, criminal association and money laundering. Berneschi was ousted from his job in September 2013 after 20 years as Carige's chairman in a management overhaul imposed by the Bank of Italy following audits that revealed poor lending practices, a large derivatives exposure and questionable accounting methods.


  6. Kenyan Banks Press Government on Rate Caps as Lending Slows an hour agoRead the original story

    8 hrs ago | Bloomberg

    Kenyan banks are in talks with the government about changing a law that caps commercial interest rates as lending in East Africa's biggest economy slows, Barclays Bank of Kenya Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Jeremy Awori said. "Those dialogues are underway between the Kenya Bankers Association and members of parliament around what would work," Awori said Wednesday in an interview in the capital, Nairobi.


  7. South Sudanese exiles fear kidnap after activists disappear in KenyaRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago |

    NAIROBI: A Kenyan court said on Wednesday that the state did not have custody of two South Sudanese activists missing from Nairobi, stoking suspicions among other opposition supporters that they may be detained by Juba's security agents. Human rights lawyer Dong Samuel Luak and writer Aggrey Idri Ezibon, both supporters of South Sudan's opposition, went missing from the Kenyan capital within hours of each other on Jan. 23 and 24. After they disappeared, their families filed a case in Kenya to stop a possible deportation back to South Sudan after other opposition figures were sent home.


  8. It takes nuts to help KenyansRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Slovak Spectator

    Crossing a small bridge above the Ngong River, separating the part of Mukuru slum in Nairobi, Kenya from the middle-class area of the city, is like entering another world. Concrete changes to dust roads with bodies of dead animals partly buried in the roadside; standard flats are replaced by tiny, one-room corrugated iron shacks measuring approximately 3 square metres.


  9. UPDATE 1-India's bankers sceptical over cbank proposal on bad loansRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Reuters

    MUMBAI/NEW DELHI, Feb 22 Indian bankers on Wednesday poured scepticism on a proposal by the central bank to set up new private or state companies to buy up bad debt from lenders, warning that the plan would add more complexity and delay restructuring. Economists say it has become imperative to tackle record stressed loans of $133 billion held by Indian banks by last September, or about 12.34 percent of their total loans, as the burden constrains lending and delays private investment.


  10. SDL Announces Sponsorship of Translators without BordersRead the original story

    10 hrs ago | Customer Interaction Solutions

    ... five million words per year. In 2012, the organization established a Healthcare Translator Training Center in Nairobi, Kenya. For more information and to volunteer or donate, please visit the TWB website or follow us on Twitter or Facebook . About ...


  11. Book Review: The Informal Economy in Developing Nations - Hidden Edge of Innovation?Read the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | IPKat

    Off the beaten path of science and technology innovation lies a world of innovation in the informal sectors. Think lifehacks but with the goal of improving handmade soap, making-do with limited materials or other forms of improvisation and improvements outside the formal economy.


  12. Striking lecturersa hold demosRead the original story

    15 hrs ago | Kenya Broadcasting Corporation

    Striking universities lecturers' are currently holding peaceful demonstrations in Nairobi to demand implementation of a 2013-2017 collective bargaining agreement . The dons who downed their tools a month ago are accusing the government of lacking goodwill to resolve their industrial dispute.


  13. .com | Woman, 22, gang raped, slashed with panga and 'thrown under train'Read the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | News24

    Nairobi A Kenyan woman, 22, was reportedly gang raped by two men who then slashed her with a panga, before tying her "with ropes to a railway track so that she could be crushed by a locomotive". According to the Standard newspaper, the mother of two said that she was raped by two assailants known to her while on her way home after attending a funeral in Kibarani in Mombasa.


  14. Microsoft launches Skype Lite in India, "optimized for 2G and unstable network connections"Read the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago |

    ... "listen and learn" approach to its efforts across Africa , a key theme of its recent NexTech conference in Nairobi, Kenya . At that event, Microsoft's Dona Sarkar, chief of the Windows Insider Program, said that the company has made a fundamental ...


  15. Kenya: U.S. Lawmakers Urge Govt to Reconsider Weapons DealRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago |

    Five members of the US Congress are urging the Kenyan government to reconsider a proposed sh43 billion purchase of 12 armed aircraft and related elements intended for use in Somalia against Al-Shabaab. Four Republicans, joined by a Democratic member of the Congressional Black Caucus, suggested on Tuesday in a letter to Nairobi's envoy to Washington that the potential deal appears to be a bad deal for Kenya.


  16. Kenya: Jubilee, NASA in Neck and Neck Duel Ahead of the August PollRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago |

    The Jubilee Party and the National Super Alliance are locked in a neck-and-neck battle for votes as the country heads to the General Election, the latest voter registration figures show. The two coalitions share the 3.7 million new voters registered at the end of the second and final phase of the mass listing which ended on Sunday on a fifty-fifty basis, according to figures released by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission on Tuesday.


  17. IEBC enlists 3.7 million votersRead the original story

    Tuesday | Kenya Broadcasting Corporation

    The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has fallen short of its target of registering between 4 to 6 million new voters in its final Mass Voter Registration exercise before the August polls. Figures released by the Electoral body indicate that 3.7 million Kenyans enlisted themselves as new voters in the one month plus exercise.


  18. University of Nairobi launches bike share programmeRead the original story

    Tuesday | PressReleasePoint

    Nairobi, 21 February 2017- Supported by UN-Habitat, the Computing for Development Laboratory of the University of Nairobi recently launched its new bike sharing program. In his address at the event, the university's Vice Chancellor Prof.


  19. Africa: As Solar Refrigerator Keeps Mangoes Cold, Farmers' Profits Heat UpRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday |

    It is a hot and cloudless morning, a sign that it will be sunny right through the afternoon. Joseph Mailu moves along rows of fruiting mango trees with a long pole in his hand, harvesting the mature fruits.


  20. Britain risks EU clash over RBS bailout termsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Reuters

    Feb 21 Britain's plan to free Royal Bank of Scotland from an obligation to sell more than 300 branches risks a clash with the European Commission weeks before the government is due to start formal talks to leave the trading bloc. European regulators originally told RBS to sell the branches by 2013 to prevent the state-backed bank, Britain's largest small-business lender, from having an unfair advantage.