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EBOLA: Kenya reassures public after false alarm

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Kenya sought to reassure the public and foreign visitors on Monday after a suspected Ebola case, which turned out to be negative, was detected near the border with Uganda. Uganda last week reported three cases of Ebola, two of them fatal, among people who had …

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Uganda, Kenya agree on cross border peace program

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ugandan and Kenyan government with the mediation on of the United Nation-UN have agreed on joint collaboration to promote peace at the different border points especially in places with normads and pastoralists. The agreement comes following week long discussions between different stakeholders including …

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Taxi kills 4 Namugongo-bound Kenyan pilgrims

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A commuter taxi has knocked dead four Kenyan pilgrims and injured ten others critically along Iganga-Tororo high way. The accident occurred around 5:30am on Sunday morning at Waina village in Mayuge district. The deceased Kenyan victims who were on their way to Namugongo Martyrs …

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Ministry of Finance optimistic, still pursuing SGR funding

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic development says that it still hopes to get funding from China’s Exim bank for the construction of the Standard Gauge Railway. The Uganda Standard Gauge Railway is a USD 2.269 Bn planned railway system linking the country to the …

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Kenyan hospital opens human milk bank

Kenya’s first human milk bank has opened at Pumwani Maternity Hospital. Moina Spooner, from The Conversation Africa, spoke to the team spearheading APHRC’s research efforts in the establishment of Kenya’s first milk bank. How long has it taken to open? What were the biggest obstacles? The process of establishment of …

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Kenya’s hunger games

Why some Kenyans are going hungry months after a bumper maize crop | Timothy Njagi Njeru | Why are people going hungry in April after a bumper crop of staple maize was harvested last year? Distribution remains a persistent challenge when it comes to food access in Kenya. There has …

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Museveni to take Kenyan SGR train today

Mombasa, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni will be the first visiting head of state to take the Makadara Express train on the new Standard Gauge Railway from Mombasa to Nairobi in Kenya. This was confirmed yesterday after discussions on day two of a three-day state visit where Museveni and …

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