Friday, October 24, 2008

Today's headlines - Fri 10/24/2008

GTV launches prepaid subscription scratch cards in Kenya, MA - 18 hours ago
The G-UP scratch card is available to all GTV subscribers and is expected to challenge DSTv's position in the Kenyan market. GTV scratch card are available ...

Kenya shilling slides vs dollar, central bank cites global markets
Reuters South Africa, South Africa - 3 hours ago
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's shilling dipped to a fresh four-year low on dollar demand by oil importers and manufacturing firms on Friday, dealers said, ...
Shilling weakens further against surging dollar Business Daily Africa
Shock as shilling drops below key ceiling Standard
CBK explains weakening Kenya shilling Kenya Broadcasting Corporation
Reuters South Africa - Reuters South Africa
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Kenya plans to set up fertilizer plant by 2012
Xinhua, China - 19 minutes ago
NAIROBI, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- The Kenyan government said on Friday it plans to partner with private sector to set up a fertilizer manufacturing plant in the ...

Kenya's second brewery opens
Xinhua, China - 15 minutes ago
NAIROBI, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's newest brewery, Keroche Industries, launched its operations on Friday to challenge the might of East African Breweries ...

In this technology era, Kenya needs ‘BlackBerry’ president
Daily Nation, Kenya - 51 minutes agoIf Obama becomes the president, Kenya’s next one and prime minister as well as the Government must be BlackBerry-savvy. Obama is known to be on his ...
Safaricom CEO sees improved Kenya business climate
Reuters South Africa, South Africa - 6 hours agoBy Helen Nyambura-Mwaura NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's business environment is much improved since its leaders agreed to a coalition government to end the ...
Kenya deports US author of anti-Obama book
Unraveling evidence in questions over citizenship WorldNetDaily
Obama's violent pal in Africa
all 5 news articles »

Kenya plans to import $144 million worth of fertiliser
Reuters South Africa, South Africa - 2 hours ago
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya plans to import fertiliser worth 11.5 billion shillings to help farmers hurt by high prices, a government official said on Friday. ...

Kenya dismisses Somali Islamists attack threat
Xinhua, China - 18 hours agoNAIROBI, Oct. 23 (Xinhua) -- The Kenyan government on Thursday dismissed threats by a Somali Islamist group that it would attack Kenya if the east African ...
Govt dismisses Somali Islamists attack threat Daily Nation
Talks for release of Ukrainian ship continue Xinhua
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BBC News
Kenya set to get truth commission
BBC News, UK - 4 hours agoKenya's parliament has approved a Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) to probe human rights violations and historical injustices. ... [ see full story in previous blog posting, below ]

UN honors Kenyan soldier for efforts on post-election crisis
Xinhua, China - 19 minutes ago
NAIROBI, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations on Friday honored a Kenyan police officer who was captured in the media pleading with protesters to stop ...

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