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World leaders asked to support grassroot agriculture to boost food security

Turin, Italy : Kenyan small-scale farmers are showcasing their products at the Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre in Italy where speakers at the opening ceremony Wednesday asked world leaders and economic players to support local agriculture for sustainabi
In the Video: The donation was made during the burial of an elderly woman who allegedly starved to death. The area has been hit by severe drought for the last three years. There are reports that elderly are suffering more from the ravages of the drought. Farmers claim they have not harvested any crops for the past six seasons due to lack of enough rainfall.

Six in quarantine in Connecticut as U.S. steps up Ebola checks

Main Topix: Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital - Disease Control And Prevention
Connecticut; US: Connecticut placed six West Africans who recently arrived in the United States under quarantine for possible Ebola exposure, a move that comes as the United States starts new restrictions on those coming from the countries hardest hit by

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Teachers pay talks collapse yet again

The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) boardroom turned into a floor of deceit as the Government and the two teachers' unions played 'cat and mouse' games during talks to review teachers salaries and allowances.

Tea sector reels under punitive tax regime, players call for review

The East African Tea Trade Association (EATTA) has singled out punitive tax regime as responsible for the dwindling returns, with calls made for urgent reviews to revive the once promising sector.

Sugarcane farmers embrace dairy as millers' war rages

Main Topix: Sugarcane Growers Association - Sukari Industries Limited
West Kenya Sugar Company has been in and out of courts accusing Butali Sugar Mills of invading its operational zone.
In the Video: The team chaired by transport and infrastructure cabinet secretary draws other cabinet members from 10 other ministries all aligned to the project. They include cabinet secretaries from the energy, environment, lands, agriculture, industrialization, treasury, devolution and interior coordination. Head of public service and secretary to the cabinet Joseph Kinyua as well as attorney general Githu Muigai will also sit on the steering committee. The team is expected to strengthen coordination of the project that has been slow to take off as well as resolve policy issues affecting the projects implementation. The steering committee will also be charged with strengthen resource mobilization for the project and give impetus to the projects implementation. The lapset project is key to vision 2030, making Kenya the hub for trade in the East African region.
In the Video: A beautiful Coastline, cultural and historical sites is what meets the eye when you arrive at the county of Kilifi. Such attraction sites have defined how residents of this county live their life with the tourism business providing direct and indirect employment a large section of the population. KTN’s Charles Gitonga spoke to Amason Kingi, the Governor of Kilifi on the situation on ground as far as tourism is concerned and what the county government is doing to turn around the fortunes of the sector and those of residents.

'Mazrui, literary journalism and intellectual inclusiveness'

Main Topix: The Trial Of Christopher Okigbo - Saturday And Saturday Nation
The death of one of our brightest thinkers has occasioned some generous and interesting literary journalism.
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EAC States create joint data pool

Nairobi; Kenya: The East African Community (EAC) has launched a data resource that enables member states share important data on agriculture and food security in a bid to fight poverty and food insecurity.

New system aims to restore tourism sectors fading glory

Main Topix: Competitive And Responsible Enterprise - President Uhuru Kenyatta
New System Aims To Restore A Href='?searchtext=tourism&searchbutton=SEARCH' Tourism A Sector’s Fading Kenya: Kenyan tourism has been adversely affected by shortage of foreign tourists following travel advisories issued by United Kingdom and United States of America due to terror threats that have hit the country in the recent past.

Why passion fruit is new craze in Nandi

Passion fruit production is thriving in several regions as self-help groups and farmers adopt alternative crops besides the traditional maize, tea and dairy farming.
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    Woman gets one year in jail for torturing house help

Gunmen kidnap Nigeria oil minister's sister

Main Topix: Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala - President Goodluck Jonathan
The sister of Nigeria's powerful petroleum minister has been kidnapped in the oil hub of Port Harcourt, police said Friday, in the latest abduction targeting a prominent political family.
In the Video: Uk based oil sector services firm Africa oilfield logistics has announced plans to list on the Nairobi securities exchange an eye on the promising Kenya upstream oil sector. The operator, which is focused on logistics support for upstream oil and gas exploration in sub-Saharan Africa, is already listed on the London stock exchange’s alternative investment market segment. The oilfield services firm is, however, yet to disclose whether it will list by introduction or seek to raise capital locally. Locally the firm operates through its subsidiary ardan risk & support services, which also has offices in south Sudan, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Tanzania and South Africa and currently employs 800 people in the Kenya oil and gas sector. The growth of logistic firms targeting the Kenyan upstream oil sector has been informed by significant oil deposits and gas potential in the country.