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Tax Inspectors Without Borders announces new South-South partnership between Kenya and Botswana

Tax officials from Kenya and Botswana have agreed to a landmark tax assistance project that marks the first South-South cooperation pact under the Tax Inspectors Without Borders programme.

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Using aid for structural change in fragile states could help curb rising instability, says OECD

image001The world has grown more violent over the last decade, interrupting a long-term trend of increasing peace and disproportionately impacting civilians. This is despite rising financial flows to the most vulnerable places, according to a new OECD report.

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Great Prospect for Dairy Products Market in Kenya

Most sub Saharan countries depends largely on Agriculture for the rise of their economy. In Kenya, it is more vital as Agriculture contributes substantially to the country’s GDP. A study conducted by Ken Research shows that Kenya’s dairy sector is on the rise as dairy farmers keeps increasing which has led to a regional recognition as the country’s dairy sector has evolved to become very functional in dairy product trade in the continent.

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Central Bank of Kenya: Monetary Policy Committee met to review the Outcome of its Previous Policy Decisions and the Recent Economic Developments

Central Bank of Kenya Governor, Dr Patrick Njoroge

Central Bank of Kenya Governor, Dr Patrick Njoroge

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Kenya (CentralBank.go.ke) met on November 28, 2016, to review the outcome of its previous policy decisions and the recent economic developments. The meeting was held against the backdrop of increased uncertainties in the domestic and global economies.

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African Travel Spend expected to rise 24 Percent with Introduction of African Union Passport Introduction in 2018

New research released by global travel technology provider, Sabre Corporation, has revealed that African air travel spend is expected to rise 24% with the introduction of the pan-African passport in 2018. The new passport will enable African travellers to visit other countries on the continent without a visa.

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The employment relationship and how it is affected by business transfers in countries across Africa

The Employment & Benefits team at pan-African law firm, Bowmans, has put together a Guide covering the employment consequences in business transfers in Botswana, Cameroon, Kenya, Madagascar, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia. The Guide outlines the laws in each jurisdiction that regulate the employment consequences of business transfers and provides useful insight for those planning to buy or sell a business, or out- or in-source a service, in those countries.

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Africa Finance & Investment Forum 2017 to take place in Nairobi, Kenya for the first time.

This year’s Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) will focus on “Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Growth” and will be held for the first time in the vibrant city of Nairobi, Kenya, hosted by the Strathmore University, taking place from 15th -16th February 2017.

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Aid & Development Africa Summit moves to Nairobi

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The 2nd annual Aid & Development Africa Summit will be held on 28th February – 1st March 2017 at the Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Public interest factors in merger control are creating uncertainty for investors in Africa

Xolani Nyali, senior associate, Competition & Regulatory Practice, Bowmans

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African Farmers embark on 4 Day Journey to demand Investment in Ecological Farming

Kenya Day 5 - Photo credits to Greenpeace/ ICE/ Peter Caton

Kenya Day 5 – Photo credits to Greenpeace/ ICE/ Peter Caton

30 smallholder farmers from Kiambu, Meru, Machakos and Makueni counties today, set off from Thika on a 4-day resilience journey that will see them engage county leaders and Kenyans on the ideal agricultural system that they envision for Kenya and the continent, exhibit produce, share knowledge and share seeds to their counterparts. The farmers will make stops in Machakos, Makueni and Nairobi counties with a clear message ahead of World Food Day:

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UK-Kenya Renewable Energy conference

Kenya’s renewable energy sector is on the cusp of big things. With a Government committed to a 5000Mw plan by 2017; an established feed-in-tariff; and an increasing demand for electricity as industrialisation continues at pace, the conditions are set for geothermal, wind and solar power to take off in a big way.

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UK aims to drive Renewable Energy Investment in Kenya

The British High Commission, in conjunction with Barclays Bank of Kenya, yesterday held an event in Nairobi bringing together leading players in the local renewable energy sector with investors from the United Kingdom.

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Hilton to Open Hotel in Africa’s Tallest Development

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Iconic $110 Million Hilton Nairobi Upper Hill Marks Hilton Hotels & Resorts’ 50th Property in Africa

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Kenya Industrial Water Alliance brings partners together to create a water-smart future

Cabinet Secretary, Kenya Ministry of Water and Irrigation, Eugene Wamalwa, KIWA Chair and CEO of Kenya Association of Manufacturers, Phyllis Wakiaga and Vimal Shah, CEO of Bidco Group toast glasses of water at the launch of the Kenya Industrial Water Alliance (KIWA)

Cabinet Secretary, Kenya Ministry of Water and Irrigation, Eugene Wamalwa, KIWA Chair and CEO of Kenya Association of Manufacturers, Phyllis Wakiaga and Vimal Shah, CEO of Bidco Group toast glasses of water at the launch of the Kenya Industrial Water Alliance (KIWA)

Kenya Industrial Water Alliance brings partners together to create a water-smart future

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Power Africa Announces More Than $1 Billion in New Commitments at the US-Africa Business Forum

Three years after the launch of Power Africa, the United States is on track to fulfill its initial $7 billion commitment over five years

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A World of Differences: Five Shifts Set to Shape the Future of Africa’s Entertainment & Media Industry

The Outlook presents annual historical data for 2011 – 2015 and provides annual forecasts for 2016 – 2020 in 11 entertainment and media segments for South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya

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Small & Medium Businesses in East Africa must create time to innovate

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Billy Owino, Regional Director East Africa

Small & Medium Businesses in East Africa are resourceful and creative, yet many entrepreneurs lack the time and support they need to innovate in their businesses. Technology, government support and mentoring programmes all offer potential ways to address this challenge.

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