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  • 03:49 Local Firms In Kenya Compete For Growing Appetite For Mobile Loans

    Local Firms In Kenya Compete For Growing Appetite For Mobile Loans

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    Smartphones are now revolutionizing the business of micro-finance in Kenya. The growing demand for lending apps has caught the attention of banks and private equity firms from as far away as the United States and Europe, who are swooping in for a piece of

  • 00:42 Bentley Motors Plans To Open Dealership In Kenya

    Bentley Motors Plans To Open Dealership In Kenya

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    As part of its ongoing expansion to increase the brand's international presence, Bentley Motors has announced the opening of its first dealership in Kenya's capital of Nairobi. The British automaker of luxury cars & SUVs announced the appointment of Multi

  • 04:50 Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya Look To Invest In Coal-fired Power Plants

    Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya Look To Invest In Coal-fired Power Plants

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    After years as the only country with a heavy investment in electricity from coal, South Africa may be joined by Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya over the next five years. All three plan to add just under 3 GW of coal-fired power plants. Kenya has been heavily rel

  • 02:36 Kenyan Farmers Fear For Their Crops After Reports Of Armyworm Invasion

    Kenyan Farmers Fear For Their Crops After Reports Of Armyworm Invasion

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    Kenya is investigating reports that crop-eating caterpillars known as armyworms have invaded maize fields in the western region of Trans-Nzoia. Neighbouring Uganda confirmed last month that the pests had attacked crops in about 20 districts. It's heighten

  • 03:03 Kenya Leads In Push Toward Solar Energy Use In Africa

    Kenya Leads In Push Toward Solar Energy Use In Africa

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    Property developers in Kenya must fit homes and buildings with solar panels for water heating to promote clean energy production and reduce electricity costs. Kenya is one of the countries leading Africa's push toward solar energy use but it still relies

  • 02:01 Kenya Boasts Of Having The Most Young Gamblers In Africa

    Kenya Boasts Of Having The Most Young Gamblers In Africa

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    Kenya is said to have the highest number of gambling youths on the continent. If you win, it's easy money -- which makes it highly addictive. Kathryn Omwandho caught up with one of the lucky ones. But he's definitely in the minority. There are thousands o

  • 07:03 Corporates Gather In Kenya To Discuss The Future Of Cashless Payments On The Continent

    Corporates Gather In Kenya To Discuss The Future Of Cashless Payments On The Continent

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    Some big corporates have gathered in Kenya’s capital Nairobi to discuss the future of cashless payments on the continent. The summit has been hosted by the Financial Times Live. Easy and convenient, the potential for growth in the sector in Africa is mass

  • 03:26 My Dawa: Innovation To Enable Kenyans Purchase Medicine Using Smartphone

    My Dawa: Innovation To Enable Kenyans Purchase Medicine Using Smartphone

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    Private Equity firm ION has invested $5 million dollars in a platform that will enable Kenyans purchase quality medicine from the convenience of their smartphones. By simply taking a picture of their prescription and sending it via the app, the company wi

  • 00:59 Kenyan Gov't Moves To Reduce Prices Of Basic Commodities

    Kenyan Gov't Moves To Reduce Prices Of Basic Commodities

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    In Kenya, the Treasury secretary has waived import duty on white maize and removed Value Added Tax on processed flour to reduce prices of basic commodities. Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich's tax interventions meant to counter rising inflation and intervene

  • 04:45 Beijing Begins Closing Down Its Legal Ivory Trade

    Beijing Begins Closing Down Its Legal Ivory Trade

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    Africa' s conservation efforts are set for a major boost. By the end of business hours today, almost half of China's authorized, government-approved ivory factories and shops will have closed their doors for good. The rest of China's legal trade will be g

  • 05:52 Shut-down Of Chinese Ivory Factories A Big Step Towards Eradication Of Poaching

    Shut-down Of Chinese Ivory Factories A Big Step Towards Eradication Of Poaching

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    Kenya has been one of the biggest proponents of a total ban on the trade of ivory. CGTN's Clementine Logan takes a look at how the East African nation is trying to protect its elephants. Also, to discuss this further, Ramah Nyang was joined live in studio

  • 04:43 INTERVIEW: New Taxes On Trading At The NSE?

    INTERVIEW: New Taxes On Trading At The NSE?

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    Kenya's budget for its next fiscal year is barely 48 hours away, and many are asking what tax changes - if any - should you expect? In 2015, the changes included the re-introduction of capital gains tax on listed equities. Those were only dropped a year l

  • 02:06 Kenya's Central Bank Retains Its Benchmark Lending Rate At 10%

    Kenya's Central Bank Retains Its Benchmark Lending Rate At 10%

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    Kenya's Central bank retained its benchmark lending rate at 10%, in light of a sharp increase in February inflation to 9%, as well as continued depressed private sector credit growth and uncertainties in the global economy. Central bank governor, Patrick

  • 01:06 Michael Olunga's Brace Earns Kenya A 2-1 Victory Over DR Congo

    Michael Olunga's Brace Earns Kenya A 2-1 Victory Over DR Congo

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    Kenya edged out 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier contenders DR Congo by two goals to one in an international friendly match on Sunday. The hosts took the lead four minutes into the match when Michael Olunga scored against a run of play. The visitors fought b

  • 01:48 Kenya's First-ever ETF Opens For Trading On The Bourse

    Kenya's First-ever ETF Opens For Trading On The Bourse

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    Investors within Kenya and indeed, the wider East African region now have an opportunity to trade in ETFs. This follows the launch and listing of the Barclays NewGold ETF on the Nairobi Securities Exchange. The NewGold ETF which is also listed on the Joha

  • 00:36 Chinese Vice Minister For Press Meets Kenyan ICT Minister

    Chinese Vice Minister For Press Meets Kenyan ICT Minister

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    The Chinese Vice Minister for the Press Tong Gang met with Kenya's ICT minister on Monday. The meeting was geared at improving cooperation between the two countries in the fields of film, TV and radio. Currently a number of Chinese media organisations ope

  • 04:43 INTERVIEW: CBA Digital Proposition

    INTERVIEW: CBA Digital Proposition

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    By the end of 2016, private sector credit growth in Kenya had fallen to just over 4.3%, levels not seen in nearly a decade. For some banks, fresh lending is growing at an even slower pace, as measured since last August. Some banks, however, are doubling d

  • 03:26 Kenyan Plastic Bag Manufacturers Keen To Take Up Waste Management

    Kenyan Plastic Bag Manufacturers Keen To Take Up Waste Management

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    Stakeholders in the Kenyan plastic bag industry want the government to introduce waste management measures instead of a blanket plastic bag ban. Kenya has proposed to make it illegal to produce thin plastic bags from September this year. Kathryn Omwandho

  • 02:15 President Kenyatta Defends Gov't Debt, Proposes Public Wage Cuts

    President Kenyatta Defends Gov't Debt, Proposes Public Wage Cuts

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    Kenya president Uhuru Kenyatta has defended his administrations against claims of taking too much debt. Kenyatta has told a joint sitting of parliament the current level of 50% of the GDP was within standards Kenya's debt has been on rise since 2012, wher

  • 06:28 Kenyan Government Bans Use Of Plastic Bags

    Kenyan Government Bans Use Of Plastic Bags

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    Kenya’s Environment and Natural Resources Cabinet Secretary Judi Wakhungu says the ban will take effect in 6 months’ time. After that, the use, manufacture and importation of all plastic bags used for commercial and household packaging will be illegal. Th

  • 02:30 Kenyan Entrepreneurs Spark Female Driven Industrial Revolution

    Kenyan Entrepreneurs Spark Female Driven Industrial Revolution

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    Kenyan entrepreneur, Ciiru Waweru Waithaka plans to start an industrial revolution in Africa, where economies are built and jobs are created from the production of everything from spoons to beds in this continent, and she wants women to be on the frontlin

  • 00:44 Faces Of Africa -  1000 Orphans And A Mother (promo)

    Faces Of Africa - 1000 Orphans And A Mother (promo)

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    In many African countries, the care of orphans has been mainly led by foreign donor organizations. However, Sister Florence from Embu County has changed all that. Using her own resources and from friends, Sister Florence is leading the work of raising orp

  • 00:56 Kenya Tourism Arrivals Rose 16.7% In 2016 Boosted By Security & Marketing

    Kenya Tourism Arrivals Rose 16.7% In 2016 Boosted By Security & Marketing

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    Kenya's tourist arrivals rose 16.7 percent in 2016 boosted by improved security and advertising in source markets.The East African nation last year received a over 800,000 tourists through Jomo Kenyatta international airport in the capital Nairobi and Moi

  • 02:29 PowerChina Opens Eastern And Southern African Base In Nairobi

    PowerChina Opens Eastern And Southern African Base In Nairobi

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    PowerChina has launched its Eastern and Southern Africa headquarters in Nairobi -- making it the latest multinational to choose the Kenyan capital as a regional base. The firm is confident that this development will pave the way for major changes in power

  • 01:01 Kenya's Government Opposes Proposal To Break Up Telecoms Giant

    Kenya's Government Opposes Proposal To Break Up Telecoms Giant

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    Kenya's government is opposed to plans to amend the law to break up the country's biggest telecoms operator, Safaricom. The information minister says it would punish operators for innovations, and discourage investment. Safaricom is 40 per cent owned by B

  • 00:54 Top Detective To Lead Investigation Into Briton's Killing In Kenya

    Top Detective To Lead Investigation Into Briton's Killing In Kenya

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    The Kenyan government has responded to Tristan Foor-spay's murder. Interior Minister Joseph Nkaisserry has described the incident as unfortunate. He says the head of the country's criminal investigation directorate has been dispatched to the area. Around

  • 01:54 Aid Agencies' Rapid Response Can Prevent Widespread Starvation

    Aid Agencies' Rapid Response Can Prevent Widespread Starvation

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    For those in the grip of famine, how quickly and effectively the international community responds can mean the difference between life and death. So what goes into organizing a relief mission? CGTN's Clementine Logan takes a look.

  • 06:03 Kenyan Banks In Talks With Government Over Lending Cap Law

    Kenyan Banks In Talks With Government Over Lending Cap Law

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    Banks in Kenya are in talks with the government about changing a law that caps commercial interest rates as lending in East Africa's biggest economy slows. President Uhuru Kenyatta introduced caps on lending rates in August, against the advice of the coun

  • 13:07 UN Seeks $1.9 Million To Address Situation

    UN Seeks $1.9 Million To Address Situation

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    The African Union says its emergency fund for drought and famine is unable to offer support to the countries currently affected by drought. More than 30 years after it was set up, the contributions meant to sustain the fund are yet to be realized. The Uni

  • 08:07 Online Courses Gain Traction As Job Seekers Search For An Edge

    Online Courses Gain Traction As Job Seekers Search For An Edge

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    Competition within the country's labour market is tough. As a result, more job seekers are seeking higher qualification to give them the edge while searching for jobs. Ramah Nyang takes a closer look at youth unemployment in Kenya.

  • 05:15 Kenyan Phone Firms Ordered To Install Monitoring Equipment On Networks

    Kenyan Phone Firms Ordered To Install Monitoring Equipment On Networks

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    Kenyan mobile phone firms have been ordered to install equipment to allow the telecommunications regulators to monitor activity on their networks. It means the Communications Authority of Kenya would have the ability to listen into calls, read messages an

  • 03:22 Made In Kenya: Traditional Maasai Blanket Gets A Face-lift

    Made In Kenya: Traditional Maasai Blanket Gets A Face-lift

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    From leather handbags to jewelry; from hair-care products to cheese. Kenyans are increasingly turning to locally made goods over imported brands. In the first installment of our Made in Kenya series, CGTN's Maria Galang meets the founder of one brand that

  • 01:26 Kenya Welcomes IAAF Move To Freeze Change Of Nationality

    Kenya Welcomes IAAF Move To Freeze Change Of Nationality

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    Kenya's athletics president says the country is not against the transfer of allegiance but he wants clear laws in place to manage the process. Since 2003, more than 60 Kenyans have given up their passports to compete under different flags, notably Bahrain

  • 00:37 Kenya To Use $800 Million Loan To Fund Infrastructure Projects

    Kenya To Use $800 Million Loan To Fund Infrastructure Projects

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    Kenya is close to signing an 800 million dollar syndicated loan with four banks. The money is to fund infrastructure projects and support the shilling. Bloomberg reports that a 3-year facility is expected to be signed with Citigroup, Standard Bank, Standa

  • 01:30 Visit Concludes As The Kenya And Slovakia Vow To Boost Trade Relations

    Visit Concludes As The Kenya And Slovakia Vow To Boost Trade Relations

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    Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Slovakian counterpart Andrej Kiska have pledged to enhance trade ties. President Kiska is seeking opportunities for the eastern European country to invest in Kenya's tea, coffee and technology industries. As at 201

  • 02:08 Kenya's High Court Extends Voter Registration Deadline, Amid Last Minute Registrations

    Kenya's High Court Extends Voter Registration Deadline, Amid Last Minute Registrations

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    Kenya's High Court has extended the deadline for voter registration by two days after a petition by a local activist. Political parties had also been pressing for an extension from the earlier deadline of this Wednesday, citing low voter turnout. But as C

  • 00:49 Kenyan Court Releases Jailed Doctors' Union Officials

    Kenyan Court Releases Jailed Doctors' Union Officials

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    The Kenyan court of appeal has ordered the release of seven medical doctors' union officials who had been sentenced to one month in jail. The officials have been set free pending hearing and determination of the appeal. Officials from the Kenya Medical Pr

  • 01:51 AFIF Meeting Focusing On SME Innovation, Financial Access

    AFIF Meeting Focusing On SME Innovation, Financial Access

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    The African Finance and Investment Forum has officially opened here in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. The annual meeting brings together investors, entrepreneurs, government specialists and policy makers from Africa and beyond. The aim of the meeting is ess

  • 03:35 Wind Power Project Set To Change Face Of Kenya's Renewable Energy Sector

    Wind Power Project Set To Change Face Of Kenya's Renewable Energy Sector

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    The Lake Turkana Wind Power project is set to transform Kenya's renewable energy sector and boost its power supply. The project is the largest of its kind in Africa, but it hasn't been without setbacks. CGTN's Clementine Logan reports from Northern Kenya.

  • 00:40 Kenyan Jepchirchir Sets New Half Marathon World Record

    Kenyan Jepchirchir Sets New Half Marathon World Record

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    Kenyan Peres Jepchirchir set a new world record in the women's half marathon on Friday clocking a time of one hour, five minutes and six seconds in the United Arab Emirates as runners from the East African nation swept the podium places.The 23-year-old wo

  • 02:15 Kenya's Floral Industry Blooming Into Asia

    Kenya's Floral Industry Blooming Into Asia

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    Kenya's flower industry has been blooming since the 1980's, with the country now the third largest exporter of cut flowers worldwide. Flowers from Kenya account for almost 40% of Europe's market. But the industry has been hit by low demand and falling pri

  • 02:04 Kenya To Appeal High Court Ruling To Not Close The Camp

    Kenya To Appeal High Court Ruling To Not Close The Camp

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    government has expressed its disappointment over a high court ruling that closing the Dadaab refugee camp would be illegal. Nairobi last year announced its plans to close the camp. It's the world's largest refugee camp. Rights groups took the matter to co

  • 03:39 Kenyan Children Learn Skills To Protect Themselves And Others

    Kenyan Children Learn Skills To Protect Themselves And Others

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    Nearly one in three Kenyan girls experiences sexual violence before they're 18. That's according to a 2016 report by the Kenyan government and the United Nations. One organisation is empowering young people by teaching girls self-defence tactics and boys

  • 02:39 Kenyan Court Blocks Camp's Closure, Reinstates Refugee Ministry

    Kenyan Court Blocks Camp's Closure, Reinstates Refugee Ministry

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    A historic court ruling has blocked the closure of the world's largest refugee camp. The Kenyan government wants to shut down the Dadaab Refugee Camp due to security concerns. With hundreds of thousands of lives at stake, rights groups challenged the matt

  • 01:16 Business Summit In Nairobi Attracts More Than 450 Delegates

    Business Summit In Nairobi Attracts More Than 450 Delegates

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    Nairobi is hosting more than 450 delegates for the second German African Business Summit. More than half of the delegates present are from Germany, underlining the 3.73 trillion dollar economy's deepening interest in the region. Germany's Minister of Econ

  • 03:53 Kenya Bank Stocks Take A Major Hit On The Bourse

    Kenya Bank Stocks Take A Major Hit On The Bourse

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    With a decline of well over 10% in January, Kenya's NSE was the worst performing stock exchange in the world. Bank stocks have borne the brunt of the decline, with 7 of the 11 falling by between 10% and 17%. However, after 52 weeks of losses, surely bank

  • 04:44 Northern Kenya Offers Favorable Tourist Destinations

    Northern Kenya Offers Favorable Tourist Destinations

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    Kenya's northern county of Turkana is rarely mentioned among the country's tourism hotspots. But, there are little pockets of heaven there. Kathryn Omwandho sampled one of them

  • 02:16 Water Rationing Implemented In Nairobi

    Water Rationing Implemented In Nairobi

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    The Kenyan capital of Nairobi, authorities have announced a water rationing programme. Crippling water shortages are beginning to bite in the city -- blamed on the ongoing drought. CGTN's Robert nagila has more.

  • 00:49 CAF Allay Fears Kenya Could Be Stripped Of Hosting Rights

    CAF Allay Fears Kenya Could Be Stripped Of Hosting Rights

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    Following the conclusion of the African Cup of Nations, the focus will now turn to the African Nation's Championships. And the Confederation of African Football has been speaking about fears that the hosts of the 2018 edition, Kenya, could be stripped of

  • 03:22 On-demand Tech Based Cleaning Service Taking Off In Nairobi

    On-demand Tech Based Cleaning Service Taking Off In Nairobi

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    Kisafi, is Swahili for clean...its also the name of an Kenyan based online based service that is dedicated to home cleaning and laundry services. Less than a year old, the service, who's presence has mostly spread through word-of-mouth is proving highly p