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2015-07-31 Divide and Conquer
[Africa In Fact] Before independence, the colonial government was the major obstacle to the growth of Kenya's labour movement. Now it is facing what could be its biggest ever challenge: the government of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

2015-07-31 Kenya Is a Breastfeeding Success Story but Still Has Its Challenges
[The Conversation Africa] Breastfeeding has both short-term and long-term nutritional benefits for children. Nutrition is central to sustainable development. Good nutrition in the first 1000 days of a child's life is critical for child growth, well being and survival, and future productivity.

2015-07-31 Obama's Triumphant Return to Kenya As President
[Fahamu] US foreign policy vis-à-vis Africa has always been transactional. The bottom line is that the value of Africa for the United States is essentially how to mitigate global terrorism and other issues like AIDS and Ebola that could harm US national security.

2015-07-31 Coast Region Plans to Form New Party
[The Star] Coast politicians plan to form Chama Cha Wapwani as their negotiating platform for 2017.

2015-07-31 What Obama Didn't Have Courage to Say
[The Star] The much-awaited visit of US President Barack Obama to Kenya is done and dusted. By nearly all accounts, it was a massive success, showcasing the country as an investment destination and providing Kenyans an opportunity to claim the Kenyan-American leader of the free world as one of their own. However, in the fading afterglow of the trip, we can now begin to evaluate the events of the weekend. Perhaps a good place to start is with his previous visit here.

2015-07-31 How Our Government Rescued Al-Shabaab
[The Star] In October 2013, a month after the Westgate Mall attack, the same elite American Seal Team Six that had killed Osama bin Laden attacked a house in Barawe, Somalia. They planned to snatch an al Shabaab terrorist called Abdulkadir Mohammed Abdulkadir aka Ikrima. A fierce firefight ensued and the Seal team withdrew empty-handed. Ikrima, rumoured to be an exceptionally bright al Shabaab planner and strategist, speaks six languages and is the architect of many of the most ambitious moves of the group. Ikrima al

2015-07-31 MPs Query Presence of Banned NGO At Obama Meet
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Members of Parliament are raising concerns over how a banned Non-Governmental Organisation was included in the list of civil society groups that met US President Barack Obama during his Kenya trip.

2015-07-31 Police Chief Orders Probe into Range Rover Crash
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet has ordered a probe into the Limuru fatal road accident in which a pastor is said to have been involved.

2015-07-31 Stop Beating Our Men, Women Tell Wildlife Rangers
[The Star] Two Kajiado women leaders yesterday said they will not allow Kenya Wildlife Service rangers to beat up their men in the name of conservation.

2015-07-31 University of Eldoret Reopens After Unrest
[The Star] The University of Eldoret will be reopened today after it was shut down three weeks ago due to student riots.

2015-07-31 IFC, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Program Welcome Opic's $100 Million Commitment Million to Enable 100,000 Women to Access Capital
[PR Newswire] Nairobi, Kenya -In remarks made during the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, President Barack Obama announced that the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. government's development finance institution, plans to join Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women and International Finance Corporation (IFC) in the Women Entrepreneurs Opportunity Facility (WEOF). As part of the planned commitment, OPIC intends to finance up to $100 million in new projects under the facility.

2015-07-31 JKUAT Hands Uhuru's Mum Mama Ngina PhD at 82
[The Star] President's mother Mama Ngina Kenyatta has been conferred an honorary Doctorate degree in Entrepreneurship by Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.

2015-07-31 Pastoralists Fighting Climate Change Through Food Forests
[IPS] Samburu -Sipian Lesan bends to attend to the Vangueria infausta or African medlar plant that he planted almost two years ago. He takes great care not to damage the soft, velvety, acorn-shaped buds of this hardy and drought-resistant plant. "All over here it is dry," says the 51-year-old Samburu semi-nomadic pastoralist.

2015-07-31 Tanzania, Uganda Populations to Grow Past Kenya By 2050
[East African] Tanzania and Uganda are among nine countries which are forecast to account for about half of the world's population by 2050.

2015-07-31 Transparency International Petition Uhuru Against Signing EACC Bill
[The Star] Transparency International has petioned President Uhuru Kenyatta against signing into law the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2015.

2015-07-31 USA/Africa - Obama Visit Roundup
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2015-07-31 Nairobi County Demands Sh61.5 Billion From KDF Over Embakasi Land Ownership Row
[Nation] The Nairobi City County is demanding over Sh61.5 billion from ministry of Defence over alleged illegal possession of its 3078.12 acres of land in Embakasi.

2015-07-31 Stop These Brazen Killings
[Nation] That the top bosses from the Kenya Police Service felt constrained to intervene is an indication of how seriously the spate of killings targeting the directors of the Kihiu Mwiri Land Buying Company in Murang'a must be taken.

2015-07-31 To Ban the Mocks is to Surrender to Arsonists
[The Star] Most secondary school students appear to want mock exams banned.

2015-07-31 Baby's Body Mauled By Dogs
[The Star] The body of a one-day-old baby on Wednesday was found mauled by dogs at Misimu village in Webuye East constituency.

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