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Kenya and Ireland have entered into a five- year agreement to boost food security in the country with focus on dairy and fisheries sectors. The partnership, which has been dubbed Ireland Kenya Agri-Food Strategy 2017-2021 will see local farmers benefit from use of modern technology in farming to increase their productivity. Irish Foreign and Trade […]

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Sports gaming company SportPesa is in the finalists’ list of UK Football Business Awards set to take place in London on Thursday. The awards held annually recognise and reward organisations that support football off the pitch. The shortlist of 97 includes English Premier League clubs, various charities, media companies, hospitality companies and gaming firms. SportPesa […]

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Nairobi-based Direct Pay Online Group (DPO) has received a second investment of $5 million (Sh500 million) from UK-based private equity fund Apis Partners. The firm, which processes merchant payments, mobile money and e-wallets, was established in 2006 and has since expanded in the region. This investment follows the initial $10 million (Sh1.03 billion) investment made […]

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Kenyan farmers are set to enjoy a bigger market share after the European Union committed to cut agricultural export subsidies by end of January in line with a World Trade Organisation (WTO) landmark decision passed in Nairobi. Export subsidies refer to an array of credit and guarantee schemes extended to EU traders to make their […]

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Finnish energy giant Wartsila is seeking to convert Kenya’s expensive thermal power plants to gas-fired power stations aimed at cutting electricity tariffs by half. The company wants to make thermal power investors switch to cheaper natural gas with the government’s support that would push down tariffs for diesel-generated electricity from Sh20 per kilowatt hour (kWh) […]

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