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Dutch brewing company Heineken has opened a Sh10 billion factory in Ethiopia, indicating a preference for the country in its regional investment plans.   The brewer said it would continue importing its flagship brand from Netherlands to Kenya, despite the set up of the new factory in Ethiopia. Heineken’s financial communications manager Christine van Waverenn […]

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A consortium led by Maritime & Transport Business Solutions (MTBS) of Netherlands has been appointed to advice on the planned construction of a modern Sh22.5 billion port in Kisumu as Kenya eyes bigger maritime trade in the region.   The Treasury’s Public-Private Partnership Unit (PPPU) said the consortium will undertake a feasibility study on the […]

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The Netherlands has shifted processing of visas for Kenyan applicants to Pretoria, South Africa meaning Kenyans who wish to visit the country will have to wait for longer to get travel documents. The consulate announced on its website that all visa applications submitted at the Embassy in Nairobi will be sent to the Regional Service […]

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A documentary about a Dutch Christmas tradition which involves white people wearing blackface has revealed what Londoners think of this controversial figure, and has fuelled the debate on a custom that is perceived by many to be unacceptably racist. The film shows two Black Petes wearing blackface, an Afro-wig and golden earrings strolling through a […]

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Dutch police have arrested around 90 people during a protest over ‘Black Pete’ – St Nicholas’s controversial black-faced companion. Most arrests were made when people protested in a non-designated zone in the town of Gouda. Scuffles broke out at a re-enactment of the St Nicholas story. Many see ‘Black Pete’ as a racial stereotype, while […]

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