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Kenya Asks Spain To Pick Firm Over Stalled Power Line

Kenya has asked Spain to nominate a new firm to complete the much delayed Lake Turkana Wind transmission after it terminated an earlier contract awarded to a debt-ridden Spanish contractor. Energy secretary Charles Keter said because the power line is funded by the Spanish government, Nairobi has asked Madrid to scout for a new contractor […]

Kenya Airways has signed a new six-year partnership with Spanish-based international travel firm, Amadeus, which gives the national carrier access to a global network of travel agents. The Spanish firm has similar agreements with over 500 airlines globally. The partnership will see the loss-making Kenya Airways continue to access the channel to grow its international […]

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Just 12 kilometres (seven miles) from downtown Madrid, hundreds of Romanian Roma are living without running water or toilets in third world conditions. Madrid’s El Gallinero neighbourhood is a world away from the bustling streets of the city centre. Rubbish litters the streets while armies of rodents and insects infest the temporary shacks that make […]

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Every year, thousands of youngsters move to Spain as au pairs to learn a new language, see the country and find out about the culture. But is the experience everything it’s cracked up to be? The Local’s Cécilia Brès investigates. “Becoming part of a foreign family can be an amazing experience,” says Anne Rougier who heads […]

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Spain has says it’s intercepted 680 African migrants who tried to cross the Straits of Gibraltar in small boats. Another 30 managed to scale border fences to reach Melilla, Spain’s northwest African enclave. Spain continued to foil its biggest potential refugee influx in four years on Tuesday. Spanish vessels picked up the occupants of 76 […]

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