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Kenya undergoing an increase in numbers of children living on the streets

NAIROBI, – KENYA is experiencing a surge in the number of street children because of the worst drought in decades. Children’s rights groups said there was evidence of increased numbers of children living on the streets after leaving their families to seek livelihood opportunities in major cities. “With the ongoing drought, children are increasingly vulnerable […]

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Coca-Cola Beverages Africa buys Equator Bottlers in Kenya

JOHANNESBURG, July 6 – South Africa-headquartered Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) announced on Thursday that it has concluded negotiations to acquire Equator Bottlers, the third largest Coca-Cola bottler in Kenya, for an undisclosed amount of money. This comes after the acquisition was approved by the Competition Authority of Kenya last week Friday. Equator Bottlers Limited is now owned […]

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Kenya cracks down on media ahead of elections

JOHANNESBURG, July 6 – Kenyan media and the international, Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), have expressed concern authorities are using the argument of preventing inflammatory hate speech to crack down on freedom of speech ahead of the forthcoming elections. The CPJ warned in a Wednesday press release that new social media guidelines outlined by Nairobi […]