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2010-09-28 12:26:00

CALGARY, Canada, September 28, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- What: KITALE HOSPITAL INAUGURATION The grand opening of the eye clinic at the Kitale District Hospital, which which will provide high quality, sustainable eye care services. Since 2002, generous Canadian donors from Operation Eyesight Universal have invested almost $3.5 million US or 276 million Schillings in Kenya. Operation Eyesight has constructed...

2009-09-10 10:15:44

On Wednesday, Kenya appealed for $400 million to try and conserve its largest forest ecosystem, which has been dwindling down over the past 20 years. The UN Environment Program (UNEP) said in a statement that about 25 percent of the 988,000 acre Mau forest has been lost because of encroachment, illegal logging and destructive agriculture. "I wish to appeal to every Kenyan and development partners to support the government's efforts to rehabilitate the Mau," said Prime Minister Raila Odinga,...

2008-09-20 21:00:18

Text of report by Kenyan privately-owned TV station KTN on 20 September [Presenter] Prime Minister Raila Odinga now says he has a list of sitting MPs, as well as powerful individuals in the last regime who have benefited from Mau Forest land [in southwestern Kenya]. In a move that could turn the Mau debate on its head, Raila said the return of 15,000 families to Mau was politically-motivated, and warned that he will name and shame those pretending to be protecting the rights of the...

2008-09-04 09:05:00

By Barry Moody Joseph Nkolia, a Maasai goatherd, pointed dismissively at two shallow pools, the only water in a parched stream west of the Kenyan town of Narok. "It rained yesterday and look at it," he said. "Two years ago it used to flow strongly through here. Now I often have to get a lorry to bring water from Narok for us and our animals, and it costs a lot." His flock went by without bothering to drink the scant brown water. The stream is a tributary of the Ewaso Ngiro, one of 12...

2008-08-17 21:00:27

Text of report by Kenyan privately-owned TV station NTV on 16 August [Presenter] The prime minister, Raila Odinga, has once again issued a warning concerning the preservation of the Mau Forest [southwestern Kenya]. Raila said that populist politics were not part of the solution to the Mau Forest problem since water resources in the forest were under threat. [Reporter] The prime minister was welcomed with all due courtesy when visited Kedowa near Kericho. Raila, who was on an official...

2008-08-14 06:00:42

Text of report by John Oyuke entitled "Raila: Energy shortfall has grown into a national crisis" published by Kenyan privately- owned newspaper Daily Nation website on 14 August The government admitted for the first time that Kenya is in the middle of a worsening energy crisis. Speaking in Nairobi on Wednesday [13 August], Prime Minister Raila Odinga also asked the private sector to join the search for alternative power solutions to ensure the crisis does not endanger implementation of...

2008-08-07 06:00:28

A commemoration ceremony to mark the 10th anniversary of the 7 August 1998 bombing of the American embassy in Kenya is under way in the in the capital, Nairobi. Among those attending the event, which is being broadcast live by most of the local TV channels, are the Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga and the American ambassador, Michael Ranneberger. Originally published by NTV, Nairobi, in English 0750 7 Aug 08. (c) 2008 BBC Monitoring Newsfile. Provided by ProQuest Information and...

2008-07-21 06:00:26

Excerpt from report by Lucas Barasa, Sollo Kiragu, Barnabas Bii, Wanjiru Macharia and Simon Siele entitled "Team to resolve Mau dispute" published by Kenyan privately-owned newspaper Daily Nation website on 21 July; subheading as published Prime Minister Raila Odinga is set to launch a task force to address the Mau Forest [in the Rift Valley] complex dispute Monday [21 July], even as a section of Rift Valley leaders vowed to resist the planned eviction of farmers allocated land in the...

2008-07-16 06:00:25

Text of report by Lucas Barasa and Bornice Biomndo entitled "Squatters ordered out of Mau" published by Kenyan privately-owned newspaper Daily Nation website on 16 July Thousands of squatters living in Mau Forest [southwestern Kenya] have been ordered to vacate by October as part of measures by the government to restore Kenya's biggest water catchment area. Prime Minister Raila Odinga Tuesday led 10 Cabinet ministers and a host of MPs at arriving at the decision, which drew sharp...

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  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
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