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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...

2008-08-17 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...

2008-07-17 06:00:28

Text of report by Lucas Barasa, Mike Mwaniki and Kenneth Ogosia entitled: "Depleted Mau forest delays Sondu Miriu power project launch" published by Kenyan privately-owned newspaper Daily Nation website on 17 July, subheading as published Plans to inject an additional 60 megawatts into the national electricity grid have suffered a setback due to the destruction of Mau forest [southwestern Kenya]. The inauguration of the Sondu Miriu [western Kenya] hydro power project has been put off as a...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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