EDITORIAL: Grant funds to ease floods woes

The National Treasury has asked Parliament to approve a Sh1.05 billion expenditure to mitigate the consequences of the flooding disaster witnessed earlier in the year.

~ Daily Nation

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The Guardian , Nigeria Nov 11, 2018
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A wake-up call on Abuja earth tremors

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Punch , Nigeria Nov 12, 2018
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Kenya signs Sh520bn loans and grants deal with European Union

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Daily Nation , Kenya Nov 13, 2018
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KCCA should do things differently to fix roads

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Daily Monitor , Uganda Nov 9, 2018
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More illegal buildings to be demolished this week

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The Standard , Kenya Nov 11, 2018
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More illegal buildings to be demolished this week

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The Standard , Kenya Nov 11, 2018
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Too many deaths on our roads

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Punch , Nigeria Nov 15, 2018
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Taxpayers lose 0.5 billion as EPZA is hit by another scandal

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The Standard , Kenya Nov 16, 2018
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Echesa: Sports Fund a huge reprieve for ministry

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Daily Nation , Kenya Nov 14, 2018
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Drought Management Authority in Sh4 billion scam

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The Standard , Kenya Nov 9, 2018
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Rotich tightens Treasury grip on project billions

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Business Daily Africa , Kenya Nov 16, 2018
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Fresh EU loan adds to growing debt burden

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Daily Nation , Kenya Nov 17, 2018
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Before going to borrow, first show you can use funds well

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The Standard , Kenya Nov 18, 2018
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Road crash data reveals high cost of accidents

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Daily Nation , Kenya Nov 18, 2018
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Commission tips US to create fund to counter China's Belt and Road push

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The Star , Kenya Nov 14, 2018
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Apapa road: We are not happy making life difficult for Lagos residence —Ambode

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Vanguard News , Nigeria Nov 17, 2018
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Understanding China from the Great Wall

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Reps panel alleges plot to divert IDPs’ materials in North East

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