EAST AFRICAN NEWS

KENYA:St Mary’s Hospital in forceful takeover

December 2017 BusinessDaily; A management tussle at St Mary’s Hospital in Nairobi escalated Thursday, resulting in a few hours of disruption and suspension of services in parts of the facility. Auctioneers and policemen acting on a court order procured by the Assumption Sisters of Nairobi stormed the hospital Thursday morning and …

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KENYA:Ambulance hailing firm tests app in city

December 2017 BusinessDaily; A tech start-up has launched an online ambulance service that operates like a taxi covering Nairobi, a year after angel investors injected Sh10 million to fund its establishment. Flare founders Caitlin Dolkart and Maria Rabinovich say their web-based service ‘Rescue’ has enrolled 10,000 users mostly drawn from …

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RWANDA:Rwanda bans shisha smoking following Tanzania’s lead

December 2017 BusinessDaily; President Paul Kagame’s government has become the latest in Africa to ban smoking of water-pipe tobacco, popularly known as shisha, starting Friday. Rwanda becomes the second country in Africa to ban shisha smoking after Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli imposed the ban in July last year. Other countries …

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