[East African] Kenya is likely to start growing genetically modified cotton on commercial basis next year.
[Nation] The total closure of three extensive refugee camps in Dadaab may not happen soon as numbers of those returning to their countries of origin voluntary have reduced while others have vowed never to return to their homes.
[Nation] Maize infected with aflatoxin could soon find its way into the market after an internal audit on the Sh1.9 billion maize saga revealed that National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) bought maize that was infected.
[Nairobi News] A crackdown by Nairobi City County Alcoholic Control and Licensing Board has unearthed a tax evasion racket by dealers faking the standardization mark of quality by Kenya Bureau of Standards.
[Monitor] Rwanda has defended its £30 million Arsenal sponsorship deal that will see the top-flight English club’s players spot ‘Visit Rwanda’ on their shirt sleeves for the next three years.
[RDB] Rwanda is to become the official tourism partner of Arsenal and the Premier League football club’s first ever shirt sleeve partner.
[Monitor] The Ministry of Tourism has said the World Bank has reduced funding for construction of the Jinja based Hotel and Tourism Training from the initial $13m (Shs46.2b) to $7m (Shs25.2b)
[Daily Trust] Damaturu -At least six people have been killed and 62 others hospitalised in an outbreak of cholera in Yobe state.
[Nation] University lecturers have resumed talks on the 2017-2021 collective bargaining agreement with the government expected to table its counter offer.
[GCIS] The National Treasury notes the reckless manner in which Viceroy, a US-based trader/research firm, released its report on Capitec bank earlier in the week. Viceroy is not regulated in South Africa, and by its own admission, has been trading [short selling] in Capitec shares ahead of the release of its report, and stood to benefit substantially from forcing the Capitec share price to fall by publishing its speculative report about the bank.