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5 days ago

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Conor Burns, UK Minister of State for International Trade met with H.E Manoah Esipisu earlier this week and gave assurances that Kenya's goods would continue to access the UK market under same regime it currently enjoys with the European Union post-Brexit .


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2 weeks ago

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Listen to High Commissioner Jane Mariott address Kenyans and British nationals living in Kenya on UK priority areas during her tour of service. Share your thoughts on how she can engage with the people in strengthening UK-Kenya relations and we will share them with her.

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2 weeks ago

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Jane Marriot, Britain's High Commissioner to Kenya presented her credentials earlier today to H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House, Nairobi. Ms Marriot said the she is committed to strengthening the UK-Kenya security and defence partnership. She further affirmed the UK's commitment in supporting Kenya’s Big Four agenda, adding that the Africa Investment Summit 2020 in London provides further impetus to support Africa’s development agenda and create a dynamic business environment.

Our best wishes to Ms Marriot for her tour in Kenya. May she enjoy the warm and generous hospitality of our people.

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3 weeks ago

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There are two films you must see this Autumn in London about Sudan, the last known male northern white rhino who lived out his final years on the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya, and was euthanased 17months ago. They highlight the pertinent issue of extinction at a time when we are experiencing a 6th mass extinction event, which is directly caused by human impact on the environment and on wildlife. The crucial role of Sudan’s keepers is also a focus in both films. For the northern white rhinos, their only chance of now avoiding extinction is through artificial methods of reproduction by IVF and/or stem cell, both of which are being furthered by experts on three continents and this is explored in the films.

We hope to see you there. A representative of the Kenya Society who has an in-depth knowledge on the northern white rhinos will be present on the 7th September and on the 28th September and possibly, (though not yet confirmed), on the 1st October viewings. If there is enough interest we might arrange a meeting place afterwards for a drinks and a post film informal chat at a local bar for members and friends. If you are interested in this please message us here, or by messenger.

In date order:

THE LAST MALE ON EARTH: 7th September, 3.30pm, Curzon, Soho.

www.thelastmaleonearth.com/en/ , only has one showing in UK at 15.30. Tickets £14-£16.50 Select ‘Q&A’ option for ticket selection at this link: www.curzoncinemas.com/soho/film-info/ocdf-2019-the-last-male-on-earth Website/trailer: www.thelastmaleonearth.com/en/
Directed by Floor van der Meulen who has won Best Short Film at the BFI Film Festival London, and picked up, after 85+ festival selections, the Best European Short Film Award at the 29th European Film Awards. Her 45min drama IN EXILE (2016) was nominated for two Dutch Academy Awards and won the award for Best Actress. THE LAST MALE ON EARTH is her feature length debut.

KIFARU: 28th September, 8.45pm & 29th September, 3pm, Vue, Picadilly.

Premier at the Raindance Film Festival. This film has won many awards in the USA and was directed by David Hambridge an Emmy® nominated cinematographer & award-winning filmmaker based in the American South.
For tickets go to: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/kifaru-tickets-69443199479 and select 28th or 29th September. If you chose the 28th September it's more likely that David & possibly some of the rangers will be there too, to do a Q&A afterwards. Tickets are £10-12

1st & 2nd October 6-10pm:

Kifaru also has a showing organised by Ol Pejeta and Helping Rhinos on 1st (sold out) and 2nd October, tickets cost:£38
Link: www.eventbrite.com/e/kifaru-exclusive-london-movie-screening-tickets-65778379905 . There is a wait list for the 1st.

Website/trailer: kifaruthefilm.com
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