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Kenya holds its first edition of the NBO Festival Related S. African flower festival highlights Chinese elements Photo by CGTN’s Hlonela LupuwanaThe Lord Erroll in Runda Nairobi, played host to the inaugural 2019 Kenya Flower Festival which brought together flower enthusiasts in the country on Saturday.Kenya being a flower exporter, the festival signaled a key milestone in the country’s horticulture industry.Kenya Flower Festival 2019./Photo by CGTN’s Hlonela LupuwanaFounded by Rosemary Kimunya, the event themed “Bloom in Bravery,” showcased an array of flowers grown in the country, with 20 exhibitions.Kimunya said her goal is to highlight the blooming sector, from newcomers to one of the oldest flower growers Kenya has to offer.Some of the flower farmers have been in the business for years and export to numerous countries across Africa as well as the United Kingdom, United States of America,The Netherlands, China and Japan.Exhibitions included floral designs, flower art installations as well as recycled bottles now turned to flower vases.The Kenya Flower Festival not only celebrated flower enthusiasts, it also showcased floral art in support of Breast Cancer Awareness, as well as a breast cancer screening on site to mark the cancer month.The founder of the festival admitted that even though Kenya is the world’s third largest exporter of cut flowers, not enough people immerse themselves in the flower culture.However through this event, she hopes to change that narrative, while supporting local flower farmers. The flower industry contributes around 1.06% to Kenya’s Gross Domestic Product-GDP.Report by CGTN’s Hlonela Lupuwana Kenya eyes Chinese flower market to diversify exports
CSKA at this stage will not attract the 22-year-old right wing Velisol. The Brazilian winger is owned by the elite Coritiba. There were negotiations between the two clubs for Velisol and this was revealed in the local press.The Reds were willing to give Jefferson in exchange and pay 100 thousand euros, or to count 200 thousand euros for the rights of the player. At the moment, however, a possible deal is frozen, writes “Tema: Sport”. Things around Velisol can only move again if CSKA sells Graham Carey. There was interest from Scottish and English teams, but no offer was received to satisfy the leadership of the army.In the summer, CSKA strengthened with two flanking strikers – bought Georgi Yomov (23 years old) from Slavia, as well as attracted Jules Keita (22 years old) on loan from the French Lance.The latter was transferred until the summer, and in the contract between the two clubs there is a clause for its redemption from the Reds. Besides Kerry, Yomov and Keita, the coach Stamen Belchev has the Brazilian Enrique for the wing.