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Keep the trains on track in East Africa



The Kenya-Uganda line will not be getting an upgrade any time soon, say investors Citadel/Photo/FAOWith all the buzz around infrastructure expansion in East Africa, the reluctance of donors and foreign investors to join the party suggests how worried they are about

Last Updated on Friday, 06 January 2012 19:24

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Bank of Ghana fights money laundering, terrorism

The guidelines target misuse of the financial system for illegal activities/Photo/ReutersThe Bank of Ghana has launched new guidelines on Anti-Money Laundering and Combating of Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) for banks and non-bank financial institutions in the country.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 January 2012 17:30

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3G growth and revolutions in Africa

More African countries will jump onto the mobile internet band wagon in 2012/Photo/ReutersThe year 2011 showed the impact new information and communication technologies (ICTs) could have on the political landscape. 



Last Updated on Friday, 06 January 2012 11:50

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Ethiopia to import US$1,5 billion fertliser



More than 80 per cent of Ethiopians are involved in the agricultural sector/Photo/ReutersEthiopia says it will next week open tenders for the importation of more than $1.5 billion worth of fertiliser for its agricultural season this year.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 January 2012 18:08

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Tullow oil to contest Uganda suit

Tullow Oil has said it will contest any injunction that seeks to halt its exploration and licensing activities.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 January 2012 17:15

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Telecoms: Smart money is on Smart phones

Connecting a new generation to the web, the smartphone market is predicted to double in Africa over the next two years/Photo/JACOB SILBERBERG/PANOS-REANokia, Research in Motion and Huawei are competing for bigger stakes in the African handset market while mobile operators offer inexpensive package services to tap

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 January 2012 17:17

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Mystery surrounds diamond ore theft in Zimbabwe

Armed robbers stole 400 kilogrammes of diamond ore in Zimbabwe/Photo/ReutersMystery surrounds the theft of 400 kilogrammes of diamond ore by armed robbers at Zimbabwe's fortified Marange fields amid suspicions it was an internal job.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 January 2012 14:02

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