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East & Horn Africa

African countries come to the WTO prepared - Arancha González

Arancha González, ITC executive director. Photo©ITCThe International Trade Centre (ITC), a subsidiary of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the World Trade Organisation (WTO), provides technical assistance on global trade to businesses in developing countries. Arancha González, the ITC's executive director, talks about the centre's activities and Africa's growing influence in the global marketplace.

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Infrastructure: Dangote's cement rivals

With the growth in continental production capacity many countries can cut their imports. Photo©ReutersAfrica's economic growth is driving demand for building materials. Nigeria's Dangote Cement and Europe's Lafarge and Holcim are the top players fighting for dominance in Africa's cement trade.

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Museveni fires "ambitious" Prime Minister

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni's surprise decision to drop his Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi in a mini Cabinet reshuffle has stoked tensions in the country.

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Rwanda receives €460m from EU for energy, agriculture

Rwanda has received 460 million euros ($592.20 million) from the European Union to improve power generation and agriculture, in a country that heavily relies on donors to fund its development and annual budget.

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Uganda: Panic turns to calm as South Sudan backpedals on deportations

Ugandan officials went to Juba to meet with South Sudan President, Salva Kiir. Photo©ReutersThousands of South Sudanese living in Uganda heaved a sigh of relief following their country's decision to rescind a move to deport all foreign workers in Africa's newest independent state.

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Insurance: Takaful is not just for Muslims -Hassan Bashir

Hassan Bashir, Founder of Takaful Insurance of AfricaHassan Bashir, Founder of Takaful Insurance of Africa, says the Kenya-based company's products can bring possibilities to many and are not exclusively for people of the Muslim faith.

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