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East & Horn Africa

Energy: Ghana's gas processing plant at the end of the rainbow

The Kwame Nkrumah FSPO unit reflects high hopes at Jubilee. Photo©TullowAfter a series of delays and technical problems affecting the whole value chain, the state-owned petroleum company's new chief executive promises lift-off in July.

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Africa and the sick men of Europe

There is this knotty problem in European-African relations, and one side is really losing the plot.

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Money Transfer: Are Africans getting ripped off?

Migrant workers from some African countries pay charges as high as 20 percent to send savings home, the ODI report said. Photo©ReutersAfricans in the Diaspora are charged twice the global average in taxes to send money to relatives back home, a recent study has revealed.

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Transport: East African nations seek funding adviser for $4 bn railway

Photo©ReutersTanzania, Rwanda and Burundi are looking for an adviser to help them secure financing for a $4.13 billion railway project aimed at boosting cross-border trade in the region.

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Ugandan army officers in Somalia trained Al-Shabab fighters

File Photo©ReutersSome rogue instructors in the Ugandan army have been accused of training a number of Al-Shabaab fighters using African Union Mission on Somalia (AMISOM) facilities in Somalia, a Ugandan newspaper has revealed.

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Transport: Aviation and Maritime reforms beckon

Aircraft on runway in Ghana. Photo©Arne Hoel/The World Bank Africa's aviation industry is beginning to pick up thanks to the continent's impressive economic growth, but with seaports infrastructure largely abandoned in many countries in Africa over the years, there is urgent need for huge investments.

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