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Ethiopia dismisses South Sudan rebel support claims

Ethiopia has dismissed charges that it is providing any support to South Sudan rebels.

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Kenya's Mombasa port traffic up 13 percent in H1C

photo@ReutersmombasaportContainer traffic through Kenya's biggest port grew by 12.8 percent in the first six months of the year after new cargo handling infrastructure was built to shorten the turnaround time for ships.

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Family planning: Ugandan president's change of heart

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni. Photo©ReutersUgandan President Yoweri Museveni has scored an impressive first, as for the first time, since coming into power almost 30 years ago, he has lent support to family planning efforts, as the country's rising population raises concerns.

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US-Africa summit: Congress and the last hurdle

Photo©ReutersAfter repeated calls to make Africa a priority, it is the hope of many that the 2014 US-Africa Leaders' Summit (ALS) will bring the United States and the African continent together in an unprecedented partnership.

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Education: Massive teacher shortage on the horizon

A teacher in Namibia. Photo©World Bank Sub-Saharan Africa is about to face a major shortage of teachers, says the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

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Africa e-commerce firm expands to new markets

Online retailer Jumia, a would-be African Amazon set up by German venture capital firm Rocket Internet, is expanding into three new markets - Uganda, Ghana and Cameroon, the company said on Monday.

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