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ARM Cement says to boost its Kenya plant capacity in next 12-14 months

In this photo taken Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016, Kenyan laborers work to finish the construction of an existing bridge that goes across a corner of Nairobi National Park in Nairobi, Kenya. Photo: Ben Curtis/AP/SIPAARM Cement plans to expand grinding capacity at its one million tonne-a-year plant in Kenya by 50% over the next year to meet rising demand, its chief executive said.

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Kenya declares drought a national disaster, seeks help

A Somali woman carries firewood back to the UNHCR's Ifo Extention camp outside Dadaab, Eastern Kenya. Photo: Jerome Delay/AP/SIPAKenya declared a national disaster on Friday (February 10) calling for aid to counter drought that is posing a major risk to people, livestock and wildlife.

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Kenyan court says closing Dadaab refugee camp would be unconstitutional

In this photo, Somali refugee, Madino Dhurow, who was repatriated to Somalia from Kenya's Dadaab camp, stands by her makeshift shelter in the Daryeel camp in Mogadishu, Somalia. Photo: Farah Abdi Warsameh/AP/SIPAA Kenyan court said on Thursday it would be unconstitutional for the government to close a sprawling refugee camp housing mostly people who have fled unrest in neighbouring Somalia.

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Ethiopian Airlines revenues rise, says US travel ban causing confusion

A Dreamliner Boeing 787 lands at Bole International airport in Addis Ababa. Photo: Elias Asmare/AP/SIPAEthiopian Airlines' chief executive said on Tuesday that a US order temporarily halting immigration from seven Muslim-majority states was creating confusion for passengers but was not having much impact overall on its operations.

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When the arts call: How three Kenyan women followed their dreams

Mumbi Kaigwa left the UN and produces theatre that touches livesA career change is never easy, especially in a society where middle-age means quiet comfort. Turning this notion on its head are three Kenyan women of words who are not short on action.

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Tanzania says needs $46 billion in power investment by 2040

 A Tanzanian shoe-shiner conducts his business in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015. Photo: Khalfan Said/AP/SIPATanzania said on Monday it needs $46.2 billion in investment over the next 20 years to revamp ageing energy infrastructure and meet soaring demand for electricity.

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