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Tue,30Jun2015

East & Horn Africa

In Somaliland, the hopeful look skyward

Hargeisa’s Egal airport is strategically placed for air links to the Gulf States. Photo©Photo12/AlamyWhile governments do not recognise Somaliland's independence from Somalia, the region's investment in airport improvements could have far-reaching effects.

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The Age of Sustainable Development

In September 2015, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will expire and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will set in.

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Kenya: Patrick Njoroge formally appointed as new central bank governor

Patrick Njoroge, Kenya's central bank governor. Photo©ScreenShotPatrick Njoroge has been formally appointed as the new governor of the Central Bank of Kenya by the president after parliament approved the choice, the central bank said on its website.

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Aviation: RwandAir to get two Airbus jets

Photo©ReutersRwandAir has signed a deal with a regional African bank for a $160 million loan as part of the financing to buy two aircraft from Airbus, the airline and the bank said on Thursday.

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Kenya seeks domestic energy sources for power

Kenya, which has struggled to keep the country running with a creaking and overloaded system, is seeking to boost installed generation to about 6,700 megawatts (MW) by 2017 from around 2,500 MW now, using renewables and other domestic resources.

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Kenya's ailing sugar miller gets $10 million in state bailout

Photo©ReutersKenya's president handed 1 billion shillings ($10 million) to cash-strapped Mumias Sugar as part of a state bailout and said managers who ran down the firm would be investigated for corruption.

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