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East & Horn Africa

East Africa move to cleaner fuels to soak up new low-sulphur supplies

Photo@ReuterspetrolstationPlans for five countries in East Africa to adopt cleaner fuel standards in 2015 are likely to help absorb excess low-sulphur oil products coming out of Middle East and Indian refineries, where new capacity is being added, industry sources said.

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High gas-flow tests boost BG's Tanzania LNG plans

Photo@ReutersgasTanzaniaBritish gas company BG Group has produced higher-than-expected flows of gas from a test well off the coast of Tanzania, boosting the financial viability of its planned liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal in the east African country.

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Kenya cuts diesel, kerosene prices at the pump

Kenya's energy regulator cut retail prices of diesel and kerosene on Thursday, and increased petrol pump prices, reflecting changes in their import costs.

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Pessimism over Mugabe's SADC and future AU roles

Photo©ReutersZimbabwe's veteran ruler, President Robert Mugabe this week assumes the role of Southern African Development Community (SADC) chairman amid grumblings from his local rivals that his leadership will be a burden to the country and the region. He 

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Culture, the albatross perpetuating stunting and malnutrition

Malagasy children eat at the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) school feeding initiative in Antananarivo, October 28, 2013. The WFP, in collaboration with partners, provide food assistance to poor children to support their access to education. Photo©ReutersFood, despite being the greatest opportunity for a healthy lifestyle, could become the greatest threat and cause of death, particularly across Africa.

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The survival of Obama's legacy for Africa

Barack Obama. Photo©ReutersThe test of President Barack Obama's Africa policies will be if they survive after the next US president takes over in 2017.

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