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East & Horn Africa

South Sudan: Thousands of IDPs at risk of water-borne diseases

A South Sudan Youth organization is urging local and international organizations to come to the aid of over 45,000 internally displaced people in Pangak county at risk of water-borne diseases.

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Somalia eyes oil, as new bourse sees seven firms listing in 2015 opening

The Somalia Stock Exchange expects seven companies in the telecoms, financial services and transport sectors to list their shares when the bourse is set up in 2015, its founder said.

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Kenya: Central bank chief appeals abuse-of-office charge

Kenya's Central Bank Governor Njuguna Ndung'u. Photo©ReutersKenya's central bank chief filed an appeal on Tuesday asking a court to throw out a case accusing him of abusing his office through his involvement in issuing a tender to install security software at the bank.

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OPEC to seek 'consensual step' to halt oil price drop

Photo©ReutersAlgerian Energy Minister Youcef Yousfi on Tuesday said OPEC will seek a "consensual step" at its Thursday meeting as the group discusses a sharp drop in crude oil prices.

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Tanzania to increase cement production

File Photo©ReutersTanzania expects to double its cement production in the next few years as new factories come on-stream to satisfy growing demand from the construction sector, a senior government official said on Tuesday.

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Kenya government and Safaricom sign security contract

Bob Collymore, Safaricom's chief executive officer, said the project would take 18 months. Photo©Bruno Levy for JASafaricom, Kenya's largest mobile phone firm on Tuesday said it had signed a deal with the government to construct a security system worth $165.2 million.

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