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East & Horn Africa

Kenya's competition watchdog says no need for action on Safaricom

07082018KenyaKenya's competition watchdog expressed concern on Tuesday about the wider economic impact of lawmakers and the country's telecoms regulator taking a tough line on dominant operator Safaricom, saying no action was needed.

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Logistics firm DHL to create venture with Ethiopian Airlines

March 9, 2010 file photo of the headquarters of German Deutsche Post DHL, Bonn, western Germany. Photo: Frank Augstein/AP/SIPA DHL Global Forwarding has signed an agreement with state-owned Ethiopian Airlines to set up a joint venture logistics company to serve Africa, the company that is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group said on Friday.

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ENERGY: Power pitfalls

 

Launched in April, the Kinyerezi II power plant in Tanzania will inject 240MW into the grid, but the country has fallen foul of other investors after failing to pay its bills - Credits: ANESCO
Debts by utilities are a major challenge to expanding grid-based electrification on the continent. In East Africa, several investors have learnt this the hard way

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Day in the life: Camp Crusader - Joseph Munyambanza

 

Esther MbabaziAt 14, Joseph Munyambanza co-founded an organisation (CIYOTA) that provides education and vocations to those,  who like him, have been refugees

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Kenyan court temporarily suspends "Robin Hood" tax on bank transfers

In this photo of Wednesday Aug. 24, 2011 a customer is assisted at an M-Pesa counter in Nairobi, Kenya, to make a money transfer. Photo: AP Photo/Sayyid Abdul AzimKenya's High Court has temporarily suspended a "Robin Hood" tax on bank transfers of over 500,000 shillings ($5,000) imposed at the start of the month, the Kenya Bankers Association (KBA) said on Thursday.

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Ethiopian Airlines says it is in talks for stake in Eritrean Airlines

Aug. 9, 2012: Ethiopian Airlines chief executive Tewolde Gebremariam. Photo: Elias Asmare/AP/SIPAEthiopian Airlines is in talks to take a stake in Eritrean Airlines and a study will be conducted to determine the size of the acquisition, the Ethiopian carrier's chief executive said in an interview on Thursday.

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