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Diageo's East African Breweries aims to tap rising spirits demand in Kenya

Sept. 26, 2012: a member of staff prepares coffee at the cafe and wine bar of the Sankara Nairobi hotel in Nairobi, Kenya.Photo: Ben Curtis/AP/SIPADiageo's East African Breweries (EABL) will start producing Captain Morgan rum locally as part of wider investment in its spirit business in response to growing demand.

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Ballooning Uganda debt poses default risk, central bank says

Uganda's Prime Minister, standing center-left, addresses Members of Parliament in Kampala, Uganda, Sept. 21, 2017. Photo: Ronald Kabuubi/AP/SIPAUganda's national debt has nearly trebled in the last three years to more than 50% of GDP, posing a default risk since nearly two thirds of that borrowing was external, the central bank said.

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African leaders meet in Rwanda to agree on free trade deal

President Kagame swearing in at the Amahoro stadium, Rwanda, Aug.18, 2017. Photo: Eric Murinzi/AP/SIPAAfrican heads of states and business leaders from across the continent gathered in Rwanda's capital Kigali on Wednesday (March 21), ahead of a historic signing of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), an agreement that would pave the way for continental commerce.

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African Union: Kagame takes the reins

 

EFE/EPA/MAXPPPThe arrival of Rwanda’s strongman as the chair of the African Union’s assembly has raised hopes that long-overdue institutional and financial reforms to the bloc can finally happen

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People to watch: East Africa

Tim Ireland/AP/SIPAPeople to watch: East Africa
 

 

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People to watch: East Africa

 

Paul Kagame/FlikrPeople to watch: East Africa

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