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East & Horn Africa

Books, Poetry and politics: Somaliland

 

All rights reservedHargeysa’s book fair strives to nurture Somaliland’s intellectual heritage amid threats to freedom of speech

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Uber rival Taxify bets on motorcycles and rickshaws in East Africa

taxify/FacebookTaxify, an Estonian ride-hailing company aiming to take on Uber in emerging markets, will invest millions of euros in East Africa in the next five years with a strategy focused on motorised rickshaws and motorcycles, it said on Thursday.

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Tullow Oil, Kenya agree to resume oilfields activity

 Ivan Sekretarev/AP/SIPATullow Oil and the Kenyan government have agreed to resume work at Tullow's oilfields where work to truck crude oil had stopped for more than a month after protests by the community, a senior petroleum ministry official said.

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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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