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Kenya's Equity closes bank branches in war-torn South Sudan

In this 2016 photo, a UN armored personnel carrier stands in a camp for the internally-displaced in Juba, South Sudan. Photo: Jason Patinkin/AP/SIPAKenya's Equity Bank Group has closed more than half of its branches in war-ravaged South Sudan because of a mix of hyperinflation, a battered local currency and an economic slowdown, its chief executive officer said.

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Kenyan medics say U.S. health aid cuts will mean more abortions

23052017KenyaPresident Donald Trump's dramatic expansion of a policy blocking U.S. aid to organizations offering abortion services will have one sure result, say medical workers in this city: more abortions.

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Ethiopia: Regional powerhouse

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Ethiopia is looking to sell electricity to fund its own ambitious infrastructure projects. Fortunately, its  neighbours are queuing up to buy its megawatts

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Kenya Airways' budget carrier plans international flights

22052017KenyaKenyan budget carrier Jambojet expects government approval this month to start flying to destinations outside the country, and will lease more planes to start the flights in the next two years, its chief executive said on Monday.

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U.N. ramps up appeal for South Sudan refugees

 South Sudan's President Salva Kiir attends a ceremony marking the 34th anniversary of the Sudan People's Liberation Army in the capital Juba, South Sudan, May 18, 2017. Photo: Bullen Chol/AP/SIPAU.N. agencies have raised their 2017 appeal for South Sudan's refugees on Monday (May 15), saying they needed at least 1.4 billion US dollars to help alleviate "unimaginable" levels of suffering.

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Tullow says makes oil discovery in Kenyan well

Petrol Stations in Nairobi display new prices for a litre of petrol, Nov. 2, 2004. Photo: SAYYID AZIM/AP/SIPAAfrica-focused oil company Tullow Oil Plc said it encountered 75 metres of net oil pay in two zones at an exploration well in Northern Kenya.

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