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As debts mount, Uganda divided over new, Chinese-built $580m expressway

 Indian nationals arrive from South Sudan's capital Juba to Entebbe International Airport, Kampala, Uganda, July 14, 2016. Photo: Stephen Wandera/AP/SIPATraffic will soar above the muddy swamp between Uganda's capital and its international airport when a new Chinese-built highway opens in a few months time, but the road itself is mired in controversy.

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Kenya's frontier finance for DRC

John Bompengo for TARKenya's financial giants are boosting their presence in the Democratic Republic of Congo with the hope of raking in profits when the economy booms

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The ethnic rivalry that holds Kenya hostage

 

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Ten days before Kenya’s fresh presidential election on 26 October, a doctor took to Twitter to describe a harrowing ordeal. After a checkup, a patient asked for the doctor’s name and number so he could seek him out directly in future. When the doctor gave it to him, the patient asked: “You are one of those people?” The patient then spat on him and left. By “those people”, the patient was talking about the Luo.

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The resistance begins: Kenya's opposition marches on after last year's electoral boycott

 

Ben Curtis/AP/SIPAAfter Nasa’s boycott allowed President Uhura Kenyatta a landslide victory, Raila Odinga’s “national campaign of defiance” is emerging as a highly organised force

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Kenya's Nakumatt Supermarkets goes into administration

Employees of the supermarket chain Nakumatt stock shelves in the Westgate Mall, Nairobi, Kenya, July 14, 2015. Photo: Ben Curtis/AP/SIPAA Kenyan court on Monday granted Nakumatt Supermarkets protection from its creditors, allowing what was once Kenya's biggest retailer to go into voluntary administration.

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Volkswagen to start Rwanda car assembly in May

April 28, 2017: An e-Golf electric car with the VW logo on a rim is pictured in the German car manufacturer Volkswagen Transparent Factory in Dresden, eastern Germany.Photo: Jens Meyer/AP/SIPAGermany's Volkswagen AG said on Thursday it would start assembling three vehicle models at a new plant in Rwanda in May for local sale and use in its own new ride-sharing service.

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