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Fri,19Oct2018

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Uganda: A bitty bourse

 

All rights reservedDespite the attractiveness of many East African companies, the Uganda Securities Exchange is frustrated  in its efforts to foster a vibrant capital markets culture

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Germany's Voith to supply more turbines for Ethiopia's Renaissance Dam

In this June 28, 2013 file photo, construction work takes place, at the site of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam near Assosa, Ethiopia. Photo: Elias Asmare/AP/SIPAGerman mechanical engineering conglomerate Voith has signed an agreement to supply turbines for a $4 billion dam Ethiopia is building along the River Nile, state-affiliated media said on Wednesday.

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Ethiopia: The Abiy effect

 

Mulugeta Ayene/AP/SIPAEthiopia is changing in the blink of an eye thanks to its new prime minister, Abiy Ahmed. The Africa Report takes a look at the man and his impact on politics, economics and the wider East African region

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Uganda's SafeBoda ride-hailing service hopes to expand across Africa

A Family move their belongings aboard a motorbike fon the outskirt of Dar es Salaam Thursday Feb. 17, 2011. Photo: Khalfan Said/AP/SIPAA ride-hailing app for motorcycle taxis that is transforming public transport in Uganda aims to expand to at least 20 other African cities, its co-founder says.

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Conservationists in Tanzania use tech platform to protect endangered species

In this photo taken Friday, March 23, 2018, wildlife veterinarian Justin Shamancha stands back after administering a dose of tranquilizer antidote to an elephant on whom a GPS tracking collar has been attached, in Mikumi National Park, Tanzania. Photo: Ben Curtis/AP/SIPAIn Tanzania's Grumeti Game Reserve, next to Serengeti National Park, elephants roam, rangers sleep more peacefully at night, and poachers have been put on notice, thanks to new technology designed to protect one of the world's most endangered species.

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Congolese Mukwege, Iraq's Murad win 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

 The combo of file photos shows Doctor Denis Mukwege, from the Democratic Republic of Congo, left, on Nov. 26, 2014 and Yazidi woman from Iraq, Nadia Murad on Dec. 13, 2016 as they both address the European parliament in Strasbourg, France. Photo: Christian Lutz/AP/SIPADenis Mukwege, a gynecologist treating victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Nadia Murad, a Yazidi human rights activist and survivor of sexual slavery by Islamic State in Iraq, won the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday (October 5).

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