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Kenya's Safaricom opposes planned tax increase on mobile cash transfers

 Aug. 24, 2011 customers make money transfers at an M-Pesa counter in Nairobi, Kenya, as others wait outside. Photo: Sayyid Abdul Azim/AP/SIPAKenya's biggest mobile phone operator Safaricom is opposed to a proposed tax rise on mobile phone based cash transfers that its chief finance officer said on Monday would discourage the drive towards modern payments systems.

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ITV: Paul Kagame, President, Rwanda (archive)

 

 Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP/SIPA In this interview with Paul Kagame from June 2017, the President talks about his political longevity, relations with France and plans for reform at the African Union

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Kenya to repeal rate cap, introduce 'Robin Hood' tax

Customers waiting to place their orders at Kentucky fried chicken restaurant at the Nakumat junction in Nairobi, Kenya Aug. 23, 2011. Photo: Khalil Senosi/AP/SIPAKenya's Finance Minister Henry Rotich on Thursday said he would propose repealing a cap on commercial lending rates, as he presented a budget including a new tax on financial transactions.

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War-torn South Sudan issues higher denomination banknotes amid soaring inflation

Sudanese currency sits behind a window at the central bank in Khartoum, Sudan, Sunday July 24, 2011. Photo: Abd Raouf/AP/SIPASouth Sudan's central bank said on Monday it will issue higher denomination banknotes, enabling citizens to carry fewer notes as rampant inflation continues to devalue the local currency.

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Ethiopia loosens throttle on many key sectors, but privatisation still far off

Ethiopia's newly elected prime minister Abiy Ahmed attends a rally during his visit to Ambo in the Oromiya region
Ethiopia's decision to sell stakes in its lucrative telecoms monopoly and other assets could open one of the world's largest untapped markets to huge potential investments by firms willing to work with a government still wary of private enterprise.

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Kenya Airways seeks to run main Nairobi airport to boost earnings

AP photoKenya Airways is close to winning approval to run the country's main airport in Nairobi, looking to copy a model that has enabled rivals to overtake it, its chairman said on Monday.

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