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Kenya's matatus: rebels on the road

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Pimped to the max with bold graphics and outrageous accessories, Nairobi’s ‘flash matatus’ are the irrepressible, exuberant bad boys of Kenyan public transport

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Africa's top 500 companies: the high flyers and long haulers

 

altThe downturn in commodity prices did not have a big impact on most of Africa's giants in the transportation sector

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Shoprite Holdings ramps up Africa expansion with Kenya entry

A security guard patrols outside Westgate Shopping Malln the capital Nairobi, Kenya, July 18, 2015. Photo: Ben Curtis/AP/SIPASouth African Shoprite Holdings will move into Kenya, where weakened competitor positions have opened an opportunity for Africa's biggest grocer to expand its presence in East Africa, its chief executive Pieter Engelbrecht said on Tuesday.

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'No one has come to help me': The unheard anger in Kenya's slums

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While politicians play out high-level chess moves Nairobi’s poor struggle  to heal the wounds of 2007 and 2017 election violence. Amid police crackdowns, a stifled media and a judiciary who ignores them, where will the rage find its outlet? 

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IMF says it stopped Kenya's access to $1.5 bln standby credit

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is seen in Washington, Tuesday, June 28, 2011. Photo: Alex Brandon/AP/SIPAThe International Monetary Fund stopped Kenya's access to a $1.5 billion standby credit facility last June after failing to agree with the government on a reduction of the fiscal deficit, the fund said on Tuesday.

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Somali traders protest tax hikes by shutting down Mogadishu's main market

A Somali worker carries mattresses on his head in Bakara market, Somalia, Thursday May 26, 2011. Photo: Farah Abdi Warsameh/AP/SIPASomali traders boycotted business on Sunday (February 18) to protest tax hikes imposed by the government. Stalls in Mogadishu's sprawling Bakara market - a lifeline for the city and surrounding areas, remained closed for the day.

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