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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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Kenya developers fit homes and buildings with solar technology

In this photo taken June 30, 2016, a Ugandan casual worker levels the ground at a solar plant in Soroti, Uganda. Photo: Stephen Wandera/AP/SIPAWith an aim to promote clean energy and reduce electricity costs, Kenya is one of the countries leading Africa's push toward solar energy.

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Ghana, Kenya and Malawi to pilot GSK malaria vaccine from 2018

In a photo from Oct. 30, 2009 a child suffering from malaria sleeps under a mosquito net while a mother feeds here child, also suffering from malaria, in the Siaya hospital in Western Kenya. Photo: KAREL PRINSLOO/AP/SIPAGhana, Kenya and Malawi will pilot the world's first malaria vaccine from 2018, offering it for babies and children in high-risk areas as part of real-life trials, the World Health Organization said on Monday.

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Kenya offers textile firms tax incentives to create jobs

A Kenyan woman look for clothes, March 12, 2005 at a second hand clothes market in the Kibera slum area of Nairobi. Photo: KHALLIL SENOSI/AP/SIPAKenya has started offering tax incentives to clothing companies, a key part of its under-performing manufacturing sector, to create jobs and provide affordable new clothes for shoppers.

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Kampala Cycling Club has a courier service that could pay it's way to the Olympics

In this Wednesday, June 12, 2013, an aerial view of Constitutional Square in Kampala, Uganda.Photo: Stephen Wandera/AP/SIPAYusufu Mbaziira founded a bicycle courier inside his small town, Kasubi, a Kampala suburb in 2002. 

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