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East & Horn Africa

Oil and gas: Kenya’s pipe dream

Turkana, in Kenya’s arid north, has the most to gain from an oil economy - Credits: TONY KARUMBA/AFP
President Kenyatta’s promises to turn Kenya into an oil-producing country before the recent elections have proved empty, revealing huge infrastructure gaps that will keep the project stalled for years to come

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Kenya's mobile banking pioneer: 'We need to focus on the customer experience'

 

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Mobile money has been a lot more successful than mobile banking, says the fintech chief at Kenya’s KCB Group, who is looking to partner with tech giants in the US and Asia to offer more services.

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Ethiopia's revolution at the top

18732.HRThe party of former premier Meles Zenawi is under unprecedented pressure as the country’s largest ethnic groups begin to bristle under Tigrayan dominance

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U.S. to impose arms embargo on South Sudan

 

South Sudan President Salva Kiir attending the  swearing in of Rwandan Paul Kagame, Kigali Rwanda. Friday, Aug.18, 2017. Photo: Eric Murinzi/AP/SIPASources tell Reuters the United States is set to announce an arms embargo against South Sudan on Friday, ramping up pressure against President Salva Kiir to end a civil war that has killed tens of thousands of people.

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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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