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The ethnic rivalry that holds Kenya hostage

 

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Ten days before Kenya’s fresh presidential election on 26 October, a doctor took to Twitter to describe a harrowing ordeal. After a checkup, a patient asked for the doctor’s name and number so he could seek him out directly in future. When the doctor gave it to him, the patient asked: “You are one of those people?” The patient then spat on him and left. By “those people”, the patient was talking about the Luo.

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The resistance begins: Kenya's opposition marches on after last year's electoral boycott

 

Ben Curtis/AP/SIPAAfter Nasa’s boycott allowed President Uhura Kenyatta a landslide victory, Raila Odinga’s “national campaign of defiance” is emerging as a highly organised force

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Kenya's Nakumatt Supermarkets goes into administration

Employees of the supermarket chain Nakumatt stock shelves in the Westgate Mall, Nairobi, Kenya, July 14, 2015. Photo: Ben Curtis/AP/SIPAA Kenyan court on Monday granted Nakumatt Supermarkets protection from its creditors, allowing what was once Kenya's biggest retailer to go into voluntary administration.

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Volkswagen to start Rwanda car assembly in May

April 28, 2017: An e-Golf electric car with the VW logo on a rim is pictured in the German car manufacturer Volkswagen Transparent Factory in Dresden, eastern Germany.Photo: Jens Meyer/AP/SIPAGermany's Volkswagen AG said on Thursday it would start assembling three vehicle models at a new plant in Rwanda in May for local sale and use in its own new ride-sharing service.

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Corporate health check: How will Africa's major companies fare in 2018?

Anglo AmericanHow are Africa’s leading companies handling today’s tough macroeconomic conditions? The Africa Report examines the business prospects of a cross-section of major companies in 2018

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Kenya Airways opens ticketing for inaugural flight to USA

Visitors to Brooklyn's Fulton Landing take in the view of One World Trade Center, the lower Manhattan skyline and the Brooklyn Bridge, Sept. 5, 2017, in NY. Photo: Mark Lennihan/AP/SIPAKenya Airways expects its daily direct flights to the United States that it launches for the first time in October to boost annual revenue by 10 percent from 2019, the chief executive said on Thursday (January 11).

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