NewsEast & Horn Africa

Mon,15Oct2018

East & Horn Africa

Briefing/Signposts: Kenya - Three's a crowd

 

The StarOn 9 March, Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta shook hands with opposition leader Raila Odinga, half a year after  the troubled Kenyan general elections.

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Former CEO of Kenya's Nakumatt faces investigation over loss of funds

Employees of the supermarket chain Nakumatt stock shelves in the Westgate Mall, Nairobi, Kenya July 14, 2015.Photo: Ben Curtis/AP/SIPAThe former chief executive of Kenya's indebted Nakumatt Supermarkets will be investigated over the loss of 18 billion shillings ($179 million) worth of stock, an administrator for the retailer said on Thursday.

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ITVs: NGOs - Blessing or a curse?

ngosWinnie Byanyima, executive director of Oxfam International and Firoze Manji, Former Africa director of Amnesty International, argue the merits of NGOs in Africa

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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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