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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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Nasa prepares for lift-off

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The architect of Kenya’s new opposition coalition, Musalia Mudavadi, is confident about his alliance. However, the road to August’s national elections looks arduous

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Kenya's central bank seeks bidders for stake in Chase Bank

Kenya's central bank on Thursday invited investors interested in buying a stake in Chase Bank to submit their bids, with the aim of concluding the transaction by the end of September.

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Kenya's poll boss: 'There’s been an element of mistrust'

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The new chairman of Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), Wafula Chebukati, has yet to win the confidence of all the country’s main political players for the IEBC ahead of August elections.

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Kenya launches phone-based bonds, tapping pool of small investors

Kenya began selling its first mobile-phone-based government bond on Thursday, part of an ambitious plan to broaden the pool of investors in government securities.

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