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East & Horn Africa

Logistics: Ports and power plays

 

Vincent Fournier for JARepercussions over controversial ports deals in  the Gulf of Aden put Djibouti and Somalia at the heart  of a big-stakes game. While landlocked Ethiopia spreads its diplomatic hand, the Gulf States and world superpowers are bringing their own conflicts to the table

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50 influential women in business: further profiles

 

50womenThe Africa Report, Jeune Afrique and the  Africa CEO Forum assemble an exclusive list  of the top African businesswomen who are shaping their sectors, helping a new generation of  female leaders and improving their firms’ profitability. Here are profiles of some of the 50 women

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Kenya’s Safaricom resists tariff cuts to avoid price war

Robert Collymore, CEO of Safaricom, speaks at the Clinton Global Initiative, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015 in New York. He is holding a phone that is marketed by his Nairobi, Kenya-based phone company. Photo:Mark Lennihan/AP/SIPASafaricom, Kenya's biggest telecoms operator, has no plans to reduce its call rates after rival Airtel cut its prices as it wants to avoid a price war, its chief executive officer said on Friday.

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Books, Poetry and politics: Somaliland

 

All rights reservedHargeysa’s book fair strives to nurture Somaliland’s intellectual heritage amid threats to freedom of speech

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Uber rival Taxify bets on motorcycles and rickshaws in East Africa

taxify/FacebookTaxify, an Estonian ride-hailing company aiming to take on Uber in emerging markets, will invest millions of euros in East Africa in the next five years with a strategy focused on motorised rickshaws and motorcycles, it said on Thursday.

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Tullow Oil, Kenya agree to resume oilfields activity

 Ivan Sekretarev/AP/SIPATullow Oil and the Kenyan government have agreed to resume work at Tullow's oilfields where work to truck crude oil had stopped for more than a month after protests by the community, a senior petroleum ministry official said.

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