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Sat,18Nov2017

East & Horn Africa

When the arts call: How three Kenyan women followed their dreams

A career change is never easy, especially in a society where middle-age means quiet comfort. Turning this notion on its head are three Kenyan women of words who are not short on action.

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Tanzania says needs $46 billion in power investment by 2040

Tanzania said on Monday it needs $46.2 billion in investment over the next 20 years to revamp ageing energy infrastructure and meet soaring demand for electricity.

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Over 2 million Kenyans at risk of starvation due to drought

Animal carcasses littered the fields and stench of dead animals pervaded the air in Kenya's Marsabit County this week, the result of a prolonged period of drought which destructed forage for animals and made local population dependent on handouts to survive.

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Tanzania current account deficit narrows by 57%

Tanzania's current account deficit narrowed by 56.6% in the year to November, helped by a surge in earnings from tourism and gold exports and a decline in imports, its central bank said on Thursday.

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US travel ban heralds 'turbulent times' for Africa: AU chief

The head of the African Union said today that a US travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries including three in Africa heralded "turbulent times" for the continent.

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Kenya's Safaricom shifts funding to catch up on fixed-data demand

Kenya's Safaricom is reallocating funds to build up its fixed-data network to connect homes to the Internet, as demand grows for online streaming services like Netflix, chief executive Bob Collymore told Reuters.

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