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Tue,23Jan2018

East & Horn Africa

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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Uganda says seeking $500 million loan from China for roads in oil area

Uganda says it has asked China for a $500 million loan to help build almost 600 km (360 miles) of roads in the country's oil-rich west, amid criticism over heavy borrowing that has ballooned the country's debt.

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South Sudan government to blame for famine, still buying arms - U.N. report

South Sudan's government is mainly to blame for famine in parts of the war-torn country, yet President Salva Kiir is still boosting his forces using millions of dollars from oil sales, according to a confidential United Nations report.

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Tanzania’s power play

 

With a president cultivating a no-nonsense reputation and an economy set to be supercharged, Tanzania is making sure its voice is heard throughout the region. 

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Kenya faces ban after IOC cuts off funding

The International Olympic Committee froze financial support to Kenya on Thursday (March 9) after the country's troubled Olympic Committee failed to make changes to its constitution - a decision that could lead to a ban.

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