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East & Horn Africa

Kenya's Nakumatt, once East Africa's top retailer, seeks protection from creditors

The interior of a Nakumatt mega store is seen in Nairobi, May 26, 2007. Photo: SAYYID AZIM/AP/SIPAKenya's Nakumatt is seeking court protection to rebuild its fortunes after creditors demanded millions of dollars owed by a company that grew from a small Rift Valley bed shop to become East Africa's biggest supermarket chain.

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Training women to strengthen fishing communities in Somalia

  In this photo taken March 7, 2017, fishermen push their boats into the Indian Ocean in the village of Eyl, in Somalia's semi-autonomous northeastern state of Puntland. Photo: Ben Curtis/AP/SIPAMore than 70 women are training under a programme implemented by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Puntland State government, in a bid to help develop the fish sector in Somalia.

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Kenya PMI hits new low in Sept on political jitters, credit squeeze

Opposition protesters are teargassed by riot police as they ride on a truck in downtown Nairobi, Kenya, Sept. 26, 2017. Photo: Ben Curtis/AP/SIPAKenyan private-sector activity shrank in September at the fastest rate in at least three years on concerns over political uncertainty, a drought, and a credit squeeze due to a cap on commercial lending rates, a survey showed on Wednesday.

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Kenya's stock market hits 14-month high after Kenyatta victory

President Uhuru Kenyatta arrives at his offices at Harambee house, Nairobi, Aug.14, 2017. Photo: Sayyid Abdul Azim/AP/SIPAKenya's main stock index rose 2.51 percent on Monday to a 14-month high, building on gains last week as investors welcomed the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

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Kenya's opposition rejects 'fraudulent' election citing hacking

09082017Kenya's opposition coalition has said yesterday's general election was “fraudulent” because hackers acting on behalf of the governing party compromised the electoral body’s database, as they urged their supporters to remain calm.

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Human waste becomes fuel for Kenya's urban poor

 In this photo from December 2011, a street-trader measures a portion of cooked rice and beans for sale to a customer in Nairobi, Kenya.Photo: Ben Curtis/AP/SIPAA company in Kenya is manufacturing briquettes from human waste and sawdust collected around Nakuru, a town in the Rift Valley region. 

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