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Congolese Mukwege, Iraq's Murad win 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

 The combo of file photos shows Doctor Denis Mukwege, from the Democratic Republic of Congo, left, on Nov. 26, 2014 and Yazidi woman from Iraq, Nadia Murad on Dec. 13, 2016 as they both address the European parliament in Strasbourg, France. Photo: Christian Lutz/AP/SIPADenis Mukwege, a gynecologist treating victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Nadia Murad, a Yazidi human rights activist and survivor of sexual slavery by Islamic State in Iraq, won the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday (October 5).

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Kenya on course to develop nuclear energy, official says

Workers install a new power pole in the middle of the remains of destroyed shacks in the Mukuru slum in Nairobi, Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004 .Photo: KHALLIL SENOSI/AP/SIPAKenya's ambition of having a nuclear power plant is still on course and it hopes to build its first such facility in the next 12-15 years, a senior Energy Ministry official said on Friday.

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Lifestyle: Travel Djibouti

 

Patrick Robert for JAIn the space of a weekend, there is plenty to do and  see in the small Horn of Africa country that is a melting pot of flavours and cultures from around the region

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Sport doping in Kenya 'uncoordinated, unsophisticated' - WADA

Aug. 6, 2018:  Kenya's Kipyegon Bett, second right, runs to the line to win a Men's 800m semifinal during the World Athletics Championships in London. The 800 meters world championships bronze medalist Bett has tested positive for the blood-booster EPO having already been suspended and charged with evading a doping test. Photo: David J. Phillip/AP/SIPAKenyan athletes who engage in doping do it in an uncoordinated, unsophisticated and opportunistic way and it was not institutionalised, according to a World Anti-Doping Agency report into the practice on the East African nation released on Thursday (September 27).

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Joseph Kitamirike: Equities for everybody

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A small Ugandan exchange focused on popularising investment in securities wants to attract 10 million customers over the next few years

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Fintech: Debtors, bettors and profits

 

CNP Collection/Alamy stock photoLending apps are financing Kenya's informal sector and the boom in sports betting. Will regulators soon step in to provide some rules?

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