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East & Horn Africa

Tanzania laws would allow govt to tear up mining, energy deals

Tanzanian miner Bakari Ngalenya climbs out of a tanzanite mining pit in northern Tanzania on Dec. 15, 2001. Photo: GEORGE MWANGI/AP/SIPAThe Tanzanian government submitted three bills to parliament on Thursday that would allow it to force mining and energy companies to renegotiate their contracts, the latest in a string of moves that have alarmed foreign investors.

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South Sudan no longer classified as in famine - U.N.-backed report

A woman walk back to her home after receiving food distributed by ICRC in South Sudan, April 11, 2017. Photo: Stringer/AP/SIPASouth Sudan is no longer classified as being in famine, although 45,000 people in country's Jonglei and Unity states are expected to remain in famine-like conditions and the situation is still critical, a U.N.-backed food security report said on Wednesday (June 21).

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UK donates £90 million for humanitarian support to save lives in Ethiopia and Somalia

Somalis displaced by the drought arrive at makeshift camps on the outskirts of Mogadishu, Somalia, March 2017. Photo: Farah Abdi Warsameh/AP/SIPAUnited Kingdom International Development Secretary Priti Patel has called for a new concerted global push to prevent millions of people losing their lives across East Africa to the threat of starvation and disease.

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Parliament backs $750 mln state guarantee for Kenya Airways debt

Foreign tourists ride camels at a tourist resort near Mombasa, Jan. 2007. Kenya. Photo: Beatrice Larco/AP/SIPAKenyan lawmakers on Thursday approved a government proposal to guarantee $750m worth of debt owed by Kenya Airways, part of a broader financial restructuring, parliament said in a statement.

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Kenya nurses in strike over pay dispute

Kenyan nurses and other health-workers demonstrate over low pay in Nairobi, during a strike in December 2016. Photo: Ben Curtis/AP/SIPAKenyan nurses have been on strike for over a week demanding a rise in pay and improved working conditions.

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Somalia: A tipping-point talk in London

rsz a tipping-point talk in london

The government of President Mohamed got a dose of support at an international conference in May, but diplomats worry about its ability to defeat Al-Shabaab.

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