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South Sudan’s president, rebel leader sign peace deal

South Sudanese people hold signs as they await the arrival back in the country of South Sudan's President Salva Kiir, at the airport in Juba, South Sudan Friday, June 22, 2018. Photos: Bullen Chol/AP/SIPASouth Sudan's President Salva Kiir signed a peace agreement with rebel factions in the Ethiopian capital on Wednesday (September 12) to end a civil war that has killed at least 50,000 people, displaced two million and held up the country's progress since it gained independence seven years ago.

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After 20 years, Ethiopia, Eritrea border reopens

Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki, centre left is welcomed by Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, centre right upon his arrival at Addis Ababa International Airport, Ethiopia, Saturday, July 14, 2018. Photo: Mulugeta Ayene/AP/SIPAThe leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea re-opened crossing points on their shared border for the first time in 20 years on Tuesday (September 11), cementing a stunning reconciliation and giving Addis Ababa a direct route to its former foe's Red Sea ports.

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South Sudan resumes pumping 20,000 bpd from oilfield suspended since 2013

An  oil field in South Kordofan, Sudan, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. Photo:Abd Raouf/AP/SIPASouth Sudan has resumed pumping 20,000 barrels per day (bpd) of crude from the Toma South oilfield, where production had been suspended since 2013, the Sudanese oil minister Azhari Abdulqader said.

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Djibouti: Small country, big stakes

 

VCG VIA GETTY IMAGESWith its strategic location in East Africa, Djibouti is building ports and other transport infrastructure to serve as a link between the continent, the Middle East and Asia

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TANZANIA: The winding road to bank consolidation

Credits: JONES NDEKIA

The sector is struggling with too many bad loans and small lenders, but the government seems wary of raising capital requirements due to weak investor interest

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Day in the life: driver Ali Hussein

Stefan Volk/LAIF-REA

By day, driver Ali Hussein shows visitors the sights of Djibouti, but at night he navigates a different side to the city

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