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East & Horn Africa

Djibouti commissions $3.5 bln Chinese-built free trade zone

Djibouti's President Ismail Omar Guelleh, center, arrives for a round table event at an EU Africa summit in Abidjan, Ivory Coast on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017. Photo: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP/SIPADjibouti commissioned a $3.5 billion, Chinese-built free trade zone on Thursday, deepening ties with the Asian giant and helping the Horn of Africa nation generate more jobs for its youths.

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Ethiopia: The Somali strongman

Photo: DK Thompson

How Abiy handles his relationship with Abdi Iley, the powerful leader of Ethiopia’s Somali Region, has implications for the country’s fragile system of ethnic federalism

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Briefing/Signposts: Kenya - Three's a crowd

 

The StarOn 9 March, Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta shook hands with opposition leader Raila Odinga, half a year after  the troubled Kenyan general elections.

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Former CEO of Kenya's Nakumatt faces investigation over loss of funds

Employees of the supermarket chain Nakumatt stock shelves in the Westgate Mall, Nairobi, Kenya July 14, 2015.Photo: Ben Curtis/AP/SIPAThe former chief executive of Kenya's indebted Nakumatt Supermarkets will be investigated over the loss of 18 billion shillings ($179 million) worth of stock, an administrator for the retailer said on Thursday.

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ITVs: NGOs - Blessing or a curse?

ngosWinnie Byanyima, executive director of Oxfam International and Firoze Manji, Former Africa director of Amnesty International, argue the merits of NGOs in Africa

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Kenya's Safaricom opposes planned tax increase on mobile cash transfers

 Aug. 24, 2011 customers make money transfers at an M-Pesa counter in Nairobi, Kenya, as others wait outside. Photo: Sayyid Abdul Azim/AP/SIPAKenya's biggest mobile phone operator Safaricom is opposed to a proposed tax rise on mobile phone based cash transfers that its chief finance officer said on Monday would discourage the drive towards modern payments systems.

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