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Former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf receives Africa leadership award

Ex President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf addresses the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Sept. 19, 2017. Photo: Richard Drew/AP/SIPAFormer Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf accepted the 2017 Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership at a special Leadership Ceremony in Kigali, Rwanda on Friday (April 27).

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World Bank approves $180 mln loan guarantee for Kenya's energy sector

A resident of the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya lights a stove using bio-gas on Friday July 25, 2008. Photo: KHALIL SENOSI/AP/SIPAThe World Bank approved a $180 million loan guarantee on Monday for Kenya Electricity Generation Company to help strengthen the financial position of the state-run company, which produces more than 70% of the country's electricity.

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Court stops Kenya telecoms regulator's fake mobile monitoring plan

A Kenyan man talk on a mobile phone at a shop selling Safaricom products, Friday, June 6, 2008 in the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya. Photo: KHALIL SENOSI/AP/SIPAKenya's High Court stopped the telecoms regulator on Thursday from monitoring mobile phone networks to detect counterfeits, saying the regulator had flouted the constitution and failed to involve the public when it rolled out the plan.

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Uganda considering Israel request to take African migrants

Jan. 22, 2014: An African migrant covers his mouth with tape during a protest in front of the U.S. embassy, demanding asylum and work rights from the Israeli government in Tel Aviv, Israel. Photo: Oded Balilty/AP/SIPAUganda is considering a request from Israel to take in 500 migrants from Eritrea and Sudan, a minister said on Friday (April 13), the first time the East African nation has acknowledged it is in talks over such a deal.

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Diageo's East African Breweries aims to tap rising spirits demand in Kenya

Sept. 26, 2012: a member of staff prepares coffee at the cafe and wine bar of the Sankara Nairobi hotel in Nairobi, Kenya.Photo: Ben Curtis/AP/SIPADiageo's East African Breweries (EABL) will start producing Captain Morgan rum locally as part of wider investment in its spirit business in response to growing demand.

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Ballooning Uganda debt poses default risk, central bank says

Uganda's Prime Minister, standing center-left, addresses Members of Parliament in Kampala, Uganda, Sept. 21, 2017. Photo: Ronald Kabuubi/AP/SIPAUganda's national debt has nearly trebled in the last three years to more than 50% of GDP, posing a default risk since nearly two thirds of that borrowing was external, the central bank said.

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