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Kenya’s devolved government puts local contests at centre of violence and rigging fears

03082017kenyaThe devolution of Kenya’s government is changing the electoral picture as the country gears up for a general election on 8 August that pits President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee Party against Raila Odinga’s National Super Alliance (NASA).

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Kenya's fake news epidemic adds to electoral violence fears

31072017kenyaIt’s campaign season in Narok, a sleepy town of 40,000 that serves as the gateway to Kenya’s world-famous Masai Mara game reserve. Dozens of Land Rovers plastered with the faces of political aspirants zoom up and down the town’s main road as bewildered Chinese tourists look on.

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'Chill', Kenya central bank tells shilling speculators as election nears

Jubilee Presidential candidate Uhuru Kenyatta, left, with his running mate William Ruto in Nairobi Kenya,May 29, 2017. Photo: Sayyid Abdul Azim/AP/SIPASpeculators against Kenya's shilling in the run-up to national elections should "chill", and a fall in its foreign exchange reserves is no cause for alarm, the head of its central bank said on Tuesday.

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Kenya to add value to gems and precious metals

A miner carrying rocks containing Tsavorite as mine owner Campbell Richard, left, looks on, Kenya, April 6, 2006. Photo:RODRIQUE NGOWI/AP/SIPAKenyan traders in gems and precious metals will begin exporting finished products after the government said it has put up a value addition center in the south of the country.

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World Bank approves $345 million loan for Tanzania port expansion

 Dar es Salaam port can be seen with the St. Joseph's cathedral in the foreground ,Tuesday, May, 2006. Photo: KHALFAN SAID/AP/SIPAThe World Bank said on Sunday it had approved a $345 million loan for the expansion of a port in Tanzania's commercial capital Dar es Salaam, which the East African country aims to turn into a regional gateway.

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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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