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World Bank cuts Kenya’s 2017 economic growth estimate to 4.9 pct

By Duncan Miriri NAIROBI, Dec 7 (Reuters) - The World Bank has cut its 2017 growth estimate for Kenya's economy to 4.9 percent, which would be the...

Tanzania-Zambia railway halts copper transportation after strike

  LUSAKA, Dec 6 - The Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) has suspended all train services, including the transportation of copper following a strike by workers in Africa's second-largest...

AU to repatriate 15,000 African migrants from Libya

JOHANNESBURG, December 6 – The African Union Commission (AUC) chairman Moussa Faki Mahamat has said that the AU and member states will repatriate more...

Heineken to open $100 mln brewery in Mozambique in 2019

JOHANNESBURG, Dec 4 – Heineken will open a $100 million brewery in Mozambique, its first production facility in the southern African nation, the brewer said on Monday. The...

Zimbabwe swears in first post-Mugabe cabinet

HARARE, Dec 4 – Zimbabwe’s new president Emmerson Mnangagwa swore in his cabinet on Monday, with allies defending him against criticism for giving top posts to...

Little rain for Ivory Coast cocoa belt as dry season starts

ABIDJAN, Dec 4 - Ivory Coast cocoa regions received little or no rain last week as the dry season took hold, though downpours earlier this year...

Former Egyptian prime minister deported from UAE to challenge Sisi

JOHANNESBURG, December 4 – Former Egyptian Prime Minister, Ahmed Shafik, who was deported from his family home in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) over...

High-level security meeting held in Mogadishu

JOHANNESBURG, December 4 – A high-level security conference to discuss a comprehensive approach to security in Somalia, as part of a follow-up to the...

Kenyan opposition strategist arrested

JOHANNESBURG, December 4 – The reaction of Kenyans to the news of the arrest of a Kenyan opposition strategist has been sharply divided, underlining...

Ex Egypt premier Shafik deported from UAE to Egypt, say family, lawyer

CAIRO, Dec 2 (Reuters) – Former Egyptian prime minister Ahmed Shafik, who last week announced his intention of running for the presidency in 2018,...


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