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East African countries address power sector

Ministers and senior representatives from four East African countries have recently pledged their support in solving East Africa’s crippling power deficit, as detailed in a statement released on March 4th. Hon. Joseph Njoroge, Principal Secretary, Ministry of Energy, Kenya, H.E….

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Kenya: UN food rations to refugees

The United Nations has said today that a strong response by donors to its urgent appeal for funding means that it can resume providing full food rations to refugees in Kenya in January. In mid-November, insufficient funding forced the UN…

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Law enforcement agencies meet to tackle illicit trade in tobacco products

Members of global, regional and local law enforcement, revenue and customs agencies will meet in Cape Town at the end of November to collaborate on efforts to address the scourge of illicit tobacco trade in sub-Saharan Africa, it was announced…

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Migration Dialogue: From the Horn to South Africa

IOM (International Office of Migration) Tanzania this week convened a three-day “Migration Dialogue” conference to respond to the ever-evolving and complex dynamics of migration flows from the Horn of Africa, through Kenya and Tanzania to South Africa. Twenty-four senior representatives…

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Internet access should encourage consumer spending

Increased Internet  access will generate more consumer spend than any other media product or service in the next five years in the South African entertainment and media industry, according to a report issued by PwC on 18th September. South Africa’s…

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Merck: e-learning solutions to help fight diabetes

Merck, the world’s oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company has started its second year of its five year project to provide European Accredited Clinical Diabetes Management course for medical and pharmacy students in African Universities by introducing E-Learning, it was announced…

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World Bank gives $5 billion for electricity

The World Bank Group today committed $5 billion in new technical and financial support for energy projects in six African countries– Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, and Tanzania—which have partnered with President Obama’s Power Africa initiative. Making the announcement on…

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Reflections on the Commonwealth Games

As the Commonwealth Games 2014 comes to a close in Glasgow, we reflect on the performance of the African nations, in what has been hailed the ‘best Games ever’. Out of all the African nations, South Africa finished top at…

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The Friendly Games: Glasgow 2014, Day 4

Results from Day 4 of the Commonwealth Games Athletics From bbc.co.uk/sport Kenya’s Flomena Cheyech Daniel has won the women’s marathon with a winning time of 2:26:45, just beating compatriot Caroline Kilel. “It really was the best and I hope to…

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Kenya; plans for new port under threat

July 25th 2014 – Kenya’s ambitious plans to become the entry point for the East African market with the construction of a new port facility are under threat following a growing number of attacks  close to the site which have…

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