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Africa’s plan to deal with bogus medicines

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates one in 10 drugs sold in developing countries is fake or substandard.

Tanzania restores power in parts of country after nationwide outage

Tanzania’s power utility said on Friday it had started to restore electricity to parts of the country after the East African nation was hit...

Op-Ed: Why elections don’t always equal democracy: the case of Kenya

Barbara Yoxon | University of York Kenya’s transition to a multiparty democracy in 1991 was one of the most promising cases of political change in...

Kenya set to build coast-to-centre highway to boost Africa trade

Kenya on Wednesday signed a $620 million agreement to build a 530 km (329 mile) highway from its east coast to the centre of...

Tanzania suffers national power outage after technical fault-supply company

Tanzania was hit by a country-wide blackout early on Thursday due to a technical glitch in its national power grid, the country’s state-run electricity...

Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta sworn in for second, five-year term

Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in for second, five-year term on Tuesday, ending months of political turmoil in the east African nation. Kenyatta won...

Kenyan president to be sworn-in as opposition prepares to hold rival...

Kenyan security forces fired teargas to control crowds trying to force their way into a stadium for President Uhuru Kenyatta’s inauguration on Tuesday, as...

Burundi’s inflation rises to 17.6% yr/yr in October

Burundi’s inflation accelerated to 17.6 percent year-on-year in October from 15.2 percent in September due to rising food costs on local markets, official figures...
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Kenyan shares fall in correction after Supreme Court verdict bounce

Kenya’s main share indices dropped on Thursday, as profit-taking broke a bounce that followed the upholding of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election by the Supreme...

Kenya central bank holds main lending rate at 10.0%

Kenya’s central bank held its benchmark lending rate at 10.0 percent on Thursday for the seventh time in a row, citing muted inflation that...

Op-Ed: Making money while doing good in Malawi

The financial services industry in Africa is ever expanding with fintech startups finding particularly innovative ways to service the 80% unbanked adults.

Kenya’s Supreme Court upholds repeat presidential vote

Kenya’s Supreme Court on Monday upheld the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta in last month’s repeat presidential vote. Chief Justice David Maraga said the court...
Kenya charges government officials with graft

Kenya court to rule on presidential election cases on Monday

Kenya’s Supreme Court will rule on Monday on cases that seek to nullify the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta last month and the judges...
Kenya Airways picks PJT Partners to advise on capital-raising

Kenya Airways completes $2BN debt restructuring

Kenya Airways has finished restructuring $2 billion of debt, the carrier said on Wednesday, completing a key part of its turnaround plan after heavy...

Kenya court grants access to poll returns in case seeking to...

Kenya’s national election board must give access to election returns to parties challenging President Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory in last month’s presidential election, the Supreme...
Kenya Airways picks PJT Partners to advise on capital-raising

Government raises Kenya Airways stake in debt swap deal

The Kenyan government and domestic lenders have agreed to convert more than $400 million of Kenya Airways’ debt into equity, increasing the state’s stake...

Political exclusion risks tearing Kenya apart, says opposition leader

Kenya’s main opposition leader said on Thursday that anger over last month’s presidential election ran so deep it threatened to tear the country apart. Raila...

Kenya’s economic growth to rebound in 2018, finance minister says

Kenya’s economy should rebound in 2018 after a slowdown this year that was caused by drought and political turmoil during a prolonged election cycle,...

World Bank cuts Tanzania’s 2017 growth forecast to 6.6%

The World Bank has cut Tanzania’s economic growth forecast for this year to 6.6 percent from the government’s 7.1 percent estimate, citing policy uncertainty...

Petition filed at Kenya’s Supreme Court challenging election results

A former lawmaker filed a petition at Kenya’s Supreme Court on Monday challenging the results of last month’s presidential election, a Reuters witness said,...
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