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Ethiopia's power deficit push Kenya to mull deal

Nairobi, April 14 -- Kenya may be forced to renegotiate its 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Ethiopia if the deepening electricity crisis in the Horn of Africa nation gets out of control. ... Read More


AU assessment report delays plan for Somalia's post-Atmis force

Nairobi, April 14 -- The shape, size and scope of a new force to secure Somalia - after the exit of the current African Union peacekeeping mission at the end of this year - remain unknown as it emerge... Read More


Uganda taxman, small traders feud over levies halt businesses

Nairobi, April 14 -- The dispute between the Uganda Revenue Authority and the traders in Kampala has been forwarded to President Yoweri Museveni after a two-day strike that paralysed Kampala city and ... Read More


President Tshisekedi targets mining companies to tame joblessness in DRC

Nairobi, April 14 -- Democratic Republic of the Congo's President Felix Tshisekedi has been speaking in ambitious terms lately. He wants to create some 6.4 million jobs during his second term in offic... Read More


Kenyans face tough times as global oil prices hit five-month high

Nairobi, April 14 -- Prices of Murban crude in the global market have climbed to highs last seen in October last year, setting up Kenyans for an end to months of a continued drop in local pump prices.... Read More


Special police unit to curb illegal mining in Kenya

Nairobi, April 14 -- Kenya has deployed a special police unit to end widespread illegal exploration of minerals across the country, Mining Principal Secretary Elijah Mwangi has said. The Mining Polic... Read More


Kenya, DRC among African nations with firms making $1bn revenues

Nairobi, April 14 -- Africa has at least 345 companies with revenues of $1 billion or more per annum of which 3 percent (11) of the firms are located in East Africa (EA) underlining the region's growi... Read More


South Sudan promises elections amid protests of insecurity, unpreparedness

Nairobi, April 14 -- South Sudan is launching a voter registration programme in what observers term the surest sign Juba plans to go ahead with elections, even as stakeholders pull apart on the countr... Read More


Ruto envoy nominees on the spot over integrity, lack of diplomatic knowledge

Nairobi, April 14 -- Kenyan President William Ruto's nominees for the envoy posts have come under sharp criticism over lack of diplomatic knowledge, with some integrity having integrity issues. Alrea... Read More


Politicians' ugly deeds stink long after they exit the national stage

Nairobi, April 14 -- Go, all you who would, to the East African coast, and pick a sprinkling of folk wisdom that has accumulated gems which, over centuries, have sustained the Waswahili through times ... Read More