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  1. UPDATE 1-South Sudan peace talks to go on until Friday

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    Thu, 5 Mar 2015

    ADDIS ABABA, March 5 (Reuters) - Peace talks between South Sudan's government and rebels will extend beyond a Thursday deadline set by mediators to allow them to finalise details on power sharing, mediators from the regional East African group IGAD said.

  2. South Sudan peace talks to extend to Friday

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    Thu, 5 Mar 2015

    ADDIS ABABA, March 5 (Reuters) - Peace talks between South Sudan's government and rebels will extend beyond a Thursday deadline set by mediators to allow them to finalise details on power sharing, mediators from the regional East African group IGAD said.

  3. Africa's expanding farms attract more plague-infested rats

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    Mon, 23 Feb 2015

    ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Converting wilderness areas into farmland in East Africa may be increasing the risk of disease epidemics, as rodents crawling with plague-carrying fleas are drawn to the harvested food.

  4. Africa's expanding farms attract more plague-infested rats - TRFN

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    Mon, 23 Feb 2015

    ROME, Feb 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Converting wilderness areas into farmland in East Africa may be increasing the risk of disease epidemics, as rodents crawling with plague-carrying fleas are drawn to the harvested food.

  5. Kenyan retailer Uchumi plans 12 new stores in E. Africa region this year

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    Fri, 30 Jan 2015

    NAIROBI, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Kenya's Uchumi Supermarkets plans to open a dozen new branches across east Africa this year to capture the growing number of middle class spenders in the region, its chief executive officer said on Friday.

  6. Africa Comes Into View

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    Sun, 14 Dec 2014

    holdings in the region are designed to give the fund exposure to consumers. Among the fund’s top holdings are Mtn Group and East African Breweries in Kenya. Geritz and her team, though, spend considerable time traveling to lesser-known areas. An example of

  7. Interpol joins hunt for Kenyan poaching suspect

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    Thu, 16 Oct 2014

    MOMBASA Kenya (Reuters) - Kenya's police have asked Interpol to issue a wanted persons alert for a businessman accused of illegal trafficking in ivory and other game trophies in east Africa .

  8. Swiss Re buys stake in east African insurance group

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    Wed, 8 Oct 2014

    ZURICH, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Switzerland's Swiss Re expanded its pool of investments in Africa with a minority stake in Kenya-based insurance group Apollo Investments Limited, a spokeswoman for the...

  9. Changing of the Guard at Danone, but Strategic Focus Unlikely to Shift; Shares Fairly Valued

    Commentary

    Tue, 2 Sep 2014

    further leverage for acquisitions, tuck-in acquisitions (similar to the recently announced deal to acquire a 40% stake in East African dairy product firm Brookside) of strong local brands in growth markets would be the best use of cash, from our perspective

  10. Best Idea Tullow Oil Still a Solid Value for Long-Term Investors

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    Wed, 30 Apr 2014

    the 3-D seismic of this basin leads it to believe this could be the most prospective undrilled basin in its portfolio of East African acreage. Beyond Shimela-1, near-term well results in Kenya (Ekunyuk-1) and Norway (Butch East and Gotama) are

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