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  1. Kenya hits out at Britain's tougher travel warning

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    Sat, 28 Mar 2015

    NAIROBI, March 28 (Reuters) - Kenya's government said on Saturday it was "shocked and concerned" over the latest travel warnings issued by Britain and others and said security conditions in the east African country were improving.

  2. Ethiopia launches 4G mobile service in the capital

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    Sat, 21 Mar 2015

    state-run telecoms monopoly has launched a fourth generation (4G) mobile service in the capital Addis Ababa, aiming to catch up with the high-speed communications available in some east African neighbours such as Kenya and Uganda.

  3. Somalia auditor general's report to detail corruption in ministries

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    Sat, 21 Mar 2015

    NAIROBI, March 21 (Reuters) - Somalia's corruption watchdog will soon publish a report showing financial irregularities in most government ministries, the auditor general said, findings likely to strain relations with donors helping to rebuild the east African country.

  4. Tigo says to spend $120 mln this year in Tanzania telecoms expansion

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    Fri, 20 Mar 2015

    DAR ES SALAAM, March 20 (Reuters) - Tigo Tanzania, part of Sweden's telecom group Millicom International Cellular , said on Friday it plans to spend $120 million this year to expand its network in the east African nation.

  5. Tanzania to get $380 million loans from India for water projects

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    Tue, 17 Mar 2015

    DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzania will receive a total of $380 million in loans from India to finance two major water projects in the east African nation, the president's office said on Tuesday.

  6. PepsiCo to invest $500 million in Egypt this year

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    Sat, 14 Mar 2015

    SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) - PepsiCo will invest $500 million in Egypt this year to expand production, its business unit manager for North East Africa said on Saturday.

  7. Africa's oil "sweet spots" still viable after price rout

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    Tue, 10 Mar 2015

    DAKAR, March 10 (Reuters) - African oil explorers will keep drilling in select locations such as onshore east Africa and less complex projects off the West African coast even with oil at $60 a barrel, executives and analysts told Reuters.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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