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Ramaphosa returns to Lesotho for further consultations

Sunday 23 November 2014 09:34

SADC facilitator and South Africa's Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa, will return to the mountain kingdom this week for on-going consultations about the country's upcoming election.

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SADC facilitator, Cyril Ramaphosa, is overseeing developments in Lesotho
Ramaphosa hails Lesotho officers' departure

Saturday 22 November 2014 15:14

The departure of three senior Lesotho police and army officers from the country was welcomed by SADC facilitator and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday.

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The companies say they will offer customers voice and data products and services using the 'Vodafone Uganda' brand
Vodafone, Afrimax team up

Tuesday 18 November 2014 15:34

Cellphone operator Vodafone has signed a strategic framework agreement with Afrimax Group, the two companies announced on Tuesday.

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Africa set to be the new retail mecca

Tuesday 18 November 2014 14:48

International retail brands say Africa's retail growth is expected to more than double over the next five years and the continent will become the new international retail melting point.

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East Africa's first hybrid electronic car on display in Kenya

Friday 14 November 2014 20:18

East Africa's first hybrid electronic car has gone on display in Kenya ahead of its production in 2018.  

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Hybrid electronic cars combine the benefits of gasoline and electric motor engines with the aim of attaining fuel economy, speed and engine efficiency.
East Africa’s first hybrid car to be launched

Friday 14 November 2014 10:17

East Africa’s first hybrid electronic car has gone on display in Kenya ahead of its production in 2018.

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Reform agenda takes centre stage at UN

Thursday 13 November 2014 07:00

UN General Assembly has urged member states to renew their commitment to the reform agenda of the organization ahead of the next phase of intergovernmental negotiations.

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Ugandan shilling flat, seen weaker on energy, telecoms demand

Monday 20 October 2014 17:08

The Ugandan shilling was little changed on Monday although traders said the currency was still vulnerable to losses.

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Ugandan shilling little changed, seen bearish on importer demand

Friday 17 October 2014 16:20

The Ugandan shilling was stable on Friday, but was seen vulnerable due to demand from manufacturing and energy firms.

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Uganda's Museveni says new gay law risks trade boycott by the West

Friday 3 October 2014 18:42

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has said his country risks a trade boycott by the West if it reintroduces a divisive anti-gay law that was rejected by the constitutional court.

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A case in the United States has heightened concerns that Ebola could spread globally.
Ebola patient arrives in Germany from Sierra Leone

Friday 3 October 2014 14:26

A Ugandan doctor infected with Ebola arrived in Frankfurt from Sierra Leone for treatment, local officials said on Friday.

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The latest Ebola outbreak, the worst on record, has killed at least 3 300 people in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia,
Ebola patient arrives in Germany from Sierra Leone

Friday 3 October 2014 11:44

A Ugandan doctor suffering from Ebola has arrived in Frankfurt from Sierra Leone for treatment in the city's University Hospital, local government officials said.

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AU to meet to discuss strategies on fighting Ebola

Thursday 4 September 2014 10:14

The African Union Executive Council will meet in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia next Monday to adopt a common position and strategies enabling the continent to fight the Ebola epidemic.

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Top price of Kenyan tea slips at auction

Tuesday 26 August 2014 20:10

The maximum price of Kenya's highest quality tea slipped to $3.90 per kg at auction this week from $3.92 per kg last week, Africa Tea Brokers said on Tuesday.

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South Sudan rebels accept presence of Ugandan troops to keep peace

Friday 22 August 2014 10:31

South Sudan rebels have agreed to let Uganda maintain its forces on South Sudanese soil until a regional body deploys a peace keeping force.

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African leaders give DRC rebels an ultimatum

Friday 15 August 2014 07:30

Leaders in the Great Lakes Region have given the last remaining rebel group in the Congo - FDLR that includes perpetrators of the 1994 genocide of Tutsis six months to disarm or face military action.

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Uganda holds key interest rate, says inflation on target

Thursday 14 August 2014 15:50

Uganda's central bank kept its main lending rate at 11 percent on Thursday, saying inflation was within its target and the economy was on track to grow 6 percent this fiscal year.

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Uganda's Museveni wants to water down anti-gay law

Tuesday 12 August 2014 14:02

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni wants to issue a watered-down version of a divisive anti-gay law, stripping out tough penalties for consenting adults, a ruling party lawmaker said on Tuesday.

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Mauritania fire coach after Nations Cup exit

Wednesday 6 August 2014 20:19

Patrice Neveu became the third coaching casualty since last weekend's African Nations Cup qualifiers after he was fired by Mauritania on Wednesday.

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UNAids welcomes Uganda anti-gay law ban

Saturday 2 August 2014 08:34

The joint UNAids welcomes the decision of Uganda's Constitutional Court to strike down a law banning the promotion of homosexuality punishable by life imprisonment.

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