Duncan Miriri

South Sudan ceasefire agreement in jeopardy

The government and rebels have traded accusations of breaking the ceasefire deal intended to calm violence in South Sudan.

Madagascar’s new president comes into office

President Hery Rajaonarimampianina has taken over officially from coup leader Andry Rajoelina, pledging to create a climate conducive to investment.

South Sudan: Government and rebels agree to ceasefire

President Salva Kiir's government and the rebels backing Riek Machar have signed a ceasefire deal, a "critical first step" in peace negotiations.

Kenya’s central bank chief weathers Parliament

Kenya's central bank chief Njuguna Ndung'u has had a career dogged by persistent market chaos, drawing heavy criticism about his tenure.

African growth does little to cure inequality

The IMF predicts that even as rich countries face a slowdown, sub-Saharan African economies are expected to post nearly 6% average growth in 2012.

Pirates release Maltese chemical tanker

Somali pirates have freed the 18-man crew of a Maltese-flagged chemical tanker after the payment of a $4-million ransom,

Kenya vows to smash al-Shabaab ‘menace’

Kenya will end its campaign against the al-Shabaab rebels in Somalia when it is satisfied it has stripped the group of its capacity to attack.

Kenya nabs terror suspect after blasts rock Nairobi

Kenyan police have arrested a man suspected of belonging to a terrorist group, after two blasts in Nairobi killed one person and injured more than 20.

One dead, dozens injured in second Nairobi blast

Two grenade blasts killed one and wounded more than 20 in Nairobi, apparently in retaliation for Kenya's hunt for al-Shabaab insurgents in Somalia.

Bharti eyes mobile market leadership in Kenya

Zain Kenya plans to invest more than 25-billion shillings in the next 18 months in a bid to gain market leadership.

Africa’s telecom investment to exceed $70bn by 2012

Africa's telecom sector will surpass the $55-billion promised by investors at a United Nations backed meeting in 2007.

AU picks Zimbabwe for Peace and Security Council

The African Union (AU) has selected Zimbabwe for a place on its Peace and Security Council, one of the bloc's most powerful organs.

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