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Al-Shabab claims responsibility for Kenyan bus attack

The Somali militants say they staged an attack in Kenya in which 28 people were shot dead.

US embassy workers asked to vacate Mombasa

The US embassy in Kenya has warned of an imminent threat of an attack on the Kenyan city of Mombasa and asked its workers to leave the coastal town.

Nobel laureate Maathai dies in hospital

Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize winner and environmentalist Wangari Maathai has died in hospital where she was undergoing treatment for cancer.

EABL says to buy SABMiller stake in Kenyan brewer

East African Breweries is buying SABMiller's 20% stake in its Kenyan unit as part of a deal to end a partnership that allowed the firms

Kenya looks to geothermal power as drought hits dams

Drought has slashed capacity at Kenya's main dams, forcing shutdowns and leading to reliance on costly diesel-powered generators.

Africa textile makers want US trade deal extended

African countries which export textiles to the United States are calling for an extension to a US law which gives them favourable market access.

Rwanda minister given 30 years in jail for genocide

A UN court trying masterminds of Rwanda's 1994 genocide on Monday gave a 30-year jail sentence to a former interior minister.

Africa ‘must ease terms’ for local businesses

The global slump makes it even more important for African governments to help local businesses by cutting red tape, an investment group said on Friday

Tanzania needs $1,5bn for power in next five years

Tanzania needs about ,5-billion over the next five years to revamp its power sector, but the financial crisis may make access to funds harder.

Kenya, Uganda plan new railway to Mombasa port

Kenya and Uganda plan to build a new railway to cope with increased trade between the east African countries and their landlocked neighbours

Tanzania charges ex-ministers over deal

Tanzania has charged two former ministers with impropriety over the award of a mineral audit tender in 2002, court documents showed.

AU’s patience with Zim wears thin

African Union chair Tanzania wants to see a 50-50 power-sharing deal agreed for Zimbabwe immediately to stem a growing economic crisis.

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