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Kenya sets up transport, logistics network to cut business costs

Nairobi, Kenya | XINHUA | Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday established a framework for the management, coordination and integration of public port, railway and pipeline services under the Kenya Transport and Logistics Network (KTLN). In an Executive Order issued in Nairobi, Kenyatta said the network brings together Kenya Ports Authority …

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Kenya launches UN platform to unlock youth potential

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA |  Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday launched Kenya’s chapter of Generation Unlimited (GenU), a UN platform which he said will assist the government in unlocking the potential of Kenyan youth. Kenyatta said the youth account for about three quarters of the Kenyan population, adding that …

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Sudan rejects Ethiopian proposal on filling, operation of Nile dam

Khartoum, Sudan | XINHUA | Sudan on Tuesday announced its rejection of an Ethiopian proposal regarding the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), said Sudan’s Irrigation and Water Resources Ministry in a statement. Sudan rejected the Ethiopian proposal as it stipulates that an agreement should only …

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UBA provides $200 Million for Nigeria’s Petroleum Industry

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Africa’s multi-lateral lender, United Bank for Africa Plc, has acted as Facility Agent Bank for the Nigerian Commercial Banks in a consortium with other international banks in a $1.5 Billion Pre-Export Finance Facility for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and its upstream subsidiary, …

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Treating children for worms yields long-term benefits: study

San Francisco, US | XINHUA | Children who receive sustained treatment against common parasitic infections grow up to achieve a higher standard of living, with long-lasting health and economic benefits extending to communities, according to research released by the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) on Monday. The study, focusing …

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