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Cheptegei breaks world 5k record

Monaco, Principality of Monaco | THE INDEPENDENT | With an astonishing time of 12:35.36, Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei today added the track 5,000m to the 5,000m road and 15km world records he holds. World 10,000m world champion Cheptegei ran incredibly 11 consistent laps, closing in a time of 59.64 as he set …

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Rwanda to replace all its passports with East Africa e-passports

Kigali, Rwanda | XINHUA | Rwanda’s immigration department on Thursday announced it will replace all passports with the East Africa e-passports after June 27, 2019. “All passports issued before June 27, 2019, will be phased out, and replaced by the Rwanda East African electronic passport after June 27, 2021,” the …

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Pay-as-you-go solar energy reaps rewards in Africa

Pay-as-you-go off-grid solar energy is bringing electricity to millions across Africa. Ian Lewis reports Falling costs and improved sales networks mean that small-scale solar power for households or micro-businesses is taking off across Africa. Crucially, this is fast becoming a self-sustaining sector that can generate its own revenues, and allowing numerous companies of …

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China, Africa Union experts meet to plan COVID-19 fight

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | XINHUA |  High-level African and Chinese experts and officials on Tuesday called for further strengthening China-Africa ties in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa. They made the call during a high-level virtual China-Africa joint response to COVID-19 pandemic meeting, which brought together senior experts …

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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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