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Hereward Holland

Kenyan watchdog approves Commercial Bank of Africa and NIC Group merger

13 May 2019

NAIROBI The Competition Authority of Kenya approved on Monday a proposed merger between Kenya's Commercial Bank of Africa and NIC Group, the regulator said.

Amid criticism, South Sudan signs new deal with U.S. lobbyists

08 May 2019

NAIROBI, May 8 South Sudan has signed a contract with a U.S. lobbying firm, after cancelling an earlier deal with the same company that drew criticism from rights groups over its aims, documents showed.

South Sudan denies kidnapping, executing prominent critics

01 May 2019

NAIROBI South Sudan rejects U.N. allegations its security services kidnapped two prominent government critics exiled in Kenya in 2017, flew them to Juba and days later executed the pair on a farm owned by President Salva Kiir, a government minister said on Wednesday.

South Sudan hires U.S. lobbyists to help block war crimes court - contract

30 Apr 2019

NAIROBI South Sudan has hired U.S. lobbyists to help it reverse U.S. sanctions and stop the establishment of a court meant to prosecute war crimes, a document showed - a move rights groups said could undermine victims seeking justice.

Kenyan food, water scarcity will worsen as rains fail: Met Department

17 Apr 2019

NAIROBI Kenya is likely to suffer from worsening food shortages and water scarcity as the rainy season fails, its meteorological department said on Tuesday.

Kenyan food, water scarcity will worsen as rains fail, Met Department says

16 Apr 2019

NAIROBI, April 16 Kenya is likely to suffer from worsening food shortages and water scarcity as the rainy season fails, its meteorological department said on Tuesday.

Amnesty says U.S. strikes in Somalia kill large numbers of civilians

20 Mar 2019

NAIROBI The U.S. military may be guilty of war crimes for killing large numbers of civilians in a sharply stepped-up campaign of air strikes in Somalia over the past two years, Amnesty International said.

Amnesty says U.S. strikes in Somalia kill large numbers of civilians

20 Mar 2019

NAIROBI, March 20 The U.S. military may be guilty of war crimes for killing large numbers of civilians in a sharply stepped-up campaign of air strikes in Somalia over the past two years, Amnesty International said.

IMF urges South Sudan to stop taking oil-backed loans

19 Mar 2019

NAIROBI, March 19 South Sudan should stop selling expensive and opaque oil advances, the International Monetary Fund said, because loan resettlements were hindering spending vital for the implementation of a peace deal.

Kenya drops cocaine smuggling charges against British aristocrat

15 Mar 2019

NAIROBI Kenya’s High Court acquitted a British aristocrat on Thursday of smuggling cocaine in a shipment of sugar, ending a high-profile case that captured public interest in how the justice system would treat the scion of a prominent family.

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