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  • Kenya military Twitter account hacked Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 8:40 AM ET

    NAIROBI, Kenya— The Twitter account run by Kenya's military was taken over by hackers claiming to be from the international activist collective Anonymous, a military spokesman said Monday. No internal military systems were infiltrated when the Kenya Defense Forces' Twitter account was hacked early Monday, Col.

  • NAIROBI, July 3- African countries' rapid growth over the past decade may have been the envy of many developed economies, but their number crunchers have struggled to keep up.

  • NAIROBI, July 3- The United States warned its citizens in Uganda on Thursday about a "specific threat" of an attack on Entebbe International Airport, which is near the capital Kampala, according to a message on the U.S. Embassy website.

  • *$25.5 bln project to give S.Sudan, Ethiopia sea access. LAMU, Kenya, June 20- The latest in a string of militant attacks on Kenya's coast has dealt a fresh blow to the economy, but the threat this time goes beyond the tourist trade to an ambitious $25.5 billion port and transport scheme next to the historic town of Lamu.

  • Argentine woes fail to deter EM bond fans Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 8:58 AM ET

    Argentina’s debt default drama has failed to deter investors from emerging market bonds, as the hunt for returns continues.

  • *Kenya aims to raise $1.5- 2.0 billion in Eurobond. NAIROBI, June 12- Kenya expects its fiscal deficit to fall slightly to about 7.4 percent of gross domestic product for the 2014/ 15 financial year, figures from the finance minister's budget speech showed on Thursday.

  • NAIROBI, June 1- Recent bombings in Kenya have dented President Uhuru Kenyatta's plans to boost tourism and undermined his pledge to restore security after last year's Westgate shopping mall attack.

  • *Ethiopia says private sector too weak for competition. ADDIS ABABA, May 28- Ethiopia may delay plans to join the World Trade Organisation in 2015 if the country is required to liberalise its tightly regulated telecoms and banking industries sooner than it would like, the trade minister said.

  • *Central Bank says ready to act to minimise volatility. NAIROBI, May 26- Kenya's central bank has signalled its intent to defend the ailing shilling by selling dollars and says it has deep enough foreign reserves to cushion the currency against shocks.

  • OSLO, May 20- More than a third of South Sudan's population, or 4 million people, will be on the brink of starvation by the end of 2014 as fighting rages in the world's newest country, U.N. officials said on Tuesday. Farmers should be planting their crops right now, " United Nations' aid chief Valerie Amos told a donors' conference in Oslo.

  • *Kenya hit by series of bomb, gun attacks. NAIROBI, May 16- Back-to-back explosions killed at least 10 people in a packed Nairobi market on Friday, extending a spate of attacks that have piled pressure on the government and spurred Britain and other Western nations to warn citizens about travelling to Kenya.

  • UPDATE 1-Twin blasts kill four in Kenyan capital Friday, 16 May 2014 | 8:40 AM ET

    NAIROBI, May 16- At least four people were killed on Friday in two explosions in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, the National Disaster Operations Centre said.

  • NAIROBI, May 16- Several people were injured on Friday when at least one explosion rocked a market in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, the country's National Disaster Operations Centre said. "Explosion occurred in the vicinity of the Gikomba market. Emergency vehicles have been dispatched, "NDOC said on its official Twitter handle.

  • *Fitch: loan extension won't affect Kenya rating. NAIROBI, May 15- Kenya has won a three-month extension on a $600 million syndicated loan, a senior Treasury official said on Thursday, giving it time to continue discussions on its first ever dollar bond which has been delayed.

  • NAIROBI, April 24- British explorer Tullow Oil and partner Africa Oil Corp aim to submit development plans to the Kenyan government late next year for their oil discovery in the northwest of the country, executives from the firms said on Tuesday.

  • DIARY - Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 9 Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 8:02 PM ET

    April 29- For other related diaries, please. SEOUL- South Korean Finance Minister Hyun Oh- seok will attend a cabinet meeting at the Presidential House- 0100 GMT. SEOUL- Bank of Korea will release the minutes of its April rate-setting meeting- 0700 GMT.

  • JOHANNESBURG, April 17- Africa's demand for bandwidth is doubling every year, outpacing the laying of terrestrial telecom fibre links and encouraging commercial satellite operators to launch more units into orbit.

  • JOHANNESBURG, April 17- Africa's demand for bandwidth is doubling every year, outpacing the laying of terrestrial telecom fibre links and encouraging commercial satellite operators to launch more units into orbit.

  • NAIROBI, April 10- Seven Seas Technologies, one of Kenya's biggest IT companies, has pushed back its initial public offering until 2017 to allow it time to tap new countries in Africa and reduce its reliance on its home market.

  • *Need to focus on GDP per capita, World Bank says. *Nigeria needs to improve infrastructure, beware inequality. Nigeria's 2013 GDP was rebased up to an estimated nearly $510 billion- a "pie" one and half times the size of South Africa's, but feeding more than three times as many people.