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  • JOHANNESBURG, June 29- Packed tightly at a row of graffitied desks in an overcrowded classroom, students at Masiqhakaze Secondary School near Johannesburg shiver as a chilly breeze blows through broken windows. In a 2015 report the World Economic Forum ranked South Africa last in the quality of mathematics and science education and close to last at 139 out of...

  • NAIROBI, June 24- The European Union said it will offer counter-terrorism training to help east African security agencies improve cross-border investigations and prosecutions in a region hit by deadly raids carried out by Islamist militants. The new program, to be implemented later this year or early 2016 across Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, South Sudan,...

  • *Al Shabaab has launched series of attacks in Kenya. DADAAB, Kenya, June 21- When Kenyan police arrested six men in the vast Dadaab refugee camp near the Somali border last April, their ultimate aim was to dismantle a decades-old sugar smuggling trade that is funding Somali militants waging war on Kenya. The arrests, coming weeks after four al Shabaab gunmen...

  • Chinese airlines look inland for outbound opportunities Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 11:19 PM ET

    By Fang Yan and Matthew Miller BEIJING, May 14- Chinese airlines are banking on the newly rich in China's inland provinces to drive the next phase of their global expansion, offering flights to destinations like San Jose and Nairobi from cities hundreds of miles from aviation hubs on the Chinese coast. Air China, China Eastern Airlines and China Southern...

  • DIARY- Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 18 Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 8:02 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde participate in " Finance and Society" conversation before the Institute for New Economic Thinking Conference on Finance and Society hosted by the IMF- 1315 GMT. BUDAPEST- Central bank of Hungary publishes April policy meeting- 1200 GMT.

  • NAIROBI, May 5- Kenya's shilling weakened against the dollar on Tuesday, hitting a fresh three and a half year low and breaking the technical support level of 95.00. At the 1300 GMT close of trade, commercial banks quoted the shilling at 95.05/ 15 to the dollar, its lowest since November 2011, and down from 94.80/ 90 at Monday's close. "It looks like we've been flirting...

  • DIARY- Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 14 Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 8:02 PM ET

    SANTIAGO- Central bank of Chile to release the minutes of April policy meeting- 1230 GMT. BUDAPEST- Central Bank of Hungary non-rate-setting meeting. WARSAW- National Bank of Poland holds Monetary Policy Council Meeting.

  • KENYA'S FINANCE MINISTER TELLS REUTERS DRAFT LAW FOR PLANNED NAIROBI FINANCIAL CENTER TO BE READY IN 3 MONTHS.

  • *West Africa produces 70 percent of world's cocoa. Other African companies such as Ghana's Golden Tree use local cocoa but import milk powder and sugar. Multinationals such as Nestle mass produce chocolate in South Africa for the continent's consumers and source ingredients globally.

  • *Kenya already receives intelligence support from U.S, UK. *Kenya drawing up list of radicalised youth. NAIROBI, April 7- Kenya needs more help from its U.S. and European allies with intelligence and security measures to help prevent further massacres by Somali militants, Foreign Minister Amina Mohamed told Reuters on Tuesday.

  • NAIROBI, April 6- The Kenyan air force has destroyed two al Shabaab camps in Somalia, it said on Monday, in the first major military response since the Islamist group massacred students at a Kenyan university last week. Gunmen from the al Qaeda- aligned group killed 148 people on Thursday when they stormed the Garissa University College campus, some 200 km from the...

  • MAASAI MARA/MOMBASA, Kenya, April 6- Hoteliers from Kenya's Indian Ocean coast region and sprawling game park reserves said tourists have started cancelling trips to the east African nation after Islamist gunmen last week killed 148 people at a university campus. Since then, repeat al Shabaab attacks and travel warnings issued by the likes of Britain, United...

  • NAIROBI, April 6- The Kenyan air force has bombed two al Shabaab camps in Somalia, a defence force source said on Monday, in the first major military response to last week's attack by the militant group on a Kenyan university. Gunmen from the al Qaeda- aligned group killed 148 people on Thursday when they stormed the Garissa University College campus, some 200 km from...

  • Militants vow Kenya will 'run red with blood' Saturday, 4 Apr 2015 | 3:45 AM ET
    People wait in front of the morgue of Chiromo Campus of Nairobi University to identify the corpses of their relatives killed during the Al-Shabaab terrorists' gun attack on Garissa University College, in Nairobi, Kenya, on April 03, 2015.

    Somali militants threatened to stage more bloody attacks on Kenya after the group's fighters killed nearly 150 people.

  • GARISSA, Kenya, April 2- Gunmen from the Islamist militant group al Shabaab stormed a university in Kenya and killed at least 147 people on Thursday, in the worst attack on Kenyan soil since the U.S. embassy was bombed in 1998.. The siege ended nearly 15 hours after the Somali group's gunmen shot their way into the Garissa University College campus in a pre-dawn...

  • SOMALI ISLAMIST GROUP AL SHABAAB SAYS IT IS STILL HOLDING "MANY HOSTAGES" IN KENYAN UNIVERSITY SIEGE- SPOKESMAN.

  • Terror group al-Shabab attacks in Kenya Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 1:04 PM ET
    Terror group al-Shabab attacks in Kenya

    CNBC's Tyler Mathisen reports at least 14 people were killed in a terrorist attack at a Kenyan university. The US Embassy in Kenya is saying the Islamic Group al-Shabab is to blame.

  • GARISSA, Kenya, April 2- GARISSA, Kenya, April 2- Gunmen from the Islamist militant group al Shabaab stormed a Kenyan university campus on Thursday, killing and wounding dozens of students and staff. Police and soldiers surrounded the Garissa University College and exchanged gunfire with the attackers throughout the day. Sheik Abdiasis Abu Musab, an Al Shabaab's...

  • NAIROBI, April 2- At least 14 people were reported killed on Thursday when Islamist militant group al Shabaab stormed a university campus near Kenya's border with Somalia, taking Christian students hostage and battling security forces over several hours. Police and soldiers surrounded and sealed off Garissa University College and were attempting to flush...

  • NAIROBI, April 2- At least 14 people were reported killed on Thursday when Islamist militants stormed a university campus near Kenya's border with Somalia, taking Christian students hostage and battling security forces over several hours. Police and soldiers surrounded and sealed off Garissa University College and were attempting to flush out the gunmen,...