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  • 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.

  • UK's 'White Widow' eyed in Kenya mall attack Friday, 27 Sep 2013 | 6:06 AM ET

    Interpol issued an alert at Kenya's request for a British woman who has been cited by police as a possible suspect in the attack on a Nairobi mall.

  • Private equity's growing play: Africa Wednesday, 25 Sep 2013 | 12:10 PM ET
    A worker scans a product in Lagos.

    Africa's rapid economic growth has lured top American private equity firms to invest, including The Carlyle Group and Blackstone.

  • Kenyan president: Terrorists defeated Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 2:59 PM ET

    Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta says security forces have finally defeated a small group of terrorists after four days of fighting at a Nairobi mall.

  • Don't let Al-Shabaab win in Kenya: Expert     Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 4:45 AM ET

    Nick Anthony, COO at S4Si, discusses the situation in Kenya where the terrorist group Al-Shabaad is enacting a "campaign of terror" and advises investors against pulling out from Kenya.

  • Hostages freed in Kenya     Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | 7:25 PM ET

    Kenya's Interior Ministry is saying it is in control of Westgate Mall, and in other news, there are reports President Obama will shake hands with the new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the UN General Assembly. CNBC's Mary Thompson reports.

  • Explosions and gunfire erupted today at the upscale shopping center in Nairobi where terrorist invaded this weekend. NBC's Rohit Kachroo reports the latest details.

  • Believed to be 10 hostages in Kenya mall     Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | 1:19 PM ET

    NBC's Ron Allen reports the Kenyan government is claiming they have the hostage situation under control. There have been episodes of gun fire and explosions throughout the day.

  • Terror in Nairobi     Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | 10:33 AM ET

    NBC's Ron Allen reports at least 68 people are dead and 170 injured in an attack on a mall in Kenya.

  • Nairobi: 10 people remain hostage     Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | 4:25 AM ET

    Sporadic gun fire and explosions were still heard in the Nairobi mall throughout the night as government forces moved to "more aggressive position" reports NBC's Rob Allen from Nairobi.