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  • KISMAYU, Somalia, Dec 4- Al Qaeda- linked militants, drug smugglers and shadowy criminal networks stand in the way of the Somali federal government's hopes of hiring a foreign firm to manage the lucrative but run-down southern port of Kismayu.

  • Kenya starts work on $650 million airport expansion Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 9:54 AM ET

    NAIROBI, Dec 3- Kenya began work on a $653 million expansion of the capital's main airport on Tuesday, the second large-scale infrastructure project it has launched in a week aimed at boosting trade and cementing its status as a regional commercial hub.

  • Families, feuds and foreigners: a tale of African caution Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 5:36 AM ET

    Just ask Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer. When it sought a foothold in east Africa, it sparked a family feud in one of its acquisition targets, Kenya's Naivas supermarket chain.

  • NAIROBI, Oct 28- Tullow Oil's suspension of drilling in Kenya after weekend protests shows that popular impatience for a share of the spoils is compounding the problems energy firms face building an oil and gas industry from scratch in east Africa.

  • *Delivery fleet seeks to beat Lagos traffic. BERLIN, Oct 24- The online retailer Jumia, a would-be African Amazon, is betting that it can propel the continent's rising middle class consumers out of the street markets and straight onto its websites, missing out the department stores and shopping malls in between.

  • 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.

  • Gunfire heard at Kenya shopping complex     Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | 2:54 AM ET

    Beatrice Gachenge, CNBC Africa, reports on the terrorist attack at an upscale mall in Kenya.

  • World's best performing frontier markets Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 5:43 AM ET

    As emerging markets continue to fall from grace, their less high-profile frontier peers are stealing some of the spotlight. Interested, but not sure where to look next? Click ahead to see which frontier markets are the top performers.

  • Saudi princess charged with US human trafficking Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 9:12 AM ET
    Mugshot of Saudi Princess Meshael Alayban, 42, charged with human trafficking in California.

    Bail is set at $5 million for a Saudi princess accused in California with human trafficking for allegedly holding a domestic worker against her will.

  • PARIS, Nov 6- Pernod Ricard plans to tap Africa's thirst for whisky, vodka and cognac at a time when China is slowing and bets the continent will become a key growth area for the French spirits group within 10 years.

  • Dollar Lifts, Euro Sags, Turkish Lira Gets a Boost Monday, 5 Nov 2012 | 7:49 AM ET

    The dollar gets a safe-haven lift and the Turkey reaches investment grade — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Promising discoveries from Mozambique to Kenya have put governments in the driver's seat and the rising fees they will demand from oil and gas companies will start to weed out the smaller players that have blazed the region's exploration path. Kenya has said it will revamp its tax rules to benefit more from profits earned by foreign oil and gas exploration.

  • Cost of playing east Africa oil game on the rise Friday, 2 Nov 2012 | 9:50 AM ET

    Promising discoveries from Mozambique to Kenya have put governments in the driver's seat and the rising fees they will demand from oil and gas companies will start to weed out the smaller players that have blazed the region's exploration path. Kenya has said it will revamp its tax rules to benefit more from profits earned by foreign oil and gas exploration.

  • Number of murdered Somali reporters grows to 16 Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 8:13 AM ET

    The irony for journalists is that Mogadishu, on the whole, is far safer than it was when the Islamist extremists, al-Shabab, controlled most of the city from 2007-2011. African Union troops forced al-Shabab out in August 2011, leading to less violence and a general revival of business, the arts and sports.

  • Explosion at arms factory rocks Sudan's capital Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 10:16 AM ET

    KHARTOUM, Sudan-- A powerful explosion at a military factory rocked Sudan's capital before dawn Wednesday, sending detonating ammunition flying through the air and causing panic, the official news agency and local media reports said. Khartoum governor Abdul-Rahman Khedr told SUNA agency that no one died in the explosion.

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