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  • 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,...

  • Private equity investors pile into Africa Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 2:24 PM ET
    Skyline of the business district of Lagos, Nigeria.

    Private equity firms are doing more deals in Africa to tap the continent's growing population and wealth.

  • *In Nigeria, street hawkers seize their chance. ABUJA, March 13- Few Nigerians are applauding the collapse of oil prices, which has hit the economy of Africa's top crude producer hard and hammered its currency, the naira. In other African crude producers such as Angola and South Sudan, the sharp drop in oil receipts has caused the official supply of dollars to dry up,...

  • *Kenya to remain "active" in debt market after Eurobond. NAIROBI, March 2- Kenya's drive to improve rail, roads and power plants will help spur economic growth to 6.9 percent in 2015 and 7 percent in coming years, its finance minister said. As well as infrastructure development, Kenya's economy would benefit from the drop in global oil prices, which would spur the...

  • *Carrefour to open first Kenya store this year. *Kenya seen as gateway to regional trade. Kenya, with a GDP of $53.4 billion, is a gateway to regional trade, but it holds other attractions for retail investors.

  • *Burberry, Louis Vuitton have Africa collections. *World has changing attitude towards Africa. Global fashion designers like Yves Saint Laurent took inspiration from Africa decades ago and more recently brands like Burberry, Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior have embraced the continent's style and broadened its appeal.

  • Investors bet on the world's newest middle class Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 5:00 AM ET
    A customer browses men's shoes in the footwear department inside a Truworths International Ltd. fashion store in Sandton, South Africa

    Experts reveal which sectors in Africa are poised to make headway, and how investors are tapping in.

  • Why it's so hard to call the end of a drought Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:58 PM ET
    Drought

    Unlike a hurricane, tornado or snowstorm, the ends and beginning of droughts are very hard to predict.

  • US blasts Somalian target: Here's what's at stake Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 4:04 PM ET
    A Somali government soldier holds his position against suspected militants during an attack at the Jilacow underground cell inside a national security compound in Mogadishu on Aug. 31, 2014.

    The U.S. attacked al-Shabab not only for its current capabilities, but to safeguard against its future potential, experts said.

  • Ebola toll much higher than first thought: WHO Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 8:13 PM ET

    Staff with the World Health Organization battling an Ebola outbreak in West Africa see evidence the numbers of reported cases and deaths vastly underestimates the scale of the outbreak.

  • Why US advisors are doomed to fail in Iraq Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 10:15 AM ET
    Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division go over last minute details before going out on the U.S. military's last combat patrol in the country, at Camp Adder on December 16, 2011 near Nasiriyah, Iraq.

    The U.S. has dispatched similar teams around the world and they have been unable to affect outcomes. The Fiscal Times reports.

  • 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.

  • SunCulture goes off the Wall Street grid Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 4:58 PM ET
    SunCulture goes off the Wall Street grid

    SunCulture co-founders Samir Ibrahim and Charlie Nichols left Wall Street to start SunCulture, a company that provides solar powered drip irrigation to farmers in Nairobi, Kenya.

  • 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
    Don't let Al-Shabaab win in Kenya: expert

    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
    Hostages freed in Kenya

    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.

  • 68 dead from siege at upscale mall in Nairobi Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | 3:24 PM ET
    68 dead from siege at upscale mall in Nairobi

    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.