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*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.
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.
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.
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.
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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta says security forces have finally defeated a small group of terrorists after four days of fighting at a Nairobi mall.
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.
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.
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.
NBC's Ron Allen reports at least 68 people are dead and 170 injured in an attack on a mall in Kenya.
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.
Beatrice Gachenge, CNBC Africa, reports on the terrorist attack at an upscale mall in Kenya.
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