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Kenya: Inflation Rate Eases From One Year Rally On Lower Food Prices

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Uganda: Proposed laws to boost investing by pensioners

The liberalisation of Uganda’s pension sector, expected in 2012, is set to boost activity at the Uganda Securities Exchange, according to capital market officials. Capital...

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IMF calls for greater efforts to shield Africa

Pretoria - International Monetary Fund (IMF) head Christine Lagarde has called for greater efforts to guard African countries from the crises affecting developed economies. "These...

African Union Welcome The New Permanent Observer of The Kingdom of Spain

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Dr. Jean Ping, received in his office at the AU Headquarters, on Saturday, 17 December 2011,...

South Africa: Reserve Bank gets new deputy governor

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