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Nigeria Seeks to Criminalize Homosexuality

Same-sex marriages and homosexual activities were officially banned by the senate in Nigeria on Tuesday, placing criminal penalties of up to 14 years in prison on same-sex relationships.

Kenyan court issues arrest order for Sudan's Bashir

A Kenyan court on Monday ordered the government to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir wanted by The Hague on genocide charges should he travel to the east African country where authorities failed to arrest him during his last visit.

AU envoy urges negotiations with Somalia rebels

The African Union special envoy for Somalia on Wednesday urged countries waging war on al Shabaab to keep an open door to negotiations with militants who are willing to lay down their weapons.

Kenya almost-doubles inflation target to 9 pct

Kenya's central bank changed another key policy aim by almost-doubling this fiscal year's inflation target to 9 percent, just weeks after being driven to make a huge rate rise to combat soaring inflation and save the plunging shilling.

Air strike hits Somali village, deadly bomb in capital

An unidentified fighter jet bombed the outskirts of a Somali rebel-controlled village in the south of the Horn of Africa country on Tuesday, killing at least one civilian, residents and members of the al Shabaab militant group said.

Standard Bank targets Africa's SME sector

Standard Bank Group is now financing small and medium-sized (SME) enterprises, tapping into a lucrative segment that was previously ignored by mainstream lenders but is increasingly on the agenda for most African governments.

Bomb destroys Kenya police car in refugee camp

A remote-controlled bomb blew up a police vehicle escorting a U.N. convoy in Kenya's Dadaab refugee camp near the border with Somalia on Tuesday, the second such incident in the camp this month.

Kenya shilling falls for second day, stocks slip

The Kenyan shilling reversed early gains to close weaker against the dollar for the second straight session on Tuesday, hurt by telecom sector demand for dollars, while stocks extended losses to a fifth day.

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Women sell vegetables and fruits on the roadside in Nairobi, Kenya

Food helps drive Tanzania Oct inflation to 17.9% yy

Tanzania's year-on-year inflation rate rose for the twelfth straight month in October on the back of higher food and fuel prices, and is expected by some analysts to keep climbing in the coming months.
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