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Heineken Overlooks Kenya In Sh10bn Ethiopia Plant Plan

Dutch brewing company Heineken has opened a Sh10 billion factory in Ethiopia, indicating a preference for the country in its regional investment plans.   The brewer said it would continue importing its flagship brand from Netherlands to Kenya, despite the set up of the new factory in Ethiopia. Heineken’s financial communications manager Christine van Waverenn […]

The fight against corruption in the region received a boost after the Swedish Government donated $1.65 million. The funds, which will be spread out over a three-year period, will be targeted towards improving capacity of anti-graft commissions in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Burundi and Djibouti. The money, under the care of the […]

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L’Oréal East Africa managing director Patricia Ithau is set to leave the French make-up firm at the end of this month after a three-year stint at the helm. Ms Ithau will be replaced on July 1 by Philippe D’Have, currently the L’Oréal business development director for sub-Saharan Africa. He is a Belgian. Changes at the […]

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The People of African Descent in Ukraine are passing through difficult times. The ongoing political unrest has brought about unexpected economic and other crises among most people living in the country. However, the People of African Descent bear the most brunt for obvious reasons. Most Ukrainians know little about the People of African Descent except […]

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Ethiopia’s government is using imported technology to spy on the phones and computers of its perceived opponents, a Human Rights Watch report says. The New York-based rights group accuses the government of trying to silence dissent, using software and kit sold by European and Chinese firms. The report says the firms may be guilty of colluding […]

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