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Burundi replaces foreign minister with ex-head of ruling party youth wing

NAIROBI, April 20 (Reuters) – Burundi’s President Pierre
Nkurunziza replaced his foreign minister with the former head of
the ruling party’s youth wing less than a month before a
constitutional referendum that could keep him in power until
2034.

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Burundi inflation jumps to 2.6 pct in March

NAIROBI, April 18 (Reuters) – Burundi’s year-on-year
inflation rose to 2.6 percent in March from 1.3 percent in the
previous month, the country’s statistics office said on
Wednesday.

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Kenya’s KCB Group extends CEO Oigara’s contract

NAIROBI, April 11 (Reuters) – KCB Group has
re-appointed Chief Executive Officer Joshua Oigara for a new
four-year term, Kenya’s biggest bank by assets said.

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Soccer-List of match officials for the 2018 FIFA World Cup

March 29 (Reuters) – World soccer’s governing body (FIFA) on Thursday released the following list of match officials for the 2018 World Cup in Russia:

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UPDATE 1-Nigeria to consult before deciding on African trade zone

LAGOS, March 27 (Reuters) – Nigeria decided not join an
Africa free trade zone last week because it needs to carry out
more consultations at home first, the government said on
Tuesday.

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Burundi opposition politician arrested -party spokesman

NAIROBI, March 27 (Reuters) – Authorities in Burundi have
arrested the head of an opposition party, members of his party
said on Tuesday.

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African Markets – Factors to watch on March 19

The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market
moves and political events may affect African markets on Monday.
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EVENTS:
*Kenya central bank holds its rate-setting meeting

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Burundi to hold referendum on extending presidential terms in May

NAIROBI, March 18 (Reuters) – Burundi’s President Pierre
Nkurunziza on Sunday set May 17 as the date for a referendum
that could extend his rule for at least a decade.

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UPDATE 2- KenolKobil expects better 2018 with calmer Kenyan politics

NAIROBI, March 14 (Reuters) – Oil marketer KenolKobil
reported a rise in 2017 profit and said it expected a
better performance this year, helped by a calmer political
environment in Kenya after a prolonged elections in 2017.

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UPDATE 1-Finland is world’s happiest country, US discontent grows -U.N. report

* Expat teacher says is “living the American dream” in
Finland
(Adds quote from American in Finland)

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