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Omar Mohammed

UPDATE 2-Kenya's Equity nine-month pretax profit jumps on lending boost

12 Nov 2019

NAIROBI, Nov 12 Kenya's Equity Group reported on Tuesday that its nine-month pretax profit rose to 24.78 billion shillings ($242.11 million) as it overcame the effects of an interest rate cap that slowed economic growth.

Heavy rains, flooding displace hundred of thousands in East Africa

06 Nov 2019

PIBOR, South Sudan/Nairobi Heavy rains and floods have killed more than 50 people and forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes across East Africa as researchers warn warming oceans are causing unpredictable weather patterns in the region.

UPDATE 2-Kenya's Safaricom names Ndegwa as chief after three-month search

24 Oct 2019

NAIROBI, Oct 24 Kenya's top telecoms operator Safaricom named Peter Ndegwa as chief executive, ending a three-month search for a leader following the death of long-time head Bob Collymore.

Angola FX market overhaul sees kwanza tumble to record lows

18 Oct 2019

LONDON/NAIROBI Angola's kwanza tumbled to a record low on Friday as the central bank sought to close a widening gap between official and black market rates in an overhaul of the southern African country's foreign exchange regime.

Tanzania tells WHO it has no Ebola cases - statement

18 Sep 2019

NAIROBI Tanzania has formally told the World Health Organization (WHO) that it has no cases of Ebola after a woman died there earlier this month from an unknown illness following Ebola-like symptoms, the organization said on Wednesday.

WHO investigating death in Tanzania due to unknown illness

13 Sep 2019

NAIROBI A woman whose death in Tanzania is being investigated by the World Health Organization probably did not have Ebola, a spokesman for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday.

Kenya Airways cancels flights due to pilot shortage

10 Sep 2019

NAIROBI Kenya Airways has been forced to cancel dozens of flights due to a shortfall in the required pilot numbers, it said in internal communication seen by Reuters on Tuesday.

Kenya Airways cancels flights due to pilot shortage

10 Sep 2019

NAIROBI, Sept 10 Kenya Airways has been forced to cancel dozens of flights due to a shortfall in the required pilot numbers, it said in internal communication seen by Reuters on Tuesday.

Resurrected Uganda Airlines flies into crowded African skies

30 Aug 2019

NAIROBI Uganda Airlines has taken to the skies once more after almost two decades out of action, but flies into a crowded aviation market in Africa where carriers have the weakest finances and emptiest planes of any region in the world. | Video

RPT-ANALYSIS-Resurrected Uganda Airlines flies into crowded African skies

30 Aug 2019

NAIROBI, Aug 30 Uganda Airlines has taken to the skies once more after almost two decades out of action, but flies into a crowded aviation market in Africa where carriers have the weakest finances and emptiest planes of any region in the world.

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