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Ethiopia: The once-sleeping giant challenging Kenya’s dominance

Ethiopia_ The once-sleeping giant challenging Kenya’s dominance

Ross McLean, the manufacturer’s head in sub-Saharan Africa, said in a May interview with Business Beat that the Ethiopian market is turning out to be more promising than Kenya’s. Dow has been in Ethiopia for the last two years, manufacturing herbicides for Ethiopia’s huge flower farms. “When we set up camp here in Nairobi, we thought Kenya was the ultimate destination in this region. But after making a foray into Ethiopia, we have experienced a sleeping giant that is rising,” Mr Mclean said.

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Kenya, Ethiopia sign oil pipeline deal


Kenya and Ethiopia on Thursday signed a new deal on construction of an oil pipeline. President Uhuru Kenyatta and Ethiopia Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn signed the agreement on the proposed pipeline that would run from Lamu to Addis Ababa.

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Kenyans caught with suspected mall bomb

Three men have been arrested at a shopping centre in Kenya's capital with a suspected explosive device, which has since been detonated in a controlled explosion, police say.The Garden City Mall, one of the biggest shopping centres in the city, has also been evacuated. One of the men refused to be searched by security guards and was overpowered in a scuffle, a witness said.

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At least 20 Kenyan police killed in suspected al-Shabaab attack

Al-Shabaab gunmen attacked Kenyan police vehicles near Somalia’s border, injuring at least five officers and burning five cars, police said on Tuesday Two officers were critically injured and three others sustained minor injuries in the attack in Garissa County, national Police Chief JK Boinnet said in a statement..

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Marsabit-Moyale road that connects Kenya to Ethiopia to be completed

The construction of the Merille-Marsabit-Moyale road which is set to connect Kenya to Ethiopia is almost complete.The Marsabit-Moyale road is to be completed by early May, according to a Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) official.The Isiolo-Merille-Marsabit-Moyale road is part of the Lamu-Port-South Sudan Ethiopia Transport (Lapsset) corridor funded by the government and the European Union at a cost of Sh13.7 billion.A spot check by the Nation revealed that construction workers were working on the final touches of the highway that would connect Kenya to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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