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Kenya, considered to be a beacon of democracy and home to one of the most progressive and vibrant media on the continent, has suffered important reversals with the signing into law of the Kenya Information and Communication (Amendment) Bill 2013.

This is a very bad signal for the rest of the continent at a time when efforts are being made by key stakeholders to ensure that strong, independent and responsible media play their role in the construction of a new African narrative.

Tesfaye Ejigu

The government in Ethiopia split into two the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCO), one of the state owned giant public utilities and renamed it the Ethiopian Electric Power Office (EEPO) and Ethiopian Electric Service (EES). The two are tasked to undertake what industry analysts say is an over ambitious plan of becoming an international company. The government says it decided to split EEPCO after three years-long study and consultation with an international consultant.