Weekly Media Economic Digest 14th -20th October 2016

published 21 Oct 2016
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South Sudan telecom companies to increase tariffs to 3.9 SSP/minute; South Sudan markets in Juba reopen after abrupt closure; ‘Fuel shortage’ affects Jonglei gov’t offices; Sorghum price fixing angers Aweil traders; South Sudan wants 100% tax levied on alcohol; Mixed bag of returns for companies expanding across EAC borders; Strikes cause turbulence at Kenya Airways; South Sudan authorities force Kenyan airlines to move offices; Ecobus on losses over attacks, shuts operations; KCB Bank in Yei considering shutdown; National assembly begins annual budget debate; South Sudan security sector leads in annual budget allocation; TGoNU seeks loans against oil deposits; Kenya and Region Stand to Gain from South African New Interests; South S suffers ‘largest income shocks’; News Analysis: Cash crunch slows down S. Sudan's peace progress; South Sudan Boosts Oilfield Security after Latest Clashes Kill 56; Budget impasse halts Tonj-Gok road project; Namurnyang: Employees seek two-month pay; Yei raises salaries for civil servants; South Sudan starves as aid blocked, money spent on fighting.