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Kenya opposition says 100 killed, police deny using live bullets

August 13, 2017

Kenya's opposition on Saturday said 100 innocent Kenyans were killed in post-election violence, while the government denied police used live ammunition to quell protests after the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

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'I'm OK' says Nigeria president after 3-month absence

August 13, 2017

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, who has been in London for treatment of an undisclosed illness for more than three months, has assured a government delegation that he is doing fine.

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Death toll in Egypt train collision rises to 49

August 12, 2017

The death toll in a collision between two passenger trains in the Egyptian coastal city of Alexandria has risen to 49, state television reported on Saturday.

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Eleven dead in Kenya as post-election riots flare

August 12, 2017

Kenyan police shot and killed two people during riots by opposition supporters after President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner in elections overshadowed by fraud allegations.

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64 U.S. lawmakers express 'profound concern' over Trump's rhetoric

August 12, 2017

More than 60 Democratic lawmakers have expressed their “profound concern” over US President Donald Trump’s threatening rhetoric about North Korea, insisting that any military attack “must be debated and authorized by Congress.”

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Uhuru Kenyatta declared winner of Kenya Presidential Election

August 11, 2017

Uhuru Kenyatta was on Friday declared the winner of Kenya’s August 8 presidential election by the country’s election commission.

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Heavy fighting erupts in South Sudan near border with Ethiopia

August 11, 2017

Heavy fighting erupted on Friday in the South Sudanese town of Pagak near the border with Ethiopia when rebels launched an offensive against government forces, the rebels said.

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Kenya Elections: opposition calls for Raila Odinga to be "declared winner"

August 10, 2017

While the chairman of the Kenyan Independent Electoral Commission announced on Thursday (August 10th) that the final results of the Tuesday elections will not be known until Friday afternoon, the opposition demands that Raila Odinga be declared the winner. Yesterday, clashes erupted and caused at least four deaths in the country.

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Kenyan election official says hacking attempt failed

August 10, 2017

The database of Kenya's election commission was unsuccessfully targeted by a hacking attempt, a top official said Thursday, disputing allegations by opposition leader Raila Odinga that hackers were able to infiltrate the computer system and manipulate results against him following Tuesday's vote.

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South Africa’s Opposition DA Now wants parliament to be dissolved

August 10, 2017

Despite suffering a crushing defeat at the hands of ANC MPs last Tuesday, South Africa’s opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) seems not to be giving up.

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North Korea details Guam strike plan and calls Trump 'bereft of reason'

August 10, 2017

North Korea has defied threats of “fire and fury” from Donald Trump, deriding his warning as a “load of nonsense” and announcing a detailed plan to launch missiles aimed at the waters off the coast of the US Pacific territory of Guam.

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Kenya police, protesters clash after poll fraud claim

August 09, 2017

Police in Kenya have fired tear gas and shot at a group of chanting supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga after the presidential candidate claimed "massive" fraud in Tuesday's elections.

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Kenya election: Raila Odinga rejects 'fake' results

August 09, 2019

Kenya's opposition has angrily described early results from the country's presidential election as "fake".

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Zuma wins No-Confidence Vote

August 08, 2017

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) on Tuesday defeated a vote of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma by a group of the country’s opposition parties led by the Democratic Alliance.

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Obama calls for 'peaceful and credible' Kenyan elections amid fears of violence

August 08, 2017

Former U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday called for peaceful elections in Kenya.

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Kenyans choose next president in fiercely contested vote

August 08, 2017

Kenyans are voting in large numbers in an election that pits President Uhuru Kenyatta against challenger Raila Odinga in this East African economic hub known for its relative, long-term stability as well as the ethnic allegiances that shadow its democracy.

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North Korea vows harsh retaliation against new U.N. sanctions

August 07, 2017

North Korea vowed Monday to bolster its nuclear arsenal and launch "thousands-fold" revenge against the United States in response to tough U.N. sanctions imposed after its recent intercontinental ballistic missile launches.

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Mandela’s grandson urges Israeli envoy’s expulsion from S Africa, cutting off of all ties

August 07, 2017

The grandson of South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and politician, Nelson Mandela, has called on South Africa’s government to expel the Israeli ambassador to Pretoria and sever all diplomatic and business relations with the Tel Aviv regime.

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At least 8 killed after gunman attacks church in southern Nigeria

August 06, 2017

Nigerian authorities say at least eight people are dead and 18 others critically wounded after gunmen attacked a church in south-eastern Nigeria.

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Usain Bolt finishes third in the his final 100m race, Gatlin takes world title

August 06, 2017

American veteran Justin Gatlin was booed after he stunned Usain Bolt to win the 100m world title in London on Saturday.

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Rwanda’s Kagame wins third presidential term in landslide poll

August 05, 2017

Rwanda’s incumbent leader Paul Kagame has sealed a crushing victory in presidential elections that granted him a third term in office, extending his 17 years in power.

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Polls open in Rwanda’s presidential election

August 04, 2017

Rwandans began voting Friday in a presidential election widely expected to return strongman Paul Kagame to office for a third term at the helm of the small East African country.

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Mueller 'assembles grand jury' for Trump-Russia probe

August 04, 2017

U.S. Special counsel Robert Mueller has impaneled a grand jury to investigate Russia's interference with the 2016 presidential election, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday -- a step toward possible criminal indictments.

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'It's safer at home', say Kenyans as pre-vote exodus starts

August 03, 2017

Passengers jostled with ticket touts and hawkers at Kenya's main bus stations on Thursday as thousands started leaving cities before next week's vote, some because they are registered in rural wards, others because they are scared of violence.

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China offers aid to new friend Gambia

August 02, 2017

China has offered to support Gambia in the sectors of infrastructure, agriculture, tourism, and other areas, following the African country’s severance of formal ties with Taiwan.

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Liberia's president calls for peace as campaigns begin

August 01, 2017

Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is urging peaceful elections as candidates begin campaigning to replace the Nobel Peace Prize winner who has led the West African country through the Ebola crisis and recovery from civil war.

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Over 8 Million Vote in Venezuela's National Constituent Assembly Election

July 31, 2017

The National Electoral Council announced that voter turnout for the National Constituent Assembly was over 41 percent.

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Robert Mugabe says not going anywhere, not dying

July 29, 2017

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe on Saturday said he was not stepping down nor dying and that there was no one with his political stature who could immediately take over from him.

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Top South African school fires white teacher after race row

July 29, 2017

A top South African school fired a white teacher on Friday it initially declined to sack over a string of racist remarks to pupils, bowing to political and public pressure in the latest race row to stir Nelson Mandela's "rainbow nation."

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Embattled Trump replaces chief of staff

July 29, 2017

US President Donald Trump ousted his beleaguered chief of staff Reince Priebus on Friday, replacing him with Homeland Security Secretary and former general John Kelly after vicious White House infighting spilled into the open.

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