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26 October 17

Ethiopia begins civil registration for refugees

Ethiopia has launched civil registration for refugees in the country, allowing them to register life events such as birth, marriage and death.

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26 October 17

Tanzania detains human rights lawyers for ‘promoting homosexuality’

Police in Tanzania are holding a group of human rights lawyers and activists, who were investigating a case against the government, accusing the group of “promoting homosexuality”.

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25 October 17

US ambassador evacuated from South Sudan

The US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, has been evacuated from a UN camp for displaced people in South Sudan.

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24 October 17

Why time could be Africa’s biggest manufacturing challenge

For years, experts have been pointing towards manufacturing as an essential drive of African economies. Deemed integral to the “awakening giant” predictions, manufacturing is expected to do similar things for Africa as it has done for China’s impressive economic rise
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24 October 17

Kenya election: One killed during clashes between police and opposition supporters

One person has been killed and others injured during clashes between police and opposition supporters as Kenya holds its controversial election re-run.

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21 October 17

Garissa residents donate blood for victims of Somalia terror attack

Hundreds of residents from Kenya’s Garissa County have donated blood for the victims of a terrorist attack in Somalia that killed over 300 people on Saturday.

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20 October 17

A new report says girls in South Sudan are the least likely in the world to attend school

Last week, a new report from One Campaign revealed that girls in South Sudan are the world’s least likely to attend school. The report, entitled Poverty is Sexist: Why educating every girl is good for everyone, estimates that 130 million girls
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20 October 17

Kenya election official flees to US, says election won’t be credible

One of Kenya’s top election officials has fled to the US, insisting the country is not ready to host a credible election re-run on October 26.

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19 October 17

Renewable energy experts to meet in Rwanda

More than 200 renewable energy experts are meeting in Rwanda today to discuss the country’s green energy prospects.

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19 October 17

Uganda bans protests over presidential age limit plans

Uganda has banned “illegal” protests over plans to remove presidential age limits from the country’s constitution that would allow Yoweri Museveni to continue running in elections.

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