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Tanzania Daima ban adds to press freedom concerns

Critics accuse President John Magufuli of undermining democracy after fourth critical newspaper is shut down since June.

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Number of homeless tops record in CAR: UN

UN says that 1.1 million people have lost their homes in a war without end in the Central African Republic.

Bangassou Cathedral Bangui

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Vote rerun: What is happening in Kenya today?

Clashes plague the presidential election rerun in Kenya as questions mount over the country's political future.

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Raila Odinga urges Kenyans to boycott 'sham' election

Kenyan president urges voters to take part in election re-run, as opposition leader urges them to stay away from polls.

Raila Odinga

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Moroccan king fires ministers over development delays

King Mohammed sacked four ministers along with other officials over 'imbalances' in development plan.

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UNESCO: 264 million children have no access to school

Globally, over 260 million people have no access to education; this failure requires a collective international response.

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Somali PM Hassan Ali Khayre to visit Turkey

Prime minister's trip to Ankara reaffirms strong ties between the two countries, analysts say.

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Kenya vote to go ahead after block attempt fails

Political crisis deepens as Supreme Court fails to rule on petition to block election because of shortage of judges.

human rights activists

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Plague kills 124 in Madagascar, cities most affected

The southeast African island of Madagascar is scrambling to contain an outbreak of pneumonic plague.

Anosibe, Madagascar

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Robert Mugabe 'would have turned down' WHO envoy post

Presidential spokesperson says Zimbabwe's leader was never officially asked to become UN health agency's goodwill envoy.

Robert Mugabe

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