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Rwanda: Kagame Secured 98.66 percent of Votes to Win Third Term

0 Visits: 148 | Saturday August 05, 2017 - 11:00:36
KIGALI - 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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Kenya Opposition Say Police Raid Offices, But Witnesses Deny it

0 Visits: 41 | Saturday August 05, 2017 - 10:45:24
NAIROBI - A Kenyan opposition spokesman said police raided his alliance's offices on Friday night, four days before elections – but the government quickly denied any raid had taken place, dismissing the report as "fake news".

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CPJ: Journalists Covering Congo Protests Detained, Harassed and Beaten

0 Visits: 99 | Friday August 04, 2017 - 17:30:42
NEW YORK - Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo should cease harassing and detaining journalists and should allow them to cover protests and other events of public interest without interference, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Rwandan Polls Open in Election Expected to Hand Kagame Third Term

0 Visits: 111 | Friday August 04, 2017 - 14:46:29
KIGALI - Rwandans voted in a presidential election on Friday expected to extend President Paul Kagame's 17 years in power, and a senior ruling party official said he saw no reason why the controversial leader should not stand again in seven years time.

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Ethiopia Lifts Emergency Rule Imposed Last October After Months of Unrest

0 Visits: 143 | Friday August 04, 2017 - 14:39:19
ADDIS ABABA - Ethiopia on Friday lifted a state of emergency imposed last October following months of protests that killed hundreds of people.

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U.S. Expands Food, Health Aid to Ethiopia, Kenya Amid Crisis

0 Visits: 188 | Friday August 04, 2017 - 09:24:22
WASHINGTON - The Trump administration gave $169 million to feed people facing starvation in Ethiopia and Kenya, USAID said on Thursday, adding to earlier assistance for those suffering from drought and conflict in four other nations.

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Kenyans Start Pre-vote Exodus for Fear of Violence

0 Visits: 113 | Friday August 04, 2017 - 09:11:33
NAIROBI - 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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EGYPT: 50 Policemen Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Striking

0 Visits: 135 | Friday August 04, 2017 - 09:06:45
CAIRO - An Egyptian court sentenced 50 policemen to three years in prison on Thursday for organizing a strike against their working conditions in January, Egypt's official news agency MENA reported.

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Yemen Suicide Car Bomb Kills 5 Soldiers

0 Visits: 74 | Thursday August 03, 2017 - 09:44:21
ADEN - Two attackers detonated a car bomb in southern Yemen on Wednesday, killing themselves and five soldiers and injuring several others, residents and a local security official said.

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Rwandan Presidential Candidate Pledges Retrial of Jailed Dissidents if Elected

0 Visits: 62 | Thursday August 03, 2017 - 09:30:17
KIGALI - Rwanda's Frank Habineza, the only registered opposition leader competing against President Paul Kagame in Friday's elections, pledged on Wednesday to retry political prisoners if he's elected.

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