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Kenyan police say four people killed during opposition demonstrations in two weeks

Kenya’s police said on Friday that four people had died as result of police intervention during opposition protests in the past two weeks, amid concerns violence will break out in the October 26 repeat presidential vote.

At least 46 attacks in Niger region where US troops were killed – UN

​A part of southwestern Niger where four U.S. Green Berets were killed during a mission the U.S. military had considered low-risk has seen at least 46 attacks by armed groups since early last year, a U.N. agency said on Friday.

Leaders urge peace as Kenya barrels towards uncertain election

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his rival Raila Odinga made calls Friday for election peace, while making veiled digs at each other on a day when the country celebrates its independence heroes.

Namibia tells Airbnb hosts to register or face jail

Namibia said on Friday that local home owners listed with U.S. short-term rental service Airbnb Inc risk imprisonment if they fail to register with the tourism regulatory body before the end of this year.

UN draws criticism after naming Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe goodwill ambassador

The United Nations faced criticism Friday after naming Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe a "goodwill ambassador" to promote health causes, despite the country's dire health crisis under his rule.

Togo opposition leader calls on France for help

French President Emmanuel Macron was on Friday urged to step in to help find a solution to an increasingly violent power struggle between Togo's opposition and the government.

President Uhuru Kenyatta honours 14-year-old girl who died saving students in fire tragedy

The Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta, has given a 14-year-old girl, Mary Mokaya, a posthumous award as a national heroine.

Eight people accused of being ‘vampires’ killed in Malawi

The Police on Friday confirmed that eight people accused of being “vampires’’ were killed by an angry mob in Malawi.

Ebola-like Marburg virus kills two in Uganda – official

Two people have died from the Marburg virus in eastern Uganda, in the country's first outbreak of the deadly Ebola-like pathogen in three years, the health ministry said.

Kenyan election chief Ezra Chiloba takes leave

The chief executive of Kenya’s election board, who the opposition has demanded must be fired before a repeat presidential election scheduled for Oct. 26, said Friday he was taking three weeks of leave.

Egypt rights groups demand release of leading dissident Alaa Abdel Fattah

Ten major Egyptian rights groups on Wednesday urged an appeals court to free Alaa Abdel Fattah, a leading dissident in the 2011 uprising that toppled strongman Hosni Mubarak.

Two killed in protest against extension of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s rule

Two people died as police fired bullets and teargas to disperse a crowd of opposition supporters rallying on Wednesday against plans to extend Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s rule.

I often clashed with Mugabe over his ‘bad economic policies’ – Mujuru

Zimbabwe's ex-vice president Joice Mujuru has reportedly claimed that she often clashed with President Robert Mugabe over his "bad economic policies".

Uganda confirms 1 case of Ebola-like Marburg virus

Uganda has confirmed one case of Marburg virus, a highly infectious hemorrhagic fever similar to Ebola, the health minister said on Thursday.

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A young protester was shot dead in western Kenya on Monday as hundreds of opposition supporters again took to the streets demanding reforms ahead of a presidential election, witnesses told AFP.

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North Korea readies missile launch ahead of United States-South Korea drill

North Korea is believed to be preparing to launch a ballistic missile ahead of an upcoming joint naval drill by the US and South Korea, a news report said Saturday, citing a government source.