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Kenya bans TV stations over Odinga ‘inauguration’

  The government of Kenya has called a symbolic swearing in of opposition leader Raila Odinga a "well-choreographed attempt to subvert or overthrow" the government of President Uhuru Kenyatta. In a statement issued on Wednesday, the interior ministry also said that it would keep three independent TV stations, which had planned to

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Namibian president suspends officials’ overseas trips to cut costs

  President Hage Geingob of Namibia has suspended foreign travels of all ministers, deputy ministers and political office bearers with immediate effect, the president’s office said in a statement Wednesday. The measure, which will remain in effect till February, is in line with Geingob’s call to rein in official travel expenses. On January

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UN Blames Uganda, Kenya for Fueling Conflict in South Sudan

  A U.N. official has intensified the call for an end to violence in South Sudan, following sustained diplomatic pressure from the African Union on South Sudanese leaders. Adama Dieng is the U.N. secretary-general's special adviser for the prevention of genocide. He told VOA's South Sudan in Focus program Monday that Uganda

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Cameroonian separatist leader is deported to Cameroon from Nigeria

(Reuters)   A key Cameroonian separatist leader arrested in Abuja earlier this month has been deported by Nigerian authorities to Cameroon, his lawyer and the government in Yaounde said on Monday. Nigerian authorities on Friday deported Julius Ayuk Tabe, president of a self-declared breakaway state made up of the Anglophone regions of majority-Francophone

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Kenya opposition releases ‘authentic’ election results which show Odinga won

  Associated Press   Kenya's opposition has released what it calls "authentic" election results that show opposition leader Raila Odinga won the August vote. The Supreme Court nullified that election in which President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the victor. Odinga had petitioned the court claiming hackers infiltrated the electoral commission's system and changed results

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