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Kenya court blames electoral body for nullified vote

Judges say election process was neither 'transparent nor verifiable' but dismiss opposition claims against Kenyatta.

Supreme Court

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Cameroon using 'anti-terror' law to silence media: CPJ

Committee to Protect Journalists say government uses anti-terror law to silence and intimidate the media in Cameroon.

Anglophone activists

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Riek Machar's men blamed for deadly South Sudan raid

Women, elderly people and police among 25 killed by exiled politician's fighters in oil-rich Unity state, say officials.

Fighters

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Forty million victims of modern slavery in 2016: report

Women and girls are disproportionately affected by modern slavery, 71 percent of the overall total, a study says.

modern slavery

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Double suicide attack kills 15 people in Nigeria

Suspected Boko Haram assault targets aid distribution point in Mashalari village in Nigeria's northeastern Konduga area.

Konduga area

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DR Congo forces kill at least 18 Burundi refugees

'Overwhelmed' troops shot at refugees who were protesting against plans to be sent home, official says.

Congo, Burundi

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UN 'botched' sexual abuse cases in CAR

UN says it will investigate latest allegations of mishandling of cases after internal report leaked to US-based NGO.

sexual abuse

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Tunisia lifts ban on Muslim women marrying non-Muslims

President's initiative secures Tunisian women's right to choose spouse despite opposition from mainstream Muslim clerics.

Tunisia

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Deaths, displacement as battle for CAR continues

At least 25 people killed in clashes between rival militias over one week, as crisis deepens in CAR.

Central African Republic

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Several dead as al-Shabab storms Somali border town

Armed group attack Bula Hawo on the Kenya-Somalia border claiming they killed dozens of soldiers.

Al-Shabab

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