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Tanzanians begin casting votes in tense election

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Voting in Tanzania’s presidential election began on Wednesday, with an opposition leader who survived being shot 16 times facing off against an incumbent who claims...
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Seychelles opposition wins presidency for first time in 43 years

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The Seychelles elected an opposition candidate as president for the first time since 1977, authorities announced on Sunday, and winner Wavel Ramkalawan reaffirmed a pledge...
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UN: More than 200,000 refugee children out of school in Ethiopia

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File Photo The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said on Tuesday that more than 200,000 refugee children were out of school in Ethiopia due...
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UN report finds human rights violations continuing in Burundi

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Three months after Evariste Ndayishimiye was sworn-in as Burundi’s new president, there is no sign of decline in human rights violations in the volatile East...
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Kenya’s budget deficit likely to swell – finance minister

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Kenya’s budget deficit for this financial year could increase due to revenue shortfalls and coronavirus-related disruptions, the finance minister said on Tuesday. Ukur Yatani, who...
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Tanzania, Uganda ink deal on $3.5 billion oil pipeline project

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Tanzania and Uganda signed an agreement Sunday to commence construction on a 1,445-kilometre (900 mile) oil pipeline through East Africa that conservation groups say threatens...
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Kenya health ministry asked to publish virus deals amid graft scandal

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President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday ordered Kenya’s health ministry to publish details of all purchases made during the coronavirus pandemic following allegations government officials stole...
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Rwandan president wants Arsenal to aim for ‘bigger things’ after winning record FA Cup

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Rwanda President Paul Kagame has challenged Arsenal to aim for “bigger things” after beating Chelsea 2-1 to lift the FA Cup at Wembley Stadium on...