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Somalia chides its regions for cutting ties with Qatar

Tensions in strategically located Somalia illustrate how far the political ripples from the Gulf dispute have spread.

Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire

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Kenya's presidential elections moved to October 26

Court ruling prompts change of date for new polls as election commission says it needs more time to meet requirements.

Kenya's presidential elections

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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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