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Rwandan police arrest Diane Rwigara, family members

Leading critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame faces accusations of forgery and tax evasion, police say.

Diane Rwigara

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Kenya to hold fresh presidential election on October 17

Electoral commission says only Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga will be on ballot paper, along with their running mates.

Raila Odinga

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Kenya: Arson caused fire that killed nine schoolgirls

Education minister confirms reports of attacks around the country, including in Mombasa and Kisumu besides Nairobi.

arson attacks

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Al-Shabab attacks Somalia army base

Fighters from the armed group carry out raid on army base in Bula Gudud near the southern port town of Kismayu.

Al-Shabab

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Kenyan judges criticise Kenyatta over 'veiled threats'

President Kenyatta called the country's Supreme Court judges "crooks" after they annulled his election win.

President Uhuru Kenyatta

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At least seven students killed in Nairobi school fire

Fire burns down dormitory at Moi Girls high school in Kenyan capital, Nairobi, education cabinet secretary says.

Nairobi school

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At least 11 civilians killed in Boko Haram attack

Knife-wielding attackers target camp for people displaced by group's violence in the town of Banki in country's north.

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Uhuru Kenyatta to court: 'We shall revisit this'

Uhuru Kenyatta says 'we clearly have a problem' as he vows to 'fix' judiciary after Supreme Court nullified election.

President Uhuru Kenyatta

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Cameroon frees 52 English-language activists

Protesters against alleged discrimination by French-speaking majority released from prison after months of detention.

English-speaking activists

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Kenyans on social media react to ruling annulling polls

Many social media users describe the Supreme Court's judgment as a victory for Kenyan democracy.

Supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga

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