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Drought in Kenya Encourages Some Herders to Farm

At noon in Joseph Kwopin's dry and dusty homestead in Kenya's central Baringo County, a calf shelters from the sweltering sun under a shed made of sticks. The barren ground has no vegetation but for a few shrubs and the red-flowered Carraluma socotrana plant - a rare species whose appearance here could seem cruel given that it isn't edible, even to livestock.

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Court gives Lagos poor demolition reprieve – News24

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News24Court gives Lagos poor demolition reprieveNews24Lagos - Impoverished fishing communities in Nigeria's financial capital, Lagos, celebrated a court ruling on Wednesday that said government demolitions of their homes were illegal. Residents went to court in October to protest the Lagos state ...Court Stops Lagos Govt From Further Evictions At Otodo GbameCHANNELS TELEVISIONOtodo-Gbame: Nigeria court rules eviction unconstitutionalBBC NewsCourt orders Lagos govt to stop further demolition of OtodogbamePremium TimesTV360 -africanews -SaharaReporters.com -The Nation Newspaperall 16 news

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Leaders spend sleepless nights in an attempt to lock Jubilee out of Western region – The Standard

The StandardLeaders spend sleepless nights in an attempt to lock Jubilee out of Western regionThe StandardThe Mumias Sugar Company factory. NASA claims the Jubilee government has done nothing to revive the sugar sub-sector in Western Kenya. [File, Standard]. Unfulfilled promises, collapsed industries and claims of being abandoned by the Jubilee ...and

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MP tells IEBC rival’s supporters wanted to rape her – Daily Nation

Daily NationMP tells IEBC rival's supporters wanted to rape herDaily NationKibwezi East MP hopeful Philip Kaloki gestures when he appeared before Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Code of Conduct enforcement committee on electoral complains on June 21, 2017 at Kenyatta International Convention ...7 candidates on the spot for violating electoral codeCapital FM Kenya (press release) (blog)Lusaka to meet IEBC team over breach of code of conductKDRTVall 7 news articles »

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Osinbajo to Governors: Safeguard lives, property of citizens in your states, Nigeria is indissoluble – Daily Trust

Daily TrustOsinbajo to Governors: Safeguard lives, property of citizens in your states, Nigeria is indissolubleDaily TrustActing President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday said state governors must safeguard the lives and properties of all citizens residing within the borders of their respective states. Osinbajo, who gave the directive at a consultative meeting with the ...“Nigeria is indissoluble,” Osinbajo tells governorsPremium TimesOsinbajo to governors: Ensure safety of all Nigerians in your stateThe Nation NewspaperOPINION: Osinbajo, act fast, Saraki is comingNAIJ.COMTheCable -CHANNELS TELEVISION -Daily Post Nigeria -P.

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UN Security Council welcomes deployment of regional force to restore stability in the Sahel – UN News Centre

UN News CentreUN Security Council welcomes deployment of regional force to restore stability in the SahelUN News CentreA displaced woman from northern Mali in the Sahel, waits at a temporary shelter near Mopti's main bus station. Photo: UNDP/Nicolas Meulders. Tweet. Print. 21 June 2017 – The United Nations Security Council today welcomed the deployment

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Mali’s first cardinal said to foster regional peace, understanding – National Catholic Reporter

National Catholic ReporterMali's first cardinal said to foster regional peace, understandingNational Catholic ReporterCardinal-designate Jean Zerbo of Bamako, Mali, greets visitors in Bamako May 25. (CNS/Nicolas Remene, EPA). Cardinal-designate Jean Zerbo of Bamako, Mali, is pictured while greeting visitors in Bamako May 25. (CNS/Nicolas Remene, EPA).Mali delays constitutional referendum to cool tensionsNews24Mali Referendum on Constitutional Amendments DelayedVoice of AmericaMali Government Says to Delay Constitutional ReferendumU.S. News & World ReportCatholicPhilly.com -San Francisco Chronicleall 9 news articles »

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Race to succeed S.Africa’s Zuma heats up

The battle to lead South Africa’s ruling ANC party has intensified in recent weeks and the fight to replace controversial President Zuma, in December this year, is sure to be a bloody one. The leading contenders are deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, former chairwoman of the African Union …

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CAR violence: Clashes in Bria despite ceasefire deal

CAR violence: Clashes in Bria despite ceasefire deal

Image copyright AFP Image caption UN peacekeepers run regular patrols in Bria

Fighting has broken out in the Central African Republic (CAR), a day after a ceasefire was signed between rebels and the government.

Aid agency MSF says at least 35 people were wounded in Bria, north-east of the capital, Bangui, while the mayor told Reuters that 42 people died.

The truce, signed in Rome on Monday, included an immediate ceasefire.

It was intended to bring armed groups into the political process in exchange for ending attacks.

Thousands of people have been killed and hundreds of thousands displaced in the CAR since mainly Muslim Seleka rebels ousted President Francois Bozize in 2013.

The move triggered a backlash from mostly Christian militias, called the anti-balaka.

Who are CAR's rebel groups? CAR country profile

MSF's project co-ordinator in Bria, Mumuza Muhindo Musubaho, said fierce fighting erupted in Bria early on Tuesday.

Within three hours "we already had 35 wounded in hospital, mainly injuries from bullets," he said.

Image copyright AFP Image caption The ceasefire was brokered by the Sant' Egidio Catholic Community and signed in Rome

Town Mayor Maurice Belikoussou told Reuters that 42 bodies had been taken to hospital.

"There are also bodies in the neighbourhoods that have not been picked up yet," he added.

The peace agreement was brokered by the Sant' Egidio Catholic Community in the wake of years of sectarian violence and the deployment of a long-running UN peacekeeping mission in the country.

More than a dozen militia groups agreed to end hostilities immediately and to co-operate with a truth, justice and reconciliation commission.

But observers say armed groups have yet to show an interest in laying down their arms.

BBC West Africa correspondent Thomas Fessy says deals have been signed in the past few years but all have failed to bring the country back to peace and stability.

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Dozens killed in Central African Republic despite ceasefire – Nasdaq

eNCADozens killed in Central African Republic despite ceasefireNasdaq... * Bodies strewn across the streets * Aid workers treat dozens of wounded * Peace deal signed in Rome a day earlier (Updates with death toll, quote from mayor) By Crispin Dembassa-Kette BANGUI, June 20 (Reuters) - Around 50 people were killed on ...Clashes erupt in Central African Republic after peace dealMinneapolis Star TribuneCentral African Republic foes sign church-mediated peace accordNational Catholic ReporterCentral African Republic rivals ink peace dealgulfnews.

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Murang’a residents protest over Uhuru’s unfulfilled promise – The Standard

The StandardMurang'a residents protest over Uhuru's unfulfilled promiseThe StandardA vehicle trying to swerve through the closed road in Maragua town after locals yesterday barricaded the roads in protest of their poor state and use of poor quality murram to rehabilitate potholes. Photo: Boniface Gikandi. Preparations for a tour by ...Residents protest over preparations for Uhuru visit to Murang'aThe Star, Kenyaall 3 news articles »

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What RET really means – Cyril Ramaphosa – Politicsweb

PoliticswebWhat RET really means - Cyril RamaphosaPoliticswebDP says we need to fundamentally alter racial and gender composition of ownership, control and management of economy. Address by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Gordon Institute of Business Science. 20 June 2017. “Unpacking Radical ...The co-pilot is ready to be the captain - RamaphosaNews24Ramaphosa slams abuse

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Peter Kenneth blames DP Ruto for defeat – The Standard

The StandardPeter Kenneth blames DP Ruto for defeatThe StandardNairobi governor candidate Peter Kenneth has dragged Deputy President William Ruto into Nairobi County's charged politics. A day after his rival Senator Mike Sonko (Nairobi) asked him to shelve his political ambitions, Mr Kenneth, who is running as an ...Ruto rigged me out of Jubilee, says KennethDaily NationRuto engineered my loss in

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‘It will be difficult to forget controversial High Commissioner Benjamin’ – Akufo-Addo – Myjoyonline.com

Myjoyonline.com'It will be difficult to forget controversial High Commissioner Benjamin' - Akufo-AddoMyjoyonline.comPresident Nana Akufo-Addo has paid a glowing tribute to outgoing United Kingdom High Commissioner to Ghana, Jon Benjamin, whose stay in the country ends this month. He said, "it will be difficult to forget the controversial High Commissioner.".

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Ndeti sabotaged trash collection to make me look bad — Mutua – The Star, Kenya

The Star, KenyaNdeti sabotaged trash collection to make me look bad — MutuaThe Star, KenyaSome workers and senior Machakos government officials are working with Wiper governor aspirant Wavinya Ndeti to sabotage garbage collection in the county, Governor Alfred Mutua has said. “For four years Machakos has been the cleanest in the entire ...Opinion poll from Machakos county shows Alfred Mutua will floor Wavinya NdetiTUKO.CO.KEall 5 news articles »

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Over 80, 000 job seekers jostle for NIS 1112 vacancies – Vanguard

VanguardOver 80, 000 job seekers jostle for NIS 1112 vacanciesVanguardABUJA – In what might sound as a heartbreaking news to thousands of unemployed Nigerians who are frantically applying for the recently-advertised vacancies in the Nigeria Immigration Service NIS, the federal government has declared that only 1, 112 ...NIS recruitment: Only 1112 vacancies available, says ministerThe Nation NewspaperImmigration To Grant Visas To Foreign Investors Within 48 HoursCHANNELS TELEVISIONMinister tasks NIS on operational order, service deliveryP.M

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