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Polls close as violence mars Kenya election rerun

Polls have closed in a rerun of Kenya’s presidential election that was boycotted by the main opposition leader and marred by clashes between his supporters and security forces. Voting was postponed in at least four counties due to “security challenges”, the country’s electoral board said on Thursday. “We have faced …

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Kenya voting marred by boycott

Kenya’s presidential election re-run has been marred by isolated clashes and a boycott by the main opposition. A teenage boy was shot by police and later died amid clashes in the opposition stronghold of Kisumu, one of four counties hit by violence. The electoral commission said voting in those areas …

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Emails reveal UK alarm at Trump travel ban

The UK government wanted to set up an internal warning system to monitor and react to decisions made by President Donald Trump, emails show. The emails reveal concerns about the impact of Mr Trump’s travel ban on UK citizens and national security. Officials did not want to be caught out by …

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U.S. worried over Togo’s excessive use of force on protesters

The United States says it is concerned about the increasingly deteriorating political situation in Togo. The use of excessive force by security forces on protesters was of particular concern. A statement issued by a U.S. Department of State spokesperson, Heather Nauert, said violence and restrictions on rights of people were …

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Clinton team ‘funded’ Trump dirty dossier

US President Donald Trump has seized on reports that Hillary Clinton’s team bankrolled a sleazy dossier of allegations linking him to Russia. Unfounded claims that Mr Trump had been filmed with prostitutes in a Moscow hotel surfaced in the closing stretch of last year’s White House race. Mrs Clinton’s presidential …

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NAACP warns black passengers about traveling with American Airlines

The NAACP is warning African-American travelers to be careful when they fly with American Airlines. In an advisory late Tuesday, the organization said it has noticed “a pattern of disturbing incidents reported by African-American passengers, specific to American Airlines.” The NAACP cited four examples of black passengers who it said …

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Green light for Kenya’s repeat election after court collapses

Uhuru Kenyatta, who is seeking a second term, won in August but the poll is being held again over irregularities. Opposition candidate Raila Odinga has called on his supporters to join him in boycotting the ballot. A bid to delay the election fell apart after only two out of seven …

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Clinton team and Democrats ‘bankrolled’ Trump dirty dossier

US President Donald Trump has seized on reports that Hillary Clinton’s team bankrolled a sleazy dossier of allegations linking him to Russia. Unfounded claims that Mr Trump had been filmed with prostitutes in a Moscow hotel surfaced in the closing stretch of last year’s White House race. Mrs Clinton’s presidential …

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Second Republican senator blasts Trump

A US Republican senator says he will not seek re-election, delivering a fierce attack on President Donald Trump. Arizona Senator Jeff Flake said “reckless, outrageous and undignified behaviour” at the top of the US government was dangerous to democracy. Mr Trump has previously called Mr Flake “toxic”. The US president …

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Togo cancels international conference amid anti-government protests

The Togolese government has cancelled the Francophonie ministerial conference scheduled to be held in the capital Lome in November. The cancellation comes amid opposition protests against President Faure Gnassingbe’s rule and the call for the reinstatement of the 1992 constitution. The government announced the cancellation on Monday without stating the …

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