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Top Kenyan university closed as political tensions rise

Riot policemen arrest a student of the University of Nairobi during a protests in Nairobi, Kenya, Sept. 28, 2017. Kenya’s top university has been closed following unrest and allegations from students of police brutality. It is the latest sign of the deepening tensions over the re-run of the presidential election …

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Zimbabwe reporter held over ‘Grace Mugabe underwear’ story

A Zimbabwean journalist has been detained over a story alleging that used underwear had been distributed to ruling Zanu-PF supporters on First Lady Grace Mugabe’s behalf, his lawyers say. NewsDay reporter Kenneth Nyangani was likely to face “criminal defamation” charges, the lawyers added. Zanu-PF MP Esau Mupfumi distributed the underwear, …

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US Cuba row: Washington expels 15 Cuban diplomats

The US has expelled 15 Cuban diplomats, saying Havana failed to protect US diplomats from mysterious acoustic attacks. The Cuban personnel have been given seven days to leave. The Department of State move follows last week’s US withdrawal of more than half of its own diplomats from the Cuban capital. …

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Las Vegas shooting: Trump dubs killer ‘sick and demented’

President Donald Trump has described the gunman who killed 59 people and injured 527 in Las Vegas on Sunday as “a sick man, a demented man”. Speaking at the White House, he said he would look at gun laws “as times goes by” but he did not elaborate. Police are …

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Blasts at Uganda MPs homes

Afrobeats singer Bobi Wine became an independent MP after winning a by-election in June Grenade attacks have taken place at the homes of two Ugandan opposition MPs, including singer-turned-politician Robert Kyagulanyi. Mr Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine, said he was targeted for opposing the ruling party’s plan to scrap …

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Cameroon’s Anglophone crisis resulted in 17 deaths – Amnesty

International rights group, Amnesty International, says it has independently confirmed that 17 people were killed during clashes between Cameroonian security forces and pro-independence protesters. The clashes which took place in the country’s restive Anglophone regions on October 1 were said to have claimed eight lives on Monday morning.  Another 50 …

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Photos: The Las Vegas shooting from the perspective of survivors and first responders

A gunman fired into a country music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, last night, killing more than 50 and injuring hundreds. The suspect, identified by police as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, opened fire from the window of a room at the Mandalay Bay Resort, which overlooked the Route 91 music festival. …

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Kenyan police fire teargas at opposition protesters in capital

Police on Monday fired teargas at opposition supporters in the Kenyan capital Nairobi who were calling for the sacking of officials they blame for last month’s botched presidential election, Reuters witnesses said. A re-run is due to be held Oct. 26 after the Supreme Court voided the Aug. 8 vote …

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Las Vegas shooting: 50 people killed in Mandalay Bay attack

At least 50 people have been killed and another 200 have been wounded in a mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert. A gunman, named as 64-year-old local resident Stephen Paddock, opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel towards an open-air music festival. He was shot …

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Trump calls N Korea talks waste of time

US President Donald Trump has told his secretary of state that he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with North Korea over its nuclear programme. “Save your energy Rex, we’ll do what has to be done!” Mr Trump tweeted, after it emerged the US had lines of communication with …

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