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Latest update : 2017-08-17

Kenya’s opposition leader to take poll dispute to Supreme Court

In tonight’s edition: Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga has decided to take his poll dispute to the country’s top court, and Zimbabwe’s first lady is seeking diplomatic immunity after being accused of assaulting a model in South Africa. In DR Congo, cocoa planters are forming cooperatives to increase their profits.

The leader of Kenya’s opposition is challenging the results of last week’s presidential election in the country’s Supreme Court and is calling for a campaign of civil disobedience. Raila Odinga remains convinced that his defeat was due to hacking.

Also, South Africa is wrestling with the delicate decision of whether to grant diplomatic immunity to Grace Mugabe, the first lady of neighbouring Zimbabwe, after she became the suspect of an alleged assault on a model in Johannesburg.

And cocoa farmers in the Democratic Republic of Congo have suffered a massive income drop after the price of their crops began to plummet in 2015. In Inongo, small holders and farmers are turning to each other and combining resources in a bid to boost their chances of finding buyers and to improve their working conditions.

By Georja CALVIN-SMITH , Gaëlle ESSOO

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2017-11-17 Zimbabwe

President Robert Mugabe emerges from house arrest

Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe emerges in public for the first time since the military took control of the country. Also, at least five people are killed in Kenya's capital as clashes...

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2017-11-16 Morocco

President Mugabe meets with regional envoys and army chief

In tonight's edition: Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe holds direct talks with the army who ousted him; parents of the kidnapped Chibok girls still in captivity say the...

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2017-11-15 Congo Brazzaville

Mugabe confined but 'safe' as army seizes power in Zimbabwe

In tonight's edition: the army seizes power in Zimbabwe, with President Mugabe confined but "safe"; the UN extends the mandate of a peacekeeping mission to the Central African...

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2017-11-14 Nigeria

Zimbabwe's army chief warns military could intervene to end Zanu-PF purges

In tonight's edition: there are fears in Zimbabwe that an unprecedented rift between the country's army chief and the president may come to a head; Amnesty International is...

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2017-11-13 Central African Republic

Vote-counting under way in Somaliland after first presidential poll in 7 years

In tonight's edition: votes are being tallied in Somaliland in the territory's first presidential election in seven years; a grenade attack on a concert in the Central African...

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