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Latest update : 2017-09-07

Kenya to hold re-run of presidential election on October 17

In tonight's edition: Kenya's do-over election will take place on October 17; a UN report calls on the International Criminal Court to open an investigation into crimes against humanity in Burundi; and in English-speaking parts of Cameroon, teachers begin the school year with almost empty classrooms.

The date is set. Kenya's do-over election will take place on October 17. Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga will go head to head once more, but the electoral commission will remain the same, despite calls from Odinga's camp to change its members.

Also, amid reports of crimes against humanity in Burundi, a UN report calls on the International Criminal Court to open an investigation. It accuses the government of creating a climate of fear - claims which the president's spokesperson predicted "would have no effect".

And in English-speaking parts of Cameroon, teachers began the school year with almost empty classrooms, after activists called on parents to boycott. It's part of the ongoing protest for equal rights in the Francophone-majority country.

By Mary COLOMBEL , Shona BHATTACHARYYA

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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. At least five people are killed in Kenya's capital as clashes erupt...

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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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