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Latest update : 2017-10-24

US ambassador urges peace ahead of Kenya's election re-run

In this edition: tensions rise in Kenya ahead of the presidential vote re-run on Thursday; Togo's opposition won't back down over protests; and we meet pioneering South African musician Spoek Mathambo.

Tensions soar as Kenya counts down to a presidential vote re-run on Thursday. Western powers sound the alarm over the country's spiralling political crisis.

Also, Togo's opposition won't back down. Despite a ban on weekday demonstrations, it has called for a new wave of anti-government protests.

And he's one of South Africa's most exciting, pioneering musicians, setting dancefloors on fire with his "Township Tech". We meet rapper, producer and visual artist Spoek Mathambo, who's currently on tour here in France.

By Yi SONG , Richelle HARRISON PLESSE

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