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At least four killed, thousands left homeless after fire in Nairobi shanty town

In tonight’s edition: at least four people are killed and thousands made homeless after a fire in the Nairobi shanty town of Lang’ata; we look at the response to allegations that China may have spied on states from the African continent after building the AU headquarters; and leaders discuss the thorny issue of Ethiopia’s dam on the Nile.

Nairobi's fire service is slammed by the thousands of residents of a neighbourhood in the Kenyan capital who lost their homes in a blaze over the weekend. At least four people were also killed.

The African Union picks its way through a number of tricky issues including aviation and potential sanctions. As the block's annual summit in Addis Ababa comes to a close, we look at its response to allegations that China may have spied on states from the continent.

And the hydroelectric dam Ethiopia is building on the Nile was also a hot topic at the AU conference. Egypt and Sudan have long opposed the project, but the countries' leaders now say they're closer to reaching a deal over the management of the river's waters.

By Mary COLOMBEL , Georja CALVIN-SMITH

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2018-05-21 Burundi

Burundi approves new constitution allowing president to extend time in power

Burundi votes for constitutional change in a referendum potentially opening the way for President Pierre Nkurunziza to further extend his rule. Also, a major vaccination...

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2018-05-18 Ebola

Ebola outbreak in DR Congo: WHO says virus can be brought under control

The World Health Organization says it believes the Ebola outbreak in DR Congo is "not yet a global health emergency" and the virus can be brought under control. Meanwhile, the US...

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2018-05-17 Burundi

Burundi referendum could extend President Nkurunziza's rule until 2034

Despite widespread opposition and fears of exacerbating deadly political turmoil, millions in Burundi turned out to vote in a controversial referendum that could extend President...

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2018-05-16 Yahya Jammeh

Yahya Jammeh accused of ordering 50 migrant deaths in 2005

Rights groups seek the prosecution of Yahya Jammeh over migrants allegedly killed by a death squad on the orders of Gambia's ex-president. In Burundi, we hear the concerns of the...

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2018-05-15 Nigeria

Founder of creative magazine 'Something We Africans Got' speaks to FRANCE 24

Nigeria's transport union warns its drivers off the roads into Kaduna after dozens of motorists and passengers are reportedly abducted by gunmen. Also, civil society leaders fear...

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