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Latest update : 2018-02-02

Kenyan TV channels remain closed despite court order

In tonight's edition: three TV channels in Kenya are still off air, even after the High Court ordered the government to end their shutdown; thousands of Congolese are fleeing from South Kivu into Burundi, with aid workers struggling to cope; and the late Congolese opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi is remembered in Kinshasa, one year after his death.

Despite a court order to reopen TV channels in Kenya shut down for coverage of opposition leader Odinga's mock inauguration this week, the stations remain closed. TV executives and backers of the opposition fear further reprisals from the government.

Also, in DR Congo, a military assault on militia in South Kivu has sent thousands of people fleeing over the border into Burundi. Aid workers there are struggling to respond to the sudden influx.

And a year after veteran Congolese opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi passed away in Brussels, his body remains in Belgium. In Kinshasa, those close to him are commemorating his legacy.

By Mary COLOMBEL , Georja CALVIN-SMITH

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2018-05-25 Madagascar

Madagascar political crisis: top court orders formation of unity government

Madagascar's constitutional court rules the president must form a national unity government, in order to end a political deadlock. Meanwhile in Kenya, filmmakers fear censorship...

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2018-05-24 Amnesty International

Amnesty International says Nigerian army abused women fleeing Boko Haram

Amnesty International accuses Nigerian soldiers of raping women rescued from Boko Haram. Nigeria's military says the claims are false and malicious. Also, the Democratic Republic...

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2018-05-23 Rwanda

Macron and Kagame meet to repair strained ties over Rwandan genocide

The World Health Organization warns a deadly Ebola outbreak in the DR Congo has the "potential to expand". Also, following two decades of deeply strained relations, France's...

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2018-05-22 Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso anti-terror raid leaves several dead

A seven-hour shootout took place in Burkina Faso, as authorities carried out a raid on suspected jihadists. It’s the latest deadly incident in the wake of several militant...

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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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