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Shiite Muslims banned from congregating in Kaduna state

By: Mary Colombel Follow | Christopher MOORE

In this week's edition: Shiite Muslims in Nigeria's Kaduna state are banned from congregating, truth and reconciliation hearings start in Tunisia, and we take a sip of Kenya's hot new brews.


Nine people are killed in Nigeria in clashes between police and a Shiite religious movement. Its members say they're being victimised, while authorities claim they started the violence.

Also, coming to terms with the past: public hearings get under way in Tunisia over allegations of torture and abuse in the Ben Ali era.

And we head to Kenya and find out why so-called lifestyle teas are blossoming in the country's eastern highlands.

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