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Kenyan chief justice says judges are receiving 'aggressive' threats

In tonight's edition: Kenya's chief justice says judges are receiving "aggressive" threats; Rwandan activist Diane Rwigara describes her jailing; and migrants return to Libya's shores as an alleged secret deal between Italy and people smugglers collapses.

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Kenya's chief justice says that attempts to intimidate Supreme Court judges after they nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election have been "unlawful and savage in nature".

Also, weeks after she was arrested on charges of tax evasion and forgery, Diane Rwigara, a leading critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame, remains convinced that she is being politically persecuted.

And 5,000 migrants are rescued at sea in a week. This comes after a summer where far fewer boats left Africa. Italy is suspected of having struck a secret deal with Libyan militias to limit the number of arrivals - although it denies this. The deal now appears to have collapsed after lasting just two months.

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