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Latest update : 2017-10-19

Kenyan election board member flees to US, alleging death threats

In tonight's edition: in Kenya, a senior member of the electoral commission who fled to the US says next week's vote re-run could not be free, fair or credible; police and protesters face off in Togo as opposition supporters hit the streets; and a new health initiative could save thousands of young lives in DR Congo.

"To remain in Kenya was to have a death wish" - that's according to a senior member of the country's electoral commission who has fled to the United States. Roselyn Akombe said next week's vote re-run could not be free, fair or credible.

Also, police and protesters face off in Togo as opposition supporters hit the streets in defiance of government orders. Violent clashes have left at least four people dead but demonstrators say they'll keep up the pressure in their bid to oust the country's longtime president.

And we look at a new health initiative that could save thousands of young lives in DR Congo, a country where one out of ten children won't make it to their fifth birthday.

By Mary COLOMBEL , Richelle HARRISON PLESSE

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2018-09-20 EYE ON AFRICA

Uganda's Bobi Wine returns home

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2018-09-20 EYE ON AFRICA

Amnesty International says at least 58 killed in Addis Ababa violence

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2018-09-18 EYE ON AFRICA

Amnesty warns of 'horrific' violence in Cameroon's anglophone regions

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2018-09-14 EYE ON AFRICA

Zimbabwe's government criticised over cholera outbreak

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2018-09-13 EYE ON AFRICA

Final farewell to Kofi Annan at Ghana state funeral

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