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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.

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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.

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