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Dozens of civil servants arrested in Kenya corruption probe

In tonight's edition: Kenya’s chief prosecutor arrests scores of civil servants in a large-scale corruption probe. Also, Madagascar sees a spike in kidnappings of business people, mostly of Indian and Pakistani descent. And Siya Kolisi becomes the first black South African to captain the Springboks in a full test match.

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Kenya's top prosecutor moves to charge 54 suspects over the theft of at least 70 million euros from the National Youth Service. The organisation's head is one of more than a dozen people arrested in a dawn police raid.

Also, Madagascar sees a rise in the number of business people being kidnapped in the capital, Antananarivo. Most of the victims are from the Karana community, whose few members play a disproportionately large role in the country’s economy and are thus seen as high-value targets by those looking for ransoms.

And Siya Kolisi becomes the first black South African to captain the national rugby side in a full test match. His promotion is being viewed as a positive sign of the sport’s efforts to move away from its racially divided past.

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