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    20-Jul-2018 to 19:16

    Niger: NGOs campaign for detained activists' freedom

    APA-Dakar (Senegal) — Nine human rights organizations, including Amnesty International have stepped up their campaign for the release of several leaders of a protest movement being detained in Niger.

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    20-Jul-2018 to 18:07

    C/Ivoire: Slain student’s relatives want swift justice

    APA-Abidjan (C/Ivoire) — The family of Kognon Soro, a 29-year-old student, killed on 7 July at a political rally in Korhogo in the far north of Ivory Coast on Friday called for a swift procedure to identify and bring to justice those behind his death.

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    18-Jul-2018 to 16:26

    Gambia: Ex-minister's defamation lawsuit hits a snag

    APA-Banjul (The Gambia) — A civil lawsuit for defamation filed by an ex-cabinet minister in The Gambia suffered a snag at the High Court in Banjul, prompting the judge to adjourn the case until next month.

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    17-Jul-2018 to 17:18

    Kenya: 20 years in jail for Tanzanian heroine convict

    APA-Nairobi (Kenya) — A Mombasa Court on Tuesday sentenced a Tanzanian national 20 years in jail after being found guilty of sneaking in heroine from his country worth $80,000.

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    16-Jul-2018 to 20:18

    Torrential rains collapse Niger homes

    APA-Niamey (Niger) — At least one hundred houses collapsed in Tahouan in central Niger following floods caused by heavy rains on Sunday.

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    16-Jul-2018 to 18:40

    Obama challenges Kenya to tackle graft

    APA-Nairobi (Kenya) — Visiting former United States President, Barrack Obama on Monday urged Kenya to deal with runaway corruption facing the country to ensure real progress especially for young people.

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    12-Jul-2018 to 18:49

    CAR: Bishops preach against retaliatory violence

    APA-Bangui (CAR) — The Central African Bishops' Conference (CECA) has issued a statement on Thursday, rejecting a call by the League of Defense of the Church to seek revenge against all violence targeting them.

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