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    APA-Nairobi (Kenya) — Former prime minister Raila Odinga on Thursday afternoon was officially named the opposition flagbearer, and will face off with President Uhuru Kenyatta in the August 8 general elections in Kenya.

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    APA-Monrovia (Liberia) — The Chief Medical Officer of Liberia, Dr. Francis Kateh, has disclosed that another person has died from the strange disease in Sinoe County, bringing to 10 the number of deaths from the disease.

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    APA-Monrovia (Liberia) — Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has received in audience the Chief Executive Officer of Global Fund, Dr. Mark Dybul, at her Foreign Ministry office in Monrovia.

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    APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana said on Thursday that it has taken a decision to sign the revised Southern African Development Community (SADC) Protocol on Gender and Development.

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    APA-Nairobi(Kenya) — The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Ms. Marta Ruedas, on Thursday welcomed the decision by the Sudanese government to open a third humanitarian corridor, the second in as many months, for aid to be delivered from Sudan to famine-struck South Sudan.

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    APA-Banjul (The Gambia) — The Gambian President's visit to three West African nations and politician’s call on Parliament to scrutinize the executive arm of the new government dominate the headlines of Gambian newspapers on Thursday.

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