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Hundreds storm ex-President Kenyatta's farm

A huge number of unknown persons on Monday stormed the family farm of Kenya's former president Uhuru Kenyatta.

The group has cut down trees using power saws, stolen livestock and set the farm on fire. The motive is still unknown, the BBC reported.

However, earlier last week, sources said that Kenyan Kwanza leaders intended to organize locals to…

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Ethiopia appoints rebel leader to head regional government

The Ethiopian government on Thursday appointed a Tigrayan rebel figure to head the interim government of the northern region, a major step in the implementation of a peace deal signed by the two sides after two years of civil war.

"Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has appointed Getachew Reda as chairman of the interim administration of the Tigray region,"…

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Kenya police bans new opposition protests

Kenya's police chief announced a ban on fresh opposition demonstrations called for Monday, after protests last week degenerated into riots.

"We will not allow violent demonstrations," Inspector General of Police Japhet Koome told reporters on Sunday.

"The demonstrations they plan tomorrow (Monday) are illegal and will not be allowed," he said,…

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Marburg virus kills 5 in Tanzania

Tanzania's health ministry on Tuesday confirmed that five people have died and three others are being treated for the Ebola-like Marburg disease.

Health Minister Ummy Mwalimu said the cases were identified in the western region of Kagera and the government had managed to control its spread to other regions.

Like Ebola, the Marburg virus originates…

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