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Kenya deports lawyer over Odinga ‘swearing-in’

Kenya has deported opposition supporter and lawyer, Miguna Miguna, following his role in the unofficial swearing-in of opposition leader Raila Odinga as “the people’s president”. Mr Miguna has boarded a flight to take him to Canada, where he is a citizen. The government says Mr Miguna renounced his Kenyan nationality, …

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FBI warns against Republican memo release

The FBI has publicly challenged a push by Republican lawmakers to release a controversial memo which purports to show anti-Trump bias at the agency. “We have grave concerns about the material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo’s accuracy,” the FBI said in a statement. A top Trump aide …

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Tension in Kenya ahead of Odinga’s banned inauguration

Kenya’s main opposition coalition the National Super Alliance (NASA) says it will press on with a planned inauguration banned by the authorities. There is tension in the capital Nairobi where the event is scheduled to take place. Police have declared the venue – Uhuru Park – as an “out-of-bounds” but …

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Effects of sex drugs mistaken for cholera in Zambia

Three men in Zambia have been mistakenly admitted to a cholera centre after taking herbs which reportedly boosted “sex enhancing” qualities, but whose symptoms resembled the deadly disease. Zambia has been battling with a cholera epidemic since last year which has so far claimed 70 lives, with more than 3,000 …

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US imposes new ‘America First’ tariffs

The US has approved controversial tariffs on imported washing machines and solar panels. The move is in line with President Donald Trump’s “America First” trade policy, which aims to protect local manufacturers from foreign competition. A spokesman said the administration would “always defend American workers, farmers, ranchers and businessmen”. But …

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