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Ugandan government runs out of passports

Fred Mwesiga, is the father to Jacob Mwesiga who is seeking treatment abroad, after he was attacked and beaten by thugs. Now the lower part of his body is paralyzed. He is also stranded and is desperate for a passport for his son. The…
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Bomb blast kills 4 in northeast Kenya

Four people were killed and 11 injured when their landcruiser detonated a bomb planted on a road in northeast Kenya on Friday, a senior government official said, in the latest of a series of such attacks. Last month, at least eight police…
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20 foreign journalists banned by South Sudan

South Sudan’s media authority says it has banned 20 foreign journalists from operating or entering the country for publishing false news. The chairman of the authority, Elijah Alier told the media in Juba that the journalists have reported…
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Al Shabaab takes over Somali town, kills 61

Al Shabaab militants captured a town in Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region on Thursday, a senior official said, and the group said it had killed at least 61 soldiers in the fighting. "Al Shabaab attacked Af Urur town this morning.…
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Kenyan nurses on strike over pay dispute

Kenyan government nurses have gone on strike over delays in an agreement that will give them pay rises, a union official said on Tuesday, bringing services to a halt in many parts of the country. The deal was meant to have been signed by…
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