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Fahmida Miller

Africa

President Uhuru Kenyatta hopes to secure a second term

President Uhuru Kenyatta is running for a second shot at leading Kenya.

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Kenya: President Kenyatta skips presidential debate

What was billed as Kenya's presidential debate became a one-man show on Monday. President Uhuru Kenyatta did not attend, leaving opponent Raila Odinga with a clear run to make his case.

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Kenya election: Candidates may boycott debate

Kenya is just two weeks away from going to the ballot box in a general election. But key contenders for the presidency might not even participate in scheduled televised debates.

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Tobacco giant fights Kenya's anti-smoking laws

One of the world's biggest cigarette companies, British American Tobacco, has taken Kenya's government to court over its move to make anti-smoking laws stricter.

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Kenya's boat doctors provide treatment to coastal communities

In many parts of the world, doctors will usually get in their car if they need to visit patients. But in small coastal communities in Kenya, doctors and dentists are reaching those in need in a more traditional way.

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Horse racing becomes national sport in Lesotho

The southern African country of Lesotho is turning its age-old pastime of horse riding into a national sport. The goal is to preserve the riding culture with national races, but money problems are standing in the way.

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Harsher laws sought against illegal sand mining in Namibia

Illegal sand mining is threatening the environment and communities in Namibia. Residents say regulations against the practice are being ignored and are calling on the government to impose harsher laws.

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Lesotho: Opposition wins most Parliament seats in snap election

Lesotho's opposition party has won the most Parliamentary seats in the South African snap election over the weekend.

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Polls close in Lesotho snap elections

Polls have closed in Lesotho's snap elections, which were called after Parliament was dissolved in March. It is the third general election in five years in the southern African country.

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Zambia land grab: Chiefs' land sale sparks national outrage

The United Nations is warning that many Zambians are at risk of becoming squatters on their own land. As Zambia’s agricultural industry grows, land is being sold and people displaced.

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Zambia considers treason charge against opposition leader

A Zambian court will rule on whether it will proceed with a case of treason against the leader of the opposition.

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Kenya rolls out anti-retroviral drug to curb HIV infection

Doctors in Kenya have started prescribing a daily pill to reduce the number of people contracting HIV. The free anti-retroviral medication is being given to anyone with a high risk of exposure to the virus.