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South Sudan names new vice president, shunning former rebel leader

South Sudan's First Vice President Taban Deng Gai, left, speaks with President Salva Kiir, right, after Taban was sworn in, replacing opposition leader Riek Machar, at the presidential palace in Juba. Photo: Jason Patinkin/AP/SIPASouth Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has replaced long-time adversary Riek Machar with a new vice president, piling pressure on an already fragile peace accord that halted a deadly two year civil war.

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4,000 South Sudanese flee to Uganda daily

File photo©Ben Curtis/AP/SIPAAt least 4,000 South Sudanese have been fleeing to Uganda daily since war broke out almost three weeks ago, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has said.

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Kenya: Central bank chief says inflation under control

Kenya's Central Bank Governor, Governor Patrick Njoroge. Photo©ReutersInflation in Kenya is under control despite a food price-driven rise in June and pressure from recent increases in the fuel tax, the governor of the central bank said on Tuesday, a day after the bank left interest rates unchanged.

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Uganda: 'Climate change to trigger next World War'

Photo©Andre Penner/AP/SIPAUganda's Agriculture, Animal and Fisheries minister has warned that the next World War is likely to be triggered by climate change, as humans had little regard for the environment and this was likely to haunt them in future due to scarcity.

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The stuck-fast presidents

Chad's President Idriss Déby©ISSOUF SANOGO/AFPSome things just never seem to change. That is what voters stuck in the groundhog day of endless presidencies may have felt early this year.

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Do female African journalists get the respect they deserve?

The Committee to Protect Journalists' 2016 edition of Attacks on the Press focuses on gender-based attacks on journalists, a problem compounded by fear of discrimination in the workplace if the victims speak out.

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