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Wed,24Jan2018

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Locked Up and Forgotten

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Death row inmates at Ghana's Nsawam Prison languish in grim conditions as Amnesty International calls on the country's new government to abolish the death penalty

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Kenya’s devolved government puts local contests at centre of violence and rigging fears

03082017kenyaThe devolution of Kenya’s government is changing the electoral picture as the country gears up for a general election on 8 August that pits President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee Party against Raila Odinga’s National Super Alliance (NASA).

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Kenya's fake news epidemic adds to electoral violence fears

31072017kenyaIt’s campaign season in Narok, a sleepy town of 40,000 that serves as the gateway to Kenya’s world-famous Masai Mara game reserve. Dozens of Land Rovers plastered with the faces of political aspirants zoom up and down the town’s main road as bewildered Chinese tourists look on.

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Nigeria's paddies of promise

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New financing mechanisms are helping to increase rice production in Nigeria. The country has a long way to go, however, before it has the milling capacity and irrigation systems needed to become self-sufficient, and can begin seeking export markets.

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Somalia: A tipping-point talk in London

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The government of President Mohamed got a dose of support at an international conference in May, but diplomats worry about its ability to defeat Al-Shabaab.

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Africa's pharmaceutical futures

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A new initiative could streamline regulation of drugs across the continent, but policymakers have a long way to go to make the African Medicines Agency a reality.

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