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At least two people have died and five have been injured after Kenyan police opened fire to disperse opposition protests in the western city of Kisumu, a local reporter has told the BBC.
The police have not commented.

Five soldiers with the African Union mission in Somalia (Amisom) and 10 Somalis have been arrested for selling military equipment, police say.
They were found with improvised detonators, fuel, sandbags and empty ammunition boxes.

Khartoum — Bishop Macram Max Gassis, Emeritus bishop of El Obeid in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan has called for the stop of the continual bombing in Nuba Mountains area.


The International Air Transport Association (IATA) projects that African airlines will close the year at an improved net loss position of $500 million, offering hope for struggling carriers such as Kenya Airways (KQ).

Nairobi's police chief has warned opposition supporters not to take part in Monday's protest in the Kenyan capital "if you value your life".
Japheth Koome said police were prepared to use lethal force if necessary.

Sunday, 05 June 2016 07:27

Boko Haram attack kills 32 in Niger

Thirty Nigerien troops and two Nigerian soldiers have been killed in clashes with Boko Haram militants in Niger, the country's defence ministry says.

Angola's President Jose Eduardo dos Santos has appointed his daughter as head of the state oil company Sonangol.

South Africa has avoided losing its investment grade credit rating from Standard & Poor's, but the agency has maintained its negative outlook.
S&P held the country's sovereign debt rating at BBB- but warned about the consequences of low economic growth.

Nigerian researchers say they have found a pesticide capable of killing a species of moth that has ravaged the country's tomato crop.

The Gambia should be suspended from the region bloc Ecowas if it does not free dozens of political prisoners and end a "brutal" crackdown on dissent, Amnesty International says.
Opposition politicians, journalists and activists live in a "climate of fear" ahead of December's polls, it said.

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