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David Maraga hits back at ‘threats’ over Kenya election re-run

The chief justice is defiant amid violent protests and criticism after he annulled last month’s poll. BBC News – Africa

36 Burundian Refugees Are Shot Dead in Congo

The Burundians had fled political violence at home but died in a clash with soldiers, according to the U.N. and a civil society group in Congo. NYT > Africa

2 guilty in South Africa coffin assault case

Two white men have been convicted of attempted murder after they forced a black South African farmworker into a coffin, which they then threatened to set alight. – RSS

What is behind clashes in Ethiopia’s Oromia and Somali regions?

Eighteen people have been killed and thousands displaced since the fighting broke out between Ethiopia’s Oromo and Somali communities. BBC News – Africa

Celebrations as Nigeria’s ‘Chibok girls’ reunited with families

The women, kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014, are now “fully recovered”, a Nigerian minister says. BBC News – Africa

South Africa student fights to keep thesis during robbery

Noxolo Ntusi had the only copy of her master’s thesis on a hard drive in her bag. BBC News – Africa

IS attack on Sinai convoy ‘kills 18 Egyptian police’

Militants detonated a car bomb next to a convoy near el-Arish, reportedly destroying four vehicles. BBC News – Africa

U.N. Group Accuses Burundi Leaders of Crimes Against Humanity

A panel of investigators set up by the agency’s Human Rights Council said it had delivered a list of suspects to the United Nations High Commissioner for human rights. NYT

US Open 2017: Kevin Anderson beats Pablo Carreno Busta to reach final

South Africa’s Kevin Anderson fights back to beat Pablo Carreno Busta and secure his place in the US Open final. BBC News – Africa

Nigeria’s flagship carrier gets takeover bid

Nigeria’s leading airline could soon be under new management. – RSS Channel – Regions – Africa

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