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Chad activists plan major anti-government march

Civil society activists in Chad are planning to hold a major anti-government march to protest anti-social measures, despite a ban by authorities against such demonstrations.

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Most influential Africans of 2017 revealed

The New African Magazine has revealed its 100 Most Influential Africans of 2017. The list profiles both continental and Diaspora Africans nominated by their peers and industry insiders, spread over eight categories, including politics.

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Kenyan opposition leader threatened with treason charges

Kenya's Attorney General said Thursday that an opposition plan to have its leader, Raila Odinga, sworn in as an alternative President would amount to treason.

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Israeli software allegedly used to spy on Ethiopian dissidents

Israeli defense contractor, Elbit Systems Ltd, was used to spy on Ethiopian dissidents living outside the East African nation as part of an ongoing espionage campaign, according to Citizen Lab.

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China hosts global human rights forum

Hundreds of participants attended the opening of a human rights forum in Beijing on Thursday in latest installment of China’s energetic drive to showcase what it considers the strengths of its authoritarian political system under Chines President.

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UN concerned over rights abuses in Cameroon

The United Nations Committee against Torture has asked Cameroon to stop its troops from committing "atrocities" in its fight against Boko Haram jihadists, according to a report.

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Mauritania activists released following protest

Five family members seeking justice for black Mauritanian soldiers executed in 1990 have been released after almost a week in detention for protesting at an Independence Day celebration, a security official and a rights group told AFP on Thursday.

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AU to bring thousands of Libyan migrants home

The African Union (AU) has upped its goal to repatriate stranded migrants from Libya, saying in a statement that it aims to bring 20 000 Africans home in the next six weeks.

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UN rejects Trump's recognition of Jerusalem

Arabs and Muslims across Middle East on Wednesday condemned the United States recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital as an incendiary move in volatile region and Palestinians said Washington was abandoning its leading role as a peace mediator.

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Environmentalists, tourism experts gather in Botswana

There are other tourist attractions other than the Okavango Delta in Botswana, according to the country's Tourism Association as it hosts this year's edition of the Sustainable Tourism Development Conference.

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