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Burkina presidential guard number two assumes power

The second in command of Burkina Faso's presidential guard, Colonel Isaac Zida, says on Saturday he has assumed power as head of state during the transition period, saying a similar claim by the army chief is "obsolete".

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Nairobi's sleepiest and most boring estates

There are certain ‘dead’ estates that are perpetually under the radar. There’s hardly any news about something out of the ordinary in these neighbourhoods - not insecurity, not water shortage, not power outages. Nothing.

MobiKash gains a million as Airtel, yuMobile mobile money users dip

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Probe hawkers’ deaths, torture claims

Earning a living as a small-scale trader has been criminalised in Nairobi County. Dozens of hawkers are healing serious wounds inflicted by the so-called county askaris during the numerous crackdowns on illegal traders in the city.
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Nairobi's sleepiest and most boring estates

There are certain ‘dead’ estates that are perpetually under the radar. There’s hardly any news about something out of the ordinary in these neighbourhoods - not insecurity, not water shortage, not power outages. Nothing.