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Confirmed: Ebola-like Marburg Virus Kills Two in Uganda

Two people have died from the Marburg virus in eastern Uganda, in the country's first outbreak of the deadly Ebola-like pathogen in three years, the health ministry said Thursday. "Blood samples were taken from two people who have since died and were found positive for Marburg", Uganda's health ministry permanent secretary, Dr. Diana

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Microsoft Unveils Surface 2 Laptop, Mixed Reality Headsets

Microsoft has announced a new device in its Surface range, the Surface Book 2 laptop. Available in 13.5- and 15-inch options, the computer claims up to 17 hours battery life and runs the latest 8th generation Intel dual-core and quad-core processors and Nvidia GeForce GPUs. Microsoft said the Surface Book 2 has

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Double standards: ‘Why Aren’t We All with Somalia?’

More than 300 people were killed when a powerful bomb blast ripped through Mogadishu, Somalia's capital, on Saturday. The attack marked the deadliest assault the country has ever witnessed. Somalia's three-day national mourning period for the victims is coming to an end, with around 300 more people also injured in the blast. Dozens are missing, hospitals are

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Kenya Election: Commissioner Akombe Resigns, Says IEBC is Incapable of Conducting Credible Poll

IEBC commissioner Roselyn Akombe has resigned from the poll agency. Dr Akombe sent the statement from New York, where she was based, working for the UN, before she took the job at the electoral commission. In the statement, Dr Akombe said the repeat election as planned cannot meet the basic expectations of

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Diane Rwigara Case: Court Denies Request to Split Case, Hearing Adjourned

The Nyarugenge Intermediate Court on Friday denied the request by prosecution to separate the hearing of three Rwigara family members who face charges related to inciting insurrection. For the fourth time, the court had to adjourn the pre-trial hearing of Anne Rwigara, and Diane Rwigara and their mother Adeline Rwigara to

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Diane Rwigara Denies Insurrection Charges

Former Rwanda presidential candidate Diane Rwigara has denied charges of insurrection and forgery that she says are linked to her criticism of the government's human rights record. Rwigara appeared in court Wednesday in the capital Kigali. She and some family members were detained late last month. Her mother, Adeline, and sister

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Uhuru Receives Election Laws Bill

President Uhuru Kenyatta received Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2017 on Friday and has 14 days to sign it into law. Parliament has done its duty and passed the legislation, the President told a meeting of people living with disabilities at State House in Nairobi. "I can confirm that I have received it. It

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