Kenyan opposition areas were calmer Saturday, a day after the country’s election commission postponed voting in four restive counties where deadly clashes between police and protesters have occurred.
Kenya’s streets calmer, but political standoff unresolved
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Voting in one of Kenya’s largest slums was interrupted when protesters barricaded roads leading to polling stations as they engaged police with running battles on Thursday.
Kenya police fire teargas as election protesters barricade roads
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi has declared that a recent attack on police forces outside Cairo has not dented his government’s resolve in fighting terrorism.
Sisi says Egypt more determined in terror fight after attacks
The United Nations has failed to bridge differences between Libyan rival factions amid efforts aimed at breaking a political stalemate and helping bring about peace and stability in the North African country.
UN-brokered talks between Libyan rival factions fail
A plague epidemic has killed 94 people on the island of Madagascar and could spread further, the World Health Organization said on Friday.
Plague kills 94 in Madagascar, WHO working to prevent spread
Lack of energy access presents a formidable challenge to Africa and lack of access to financing has been singled out as the biggest reason why over 620 million people living on the continent are stuck in energy poverty. The issue of inadequate financing, especially for renewable energy sources, was among the pressing concerns as leaders, scientists and policy leader met at the Global Green Growth Week conference in Ethiopia. Governments and their private sector and international development partners say Africa needs to attract financing for renewable energy for it to achieve most of the social development goals — SDGS. But the question is where the financing will come from and when? Henning Wuester oversees IRENA’s work on knowledge, policy and finance, including the production of up-to-date renewable energy data and information and analysis to identify best practice in renewable energy policy and finance. He spoke with IPS about the potential of renewable energy in unlocking Africa’s green growth potential and why financing is crucial. Excerpts follow:
The future for financing Africa’s renewable energy
Uganda has confirmed one death from Marburg virus, a highly infectious hemorrhagic fever similar to Ebola, the health minister says.
Uganda confirms one death from Ebola-like Marburg virus
Kenyan police killed at least 33 people in the capital during a crackdown following elections in August, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said on Monday.
Rights groups: Kenyan police killed at least 33 people in Nairobi after elections
Two car bombs in separate parts of Somalia's capital Mogadishu killed at least 22 people on Saturday and injured several others, police said.
Police: Car bombs kill at least 22 in Somalia's capital Mogadishu (Video)

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