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Kenya doctors end strike after signing government deal

Doctors in Kenya have agreed to end a 100-day strike that has paralysed the country’s public health system. Union officials representing thousands of striking medical workers have signed an agreement with government officials in the capital, Nairobi. The doctors are to receive increased allowances as negotiations over other issues continue. …

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Nigeria leader returns home after leave

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari returns home after long medical leave in UK and speculation over his condition.  The 74-year-old landed at an air force base in the northern city of Kaduna and is expected travel to the capital, Abuja. The former military ruler left Nigeria in January and has been …

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Senegal’s Dakar mayor in custody for fraud

The mayor of Senegal’s capital, Dakar, has been placed in custody for allegedly embezzling public money. A judge investigating $2.9m (£2.3m) in missing city funds has charged Khalifa Sall with fraud, criminal conspiracy and money laundering. He denies any wrongdoing and says his arrest is politically motivated. Mr Sall, who …

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China cuts growth target to 6.5%

The Chinese growth target for this year has been cut to around 6.5%, down from 6.5 to 7% last year, Premier Li Keqiang has announced. He was addressing the country’s rubber-stamp parliament, the National People’s Congress (NPC), which has gathered in Beijing for its annual session. The Chinese economy expanded …

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