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Nearly 80% of Kinshasa vote material destroyed in fire

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP |  Nearly 80 percent of the materials for staging the December 23 election in DR Congo’s capital, Kinshasa, were destroyed when an election warehouse was torched overnight, officials said Thursday. The blaze ripped through a large warehouse in central Kinshasa in the early hours of …

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‘Arson’ behind fire that killed 9 Kenyan schoogirls

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  A weekend fire at a Kenyan high school dormitory that killed nine teenaged girls was started deliberately, Kenya’s education minister said Monday. Fred Matiangi said arson was to blame while announcing the death toll had risen to nine. “Most of the investigations are done and …

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Who is setting Kenya’s schools on fire?

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Dozens of secondary schools across Kenya have been deliberately set on fire, but as the authorities struggle to pinpoint why, fractious relations between pupils, teachers and a controversial education minister offer clues. In the last three months, 117 Kenyan schools have been partially burnt by …

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