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Kenya Steps Into Space With First Satellite Launch

Kenya has taken its first step into space with the launch on Friday of a nano-satellite made at the University of Nairobi. Engineers involved in creating the cube-shaped space capsule described it as Kenya’s joining the space club, although much remains to be done to get the Kenya space programme …

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Congo, UN Deploy Specialists To Tackle Ebola Epidemic

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the United Nations (UN) agencies began deploying emergency teams of specialists over the weekend to try to prevent the spread of an Ebola epidemic suspected to have infected more than 30 people, they said on Sunday.   The latest suspected case was reported …

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Ethiopian, Air Cote D’Ivoire codeshare on U.S. route

Ethiopian Airlines (ET), and Air Côte d’Ivoire, the national flag carrier of Côte d’Ivoire, have entered into a codeshare agreement on the United States route. Under the new codeshare partnership, passengers originating from West African countries, especially from Lagos, Bamako, Cotonou, Accra and Lomé will board Air Côte d’Ivoire flights …

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African films exploring taboos are praised abroad, banned at home

An African film renaissance is filling cinemas and winning praise from Hollywood to Cannes with powerful movies that explore cultural and social taboos. But at home, some of the most acclaimed films are suffering a different fate: censorship, protests, death threats and official bans. Film censors in Kenya have launched …

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