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Rwandan opposition leader is third killed in single year 

A senior opposition official has been murdered in Rwanda, the latest in a series of killings and disappearances involving critics of Paul Kagame, the country’s president. Syridio Dusabumuremyi, who served as national co-ordinator for Rwanda’s most vocal opposition alliance, the United Democratic Forces, was found dead in his shop on …

Africa’s booming cities face a severe toilet crisis

MAKINDYE-LUKULI, Uganda (AP) — The darkening clouds are ominous for many in this urban neighborhood, promising rushing rainwaters stinking of human waste from overflowing septic tanks. As Africa faces a population boom unmatched anywhere in the world, millions of people are moving to fast-growing cities while decades-old public facilities crumble …

Mauritania votes as departing president respects term limits

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) — Mauritanians on Saturday were going to the polls as the outgoing president’s preferred successor faced five opposition candidates in this West African nation threatened by Islamic extremism. One candidate of sub-Saharan African descent wants to improve race relations in a country where activists estimate tens of …