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Africa

US Secretary of State John Kerry appoints former Rep. Thomas Perriello, D-Va., as Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa - @ReutersZengerle

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Kenya

Efficient stove technology eases Kenya's medical waste problem

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Thika, Central, KE

Police fire tear gas following violent clash between fans at Thika United vs AFC Leopards soccer match in Kenya - @michezoafrika

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Nairobi mall attack, September 2013

Computer hitch halts trial of 4 suspects being held in the 2013 Westgate shopping mall terror attack in Kenya - @ntvkenya

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Kenya

Pope Francis to visit Kenya in November - @dailynation

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Kenya

Kenyan official in northeast killed by suspected Somali-led Al-Shabaab militants - @AFP

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Oklahoma City, OK, US

Jury reaches decision in trial of Oklahoma man accused of Kenyan orphan sex abuse - @koconews

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Garissa, North-Eastern, KE

Suspected al-Shabaab gunmen raid border village in Garissa after targeting an explosive device on a military vehicle - @StandardKenya

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Kenya

11 Al-Shabaab militants, 2 Kenyan soldiers killed as militants attack Kenyan military base in Lamu County, Kenya - @KimeliarapKemei

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Francis I

Pope Francis says he may add a stop in Kenya on his Africa trip in November - @AP

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Kenya

Funding shortfall forces U.N. to cut refugee food rations in Kenyan camps

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Kenya

New app to connect Kenyan farmers with climate-smart seeds

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business

Supermarket giant pulls Nestle's Maggi noodle brand in 5 East African countries following partial ban in India over lead concerns - @BBCAfrica

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terrorism

Kenyan man pleads guilty in US terrorism support case; man supported al-Shabaab in Africa and extremist organizations operating in Syria, including al-Qaida, court documents show - @AP

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Attack on police in Garissa, Kenya

Editor's note: @BBC Africa correspondent Tomi Oladipo is reporting more than 20 police officers dead in an overnight ambush in Garissa, Kenya, citing local media reports. Al-Shabaab militants are the suspected attackers. In a conflicting report, a police spokesman says 13 officers are missing and two wounded. Kenya's Interior Ministry is denying the media reports of a death toll, and has reported five officers as wounded, with one in critical condition. We'll update as the situation becomes clearer. - Rebecca

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Attack on police in Garissa, Kenya

Police spokesman says 13 police officers missing, 2 others wounded in Garissa, Kenya, attack - @standardkenya

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Attack on police in Garissa, Kenya

13 Kenyan police missing following overnight ambush by suspected Al Shabaab militants in northeast Kenya - @AFP

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Attack on police in Garissa, Kenya

Several Kenyan police officers killed in ambush by militants in the northeast, local media reports - @AP

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Garissa, North-Eastern, KE

Al-Shabab militants briefly take over mosque in Garissa county, leaders in northern Kenya say - @BBCWorld

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Kenya

New study: Stone tools dating 3.3 million years found in Kenya; oldest yet discovered - @nytimes

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