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Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye is set to appear in court on Wednesday after being remanded to a maximum security prison two weeks ago. Distributing T-shirts showing his face has led to arrests.
At least seven African countries are among those around the world which annually mark the International Day for Protection of Children on June 1. One of them is Ghana which is trying to end exploitation of the young.
Nigeria's oil-dependent economy is under siege from militants who are targeting oil and gas installations in the Niger Delta. President Muhammadu Buhari is to make his first visit to the region this week.
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