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    Tonight, police use tear gas to disperse protestors  in Nairobia as they gather to protest Israeli strikes on Gaza. Clashes erupt in Kinshasa as muslim factions celebrate Eid in DR Congo. Eid also celebrated by the minority muslims in Burundi who gathered to celebrate the end of Ramadan – our team takes you there.

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