Kenya doctors end three-month strike after deal with government
16 March 2017 | 4:39 am
Doctors in Kenya signed a deal with the government to return to work 100 days after they went on strike demanding authorities implement a 2013 agreement to give them a pay rise and improve conditions in public hospitals.
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