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    Algeria anti-system protests mark first anniversary

    Agence-France-Presse . Algeria | Updated at 10:53pm on February 17, 2020

    On February 22, 2019, sudden and unprecedented protests swept Algeria. A year on, despite bringing down a president, the ‘Hirak’ protest movement faces mounting challenges....

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    Sudan rebels, government extend peace talks for three weeks

    Agence France-Presse . Juba, South Sudan | Updated at 10:44pm on February 17, 2020

    The Sudanese government and a coalition of rebel groups on Monday extended peace talks for another three weeks after missing a deadline for a final...

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    14 children among up to 22 dead in Cameroon massacre

    Agence France-Presse . Yaoundé, Cameroon | Updated at 03:13pm on February 17, 2020

    Armed men have massacred 22 villagers including 14 children in an anglophone region of Cameroon, according to the United Nations, with the opposition blaming the...

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    Bandits kill 30 in northwest Nigeria attack

    Agencce-France-Presse . Nigeria | Updated at 12:04am on February 17, 2020

    Armed gangs killed 30 people in raids on two villages in an area of northwest Nigeria plagued by cattle rustlers and kidnappers, police said on...

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    South Sudan president offers key compromise for peace

    Agence France-Presse . Juba, South Sudan | Updated at 10:51pm on February 15, 2020

    South Sudan’s president said on Saturday he would return to a system of 10 states, a key opposition demand, paving the way for a unity...

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    40 killed in attacks in restive central Mali

    Agence France-Presse . Bamako | Updated at 10:48pm on February 15, 2020

    Forty people, including nine soldiers, have been killed in a spate of attacks in central Mali, authorities said Friday, with most of the deaths caused...

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    15 children killed in Haiti orphanage fire

    Agence France-Presse . Kenscoff, Haiti | Updated at 10:47pm on February 15, 2020

    Fifteen children were killed when a fire swept through an unlicensed orphanage outside Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince, a judge said on Friday, highlighting the severe shortcomings...

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    At least 40 killed in central inter-ethnic Mali attacks

    Agence France-Presse . Bamako | Updated at 01:09pm on February 15, 2020

    At least 40 people, including nine soldiers, were killed in a spate of attacks in central Mali, authorities said on Friday...

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    Israel plans drone acquisition to counter Iran

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 12:06am on February 15, 2020

    Israel is to buy and develop drones on a ‘massive’ scale to increase its military edge over its enemies — Iran and its allies —...

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    New clashes in Libya despite UN ceasefire call

    Agence France-Presse . Tripoli | Updated at 12:03am on February 15, 2020

    Rival forces clashed in the Libyan capital Thursday, causing new civilian casualties in the grinding conflict a day after a UN Security Council resolution called...

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