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    South Africa fails to stop attacks on foreign truckers: HRW

    Agence France-Presse . Johannesburg | Updated at 12:00am on August 27, 2019

    Dozens of truck drivers in South Africa have died in attacks against foreigners since March 2018, Human Rights Watch said on Monday, calling for stronger...

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    Sudan declares emergency over tribal clashes

    Agence France-Presse . Khartoum | Updated at 02:37pm on August 26, 2019

    Sudan activated a state of emergency Sunday in an eastern state and ordered a probe into deadly tribal violence that has rocked the region for...

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    Three killed in air raid south of Tripoli

    Agence France-Presse . Tripoli | Updated at 02:29am on August 25, 2019

    Three civilians were killed Saturday in an air raid south of the Libyan capital, a source in the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord said. ‘Several...

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    Senegalese opposition leader dies at 82

    Agence France-Presse . Dakar | Updated at 01:49pm on August 24, 2019

    Veteran Senegalese opposition figure and former minister Amath Dansokho, a major presence in Senegal’s politics for more than 60 years, has died in Dakar aged...

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    Bolsonaro authorises army to help fight Amazon fires

    Agence France-Presse. Porto Velho | Updated at 11:56am on August 24, 2019

    President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday authorised the deployment of Brazil’s armed forces to help combat fires raging in the Amazon rainforest, as a growing global...

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    Sudan swears in civilian-majority ruling council

    Agence France-Presse . Khartoum | Updated at 12:00am on August 22, 2019

    Sudan took further steps in its transition towards civilian rule Wednesday with the swearing in of a new sovereign council, to be followed by the...

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    Formation of Sudan’s sovereign council drags on

    Agence-France-Presse . Khartoum | Updated at 12:00am on August 21, 2019

    Sudan’s transition towards civilian rule got off to a bumpy start as generals and protest leaders fell two days behind schedule Tuesday in unveiling a...

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    Algeria protest movement marks six months

    Agence-France-Presse .  Algiers | Updated at 12:00am on August 21, 2019

    Algerians launched an unprecedented protest movement in February, filling the streets of cities across the country and forcing the president out of office. Six months...

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    Chad declares emergency

    Agence France-Presse . N’Djamena | Updated at 12:00am on August 20, 2019

    Chad’s president Idriss Deby declared a state of emergency in two eastern provinces on Sunday, authorising summary shootings to ‘save the majority’, after violent intercommunal...

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    19 dead in Uganda fuel truck crash

    Reuters . Kampala | Updated at 12:00am on August 20, 2019

    At least 19 people were killed when a fuel truck exploded after losing control and ramming into three cars in western Uganda on Sunday, police...

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