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    Document trove shows how Africa’s richest woman stole fortune: ICIJ

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:19am on January 21, 2020

    An award-winning investigative team published a trove of files Sunday allegedly showing how Africa’s richest woman syphoned hundreds of millions of dollars of public money...

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    Libya summit seeks end to foreign meddling

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 02:02am on January 20, 2020

    World leaders made a fresh push for peace in Libya at a summit in Berlin on Sunday, in a desperate bid to stop the conflict-wracked...

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    South Sudan talks fail to end impasse

    Agence France-Presse . Juba | Updated at 12:26am on January 18, 2020

    The latest round of peace talks between South Sudan’s two rival leaders has failed to strike a deal on the vital issue of internal boundaries,...

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    IS-aligned jihadists release 5 kidnapped NGO workers in Nigeria

    Agence France-Presse . Kano, Nigeria | Updated at 04:42pm on January 16, 2020

    Islamic State-aligned jihadists have released five local aid workers abducted last month in violence-wracked northeastern Nigeria, security sources and one of those freed said Thursday...

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    Libya ceasefire agreed after months of fighting

    Agence France-Presse . Tripoli | Updated at 10:55pm on January 12, 2020

    Both sides in Libya’s conflict agreed to a ceasefire from Sunday to end nine months of fighting following weeks of international diplomacy and calls for...

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    IS linked jihadists kill five people in northeast Nigeria

    Agence France-Presse . Kano, Nigeria | Updated at 03:00pm on January 12, 2020

    Jihadists linked with the Islamic State militant group killed five members of a militia in an offensive in Nigeria’s north-eastern Borno state, militia sources told...

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    18 UN troops, 2 civilians injured in Mali mortar attack

    Agence France-Presse . Bamako, Mali | Updated at 12:01am on January 10, 2020

    Eighteen UN troops and two civilians were wounded Thursday in a mortar attack on a military base in northern Mali, a UN official said, in...

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    Six killed, three injured in Ugandan building collapse

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha / Xinhua. Kampala | Updated at 04:27pm on January 09, 2020

    Six workers were killed and three others were injured after an under-construction building collapsed on Wednesday in Kansanga suburb of the Ugandan capital of Kampala,...

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    Sudan bans newspapers, TV stations over Bashir ties

    Agence-France-Presse  .  Khartoum | Updated at 10:20pm on January 08, 2020

    Sudan banned two newspapers and two television stations on Tuesday, saying they had received funding from the government of former president Omar al-Bashir who was...

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    Four killed in car bombing near Somalia parliament

    Agence France-Presse . Mogadishu | Updated at 04:09pm on January 08, 2020

    At least four people were killed, including a senior government official, when a car bomb exploded close to a checkpoint near Somalia’s parliament in the...

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