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    11 boys die in Uganda boarding school fire

    Agence France-Presse . Kampala | Updated at 07:52pm on November 12, 2018

    Eleven boys perished and another 20 suffered severe burns in a fire that gutted their dormitories in Uganda while they slept, police said Monday. Henry...

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    41 killed in Mogadishu bombings

    Agence France-Presse . Mogadishu | Updated at 12:27am on November 11, 2018

    The death toll from a string of car bombings near a popular hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu has jumped to at least 41, police...

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    10 killed in Mogadishu blasts

    Agence France-Presse . Mogadishu | Updated at 12:55am on November 10, 2018

    At least 10 people were killed Friday in blasts that occurred near a popular hotel and the police headquarters in the Somali capital Mogadishu, police...

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    79 school pupils abducted in anglophone Cameroon

    Agence France-Presse . Yaounde, Cameroon | Updated at 12:18am on November 06, 2018

    Gunmen kidnapped 79 school students on Monday in an English-speaking region of Cameroon where separatists are fighting an armed campaign for independence, security and government...

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    19 killed in security operation after attack on Christians in Egypt

    Reuters . Cairo | Updated at 05:08pm on November 04, 2018

    Egyptian security forces killed 19 Islamist militants from a cell believed to be responsible for an attack on Christians in Minya province in central Egypt...

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    Ethiopia appoints first female president

    Agence France-Presse . Addis Ababa | Updated at 01:34am on October 26, 2018

    Ethiopia on Thursday appointed a woman to the largely ceremonial position of president for the first time...

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    Egypt extends state of emergency for three months

    Reuters . Cairo | Updated at 08:29pm on October 21, 2018

    Egypt's parliament voted on Sunday to extend a state of emergency in the country for three months, prolonging the authorities' ability to use special powers...

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    34 dead in Uganda landslide

    Agence France-Presse . Kampala | Updated at 12:00am on October 13, 2018

    At least 34 people have been killed after a river in eastern Uganda burst its banks, sending thick sludge and rocks barrelling into homes, disaster...

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    Kenya bus accident kills 51

    Agence France-Presse . Nairobi | Updated at 02:28pm on October 10, 2018

    Fifty-one people were killed when the bus they were travelling in overturned and its entire roof was ripped off in an accident in western Kenya...

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    Melania kicks off Africa tour in Ghana

    Agence France-Presse . Accra | Updated at 02:15am on October 03, 2018

    US First Lady Melania Trump on Tuesday kicked off her first major solo trip in Ghana’s capital Accra, aiming to cast a positive light on...

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