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    26 killed in Somalia hotel siege

    Agence France-Presse . Mogadishu | Updated at 02:19am on July 14, 2019

    Twenty-six people were killed and 56 injured in a 12-hour attack by Al-Shabaab jihadists on a popular hotel that ended early Saturday in the southern...

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    Al Shabaab kills 26 in Somalia hotel siege

    Agence France-Presse . Mogadishu | Updated at 01:15pm on July 13, 2019

    Somalia’s security forces on Saturday ended an overnight attack by the al Shabaab extremist group...

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    Coup attempt in Sudan thwarted

    Reuters . Khartoum | Updated at 12:00am on July 13, 2019

    Sudan’s military rulers said on Thursday that several officers had attempted a coup in an effort to undermine an agreement between the military and the...

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    Tunisia rescues 71 including 37 Bangladeshi migrants

    Agence France-Presse . Tunis | Updated at 01:33am on July 11, 2019

    Tunisian authorities rescued 71 migrants as their boat began to sink after setting out from neighbouring Libya for Italy, the National Guard said Tuesday. Monday...

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    Tanzania’s women urged to have more babies

    Reuters . Dar es Salaam | Updated at 12:32am on July 11, 2019

    President John Magufuli urged Tanzania’s women to ‘set your ovaries free’ and bear more children as a way to help boost the economy into a...

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    UN calls for Libya ceasefire as death toll climbs to 1,000

    Agence-France-Presse . Tripoli | Updated at 12:00am on July 07, 2019

    The UN Security Council called Friday for a ceasefire in Libya as the death toll from a three-month offensive on Tripoli reached 1,000, including scores...

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    Thousands protest in Algiers

    Agence France-Presse . Algiers | Updated at 01:20am on July 06, 2019

    Around 2,000 people protested in the Algerian capital against the interim government Friday, defying a significant police presence just days before the mandate of its...

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    Sudan army, protesters in power sharing deal

    Agence France-Presse . Khartoum | Updated at 01:16am on July 06, 2019

    Sudan’s ruling generals and protest leaders reached an agreement on the disputed issue of a new governing body Friday, in a breakthrough power sharing accord...

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    Tunisia bans wearing of niqab

    Reuters . Tunis | Updated at 06:42pm on July 05, 2019

    Tunisian prime minister Youssef Chahed has banned the wearing of the niqab, the full face veil, in public institutions for security reasons, an official source...

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    Migrant boat with 86 on board sinks off Tunisia, 4 rescued

    Agence France-Presse . Tunis | Updated at 01:11am on July 05, 2019

    More than 80 migrants have gone missing and only four were rescued after their boat capsized off Tunisia on its way from Libya to Italy,...

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