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    Boko Haram attacks girls school in northeast Nigeria

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 10:15am on February 20, 2018

    Boko Haram jihadists launched an attack on a girls’ boarding school in northeast Nigeria but the students and teachers fled to safety, witnesses said Monday...

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    Babies born in poorest countries still face ‘alarming’ risks: UNICEF

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 09:20am on February 20, 2018

    Babies born in the world's poorest countries, most of them in Africa, still face ‘alarming’ risks of death that can be 50 times as high...

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    Ethiopia declares state of emergency after PM quits

    Agence France-Presse . Addis Ababa | Updated at 12:05am on February 17, 2018

    Ethiopia on Friday declared a state of emergency one day after prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced his resignation, state media reported...

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    At least 19 migrants killed in Libya truck crash

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 11:32am on February 15, 2018

    At least 19 migrants were killed on Wednesday and more than 100 injured when the truck transporting them crashed in Libya, a hospital...

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    South Africa’s Zuma resigns, Ramaphosa new president

    Agence France-Presse . Cape Town, South Africa | Updated at 12:05am on February 16, 2018

    yril Ramaphosa, a former anti-apartheid activist turned businessman, was named South Africa’s president on Thursday and immediately vowed to fight corruption, in a direct reference...

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    S African MPs set to finally oust Zuma today

    Agence France-Presse . Johannesburg | Updated at 01:29am on February 15, 2018

    South Africa’s parliament will hold a vote of no-confidence in president Jacob Zuma on Thursday, the ruling ANC party said, signalling its determination to eject...

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    South African police raid Gupta home, pressure cranks up on Zuma

    Reuters | Updated at 02:03pm on February 14, 2018

    Heavily armed South African police raided the luxury home of the Gupta family on Wednesday as part of a probe into allegations the three brothers...

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    ANC orders Zuma to step down as South African president

    Reuters . Johannesburg | Updated at 12:05am on February 14, 2018

    South Africa’s ruling party ordered Jacob Zuma on Tuesday to step down as head of state after marathon talks over the fate of a leader...

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    State broadcaster says Zuma agrees to go, spokesman denies

    Reuters . Johannesburg/Pretoria | Updated at 01:30am on February 13, 2018

    South Africa’s SABC state broadcaster reported on Monday that Jacob Zuma had agreed to resign as head of state, citing sources, but the embattled leader’s...

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    ANC holds crunch talks on Zuma’s future

    Agence France-Presse . Johannesburg | Updated at 12:33am on February 06, 2018

    South Africa’s ANC party held an emergency meeting on Monday to discuss whether Jacob Zuma should stay in office as the embattled president reportedly refused...

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