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    257 dead in plane crash in Algeria

    Agence France-Presse . Boufarik | Updated at 12:05am on April 12, 2018

    An Algerian military plane crashed and caught fire on Wednesday killing 257 people, mostly army personnel and members of their families, officials said...

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    20 killed in Boko Haram attack on Nigerian army base, villages

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 10:44am on April 03, 2018

    Boko Haram killed at least 20 people and wounded scores of others in coordinated attacks on a military camp and villages around the flashpoint northern...

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    Mandela’s ex-wife Winnie dies

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 08:24pm on April 02, 2018

    South Africa's Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, an anti-apartheid stalwart and wife to Nelson Mandela when he was imprisoned on Robben Island, died on Monday, her personal assistant...

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    Gunmen kill 6 miners in Nigeria

    Agence France-Presse . Kano | Updated at 01:26am on March 31, 2018

    Armed bandits killed six miners in northern Nigeria’s Kaduna state, police said on Friday, an area beset with ethnic and religious tensions with frequent clashes...

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    8 killed in Libya suicide attack

    Agence France-Presse . Benghazi | Updated at 01:22am on March 31, 2018

    At least eight people, including civilians, were killed late Thursday in a suicide car bombing of a security barricade in the east of Libya, the...

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    South Africa let me down: Mugabe

    Agence France-Presse . Harare | Updated at 08:28pm on March 24, 2018

    Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe says South Africa should have sent troops instead of a team of negotiators to prevent his ouster by the military...

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    Bombing kills two in Egypt’s Alexandria, targets security chief

    Reuters | Updated at 06:31pm on March 24, 2018

    A bomb placed under a car exploded in Egypt’s second city Alexandria on Saturday, killing two people including a policeman, two days before the...

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    Some abducted schoolgirls returned to Nigeria's Dapchi - witnesses

    Reuters | Updated at 02:42pm on March 21, 2018

    Some of the 110 schoolgirls abducted from the northeast Nigerian town of Dapchi last month were brought back on Wednesday, two witnesses said. People from...

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    Zuma to face graft charges

    Agence France-Presse . Pretoria | Updated at 02:10am on March 17, 2018

    Former South African president Jacob Zuma will face prosecution on corruption charges that haunted much of his term in office, the country’s chief prosecutor said...

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    ‘Panic’ as Mugabe appears to back new Zimbabwe opposition

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 12:09pm on March 09, 2018

    Zimbabwe’s ex-leader Robert Mugabe sent shockwaves through the party he dominated for decades when he posed with the retired general who...

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