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    Up to 190,000 could die in Africa: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Kinshasa | Updated at 10:35pm on May 08, 2020

    Up to 190,000 people in Africa could die of coronavirus in the first year of the pandemic if containment measures fail, the World Health Organisation...

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    At least 30 people killed in Sudan tribal clashes

    Agence France-Presse . Khartoum | Updated at 06:14pm on May 07, 2020

    Thirty people were killed in tribal clashes that erupted in Sudan’s South Darfur province, prime minister Abdalla Hamdok’s office said Wednesday in a brief statement...

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    Libya’s Haftar claims ‘mandate from the people’

    Agence France-Presse . Benghazi | Updated at 10:49pm on April 28, 2020

    Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar said Monday he had ‘a popular mandate’ to govern the country, declaring a key 2015 political deal over and vowing to...

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    Lagos says masks compulsory to stop virus

    Agence France-Presse . Lagos | Updated at 10:38pm on April 26, 2020

    Authorities in Nigeria’s largest city of Lagos have made wearing of masks mandatory in a bid to halt the coronavirus, a spokesman said Sunday. ‘Governor...

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    52 troops, 1,000 jihadists killed in Chad offensive

    Agence France-Presse . N’Djamena, Chad | Updated at 10:41pm on April 10, 2020

    The Chadian army said Thursday it had wound up an offensive against Boko Haram jihadists in the Lake Chad border region in which 52 troops...

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    Ethiopia declares state of emergency to fight coronavirus

    Agence France-Presse . Addis Ababa | Updated at 12:26am on April 09, 2020

    Ethiopia on Wednesday declared a state of emergency to fight the coronavirus pandemic, which has so far infected 55 people and resulted in two deaths...

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    Mali attack leaves 20 soldiers dead

    Agence France-Presse . Bamako, Mali | Updated at 01:26am on April 07, 2020

    Around 20 Malian soldiers were killed on Monday in an apparent jihadist attack, officials said, in the latest bout of violence to hit the war-torn...

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    Niger clash kills four soldiers, 63 suspected ‘terrorists’

    Agence France-Presse . Niamey | Updated at 04:20pm on April 04, 2020

    Four Nigerien soldiers and 63 suspected terrorists were killed in fighting between the army and ‘heavily armed’ men in western Niger, a government statement said...

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    Man shot dead for flouting lockdown in Nigeria

    Agence France-Presse . Warri | Updated at 03:54pm on April 03, 2020

    A Nigerian man has been shot dead for allegedly flouting a stay-at-home order aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus, police and a lawmaker said...

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    Hundreds of Tunisians protest virus lockdown

    Agence France-Presse . Mnilha, Tunisia | Updated at 09:28pm on April 01, 2020

    Several hundred Tunisians demonstrated in a working class district of the capital Tuesday, demanding government support and protesting a week-old lockdown against the coronavirus pandemic...

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