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    Death toll rises to 48 in Boko Haram troop attack

    Agence France-Presse . Kano | Updated at 04:46pm on September 03, 2018

    The death toll in a Boko Haram attack on a Nigerian army post on the border with Niger has risen to 48, military sources said...

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    Islamists in northeast Nigeria kill up to 30 soldiers

    Reuters . Maiduguri | Updated at 11:12am on September 02, 2018

    Islamist militants have killed up to 30 soldiers in an attack on a military base in northeast Nigeria, security sources said on Saturday, in one...

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    South Africa lashes Trump over tweet

    Agence France-Presse . Johannesburg | Updated at 12:12am on August 25, 2018

    South Africa accused US president Donald Trump of fuelling racial tensions on Thursday after he said farmers were being forced off their land and many...

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    Tributes pour in for former UN chief and Nobel laureate Kofi Annan

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 11:10am on August 19, 2018

    From his native Africa to the United States, tributes poured in from top leaders around the world Sunday after UN chief, Nobel peace laureate, and...

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    22 children dead in Nile boat accident

    Reuters . Cairo | Updated at 07:07pm on August 15, 2018

    Twenty-two children drowned on Wednesday when their boat sank in the Nile in Sudan while they were on their way to school, official media said....

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    At least 40 killed by paramilitaries in eastern Ethiopia

    Reuters | Updated at 10:39am on August 14, 2018

    At least 40 people were killed by paramilitary forces in eastern Ethiopia over the weekend, a senior regional official said on Monday, in the latest...

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    Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa wins first post-Mugabe election

    Reuters | Updated at 10:36am on August 03, 2018

    Zimbabwe president Emmerson Mnangagwa, a former spy chief installed after Robert Mugabe's removal in a coup in November, was elected on Thursday after a poll...

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    Zimbabwe presidential rivals both signal election victory

    Reuters . Harare | Updated at 12:58am on August 03, 2018

    Both leading contestants in Zimbabwe’s disputed presidential election signalled they had won on Thursday as a nervous nation awaited the official results three days after...

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    Three killed as Zimbabwe troops, protesters clash after vote

    Reuters | Updated at 11:20am on August 02, 2018

    Zimbabwe police said three people were killed in Harare on Wednesday as soldiers dispersed stone-throwing opposition supporters who accused the ruling party of trying to...

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    Mauritius minister resigns after drug links

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 07:59pm on July 28, 2018

    The minister for gender equality in Mauritius has stepped down, the prime minister announced, after an inquiry on the Indian Ocean island linked politicians, police,...

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