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    US, Nigerien troops killed in ambush on patrol in Niger

    Reuters | Updated at 09:15am on October 05, 2017

    Five soldiers from Niger and three US Army Special Forces troops were killed and two wounded in an ambush on a joint patrol in southwest...

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    At least 33 die in Nigeria boat capsize

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 09:35am on September 16, 2017

    At least 33 people drowned after an overloaded boat carrying traders from Niger capsized in northwest Nigeria, the National Emergency Management said on Friday...

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    Picket of Myanmar mission in S Africa turns violent

    Agence France-Presse . Pretoria | Updated at 01:32am on September 16, 2017

    A march by hundreds of demonstrators outside Myanmar’s embassy in South Africa against Naypyidaw’s alleged ‘ethnic cleansing’ of its Rohingya minority people turned violent on...

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    DR Congo bus accident leaves 25 dead, dozens injured

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 12:31pm on September 11, 2017

    Twenty five people were killed and 57 others injured Sunday when a bus overturned in the southeast of the Democratic Republic of...

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    Eight Kenyan schoolgirls die in dormitory blaze

    Reuters | Updated at 10:15am on September 03, 2017

    Eight Kenyan teenage schoolgirls died and 10 more were hospitalised after a fire engulfed their boarding school dormitory in Nairobi early on Saturday morning, a...

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    Kenyatta blasts court after vote annulled

    BBC | Updated at 10:50am on September 02, 2017

    Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta has branded judges in the country's Supreme Court ‘crooks’ after they annulled his win in presidential elections...

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    10 civilians killed in joint Somali-US raid

    Reuters | Updated at 01:45pm on August 31, 2017

    Somali government officials said on Thursday that 10 men and boys killed in a joint US-Somali raid were civilians and that blood money will...

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    Russian ambassador to Sudan found dead in swimming pool

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 02:02am on August 24, 2017

    Russia's ambassador to Sudan, veteran diplomat Mirgayas Shirinsky, was found dead in the swimming pool at his Khartoum home on Wednesday, Sudanese and Russian officials...

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    Congo landslide death toll likely to rise over 200

    Reuters | Updated at 11:05am on August 19, 2017

    A landslide in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo likely killed more than 200 people, based on estimates from the number of households submerged, the vice-governor...

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    Magnitude 6.7 quake strikes north of Ascension Island – USGS

    Reuters | Updated at 12:47pm on August 18, 2017

    An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.7 struck on Friday in the South Atlantic Ocean about 790 km (490 miles) north of...

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