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    Mugabe under house arrest as military takes control

    Agence France-Presse . Harare | Updated at 12:05am on November 16, 2017

    Zimbabwe’s military was in control of the country on Wednesday as president Robert Mugabe said he was under house arrest, although generals denied staging a...

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    Train crash kills 33 in Democratic Republic of Congo

    BBC | Updated at 09:10am on November 13, 2017

    A train crash in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed 33 people, UN radio station Okapi reports...

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    Islamist attack on Somali hotel kills 29

    Reuters . Mogadishu | Updated at 01:00am on October 30, 2017

    An Islamist attack on a hotel in Mogadishu ended on Sunday after 29 people were killed during a siege lasting nearly 12 hours, police said,...

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    Explosion kills three Chadian UN peacekeepers in northern Mali

    Reuters | Updated at 12:55pm on October 27, 2017

    Three United Nations soldiers from Chad were killed and two others wounded by an explosive device as they were escorting a convoy in northern...

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    Shooting, teargas, bonfires mar Kenya election re-run

    Reuters | Updated at 02:14pm on October 26, 2017

    Kenyan police clashed with opposition supporters where burning barricades and gangs of youths prevented voting in some towns in an...

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    UN draws flak after naming Mugabe goodwill ambassador

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 08:45am on October 21, 2017

    The United Nations faced criticism Friday after naming Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe a ‘goodwill ambassador’ to promote health causes, despite the country's dire health crisis...

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    Somalia truck bomb death toll jumps to 358

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 10:55am on October 21, 2017

    Somalia's deadliest ever attack, a truck bomb in the capital Mogadishu, has now killed 358 people with 228 more injured, the government said late Friday,...

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    276 killed, 300 injured in Mogadishu truck bomb

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 11:35am on October 16, 2017

    Some 276 people have been killed and 300 injured in a truck bomb attack over the weekend in Mogadishu, the Somali ministry of information announced...

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    Mogadishu blasts kill over 200

    Reuters . Mogadishu | Updated at 12:05am on October 16, 2017

    More than 200 people were killed in near simultaneous bombings in the Somali capital and more than 250 people were injured, officials said on Sunday,...

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    Expelled refugee student kills seven in Kenyan school

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

    An expelled student shot dead six of his former schoolmates and a security guard at his school in northern Kenya on Saturday, and was then...

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