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    Nigerians brace for lockdown as Africa tries to halt virus

    Agence France-Presse . Lagos, Nigeria | Updated at 10:00pm on March 30, 2020

    Over 20 million Nigerians on Monday scrambled to prepare for lockdown in sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest city Lagos and the capital Abuja, as the continent struggled...

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    DRC security forces kill 31 attackers in Lubumbashi

    Agence-France-Presse . DR Congo | Updated at 09:43pm on March 30, 2020

    DR Congo security forces have killed 31 armed assailants in clashes around Lubumbashi, the country’s second-largest city, a human rights group said Sunday, denouncing the...

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    Three policemen killed Burkina Faso bomb blast

    Agence France-Presse . Ouagadougou | Updated at 03:57pm on March 30, 2020

    A homemade bomb killed three paramilitary gendarmes and wounded three more on Sunday in northwest Burkina Faso, security sources said...

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    South African police fire rubber bullets at shoppers during lockdown

    Agence France-Presse . Johannesburg | Updated at 10:36pm on March 28, 2020

    South African police enforcing a coronavirus lockdown on Saturday fired rubber bullets towards hundreds of shoppers queuing outside a supermarket in Johannesburg, an AFP photographer...

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    Boko Haram attack kills 92 Chadian troops

    Agence-France-Presse . Chad | Updated at 01:33am on March 26, 2020

    Boko Haram jihadists have killed nearly 100 Chadian soldiers in a seven-hour attack on an island army base, in their deadliest assault yet on the...

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    Four killed in Mogadishu suicide bombing

    Agence France-Presse . Mogadishu | Updated at 10:46pm on March 25, 2020

    At least four people were killed and seven others wounded on Wednesday when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a tea shop near a...

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    Jihadist ambush kills 70 Nigerian soldiers

    Agence France-Presse . Kano, Nigeria | Updated at 12:35am on March 25, 2020

    At least 70 Nigerian soldiers were killed in an ambush on their convoy by jihadist fighters in the restive northeast, military and security sources said...

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    64 migrants found dead in cargo container in Mozambique

    Agence France-Presse . Maputo, Mozambique | Updated at 12:34am on March 25, 2020

    More than 60 suspected undocumented migrants from Ethiopia were found dead on Tuesday in a cargo container in Mozambique’s northwest Tete province, a senior hospital...

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    Bangladeshi imam dies of COVID-19 in Gambia

    Agence France-Presse . Banjul, Gambia | Updated at 01:01am on March 24, 2020

    An itinerant Muslim imam from Bangladesh has died in The Gambia after preaching in several other countries, becoming the tiny West African nation’s first coronavirus...

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    Libya UN-recognised government imposes curfew over virus

    Agence-France-Presse . Tripoli | Updated at 09:42pm on March 22, 2020

    Libya’s UN-recognised government declared a night-time curfew and closure of public spaces starting Sunday to keep the novel coronavirus out of areas it controls, while...

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