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    Rajoelina wins Madagascar vote

    Agence France-Presse . Antananarivo | Updated at 12:00am on December 28, 2018

    Former Madagascan president Andry Rajoelina has returned to power after beating rival Marc Ravalomanana in last week’s highly contested run-off vote, according to results published...

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    Congolese soldiers fire in air to disperse election protesters

    Reuters . Kinshasa | Updated at 07:30pm on December 27, 2018

    Security forces in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo fired live rounds and tear gas on Thursday to scatter demonstrators who burned tires and attacked Ebola...

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    Tunisians clash with police after journalist sets himself ablaze

    Agence-France-Presse. Tunisia | Updated at 12:00am on December 27, 2018

    Tunisian security forces on Tuesday fired tear gas at protesters in the western city of Kasserine following the funeral of a journalist who had set...

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    Moroccans pay homage to slain Scandinavian hikers

    Agence-France-Presse . Morocco | Updated at 12:00am on December 24, 2018

    Crowds of Moroccans gathered Saturday to mourn two Scandinavian hikers brutally murdered by suspected jihadists in the High Atlas mountains. Hundreds of people paid tribute...

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    13 killed in Mogadishu blast claimed by al Shabaab

    Reuters . Mogadishu | Updated at 04:28pm on December 22, 2018

    At least 13 people were killed and 17 wounded in a car bomb attack claimed by al Qaeda-linked group al Shabaab close to the president’s...

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    Activists fear states will fall short on UN migration pact

    Agence France-Presse . Marrakesh | Updated at 02:02am on December 12, 2018

    As heads of state and government jetted out of Morocco on Tuesday after formally adopting a UN deal on migration, NGOs raised doubts about its...

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    Child marriage costs countries billions: WB

    Agence France-Presse . Accra, Ghana | Updated at 12:00am on December 07, 2018

    Respect Ruvimbo Topodzi was 15 and walking home from school in her native Zimbabwe when a 22-year-old man asked her out. She turned him down...

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    More than 150 women, girls raped in S Sudan: UN

    Agence-France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 12:46pm on December 04, 2018

    More than 150 women and girls have come forward in the past 12 days to seek help in South Sudan after they were raped or...

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    Dozens of migrants forced off boat in Libya after standoff

    Agence France-Presse . Tripoli | Updated at 01:51am on November 23, 2018

    Dozens of migrants have been forced off a cargo vessel by Libyan authorities after refusing to disembark over fears of abuses, in a move decried...

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    UN warns of famine risk in Central Africa

    Agence-France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on November 23, 2018

    The humanitarian situation in violence-hit Central African Republic is deteriorating at an ‘alarming rate’, the UN said Wednesday, warning that famine would hit if nothing...

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