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    127 killed in South Sudan clashes

    Agence France-Presse . Juba | Updated at 06:38pm on August 12, 2020

    Clashes between soldiers and civilians during a disarmament exercise in the central South Sudanese town of Tonj have left 127 dead, the army spokesman said...

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    Troops launch manhunt after Niger killings, as France sets terror probe

    Agence France-Presse . Koure, Niger | Updated at 10:32pm on August 10, 2020

    Troops in Niger backed by French air power launched a hunt Monday for the killers of eight people, six of them French nationals, as prosecutors...

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    French aid workers among eight killed by gunmen in Niger

    Agence France-Presse. Koure, Niger | Updated at 11:09am on August 10, 2020

    Gunmen on motorcycles killed eight people including a group of French aid workers as they visited a part of Niger popular with tourists for its...

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    Seven dead in Somalia car bombing

    Agence France-Presse . Mogadishu | Updated at 12:51am on August 09, 2020

    At least seven people were killed when a car bomb exploded at an army base in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday, military and emergency...

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    Attack in Burkina Faso kills 20

    Agence France-Presse . Ouagadougou | Updated at 12:49am on August 09, 2020

    Around 20 people were killed on Friday in an attack by an armed group on a cattle market in the east of Burkina Faso, a...

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    Dozens feared drowned after migrant boat sinks off Mauritania

    Agence France-Presse . Nouakchott, Mauritania | Updated at 01:43am on August 07, 2020

    About 40 people are feared dead after a migrant vessel sank off the coast of Mauritania, the UN refugee agency said on Thursday. In a...

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    Zimbabwe minister dies of coronavirus

    Agence France-Presse. Harare | Updated at 11:49am on July 31, 2020

    Zimbabwe's agriculture minister Perrance Shiri, a retired general who commanded an army unit accused of a notorious massacre in the 1980s, succumbed to coronavirus, the...

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    Migrants dying on trek across Africa: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 11:09pm on July 29, 2020

    Thousands of migrants have died after suffering ‘extreme’ abuse while crossing Africa, according to a UN report on Wednesday that estimated 72 people perish each...

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    5 Egyptian women get two-year imprisonment for ‘violating morals’

    Agence France-Presse . Cairo | Updated at 01:38pm on July 28, 2020

    An Egyptian court Monday sentenced five female social media influencers to two years in jail each on charges of violating public morals, a judicial source...

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    Fresh violence kills 60 in Darfur

    Agence France-Presse . Khartoum | Updated at 10:41pm on July 27, 2020

    More than 60 people have been killed and another 60 wounded in fresh violence in the West Darfur region of Sudan, UN officials announced Sunday....

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