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    Kenyan police accused of killing 15 amid coronavirus curfew

    Agence France-Presse . Nairobi | Updated at 02:11pm on June 06, 2020

    Kenyan police have been involved in the killing of 15 people since the country put a nighttime curfew in place in March to combat the...

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    French forces kill leader of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb

    Agence France-Presse. Paris | Updated at 11:45am on June 06, 2020

    French forces have killed the leader of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, Algerian Abdelmalek Droukdel, in northern Mali, France's defence minister said. Droukdel was killed...

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    Libya govt retakes Haftar’s last redoubt

    Agence France-Presse . Tripoli | Updated at 09:35pm on June 05, 2020

    Libya’s UN-recognised government announced Friday another victory in its counter-offensive against eastern-based strongman Khalifa Haftar, overrunning his last western stronghold Tarhuna, launchpad of...

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    1,300 civilians killed in DR Congo, over half million flee in months: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 04:16pm on June 05, 2020

    About 1,300 civilians have been killed in conflicts across DR Congo while over half a million people have been displaced by violence in a matter...

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    19 suspected extremists killed in Egypt military operation

    Agence France-Presse . Cairo | Updated at 12:56pm on May 31, 2020

    Egypt’s military said Saturday it killed 19 suspected extremists in targeted ground and air operations as part of its battle to quell a long-running insurgency...

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    At least 60 people killed in northwest Nigeria attacks

    Agence France-Presse . Kano, Nigeria | Updated at 10:03pm on May 28, 2020

    Armed criminals killed 60 people in a string of attacks on villages in the restive northwest of Nigeria, medics and residents said Thursday...

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    Five killed in blast during Somalia Eid festivities

    Agence France-Presse. Mogadishu | Updated at 08:55am on May 25, 2020

    At least five people were killed and more than 20 injured Sunday in Somalia in a blast during festivities to mark the Eid-ul-Fitr festival. ‘The...

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    21 ‘extremists’ killed in Sinai

    Agence France-Presse. Cairo | Updated at 10:40am on May 24, 2020

    Egypt said on Saturday that 21 extremists were killed in clashes with security forces in Sinai peninsula, where Islamic State group-affiliated militants have waged a...

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    At least 12 soldiers killed, 10 hurt in Niger Boko Haram attack

    Agence France-Presse . Niamey | Updated at 02:11pm on May 20, 2020

    Twelve soldiers have been killed in a Boko Haram attack on an extremist outpost in Niger’s Diffa region, scene of recent clashes with jihadist fighters,...

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    Libya unity government forces say seized key airbase

    Agence France-Presse . Tripoli | Updated at 10:08pm on May 18, 2020

    Libya’s unity government said Monday its forces had seized a strategic airbase from groups backing eastern military strongman Khalifa Haftar. ‘We proudly announce the liberation...

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