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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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    Dozens of prisoners escape from S African jail

    Agence France-Presse . Cape Town | Updated at 11:47pm on July 25, 2020

    Nearly 70 inmates staged a brazen escape from a detention centre in South Africa’s wine-producing town of Malmesbury on Friday after overpowering guards, before most...

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    South African anti-apartheid icon Andrew Mlangeni dies

    Agence France-Presse . Johannesburg | Updated at 12:10am on July 23, 2020

    South African anti-apartheid figure Andrew Mlangeni, who stood trial alongside Nelson Mandela in the 1963-64 Rivonia Trial, has died at the age of 95, the...

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    15 children ‘in chains’ freed from Nigeria Qur’an school

    Agence France-Presse . Kano, Nigeria | Updated at 12:46am on July 22, 2020

    Police have freed 15 children from an Islamic school in central Nigeria where they were kept in chains and tortured, police said Tuesday. The children,...

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    Bashir goes on trial over ‘89 coup

    Agence France-Presse . Khartoum | Updated at 11:32pm on July 21, 2020

    Sudan’s former president Omar al-Bashir, ousted amid a popular pro-democracy uprising last year, went on trial Tuesday over the military coup that brought him to...

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    Sudan to try ousted Bashir over 1989 coup

    Agence France-Presse . Khartoum | Updated at 09:46pm on July 20, 2020

    Sudan’s former autocratic president Omar al-Bashir, ousted amid a popular pro-democracy uprising last year, faces trial from Tuesday over the military coup that brought him...

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    Coronavirus reveals fragility of our world: UN chief

    Agence France-Presse . Johannesburg | Updated at 11:32pm on July 19, 2020

    Coronavirus has revealed the ‘fragile skeleton’ of societies and could push 100 million people into extreme poverty, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on...

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