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    Egypt extends state of emergency for three months

    Reuters . Cairo | Updated at 08:29pm on October 21, 2018

    Egypt's parliament voted on Sunday to extend a state of emergency in the country for three months, prolonging the authorities' ability to use special powers...

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    34 dead in Uganda landslide

    Agence France-Presse . Kampala | Updated at 12:00am on October 13, 2018

    At least 34 people have been killed after a river in eastern Uganda burst its banks, sending thick sludge and rocks barrelling into homes, disaster...

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    Kenya bus accident kills 51

    Agence France-Presse . Nairobi | Updated at 02:28pm on October 10, 2018

    Fifty-one people were killed when the bus they were travelling in overturned and its entire roof was ripped off in an accident in western Kenya...

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    Melania kicks off Africa tour in Ghana

    Agence France-Presse . Accra | Updated at 02:15am on October 03, 2018

    US First Lady Melania Trump on Tuesday kicked off her first major solo trip in Ghana’s capital Accra, aiming to cast a positive light on...

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    Sierra Leone military truck flips over, killing 13

    Reuters . Freetown | Updated at 11:51am on October 02, 2018

    Thirteen people were killed and at least 30 more injured on Monday when a military transport truck flipped over on a major road in the...

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    World Bank bets big on batteries for solar energy boost

    Agence France Presse . New York | Updated at 01:45am on September 27, 2018

    Solar energy could be a huge source of power in Africa, but its potential has been stymied by storage batteries that are too expensive and...

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    500,000 children face ‘immediate danger’ in Tripoli: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Tripoli | Updated at 12:00am on September 25, 2018

    Half a million children are in ‘immediate danger’ in Libya’s capital Tripoli due to fighting, the United Nations children’s fund UNICEF said on Monday....

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    Africa / Search for Tanzania ferry disaster survivors goes on as toll tops 161

    Reuters . Dar Es Salaam | Updated at 09:40am on September 21, 2018

    The death toll from a ferry capsize in Lake Victoria climbed to 126 on Friday, as Tanzanian rescue workers pressed on with the search to...

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    At least 20 killed in Mali after truck falls into river

    Reuters . Bamako | Updated at 11:49am on September 13, 2018

    At least 20 people were killed in central Mali when a truck fell into a river after a suspected brake failure, the Malian government said...

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    Eight killed in blast at South African munitions depot

    Reuters . Johannesburg | Updated at 12:37pm on September 04, 2018

    At least eight people were killed in an explosion at a South African munitions depot in Somerset West, near Cape Town, but the cause of...

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