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    24 killed in DR Congo gold mine collapse

    Agence-France-Presse . Congo | Updated at 01:42am on December 16, 2019

    Twenty-four people were killed when a landslide engulfed a gold mine in DR Congo’s eastern Ituri province after days of torrential rain battered the region,...

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    Sudan’s Bashir gets two years’ detention for corruption

    Agence France-Presse . Khartoum | Updated at 10:38pm on December 14, 2019

    Sudan’s former president Omar al-Bashir was sentenced Saturday to two years’ detention in a correctional centre for corruption in the first of several cases against...

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    28 killed in Nigeria road accident

    Agence France-Presse . Kano, Nigeria | Updated at 10:51pm on December 13, 2019

    Twenty-eight people were killed in northern Nigeria on Thursday when two vehicles collided and caught fire, the country’s Road Safety Commission said. The accident involved...

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    Bouteflika-era PM elected president of Algeria

    Agence-France-Presse . Algiers | Updated at 10:41pm on December 13, 2019

    A former Algerian prime minister who served under deposed leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika was elected president of the protest-wracked country after a vote marred by unrest...

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    Ethiopia’s Abiy calls for meeting with Eritrean leader

    Agence-France-Presse . Addis Ababa | Updated at 10:51pm on December 12, 2019

    Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed said Thursday he wanted to meet ‘soon’ with Eritrean president Isaias Afwerki in a possible bid to jumpstart the stalled...

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    71 soldiers killed in extremist attack on Niger military camp

    Agence France-Presse . Niamey | Updated at 01:58pm on December 12, 2019

    Hundreds of extremists attacked a Niger military camp near the border with Mali with shelling and mortars, killing 71 soldiers, the defence ministry said on...

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    At least 17, including 3 soldiers, killed in Niger camp assault

    Agence France-Presse . Niamey | Updated at 01:32pm on December 11, 2019

    Three soldiers and 14 attackers died in an assault earlier this week on an army camp in western Niger near the border with Mali, the...

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    At least five people killed in jihadist attack on Somalia hotel

    Agence France-Presse . Mogadishu | Updated at 11:45am on December 11, 2019

    At least five people were killed in a jihadist attack on a hotel in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, police said Wednesday, adding that the victims were...

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    Ethiopian prime minister collects his Nobel Prize

    Agence France-Presse . Oslo | Updated at 01:34pm on December 10, 2019

    Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed will collect his Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo Tuesday, but as ethnic violence rises at home he has kept festivities...

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    9m face food shortages in Africa

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:42pm on December 09, 2019

    The number of people requiring urgent food aid in 16 countries across Africa’s Sahel region more than doubled this year to some 9.4 million amid...

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