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    Child marriage costs countries billions: WB

    Agence France-Presse . Accra, Ghana | Updated at 12:00am on December 07, 2018

    Respect Ruvimbo Topodzi was 15 and walking home from school in her native Zimbabwe when a 22-year-old man asked her out. She turned him down...

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    More than 150 women, girls raped in S Sudan: UN

    Agence-France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 12:46pm on December 04, 2018

    More than 150 women and girls have come forward in the past 12 days to seek help in South Sudan after they were raped or...

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    Dozens of migrants forced off boat in Libya after standoff

    Agence France-Presse . Tripoli | Updated at 01:51am on November 23, 2018

    Dozens of migrants have been forced off a cargo vessel by Libyan authorities after refusing to disembark over fears of abuses, in a move decried...

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    UN warns of famine risk in Central Africa

    Agence-France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on November 23, 2018

    The humanitarian situation in violence-hit Central African Republic is deteriorating at an ‘alarming rate’, the UN said Wednesday, warning that famine would hit if nothing...

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    11 boys die in Uganda boarding school fire

    Agence France-Presse . Kampala | Updated at 07:52pm on November 12, 2018

    Eleven boys perished and another 20 suffered severe burns in a fire that gutted their dormitories in Uganda while they slept, police said Monday. Henry...

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    41 killed in Mogadishu bombings

    Agence France-Presse . Mogadishu | Updated at 12:27am on November 11, 2018

    The death toll from a string of car bombings near a popular hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu has jumped to at least 41, police...

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    10 killed in Mogadishu blasts

    Agence France-Presse . Mogadishu | Updated at 12:55am on November 10, 2018

    At least 10 people were killed Friday in blasts that occurred near a popular hotel and the police headquarters in the Somali capital Mogadishu, police...

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    79 school pupils abducted in anglophone Cameroon

    Agence France-Presse . Yaounde, Cameroon | Updated at 12:18am on November 06, 2018

    Gunmen kidnapped 79 school students on Monday in an English-speaking region of Cameroon where separatists are fighting an armed campaign for independence, security and government...

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    19 killed in security operation after attack on Christians in Egypt

    Reuters . Cairo | Updated at 05:08pm on November 04, 2018

    Egyptian security forces killed 19 Islamist militants from a cell believed to be responsible for an attack on Christians in Minya province in central Egypt...

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    Ethiopia appoints first female president

    Agence France-Presse . Addis Ababa | Updated at 01:34am on October 26, 2018

    Ethiopia on Thursday appointed a woman to the largely ceremonial position of president for the first time...