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    At least 126 dead in Tanzania ferry disaster

    Agence France-Presse . Nairobi | 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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    Some 400 prisoners escape prison in Tripoli chaos

    Reuters . Tripoli | Updated at 12:00am on September 04, 2018

    Some 400 prisoners escaped from a jail in Libya’s capital on Sunday while fighting between rival armed groups raged nearby, a judiciary official said as...

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    Death toll rises to 48 in Boko Haram troop attack

    Agence France-Presse . Kano | Updated at 04:46pm on September 03, 2018

    The death toll in a Boko Haram attack on a Nigerian army post on the border with Niger has risen to 48, military sources said...

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    Islamists in northeast Nigeria kill up to 30 soldiers

    Reuters . Maiduguri | Updated at 11:12am on September 02, 2018

    Islamist militants have killed up to 30 soldiers in an attack on a military base in northeast Nigeria, security sources said on Saturday, in one...

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    South Africa lashes Trump over tweet

    Agence France-Presse . Johannesburg | Updated at 12:12am on August 25, 2018

    South Africa accused US president Donald Trump of fuelling racial tensions on Thursday after he said farmers were being forced off their land and many...

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    Tributes pour in for former UN chief and Nobel laureate Kofi Annan

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 11:10am on August 19, 2018

    From his native Africa to the United States, tributes poured in from top leaders around the world Sunday after UN chief, Nobel peace laureate, and...

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    22 children dead in Nile boat accident

    Reuters . Cairo | Updated at 07:07pm on August 15, 2018

    Twenty-two children drowned on Wednesday when their boat sank in the Nile in Sudan while they were on their way to school, official media said....

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    At least 40 killed by paramilitaries in eastern Ethiopia

    Reuters | Updated at 10:39am on August 14, 2018

    At least 40 people were killed by paramilitary forces in eastern Ethiopia over the weekend, a senior regional official said on Monday, in the latest...

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