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    23 dead in Zimbabwe mine flood

    Agence France-Presse . Zimbabwe | Updated at 12:00am on February 15, 2019

    At least 23 illegal gold miners were feared dead in Zimbabwe on Thursday after water flooded two disused shafts in a mining town 145 kilometres...

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    15 killed in Nigeria election stampede

    Agence France-Presse .Port Harcourt | Updated at 03:42pm on February 14, 2019

    Fifteen people were killed in a stampede at an election campaign rally in southern Nigeria held by president Muhammadu Buhari, health officials said on Wednesday,...

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    Deadly stampede in Nigeria at political rally days ahead of election

    Reuters . Yenagoa | Updated at 01:07pm on February 13, 2019

    A number of people were killed in a stampede at a rally in support of Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari, local officials from his party said...

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    Thousands of Muslims attend anti-govt rally in Mali

    Agence France-Presse . Bamako | Updated at 12:08am on February 11, 2019

    Tens of thousands of Malians gathered Sunday in Bamako for a rally called by the country’s chief Muslim leaders, who accuse the government of failing...

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    Three killed in UN helicopter crash in South Sudan

    Agence France-Presse . Juba | Updated at 02:12pm on February 10, 2019

    An Ethiopian military helicopter crashed inside a United Nations compound in the disputed Abyei region between Sudan and South Sudan, killing three crew members and...

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    Car bomb kills 11 at Somalia shopping mall

    Reuters . Mogadishu | Updated at 05:28pm on February 04, 2019

    A car bomb exploded at a shopping mall in Somalia’s capital on Monday, killing 11 people and wounding 10 in an attack that police said...

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    Death toll at 52 after migrant boats sink off Djibouti

    Agence France-Presse . Obock | Updated at 03:57pm on January 31, 2019

    The death toll from the sinking of two boats carrying migrants to Yemen from Djibouti rose to 52 on Thursday, the UN migration agency said,...

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    Sudanese protesters hold rallies as police deploy

    Agence France-Presse . Khartoum | Updated at 12:00am on January 28, 2019

    Crowds of Sudanese protesters on Sunday held rallies in their neighbourhoods and some squares in the capital and its twin city of Omdurman after organisers...

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    Red Cross sounds alarm over use of ‘killer robots’ in future wars

    Reuters . Nairobi | Updated at 12:00am on January 23, 2019

    Countries must agree strict rules on ‘killer robots’ - autonomous weapons which can assassinate without human involvement, a top Red Cross official has said, amid...

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    Gap between rich and poor growing, fuelling global anger: Oxfam

    Reuters . Nairobi | Updated at 10:26am on January 21, 2019

    Tax systems that put a high burden on the poor mean public services are underfunded, stretching the gap between rich and poor and fuelling global...

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