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    47 dead as Kenya dam breaches after torrential rains

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 04:42pm on May 10, 2018

    At least 32 people died after a dam burst in central Kenya, sweeping away their homes while many of them were asleep, police said Thursday....

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    Kenyan dam bursts, causing deaths, `huge destruction', official says

    Reuters | Updated at 12:41pm on May 10, 2018

    A dam burst in a Kenyan town after weeks of heavy rain, causing ‘huge destruction’ and deaths, a government official said on Thursday, while a...

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    45 dead as militia, bandits clash in northern Nigeria

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 11:07am on May 07, 2018

    Fighting between armed bandits and militiamen left 45 dead in northern Nigeria, police and a local militia said Sunday, amid escalating rural violence often involving...

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    12 killed in attack on Libya's election commission

    Reuters | Updated at 04:05pm on May 02, 2018

    At least seven people were killed in an attack on the offices of Libya's electoral commission in Tripoli on Wednesday, a spokesman for the commission...

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    Tunisian Islamist party endorses Jewish candidate

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 09:41am on April 29, 2018

    Decked out in a striking blue suit and white shirt, matching his political allegiance, Simon Slama rubs shoulders with fellow candidates ahead of Tunisia's municipal...

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    South Africa leader curtails Britain trip over unrest at home

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 10:05am on April 20, 2018

    South African president Cyril Ramaphosa has cut short his participation in the Commonwealth summit in Britain to tackle violent demonstrations at home, his office said,...

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    Bomb kills up to five during football match in Somalia

    Reuters | Updated at 11:54am on April 13, 2018

    A bomb killed up to five spectators at a football match in southern Somalia, police and a lawmaker said on Friday, the first time an...

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    257 dead in plane crash in Algeria

    Agence France-Presse . Boufarik | Updated at 12:05am on April 12, 2018

    An Algerian military plane crashed and caught fire on Wednesday killing 257 people, mostly army personnel and members of their families, officials said...

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    20 killed in Boko Haram attack on Nigerian army base, villages

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 10:44am on April 03, 2018

    Boko Haram killed at least 20 people and wounded scores of others in coordinated attacks on a military camp and villages around the flashpoint northern...

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    Mandela’s ex-wife Winnie dies

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 08:24pm on April 02, 2018

    South Africa's Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, an anti-apartheid stalwart and wife to Nelson Mandela when he was imprisoned on Robben Island, died on Monday, her personal assistant...

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