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    Raw materials behind half of global emissions: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Nairobi | Updated at 01:39am on March 13, 2019

    Extracting and processing materials, fuel and food contributes as much as half of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, the UN said Tuesday, as experts gathered...

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    Ethiopia crash brings wave of Boeing suspensions, Trump anxious

    Reuters . Addis Ababa/ Paris | Updated at 12:25am on March 13, 2019

    Britain joined a growing wave of suspensions of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft on Tuesday as US president Donald Trump waded into the debate over modern...

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    Algerians take to streets, press for quick change

    Agence France-Presse . Alger | Updated at 12:00am on March 13, 2019

    Thousands of protesters returned to Algeria’s streets Tuesday after jubilation over president Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s vow not to seek re-election gave way to fears of a...

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    Boko Haram attack kills dozens

    Agence France-Presse . Niamey | Updated at 12:00am on March 11, 2019

    Seven soldiers and 38 extremists died in an assault by the jihadist group Boko Haram in southeastern Niger, the defence ministry said on Saturday, the...

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    157 killed as Ethiopian plane crashes

    Reuters . Nairobi | Updated at 03:07pm on March 10, 2019

    An Ethiopian Airlines passenger jet bound for Nairobi crashed minutes after take-off on Sunday, killing all 157 people on board and raising questions about the...

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    Mogadishu hotel attack kills 30

    Reuters . Mogadishu | Updated at 12:00am on March 02, 2019

    Heavy gunfire rang out across central Mogadishu on Friday as Somali special forces battled to dislodge insurgents holed up next to a hotel they bombed...

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    25 killed, 50 hurt in Cairo train station fire

    Reuters . Cairo | Updated at 04:00pm on February 27, 2019

    Twenty people were killed and 40 wounded when a fire broke out at the main train station in Egypt’s capital Cairo on Wednesday, state TV...

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    Buhari wins Nigeria re-election

    Agence France-Presse . Abuja | Updated at 12:12pm on February 27, 2019

    Muhammadu Buhari was on Wednesday re-elected Nigeria’s president, after a delayed poll that angered voters and raised political temperatures, leading to claims of rigging and...

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    Arson attack hits South Africa mosque

    Agence France-Presse . Johannesburg | Updated at 12:39am on February 26, 2019

    A mosque in Durban was set ablaze on Monday, in the latest assault on an Islamic building in South Africa, a Muslim leader said....

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    Logistical problems force Nigeria election delay

    Agence France-Presse . Abuja | Updated at 11:10am on February 16, 2019

    Nigeria’s electoral watchdog on Saturday postponed presidential and parliamentary elections for one week, just hours before polls were due to open. The two main political...

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