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    Congo landslide death toll likely to rise over 200

    Reuters | Updated at 11:05am on August 19, 2017

    A landslide in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo likely killed more than 200 people, based on estimates from the number of households submerged, the vice-governor...

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    Magnitude 6.7 quake strikes north of Ascension Island – USGS

    Reuters | Updated at 12:47pm on August 18, 2017

    An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.7 struck on Friday in the South Atlantic Ocean about 790 km (490 miles) north of...

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    Facing risk of disease, Sierra Leone buries mudslide dead

    Reuters | Updated at 09:35am on August 17, 2017

    Facing the threat of disease, Sierra Leone on Wednesday began burying hundreds of victims of a mudslide that swept away homes on the edge of...

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    Nearly 400 bodies recovered from Sierra Leone mudslide

    Reuters | Updated at 09:05am on August 16, 2017

    Rescue workers have recovered nearly 400 bodies from a mudslide in the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown, the chief coroner said on Tuesday, as...

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    Nigeria suicide bombers kill 28, wound 82

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 08:40am on August 16, 2017

    Three women suicide bombers blew themselves up at the entrance to a camp for displaced people in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, killing 28 people and...

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    Floods, mudslides kill 312 in Sierra Leone

    Agence France-Presse . Freetown | Updated at 12:05am on August 15, 2017

    At least 312 people were killed and more than 2,000 left homeless on Monday when heavy flooding hit Sierra Leone’s capital of Freetown, leaving morgues...

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    18 dead in Burkina Faso restaurant attack

    Agence France-Presse . Ouagadougou | Updated at 12:05am on August 15, 2017

    At least 18 people have been gunned down in a Turkish restaurant in Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou, the government said Monday, the latest west African...

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    Uhuru Kenyatta wins Kenya presidential vote

    BBC | Updated at 09:20am on August 12, 2017

    Kenya's president Uhuru Kenyatta has been re-elected following Tuesday's election, officials say...

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    Four dead in Kenya as tensions soar over disputed poll

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 08:50am on August 10, 2017

    Four people were killed Wednesday in election-related violence in Kenya, where the opposition claimed massive rigging in a vote that president Uhuru Kenyatta looked certain...

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    South Africa's Zuma survives no-confidence vote

    Reuters | Updated at 08:25am on August 09, 2017

    South African president Jacob Zuma survived an attempt in parliament to force him from office on Tuesday, but was left politically wounded after some members...

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