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    Mozambique cyclone Idai death toll exceeds 400

    Reuters. Beira, Mozambique | Updated at 06:12pm on March 23, 2019

    The death toll in Mozambique after a cyclone tore through southern Africa and triggered devastating floods has jumped to 417, Land and Environment Minister Celso...

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    Over 1,000 feared dead in Mozambique storm

    Agence France-Presse . Beira | Updated at 12:32am on March 19, 2019

    More than a thousand people are feared to have died in a cyclone that smashed into Mozambique, while scores have been killed and more than...

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    More nations suspend Boeing, Norwegian Air wants compensation

    Reuters . Gora-Bokka, Ethiopia | Updated at 12:40am on March 14, 2019

    The Ethiopian Airlines pilot whose jet crashed killing 157 people had reported internal control problems, the firm said on Wednesday, as it prepared to send...

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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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    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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    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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