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    Ten drowned, 485 migrants picked up at sea off Algeria

    Agence France-Presse . Algiers | Updated at 10:58pm on September 22, 2020

    Algeria said Tuesday coast guard officers had collected the bodies of 10 people drowned while seeking to cross from the North African nation to Europe,...

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    114 migrants rescued from Mediterranean: German NGO

    Agence France-Presse. Berlin | Updated at 10:35am on September 20, 2020

    German NGO Sea-Eye said Saturday it had rescued 114 migrants from two vessels stranded off the Libyan coast. Sea-Eye said its Alan-Kurdi rescue boat first...

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    Independent probe into Mozambique naked woman execution sought

    Agence France-Presse .Johannesburg | Updated at 10:24am on September 16, 2020

    Rights watchdog Amnesty International on Tuesday called for an independent probe into the killing of a naked pregnant woman by men in military uniform in...

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    24 migrants killed in Mediterranean Sea boat capsize

    United News of Bangladesh / AP . Cairo | Updated at 03:22pm on September 15, 2020

    The UN migration agency said Tuesday that a boat carrying migrants bound for Europe capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya, leaving at least two...

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    50 feared dead in DR Congo mine collapse

    Agence France-Presse . Bukavu | Updated at 12:15am on September 13, 2020

    About 50 people were feared dead after an artisanal gold mine collapsed in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo following torrential rain, a regional governor...

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    At least 50 people killed in Congo gold mine collapse

    New Age . Online Desk | Updated at 01:44pm on September 12, 2020

    At least 50 people were killed after a gold mine collapsed near Kamituga in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday afternoon,...

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    58 killed in DR Congo attacks

    Agence France-Presse . Bunia | Updated at 11:36pm on September 11, 2020

    Fifty-eight people have been killed in attacks in a restive province of eastern DR Congo, local officials said on Thursday, blaming a notorious militia. Large...

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    New Mali junta opens talks on transition to civilian rule

    Agence France-Presse . Bamako | Updated at 12:48am on September 06, 2020

    Mali’s military junta will hold meetings on Saturday to discuss its promised transition to civilian rule after mounting pressure from neighbours to yield power in...

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    DR Congo prisoners dying from hunger, says NGO

    Agence France-Presse . Bunia | Updated at 12:47am on September 06, 2020

    Hundreds of detainees die each year in severely overcrowded and unsanitary prisons in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which prison officials and NGOs say is...

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    Niger soldiers executed dozens of civilians: probe

    Agence France-Presse . Niamey | Updated at 12:44am on September 06, 2020

    Soldiers in Niger executed dozens of civilians during the counterinsurgency campaign against jihadists in the country’s troubled Tillaberi region earlier this year, a probe into...

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