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    Nigeria asks all broadcasters to delete Twitter

    Agence France-Presse. Abuja, Nigeria | Updated at 07:12pm on June 07, 2021

    Nigeria has directed all TV and radio stations to ‘suspend the patronage of Twitter immediately,’ describing its use as unpatriotic, the country's National Broadcasting Commission...

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    13 wedding guests die after boat capsizes in Nigeria

    Agence France-Presse . Kano | Updated at 11:18am on June 06, 2021

    Thirteen people died in northwest Nigeria’s Sokoto state when a boat ferrying wedding guests capsized, officials said, a week after 150 people went missing in...

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    66 killed by gunmen in northwest Nigeria

    Agence France-Presse . Kano | Updated at 10:52am on June 06, 2021

    A gang of cattle thieves killed 66 people in raids on seven villages in northwest Nigeria’s Kebbi state, police told AFP on Saturday...

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    France warns Mali’s ruling junta

    Agence France-Presse . Bamako | Updated at 01:07am on June 06, 2021

    Supporters of Mali’s M5 opposition movement staged a rally on Friday, with the group poised to join the government following the crisis-stricken country’s second coup...

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    114 killed in Burkina Faso attack

    Agence France-Presse . Ouagadougou | Updated at 12:28am on June 06, 2021

    Around 114 civilians were killed overnight in the deadliest attack in Burkina Faso since jihadist violence erupted in the country in 2015, security and local...

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    Morocco’s foreign minister meets two senior Libyan officials

    Agence France-Presse . Rabat | Updated at 03:42pm on June 05, 2021

    Morocco’s foreign minister met on Friday with two senior Libyan officials as part of ongoing efforts to find a political solution to the crisis in...

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    Nigeria govt suspends Twitter for indefinite period

    Agence France-Presse . Abuja, Nigeria | Updated at 02:01pm on June 05, 2021

    The government of Nigeria said on Friday it was suspending Twitter's operations indefinitely, two days after the social media giant deleted a tweet from President...

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    Nigeria’s govt slammed after suspending Twitter indefinitely

    Agence France-Presse. Abuja, Nigeria | Updated at 04:54am on June 05, 2021

    Nigeria's government said on Friday it was suspending Twitter's operations indefinitely, two days after the social media giant deleted a tweet from President Muhammadu Buhari's...

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    Former Mauritius PM Anerood Jugnauth dies at 91

    Agence France-Presse . Port Louis | Updated at 06:18pm on June 04, 2021

    The former prime minister of Mauritius, Anerood Jugnauth, who is credited with steering the island nation’s economic transformation as its longest-serving leader, had died aged...

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    Thousands rally in Sudan, upping calls for justice over 2019 killings

    Agence France-Presse . Khartoum | Updated at 10:59pm on June 03, 2021

    Thousands of Sudanese took to the streets of Khartoum on Thursday, stepping up their demands for justice for protesters killed during a crackdown on anti-government...

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