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    Kenya reopens schools after 10-month virus closure

    Agence France-Presse. Nairobi | Updated at 08:01pm on January 04, 2021

    Millions of Kenyan pupils returned to school on Monday for the first time since classes were dismissed 10 months earlier due to the coronavirus pandemic....

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    Sudan, Egypt, Ethiopia agree to more Nile dam talks

    Agence France-Presse . Addis Ababa | Updated at 11:10am on January 04, 2021

    Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia agreed on Sunday to hold further talks this month, hoping to resolve their long-running dispute over the latter’s huge dam on...

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    ‘Many’ civilians killed in Niger gun attack

    Agence France-Presse . Niamey | Updated at 10:50am on January 03, 2021

    Gunmen killed a significant number of civilians in Niger on Saturday, authorities said, in the latest attack to rock the landlocked Sahel nation’s troubled western...

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    At least 25 killed in east DR Congo, ADF militia blamed

    Agence France-Presse . Beni | Updated at 05:08pm on January 01, 2021

    At least 25 civilians have been killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo's troubled east, local officials said Friday, blaming the attack on the notorious...

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    Peacekeeping mission in Sudan's Darfur ends

    Agence France-Presse . Nyala | Updated at 05:15pm on December 31, 2020

    Sudan's hybrid United Nations-African Union mission in Darfur is set to end its 13-year peacekeeping operations in the conflict marred region Thursday, even as recent...

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    Eleven, including four soldiers, killed in Nigeria mine blasts

    Agence France-Presse . Kano | Updated at 10:54am on December 30, 2020

    Landmines planted by Boko Haram jihadists have killed 11 security personnel, including four soldiers in northeast Nigeria, security sources said on Tuesday...

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    US criticises arrest of Reuters cameraman in Ethiopia

    Agence France-Presse . Nairobi, Kenya | Updated at 11:03am on December 29, 2020

    Ethiopian police arrested a Reuters cameraman last week and have held him in custody without charge, the international news agency said on Monday, drawing criticism...

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    Ancient fast-food stall unearthed in Italy

    Agence France-Presse . Rome | Updated at 10:32pm on December 27, 2020

    A 2,000-year-old fast-food stall unearthed from the ash of Pompeii has given researchers new clues about the snacking habits of the ancient Romans. The ornate...

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    Mali troops kill dozen jihadists

    Agence France-Presse . Bamako | Updated at 10:29pm on December 27, 2020

    The Malian army said Saturday it killed around a dozen alleged jihadists when a military convoy was attacked near the border with Burkina Faso. The...

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    Egypt hospital fire kills seven COVID-19 patients

    Agence France-Presse  . Cairo | Updated at 09:24pm on December 26, 2020

    A fire at a hospital north of Cairo on Saturday killed at least seven COVID-19 patients, security and judicial sources said. The blaze in the...

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