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    Gunmen kidnapped 136 children Sunday in Nigeria: state govt

    Agence France-Presse . Abuja | Updated at 01:52pm on June 03, 2021

    Nigerian authorities said late on Wednesday that gunmen seized 136 children from an Islamic seminary on Sunday...

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    AU suspends Mali after 2nd coup in nine months

    Agence France-Presse . Nairobi | Updated at 11:18pm on June 02, 2021

    The African Union announced it was suspending Mali with immediate effect and threatened the impoverished country with sanctions, after a second military coup in nine...

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    Over 90pc in Tigray need emergency food aid: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 11:13pm on June 01, 2021

    More than 90 per cent of people in Ethiopia’s troubled northern Tigray region need emergency food aid, the United Nations said Tuesday, as it appealed...

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    50 dead in two attacks in DRC

    Agence France-Presse . Bunia | Updated at 08:03pm on May 31, 2021

    At least 50 people were killed overnight in two new attacks in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, monitors said Monday, as a local official...

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    South Africa again on strict lockdown, virus ‘surging’

    Associated Press/ UNB . Cape Town | Updated at 12:10pm on May 31, 2021

    South African president Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Sunday that his country will return to stricter lockdown measures in the face of a sharp rise in...

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    2 CAR police, 3 Russian paramilitaries killed in bomb blast

    Agence France-Presse . Bangui | Updated at 10:48am on May 31, 2021

    A military convoy struck a roadside bomb in the northwest of the conflict-wracked Central African Republic, leaving two policemen and three Russian paramilitaries dead, the...

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    Scores of children abducted from Nigeria school

    Agence France-Presse . Kano | Updated at 10:02am on May 31, 2021

    Gunmen kidnapped scores of children from an Islamic school in central Nigeria, officials said, the latest mass abduction to hit Africa’s most populous nation. Some...

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    8 dies as Islamist raid in Niger: officials

    Agence France-Presse . Niamey | Updated at 10:14am on May 30, 2021

    At least four members of the security forces and four civilians died in a jihadist raid against the major town in southeast Niger, near the...

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    Africa Covid vaccine access scandalously inefficient

    Agence France-Presse . Kigali | Updated at 01:32am on May 30, 2021

    Rwandan president Paul Kagame on Friday described vaccine distribution in Africa as ‘scandalously inefficient’ and warned against building an ‘invisible wall’ around parts of the...

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    France genocide acknowledgement a ‘big step’: Kagame

    Agence France-Presse . Kigali | Updated at 04:16pm on May 29, 2021

    Rwandan president Paul Kagame said France’s recent acknowledgement over its role in the 1994 genocide in his country is ‘a big step’ – even if...

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