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    Six shot dead as Sudan sees breakthrough in civil rule talks

    Agence France-Presse . Khartoum | Updated at 02:30pm on May 14, 2019

    Five Sudanese protesters and an army major were shot dead Monday in the capital, hours after protest leaders and the ruling generals reached a breakthrough...

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    Sudan army rulers, protesters resume key talks on civil rule

    Agence France-Presse . Khartoum | Updated at 12:00am on May 14, 2019

    marmy rulers and protest leaders resumed crucial talks Monday over handing power to a civilian administration after a deadlock in negotiations, as angry demonstrators blocked...

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    Six killed in Burkina Faso Church shooting

    Agence France-Presse . Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso | Updated at 12:14am on May 13, 2019

    Gunmen killed a priest and five churchgoers during mass Sunday in an attack on a Catholic church in Dablo, northern Burkina Faso, security sources and...

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    Algeria protesters stage first mass rally of Ramadan

    Agence France-Presse . Algiers | Updated at 12:00am on May 12, 2019

    Protesters thronged Algeria’s capital for the first Friday mass rally of Ramadan, pressing their demands for reforms and the departure of key figures from ousted...

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    900 war-used children freed in Nigeria: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Maiduguri, Nigeria | Updated at 12:00am on May 11, 2019

    Nearly 900 children held by a pro-government militia force fighting Boko Haram insurgents in northeastern Nigeria were freed on Friday, the UN said.The 894 children,...

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    ANC poised for South Africa polls victory

    Reuters . Pretoria | Updated at 12:00am on May 11, 2019

    The African National Congress was headed for victory in South Africa’s election on Friday, although the party was on course for its worst performance since...

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    Sudan protesters threaten civil disobedience after army delays

    Agence France-Presse . Khartoum | Updated at 12:00am on May 09, 2019

    Sudanese protest leaders on Wednesday threatened to launch a nationwide campaign of civil disobedience after accusing the country’s military rulers of delaying the transfer of...

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    Millions hungry as drought grips Somalia: charity

    Agence France-Presse . Nairobi | Updated at 12:00am on May 07, 2019

    Drought has left nearly two million Somalis in desperate need of food, a humanitarian agency warned Monday, as poor rainfall pushes communities to the brink...

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    Nigeria deploys satellite tech to track oil smugglers

    Reuters. London | Updated at 06:24pm on May 01, 2019

    From algorithms to track ‘dark’ ships smuggling stolen crude oil to an online licensing system to undercut corruption, one Nigerian government agency hopes it can...

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    Sudan army ready to negotiate with opposition

    Reuters . Khartoum | Updated at 12:00am on May 01, 2019

    Sudan’s military rulers said they were ready to negotiate with the opposition over the political future of the country but there should be no further...

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