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    At least 41 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean

    Agence France-Presse . Rome | Updated at 10:26am on February 25, 2021

    At least 41 migrants are feared dead following a weekend shipwreck on the Mediterranean Sea route from Libya to Italy, two United Nations agencies said...

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    86 dolphins found dead on an island off coast of Mozambique

    Agence France-Presse . Maputo | Updated at 11:36am on February 24, 2021

    Another 86 dolphins were found dead on Tuesday on an island off the coast of the southern African nation of Mozambique, the cause still unknown,...

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    Algerians hit streets on protest anniversary

    Agence France-Presse . Algiers | Updated at 11:55pm on February 22, 2021

    Thousands of Algerians marched Monday in the capital and other cities to mark the second anniversary of the North African nation’s anti-government ‘Hirak’ protest movement,...

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    Italian ambassador killed in DRC attack

    Agence France-Presse . Goma | Updated at 07:34pm on February 22, 2021

    Italy’s ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo was killed on Monday when a UN convoy came under attack in the troubled east, DRC sources...

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    Nigerian kidnappers release 53 victims

    Agence France-Presse . Abuja, Nigeria | Updated at 02:31pm on February 22, 2021

    Kidnappers have released 53 people including women and children they seized on a bus in Nigeria, local authorities said, while dozens of others taken from...

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    IS claims killing 4 Tunisia soldiers, beheading: SITE

    Agence France-Presse . Tunis | Updated at 04:43pm on February 19, 2021

    The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the February 3 killing of four soldiers in a rugged region of central Tunisia, SITE Intelligence Group...

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    Gunmen kidnap 42 from school in central Nigeria

    Agence France-Presse . Kano | Updated at 04:12pm on February 17, 2021

    Gunmen believed to members of a criminal gang stormed a school in central Nigeria, killing one student and kidnapping dozens of other pupils, teachers and...

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    Climate activist arrested in India over farmers’ protest ‘toolkit’

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 10:35pm on February 15, 2021

    An Indian climate activist has been arrested after she allegedly helped create a guide to the anti-government farmer protests that was tweeted by environmentalist Greta...

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    Thousands of Haitians protest, alleging new dictatorship

    Agence France-Presse . Port-au-Prince | Updated at 10:33pm on February 15, 2021

    Several thousand people demonstrated Sunday in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince, saying the government was trying to establish a new dictatorship and denouncing international support for...

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    COVID-19 deaths in Africa jump 40pc in one month: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Brazzaville | Updated at 10:06pm on February 12, 2021

    Deaths from COVID-19 in Africa surged by 40 per cent over the last month, the World Health Organisation said Thursday, as the continent’s toll approaches...

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