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    Five killed in blast during Somalia Eid festivities

    Agence France-Presse. Mogadishu | Updated at 08:55am on May 25, 2020

    At least five people were killed and more than 20 injured Sunday in Somalia in a blast during festivities to mark the Eid-ul-Fitr festival. ‘The...

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    21 ‘extremists’ killed in Sinai

    Agence France-Presse. Cairo | Updated at 10:40am on May 24, 2020

    Egypt said on Saturday that 21 extremists were killed in clashes with security forces in Sinai peninsula, where Islamic State group-affiliated militants have waged a...

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    At least 12 soldiers killed, 10 hurt in Niger Boko Haram attack

    Agence France-Presse . Niamey | Updated at 02:11pm on May 20, 2020

    Twelve soldiers have been killed in a Boko Haram attack on an extremist outpost in Niger’s Diffa region, scene of recent clashes with jihadist fighters,...

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    Libya unity government forces say seized key airbase

    Agence France-Presse . Tripoli | Updated at 10:08pm on May 18, 2020

    Libya’s unity government said Monday its forces had seized a strategic airbase from groups backing eastern military strongman Khalifa Haftar. ‘We proudly announce the liberation...

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    At least 27 civilians killed in DR Congo attacks: officials

    Agence France-Presse . Kinshasa | Updated at 02:07pm on May 18, 2020

    At least 27 civilians, including women and children, were killed in two attacks in the troubled northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo, local officials...

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    Coronavirus could infect 200m in Africa: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:10pm on May 15, 2020

    The new coronavirus could kill 150,000 people in Africa in a year unless urgent action is taken, according to a WHO modelling study that says...

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    At least 20 people killed in terrorist attacks in Niger

    Agence France-Presse . Niamey | Updated at 01:28pm on May 11, 2020

    Bandits riding motorbikes killed 20 villagers in a string of attacks in Niger’s western region of Tillaberi, the governor there told AFP on Sunday...

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    Up to 190,000 could die in Africa: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Kinshasa | Updated at 10:35pm on May 08, 2020

    Up to 190,000 people in Africa could die of coronavirus in the first year of the pandemic if containment measures fail, the World Health Organisation...

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    At least 30 people killed in Sudan tribal clashes

    Agence France-Presse . Khartoum | Updated at 06:14pm on May 07, 2020

    Thirty people were killed in tribal clashes that erupted in Sudan’s South Darfur province, prime minister Abdalla Hamdok’s office said Wednesday in a brief statement...

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    Libya’s Haftar claims ‘mandate from the people’

    Agence France-Presse . Benghazi | Updated at 10:49pm on April 28, 2020

    Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar said Monday he had ‘a popular mandate’ to govern the country, declaring a key 2015 political deal over and vowing to...

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