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    Rwanda cancels weddings as Covid cases surge

    Agence France-Presse. Kigali, Rwanda | Updated at 10:33pm on June 22, 2021

    Rwanda on Monday announced fresh restrictions including a ban on weddings as it struggles to contain a surge in coronavirus infections. ‘All social gatherings including...

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    Sudan PM warns of fractures within military, urges 'unity'

    Agence France-Presse . Khartoum, Sudan | Updated at 10:31pm on June 22, 2021

    Sudan's prime minister warned Tuesday of ‘deeply worrying’ fractures within the country's security forces and called for reconciliation between civilian and military political factions. Prime Minister...

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    Ethiopians vote in poll overshadowed by Tigray

    Agence France-Presse . Addis Ababa | Updated at 11:37pm on June 21, 2021

    Ethiopians voted Monday in a delayed national election taking place against the backdrop of war and famine in the northern Tigray region and questions over...

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    Surgeons to reconstruct face of boy after Zimbabwe hyena attack

    Agence France-Presse . Johannesburg | Updated at 10:46am on June 20, 2021

    Plastic surgeons in South Africa are preparing to reconstruct the face of a nine-year-old Zimbabwean boy mauled by a hyena in an attack last month...

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    Women migrants reduced to sex slaves in Libya

    Agence France-Presse . Medenine | Updated at 10:40am on June 20, 2021

    For Aisha, sexual slavery was something you only heard about happening to others in television reports, until she found herself locked in a living ‘hell’...

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    Dozens of rebels killed in DR Congo clashes

    Agence France-Presse . Bunia | Updated at 11:06pm on June 17, 2021

    Fighting between government forces and an armed group in eastern DR Congo erupted on Wednesday for the fifth day running, local sources said, as a...

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    Botswana says they found world's 'third largest' diamond

    Agence France-Presse . Gaborone, Botswana | Updated at 06:03pm on June 17, 2021

    Botswana diamond firm Debswana said Wednesday it had unearthed a 1,098-carat stone that it described as the third largest of its kind in the world....

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    Botswana says found world's 'third largest' diamond

    Agence France-Presse. Gaborone, Botswana | Updated at 06:53am on June 17, 2021

    Botswanan diamond firm Debswana said Wednesday it had unearthed a 1,098-carat stone that it described as the third largest of its kind in the world.

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    At least eight gold miners killed in Chad minefield

    Agence France-Presse . N'Djamena, Chad | Updated at 09:02pm on June 16, 2021

    Eight gold miners were killed when their vehicle strayed into a minefield in northern Chad and blew up, a local governor said Tuesday. The province...

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    Algeria’s establishment FLN wins parliamentary poll

    Agence France-Presse . Algiers, Algeria | Updated at 08:46pm on June 16, 2021

    Algeria’s National Liberation Front (FLN) party won weekend parliamentary elections with a significantly reduced number of seats and with the country’s lowest ever turnout at...

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