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    Air strike in Ethiopia kills 64 as army denies targeting civilians

    Agence France-Presse. Mekele, Ethiopia | Updated at 10:23pm on June 24, 2021

    At least 64 people were killed and 180 were injured in an air strike on a market in Ethiopia's war-torn northern Tigray region, a local...

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    Ethiopia strike on Tigray market targeted rebels: Army

    Agence France-Presse . Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Updated at 05:53pm on June 24, 2021

    Ethiopia’s army spokesman said Thursday that a military airstrike on a market in the country’s war-torn Tigray region targeted rebels, not civilians, rejecting accounts that...

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    National Liberation Front wins most seats in Algeria’s polls

    Agence France-Presse . Algiers | Updated at 01:22pm on June 24, 2021

    Algeria’s incumbent National Liberation Front won the most seats in legislative elections held earlier this month that saw record levels of abstention, final results announced...

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    11 cops killed in Burkina Faso ambush: minister

    Agence France-Presse . Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso | Updated at 08:38pm on June 23, 2021

    11 policemen have been killed in an ambush by suspected jihadists in northern Burkina Faso, and four more officers are missing, the government said Tuesday....

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    Dozens hit in Ethiopia market airstrike

    Agence France-Presse . Mekele | Updated at 08:30pm on June 23, 2021

    Dozens of people were wounded or killed in an airstrike on a market in the town of Togoga in Ethiopia’s conflict-hit Tigray region, witnesses said...

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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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