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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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    15 dead in suicide bombing at Somalia army camp

    Agence France-Presse . Mogadishu, Somalia | Updated at 09:16pm on June 15, 2021

    At least 15 army recruits died Tuesday when a suicide bomber attacked a military training camp in Mogadishu, Somalia, an officer said. ‘I have counted...

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    2 Mali soldiers killed in suspected jihadist ambush

    Agence France-Presse . Bamako | Updated at 10:50am on June 14, 2021

    Two soldiers have been killed in an ambush by suspected jihadists and eight United Nations troops wounded by a landmine in conflict-riven Mali, military and...

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    Algeria awaits results of elections boycotted by parties, voters

    Agence France-Presse. Algiers, Algeria | Updated at 07:50am on June 14, 2021

    Algeria was early Monday still waiting for the results of a parliamentary election boycotted by the long-running Hirak protest movement and marked by widespread abstention.

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    Attack on home of senior Niger politician kills guard

    Agence France-Presse . Niamey | Updated at 11:45am on June 13, 2021

    A machine-gun attack on the home of Seini Oumarou, president of the National Assembly in Niger, killed one of his guards and seriously wounded a...

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    Armed cattle thieves kill 53 villagers in northern Nigeria

    Agence France-Presse . Kano, Nigeria | Updated at 11:55pm on June 12, 2021

    Armed cattle thieves have killed 53 people in northwest Nigeria's Zamfara state, police and local residents said Saturday, the latest violence to hit the restive...

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    Mali announces new govt with army figures

    Agence France-Presse . Bamako | Updated at 04:20pm on June 12, 2021

    Mali announced a new government on Friday in which key roles were retained by army figures, according to a statement read out on the national...

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    Billionaire philanthropist says vaccine hoarding hurts Africa

    Associated Press/ UNB . Kampala | Updated at 11:58am on June 10, 2021

    Billionaire philanthropist Mo Ibrahim is sharply criticising the hoarding of Covid-19 vaccines by wealthy nations, urging the international community to ‘walk the talk’ of equitable...

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