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    UN says 2 killed, helicopter hit in Nigeria attack

    Agence France-Presse . Kano, Nigeria | Updated at 11:48pm on July 05, 2020

    The United Nations on Saturday said two civilians including a five-year-old child were killed and an aid helicopter damaged in a jihadist attack in restive...

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    At least 166 people killed in Ethiopia unrest over singer’s death

    Agence France-Presse . Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Updated at 12:07pm on July 05, 2020

    At least 166 people have died during violent demonstrations that roiled Ethiopia in the days following the murder of popular singer Hachalu Hundessa, police said...

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    So far 81 people killed in Ethiopia clashes after death of singer

    Agence France-Presse . Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Updated at 04:47pm on July 02, 2020

    Two days of protests have left at least 81 people dead in Ethiopia, a police chief said Wednesday, after the murder of a popular singer...

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    Over 300 wild elephants die mysteriously in Botswana recently

    Agence France-Presse . Gaborone, Botswana | Updated at 04:39pm on July 02, 2020

    Hundreds of elephants have died mysteriously in Botswana’s famed Okavango Delta, the head of the wildlife department said Thursday, ruling out poaching as the tusks...

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    Protesters hit Sudan streets to demand reforms, justice

    Agence France-Presse . Khartoum | Updated at 11:38pm on June 30, 2020

    Tens of thousands of Sudanese protesters took to the streets Tuesday calling for reforms and demanding justice for those killed in anti-government demonstrations that ousted...

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    580 civilians killed this year in central Mail: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 11:39pm on June 27, 2020

    Unrest in central Mali, plagued by jihadist attacks and inter-community violence, has killed 580 civilians so far this year, the United Nations said Friday. Michelle...

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    Six migrants dead, dozens rescued off Libya coast

    Agence France-Presse . Tripoli | Updated at 11:38pm on June 27, 2020

    A woman who gave birth at sea was among 93 migrants rescued off Libyan shores as they tried to reach Europe, but six others died...

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    Al-Qaeda North Africa confirms chief is dead: SITE

    Agence France-Presse . Bamako | Updated at 11:49pm on June 19, 2020

    Al-Qaeda’s North Africa wing has confirmed that its Algerian chief Abdelmalek Droukdel is dead, according to SITE, the US watchdog for extremist groups. France said...

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    Thirteen killed, many missing in Ivory Coast mudslide

    Agence France-Presse . Abidjan, Ivory Coast | Updated at 11:24am on June 19, 2020

    Thirteen people died on Thursday while others including children were missing and feared dead in a mudslide which flattened homes and suspended rail tracks in...

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    Dozens of Malian troops dead in attack

    Agence France-Presse . Bamako | Updated at 12:10am on June 16, 2020

    Dozens of troops were either killed or are missing after jihadists ambushed their convoy in central Mali, military sources said on Monday. About a dozen...

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