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    Botswana capital in lockdown after new virus cases detected

    Agence France-Presse . Gaborone, Botswana | Updated at 12:13am on June 14, 2020

    Authorities in Botswana declared a strict lockdown in the capital Gaborone from Saturday after the discovery of 12 new cases of the coronavirus. Under the...

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    Coronavirus closure protest leaves 3 dead in DR Congo

    Agence France-Presse . Kinshasa | Updated at 11:30pm on June 10, 2020

    At least three people died during a protest by hundreds of demonstrators in the DR Congo capital against the coronavirus lockdown closure of the city’s...

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    At least 59 villagers killed in Nigeria Jihadist attack

    Agence France-Presse . Kano, Nigeria | Updated at 11:09am on June 10, 2020

    Fighters from an Islamic State-linked jihadist group on Tuesday killed 59 people in a raid on a herding village in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state, local...

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    Libya’s government launches offensive for Sirte

    Agence France-Presse . Tripoli | Updated at 10:41pm on June 06, 2020

    Forces loyal to Libya’s UN-recognised government said they launched an offensive Saturday for slain leader Muammar Gaddafi’s hometown Sirte, as rival strongman Khalifa Haftar backed...

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    Kenyan police accused of killing 15 amid coronavirus curfew

    Agence France-Presse . Nairobi | Updated at 02:11pm on June 06, 2020

    Kenyan police have been involved in the killing of 15 people since the country put a nighttime curfew in place in March to combat the...

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    French forces kill leader of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb

    Agence France-Presse. Paris | Updated at 11:45am on June 06, 2020

    French forces have killed the leader of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, Algerian Abdelmalek Droukdel, in northern Mali, France's defence minister said. Droukdel was killed...

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    Libya govt retakes Haftar’s last redoubt

    Agence France-Presse . Tripoli | Updated at 09:35pm on June 05, 2020

    Libya’s UN-recognised government announced Friday another victory in its counter-offensive against eastern-based strongman Khalifa Haftar, overrunning his last western stronghold Tarhuna, launchpad of...

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    1,300 civilians killed in DR Congo, over half million flee in months: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 04:16pm on June 05, 2020

    About 1,300 civilians have been killed in conflicts across DR Congo while over half a million people have been displaced by violence in a matter...

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    19 suspected extremists killed in Egypt military operation

    Agence France-Presse . Cairo | Updated at 12:56pm on May 31, 2020

    Egypt’s military said Saturday it killed 19 suspected extremists in targeted ground and air operations as part of its battle to quell a long-running insurgency...

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    At least 60 people killed in northwest Nigeria attacks

    Agence France-Presse . Kano, Nigeria | Updated at 10:03pm on May 28, 2020

    Armed criminals killed 60 people in a string of attacks on villages in the restive northwest of Nigeria, medics and residents said Thursday...

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