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    Ethiopia declares state of emergency to fight coronavirus

    Agence France-Presse . Addis Ababa | Updated at 12:26am on April 09, 2020

    Ethiopia on Wednesday declared a state of emergency to fight the coronavirus pandemic, which has so far infected 55 people and resulted in two deaths...

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    Mali attack leaves 20 soldiers dead

    Agence France-Presse . Bamako, Mali | Updated at 01:26am on April 07, 2020

    Around 20 Malian soldiers were killed on Monday in an apparent jihadist attack, officials said, in the latest bout of violence to hit the war-torn...

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    Niger clash kills four soldiers, 63 suspected ‘terrorists’

    Agence France-Presse . Niamey | Updated at 04:20pm on April 04, 2020

    Four Nigerien soldiers and 63 suspected terrorists were killed in fighting between the army and ‘heavily armed’ men in western Niger, a government statement said...

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    Man shot dead for flouting lockdown in Nigeria

    Agence France-Presse . Warri | Updated at 03:54pm on April 03, 2020

    A Nigerian man has been shot dead for allegedly flouting a stay-at-home order aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus, police and a lawmaker said...

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    Hundreds of Tunisians protest virus lockdown

    Agence France-Presse . Mnilha, Tunisia | Updated at 09:28pm on April 01, 2020

    Several hundred Tunisians demonstrated in a working class district of the capital Tuesday, demanding government support and protesting a week-old lockdown against the coronavirus pandemic...

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    Nigerians brace for lockdown as Africa tries to halt virus

    Agence France-Presse . Lagos, Nigeria | Updated at 10:00pm on March 30, 2020

    Over 20 million Nigerians on Monday scrambled to prepare for lockdown in sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest city Lagos and the capital Abuja, as the continent struggled...

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    DRC security forces kill 31 attackers in Lubumbashi

    Agence-France-Presse . DR Congo | Updated at 09:43pm on March 30, 2020

    DR Congo security forces have killed 31 armed assailants in clashes around Lubumbashi, the country’s second-largest city, a human rights group said Sunday, denouncing the...

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    Three policemen killed Burkina Faso bomb blast

    Agence France-Presse . Ouagadougou | Updated at 03:57pm on March 30, 2020

    A homemade bomb killed three paramilitary gendarmes and wounded three more on Sunday in northwest Burkina Faso, security sources said...

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    South African police fire rubber bullets at shoppers during lockdown

    Agence France-Presse . Johannesburg | Updated at 10:36pm on March 28, 2020

    South African police enforcing a coronavirus lockdown on Saturday fired rubber bullets towards hundreds of shoppers queuing outside a supermarket in Johannesburg, an AFP photographer...

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    Boko Haram attack kills 92 Chadian troops

    Agence-France-Presse . Chad | Updated at 01:33am on March 26, 2020

    Boko Haram jihadists have killed nearly 100 Chadian soldiers in a seven-hour attack on an island army base, in their deadliest assault yet on the...