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    Shipwreck off Libya leaves 43 dead

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 09:44pm on January 20, 2021

    At least 43 migrants from West Africa perished in the first major shipwreck off the Libyan coast this year, the United Nations said Wednesday, adding...

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    Ghana authorities reopen schools after nearly a year

    Agence France-Presse . Accra | Updated at 11:23am on January 19, 2021

    For school teacher Prince Asante, going back to work on Monday was a huge relief after being out of a job for nearly a year,...

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    47 killed in Sudan S Darfur fighting

    Agence France-Presse . Khartoum | Updated at 10:38pm on January 18, 2021

    Clashes between rival ethnic groups in Sudan’s South Darfur have left 47 dead, a local leader said Monday, a day after over 80 people were...

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    Dozens arrested in night disturbances in Tunisia

    Agence France-Presse . Tunis | Updated at 10:38pm on January 17, 2021

    Tunisian security forces arrested dozens of young people during consecutive nights of disturbances in the capital and other cities, a government spokesman said Sunday. The...

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    Hong Kong government slams United States for ‘insane’ sanctions

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 10:26pm on January 16, 2021

    Hong Kong on Saturday hit back at the United States over its latest sanctions on six pro-China officials, slamming the move as ‘insane, shameless and...

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    Museveni clings on as one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders

    Agence France-Presse . Kampala | Updated at 10:24pm on January 16, 2021

    Yoweri Museveni has been president longer than most Ugandans have been alive, and his disputed election win Saturday cements his place among the world’s longest...

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    Member of UN peacekeeping mission killed in Mali bomb blast

    Agence France-Presse . Bamako | Updated at 09:59am on January 16, 2021

    The United Nations said one of its peacekeepers died when a convoy travelling through northern Mali hit a makeshift roadside bomb on Friday, the fifth...

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    46 Pygmies killed in DRC militia attack

    Agence France-Presse . Bunia | Updated at 10:27pm on January 15, 2021

    Forty-six Pygmies have been massacred in eastern DR Congo’s Ituri province by the notorious Allied Democratic Forces militia, local sources said on Friday. ‘ADF rebels...

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    80 killed in west Ethiopia Attack

    Agence France-Presse . Addis Ababa | Updated at 11:05pm on January 13, 2021

    More than 80 civilians died in the latest attack in an area of western Ethiopia that has seen recurring grisly violence in recent months, the...

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    Tunisian navy rescues 50 migrants from Mediterranean Sea

    Agence France-Presse . Tunis, Tunisia | Updated at 12:34pm on January 12, 2021

    Tunisia’s navy rescued 50 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa headed for Italy on Monday, but an infant among them had died during their four days at...

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