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    Five Nigerian soldiers killed in jihadist attack

    Agence France-Presse . Kano | Updated at 11:04am on April 18, 2021

    Five Nigerian soldiers were killed, four injured and dozens missing when IS-aligned jihadists attacked a military base in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state, two military officers...

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    At least 41 Africans killed as migrant boat capsizes off Tunisia

    Agence France-Presse . Tunis | Updated at 12:11pm on April 17, 2021

    At least 41 people, including a child, have died after a boat carrying African migrants to Europe sank off Tunisia, the UN refugee agency and...

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    Hundreds fleeing jihadist attacks on Nigerian town

    Agence France-Presse . Kano | Updated at 11:23pm on April 15, 2021

    Hundreds of residents of the northeast Nigerian town of Damasak were fleeing into neighbouring Niger on Wednesday trying to escape days of jihadist attacks, locals...

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    20 children killed in Niger school fire

    Agence France-Presse . Niamey | Updated at 11:52am on April 14, 2021

    Some 20 children died on Tuesday after several classrooms caught fire at a school in Niger’s capital Niamey, the fire service said...

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    34 migrants dead after boat capsizes off Djibouti

    Agence France-Presse . Djibouti | Updated at 01:00am on April 13, 2021

    Thirty-four migrants drowned on Monday after their boat capsized off the coast of Djibouti, the International Organisation for Migration said, the second such accident in...

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    5 militia fighters killed in ‘intense’ combat with DRC soldiers

    Agence France-Presse . Bukavu | Updated at 02:57pm on April 11, 2021

    Democratic Republic of Congo soldiers have killed five militia fighters in ‘intense’ combat in the country’s troubled east, the army said on Saturday...

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    IS-linked jihadists attack humanitarian facilities in Nigeria

    Agence France-Presse . Kano | Updated at 11:44am on April 11, 2021

    Islamic State-linked jihadists in Nigeria attacked humanitarian facilities in the restive northeastern town of Damasak, aid workers told AFP on Saturday...

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    6 killed in Somali suicide bomb attack

    Agence France-Presse . Mogadishu | Updated at 09:12pm on April 10, 2021

    Six civilians died and seven more were injured on Saturday when an Al-Shabaab suicide bomber blew himself up outside a cafe in Somalia, police and...

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    24 killed in western DR Congo road accident

    Agence France-Presse . Kikwit | Updated at 04:02pm on April 10, 2021

    Twenty-four people died and more than 20 others were injured in a collision on a major highway in western Democratic of Republic of Congo, a...

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    12 beheaded in Mozambique attack in March: security sources

    Agence France-Presse . Maputo | Updated at 03:36pm on April 10, 2021

    Twelve decapitated bodies were found after a jihadist raid on the Mozambique town of Palma last month, strewn in front of a hotel where dozens...

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