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    Thousands of Haitians protest, alleging new dictatorship

    Agence France-Presse . Port-au-Prince | Updated at 10:33pm on February 15, 2021

    Several thousand people demonstrated Sunday in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince, saying the government was trying to establish a new dictatorship and denouncing international support for...

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    COVID-19 deaths in Africa jump 40pc in one month: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Brazzaville | Updated at 10:06pm on February 12, 2021

    Deaths from COVID-19 in Africa surged by 40 per cent over the last month, the World Health Organisation said Thursday, as the continent’s toll approaches...

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    20 peacekeepers wounded in Mali attack: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Bamako | Updated at 12:07am on February 11, 2021

    Around 20 United Nations peacekeepers were wounded in an attack on their base in central Mali on Wednesday, a UN spokesperson said, offering a provisional...

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    South Africa scraps AstraZeneca vaccine, chooses J&J jabs

    Associated Press/UNB. Johannesburg | Updated at 04:04pm on February 10, 2021

    South Africa will give the unapproved Johnson & Johnson vaccine to its front-line health workers beginning next week as a study to see what protection...

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    At least 24 die in Morocco underground factory flood

    Agence France-Presse . Rabat | Updated at 07:19pm on February 08, 2021

    At least 24 people died after heavy rain caused a flood in an illegal underground textile workshop in a private house in Morocco, the state...

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    South African females now learning shooting for self-defence

    Agence France-Presse . Midrand, South Africa | Updated at 01:24pm on February 08, 2021

    For the dozens of women training at a shooting range near Johannesburg, learning how to use a gun has become a means of protection in...

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    S Africa suspends vaccination with AstraZeneca jab over study

    Agence France-Presse . Johannesburg | Updated at 11:35am on February 08, 2021

    South Africa said on Sunday that it would suspend the start of its COVID-19 vaccination programme with the AstraZeneca jab after a study showed the...

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    Attempted coup foiled in Haiti, authorities claim

    Agence France-Presse . Port-au-Prince | Updated at 10:22am on February 08, 2021

    Haitian authorities said Sunday they had foiled an attempt to murder president Jovenel Moise and overthrow the government, as a dispute rages over when his...

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    UN ups food aid to Ethiopia’s Tigray over starvation fears

    Agence France-Presse . Addis Ababa | Updated at 10:23pm on February 07, 2021

    The head of the World Food Programme said Saturday he had reached a deal with Ethiopia to expand access for aid workers and ‘scale up’...

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    Morocco seizes 9 tonnes of cannabis resin buried in sand

    Agence France-Presse . Rabat | Updated at 10:04am on February 07, 2021

    Nearly 9.2 tonnes of cannabis resin hidden in bales buried in sand were seized in southwestern Morocco, the national security service said on Saturday. The...

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