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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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    Al Jazeera journalist returns home after 4yrs in Egypt jail

    Agence France-Presse . Cairo | Updated at 09:53am on February 07, 2021

    Mahmoud Hussein, a journalist for Qatar’s Al Jazeera, arrived at his home in greater Cairo on Saturday after four years in an Egyptian jail, an...

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    Libya embarks on new transition phase

    Agence France-Presse . Tripoli | Updated at 10:44pm on February 06, 2021

    Libya embarked Saturday on a new phase of its post-Gaddafi transition after the selection of a unity government to lead the country until December elections...

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    Cameroon army killed 9 civilians

    Agence France-Presse . Libreville | Updated at 10:57pm on February 04, 2021

    Human Rights Watch accused the Cameroon army on Thursday of killing nine civilians, including a six-year-old girl, in a raid last month on a village...

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    Prominent Lebanese activist found shot dead

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 10:55pm on February 04, 2021

    A prominent Lebanese activist known for his opposition to the Shia movement Hezbollah was found dead in his car in the country’s south on Thursday,...

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    Top ex-general among five killed in Mogadishu hotel

    Agence France-Presse . Mogadishu | Updated at 10:28pm on February 01, 2021

    At least five people, including a prominent former general, were killed in an hours-long Al-Shabaab attack on a Mogadishu hotel, which ended around midnight on...

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    Libyan election vow must be honoured at all costs: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 10:22pm on February 01, 2021

    Libyan delegates gathered in Geneva Monday to choose new temporary leaders for the war-scarred country, with the UN stressing the importance of respecting their commitment...

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    US calls for withdrawal of Russian, Turkish forces from Libya

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 10:00pm on January 29, 2021

    The United States on Thursday called for the immediate withdrawal of Russian and Turkish forces from Libya, after a deadline for them to leave was...

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    2,00,000 displaced by Central Africa unrest: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 09:50pm on January 29, 2021

    More than 2,00,000 people have been displaced by election-based violence in the Central African Republic in the past two months, the UN said Friday, with...

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