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    Chad president Deby dies after battling rebels

    Agence France-Presse . N’Djamena | Updated at 01:11am on April 21, 2021

    Chad’s president Idriss Deby Itno died Tuesday from wounds sustained in battle after three decades in power, the army said, opening a period of uncertainty...

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    Dozens die, go missing in Mali military ops: HRW

    Agence France-Presse . Bamako | Updated at 11:59pm on April 20, 2021

    Mali’s military has killed at least 34 people and disappeared 16 or more during recent operations in the war-torn centre of the Sahel state, Human...

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    12 die, houses burnt in Nigeria fuel tanker fire

    Agence France-Presse . Lagos | Updated at 11:10am on April 20, 2021

    Twelve people were killed and dozens of houses burnt when a fuel tanker overturned, spilled its contents and caught fire in central Nigeria, the emergency...

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    Over 300 rebels, five soldiers killed in Chad

    Agence France-Presse . N’Djamena | Updated at 10:14pm on April 19, 2021

    The Chadian army said Monday it had killed 300 rebels in the north of the country at the weekend, adding that it had lost five...

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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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