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    South African army allows hijab as part of uniform

    Agence France-Presse . Johannesburg | Updated at 10:37am on January 29, 2021

    The South African military has amended its dress policy to allow Muslim women to wear headscarves as part of their uniform, an army spokesperson said...

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    53 killed in Cameroon bus fire

    Agence France-Presse . Yaoundé | Updated at 06:42pm on January 27, 2021

    At least 53 people died on Wednesday when a bus collided with a fuel van in Cameroon, causing a blaze that engulfed both vehicles, the...

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    Lockdown worsens crime situation in DR Congo’s economic capital

    Agence France-Presse . Lubumbashi, DR Congo | Updated at 02:10pm on January 23, 2021

    For women of Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo’s second city, said that a curfew might help fighting the coronavirus, but for many, it came with...

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    Disturbing allegations of rape in Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Addis Ababa | Updated at 11:59pm on January 22, 2021

    The UN says it has received ‘disturbing’ reports of sexual violence and abuse in Ethiopia’s conflict-hit Tigray region, including of individuals forced to rape members...

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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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