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    Nigerian forces step up efforts to rescue 39 abducted students

    Agence France-Presse . Kano | Updated at 10:33am on March 14, 2021

    Nigerian security forces stepped up efforts on Saturday to rescue dozens of abducted college students, police and officials said, as the media ran videos they...

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    Thousands protest in Algiers

    Agence France-Presse . Algiers | Updated at 10:30pm on March 13, 2021

    Thousands demonstrated in Algiers on Friday, rejecting early legislative elections announced the day before, as weekly rallies by the resurgent Hirak pro-democracy movement gain momentum...

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    Nigeria gunmen raid college, dozens feared abducted

    Agence France-Presse . Kano | Updated at 02:29am on March 13, 2021

    Nigerian gunmen raided a college in a northwestern state and at least 30 students are feared kidnapped, a senior government official said Friday, in the...

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    At least 20 dead in Egypt clothing factory fire

    Agence France-Presse . Cairo | Updated at 07:34pm on March 11, 2021

    At least 20 people were killed and 24 others wounded Thursday in a clothing factory fire on the eastern outskirts of the Egyptian capital, medical...

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    Ivory Coast PM Hamed Bakayoko dies in Germany

    Agence France-Presse . Abidjan | Updated at 10:25am on March 11, 2021

    Ivory Coast’s prime minister Hamed Bakayoko died on Wednesday following cancer treatment in a German hospital, president Alassane Ouattara said in a statement. Bakayoko had...

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    One killed as South African students protest

    Agence France-Presse . Johannesburg | Updated at 11:15pm on March 10, 2021

    A passerby was shot dead Wednesday after South African police moved to disperse students protesting against refusal by a top  Johannesburg-based university to register those...

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    Lebanon protesters block roads over worsening poverty

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 11:08pm on March 09, 2021

    Lebanese protesters set up new roadblocks Tuesday to vent anger over political inaction in the face of deepening poverty, but security forces managed to reopen...

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    14 migrants die, 139 rescued off Tunisia

    Agence France-Presse . Tunis | Updated at 06:28pm on March 09, 2021

    Fourteen migrants, including four children, drowned while 139 were rescued Tuesday after two boats sank off the coast of Tunisia, the country's national guard told...

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    Toll from military camp blasts in E Guinea rises to 98

    Agence France-Presse . Malabo | Updated at 10:42am on March 09, 2021

    The death toll from accidental explosions that rocked a military camp in Equatorial Guinea and the surrounding area rose sharply on Monday to 98 with...

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    Toll from military camp blasts in E Guinea rises to 30

    Agence France-Presse . Malabo | Updated at 12:15pm on March 08, 2021

    The death toll from accidental explosions at a military camp in Equatorial Guinea rose to 30 on Monday, state television said, after 10 more bodies...

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