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    Food running out in Ethiopia’s Tigray: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Nairobi | Updated at 10:50pm on July 29, 2021

    The United Nations called Wednesday for the opening of critical aid routes in Ethiopia’s war-torn Tigray, warning that the region — already threatened with famine...

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    Tunisia’s president launches graft crackdown

    Agence France-Presse . Tunis | Updated at 10:49pm on July 29, 2021

    Tunisia’s president Kais Saied accused 460 businessmen of embezzlement as he launched a crackdown on corruption, days after grabbing power in what his opponents have...

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    57 Europe-bound migrants drown off Libya

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 02:30pm on July 27, 2021

    The deaths of 57 migrants off the Libyan coast brings the number of lives lost on the central Mediterranean crossing route this year to around...

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    Tight security as Nigeria separatist’s trial resumes

    Agence France-Presse . Abuja | Updated at 11:11pm on July 26, 2021

    Heavy security was deployed outside Nigeria’s federal high court Monday as the trial of a leading separatist extradited last month resumed, an AFP journalist at...

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    Clashes in Tunisia after president ousts PM

    Agence France-Presse . Tunis | Updated at 12:08pm on July 26, 2021

    Street clashes erupted on Monday outside Tunisia’s army-barricaded parliament, a day after president Kais Saied ousted the prime minister and suspended the legislature, plunging the...

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    Man accused of trying to kill Mali president dies in custody

    Agence France-Presse . Bamako | Updated at 10:28am on July 26, 2021

    A man accused of trying to kill Mali’s military strongman Assimi Goita, the figure behind two coups in less than a year, has died in...

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    DR Congo policeman shoots student for not wearing mask

    Agence France-Presse . Kinshasa, DR Congo | Updated at 08:27pm on July 25, 2021

    A policeman of Democratic Republic of Congo has shot a student who was not wearing a mask while filming on the streets of the capital,...

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    2 Chinese prosecuted for mistreating illegal miners in DRCongo

    Agence France-Presse . Kinshasa | Updated at 10:52am on July 25, 2021

    Two Chinese nationals face military prosecution for ordering two Congolese soldiers to inflict ‘degrading and humiliating treatment’ on illegal Congolese miners in south-eastern Democratic Republic...

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    368 migrants bound for Spain rescued

    Agence France-Presse . Rabat | Updated at 10:57pm on July 24, 2021

    The Moroccan navy this week rescued 368 migrants including three children as they were trying to cross the Mediterranean to reach Spain, the official MAP...

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    Sierra Leone authorities planning to ban death penalty

    Agence France-Presse . Freetown, Sierra Leone | Updated at 10:37am on July 24, 2021

    Sierra Leonean lawmakers voted to abolish the death penalty Friday, becoming the latest African country to move towards banning capital punishment...