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    16 dead, several hurt during independence day rally in Madagascar

    Agence France-Presse . Antananarivo | Updated at 12:52pm on June 27, 2019

    At least 16 people were stampeded to death and dozens were injured at a stadium...

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    20,000 migrants rescued from Sahara in three years: IOM

    Agence-France-Presse . Niger | Updated at 12:00am on June 27, 2019

    Nearly 20,000 migrants have been rescued from the Sahara desert in Niger over the past three years, the International Organisation for Migration said on Tuesday.The...

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    10 dead in attack on security forces in Egypt

    Reuters . Cairo | Updated at 04:25pm on June 26, 2019

    Seven Egyptian police officers and four militants were killed in a clash in the north of the Sinai Peninsula, the interior ministry said on Wednesday....

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    Army chief, regional leader killed in Ethiopia

    Agence-France-Presse . Addis Ababa | Updated at 01:04pm on June 23, 2019

    Ethiopia’s army chief and a top local leader have been shot dead during an attempt to overthrow a regional government in northern Ethiopia, underscoring political...

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    Algeria army chief says some parties seeking constitutional vacuum

    Reuters . Algiers | Updated at 12:10am on June 19, 2019

    Algeria’s army chief of staff Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaed Salah on Tuesday accused some parties of wanting a constitutional vacuum, to prolong the country’s political...

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    UN calls for ‘independent’ probe into death of Mursi

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 07:52pm on June 18, 2019

    The UN human rights office called Tuesday for an ‘independent inquiry’ into former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi’s death while in state custody. ‘Any sudden death...

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    Mursi buried in Cairo, Islamists mourn

    Reuters . Cairo | Updated at 05:49pm on June 18, 2019

    Egypt’s Islamist ex-president Mohamed Mursi was buried in a small family ceremony early on Tuesday a day after he suffered a fatal heart attack in...

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    34 killed in northwest Nigeria

    Reuters . Bauchi, Nigeria | Updated at 12:10am on June 17, 2019

    An armed gang killed at least 34 people in attacks on villages in northwest Nigeria, police said on Sunday, part of a wave of violence...

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    Dozens of migrants stranded off Tunisia for 15 days: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Tunis | Updated at 12:10am on June 16, 2019

    Dozens of migrants rescued in international waters off Tunisia are still stranded 15 days later as authorities refuse to allow the boat carrying them to...

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    Sudan military admits ‘mistakes’

    Agence France-Presse . Khartoum | Updated at 01:57am on June 15, 2019

    Sudan’s ruling military council Thursday for the first time admitted it dispersed a Khartoum sit-in, which left dozens dead, as US and African diplomats stepped...

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