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    2 Mali soldiers killed in suspected jihadist ambush

    Agence France-Presse . Bamako | Updated at 10:50am on June 14, 2021

    Two soldiers have been killed in an ambush by suspected jihadists and eight United Nations troops wounded by a landmine in conflict-riven Mali, military and...

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    Algeria awaits results of elections boycotted by parties, voters

    Agence France-Presse. Algiers, Algeria | Updated at 07:50am on June 14, 2021

    Algeria was early Monday still waiting for the results of a parliamentary election boycotted by the long-running Hirak protest movement and marked by widespread abstention.

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    Attack on home of senior Niger politician kills guard

    Agence France-Presse . Niamey | Updated at 11:45am on June 13, 2021

    A machine-gun attack on the home of Seini Oumarou, president of the National Assembly in Niger, killed one of his guards and seriously wounded a...

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    Armed cattle thieves kill 53 villagers in northern Nigeria

    Agence France-Presse . Kano, Nigeria | Updated at 11:55pm on June 12, 2021

    Armed cattle thieves have killed 53 people in northwest Nigeria's Zamfara state, police and local residents said Saturday, the latest violence to hit the restive...

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    Mali announces new govt with army figures

    Agence France-Presse . Bamako | Updated at 04:20pm on June 12, 2021

    Mali announced a new government on Friday in which key roles were retained by army figures, according to a statement read out on the national...

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    Billionaire philanthropist says vaccine hoarding hurts Africa

    Associated Press/ UNB . Kampala | Updated at 11:58am on June 10, 2021

    Billionaire philanthropist Mo Ibrahim is sharply criticising the hoarding of Covid-19 vaccines by wealthy nations, urging the international community to ‘walk the talk’ of equitable...

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    Drowned migrants get 'dignified' burial in Tunisia cemetery

    Agence France-Presse . Zarzis, Tunisia | Updated at 11:31pm on June 09, 2021

    A cemetery in southern Tunisia for migrants who drowned crossing the Mediterranean in the hope of a better life in Europe is already half full...

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    Ivory Coast prays for rain to ease energy crunch

    Agence France-Presse. AYAME, Ivory Coast | Updated at 06:07pm on June 09, 2021

     ‘We have no water,’ Ladji Kone Vacaba, head of the Ayame dam in southeastern Ivory Coast, said bluntly.

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    Gunmen kill 27 in central Nigeria attack

    Agence France-Presse . Abuja | Updated at 10:35pm on June 08, 2021

    Gunmen stormed a market place and a football field in a rural town in central Nigeria over the weekend, killing at least 27 people and...

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    Mali junta boss to be sworn in as interim president

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

    Mali’s Colonel Assimi Goita, following his second coup in nine months, will be sworn into office Monday as transitional president despite international condemnation of the...

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