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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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    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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    At least 25 killed in east DR Congo, ADF militia blamed

    Agence France-Presse . Beni | Updated at 05:08pm on January 01, 2021

    At least 25 civilians have been killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo's troubled east, local officials said Friday, blaming the attack on the notorious...

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    Peacekeeping mission in Sudan's Darfur ends

    Agence France-Presse . Nyala | Updated at 05:15pm on December 31, 2020

    Sudan's hybrid United Nations-African Union mission in Darfur is set to end its 13-year peacekeeping operations in the conflict marred region Thursday, even as recent...

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    26 killed in Uganda boat capsize

    Agence France-Presse . Kampala | Updated at 01:15pm on December 26, 2020

    At least 26 people died when their boat sank on Lake Albert, which marks the border between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ugandan...

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    Three UN peacekeepers killed by armed fighters in Central Africa

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 11:24am on December 26, 2020

    Three Burundian peacekeepers have been killed by ‘unidentified armed combatants’ in the Central African Republic, the United Nations said on Friday...

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    UN agrees to end Darfur peacekeeping mission

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 12:29am on December 25, 2020

    The United Nations Security Council has agreed to end the UN and African Union’s long-running peacekeeping mission in Darfur when its mandate ceases on December...

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    Central Africa’s pre-election situation ‘under control’: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Bangui | Updated at 12:03pm on December 21, 2020

    Rebel forces advancing on the Central African Republic’s capital Bangui have been pushed back and the situation is ‘under control’, a spokesman for United Nations...

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    Burundi ex-president Buyoya dies from COVID-19

    Agence France-Presse . Nairobi | Updated at 07:04pm on December 18, 2020

    Burundi's former president Pierre Buyoya has died in Paris of COVID-19 at the age of 71, relatives said Friday, just weeks after he resigned as...

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    How can Bangladesh be orange?

    Bipasha Dutta | Updated at 12:00am on December 08, 2020

    DIFFERENT parts of the world became orange as part of the 16-day activism against gender based violence, a programme annually organised by UNWOMEN. Monuments, restaurants...

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