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    More conflict as south gets poorer

    Paul Rogers | Updated at 12:00am on April 16, 2021

    MY MOST recent column warned of the escalating threat of worsening conflicts driven by al-Qaeda, ISIS and their offshoots, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. In the...

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    15 die in Guinea boat sinking

    Agence France-Presse . Conakry | Updated at 10:50am on March 30, 2021

    At least 15 wedding guests have died in the West African state of Guinea after an overcrowded dugout canoe sank off the north coast, local...

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    Suez Canal ship could soon be refloated

    Agence France-Presse . Cairo | Updated at 10:31pm on March 27, 2021

    Hopes rose on Saturday that a mega-ship blocking Egypt’s Suez Canal could be refloated within days, even as the crisis forced companies to consider re-routing...

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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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    Schoolboy among five dead in Senegal unrest

    Agence France-Presse . Kolda | Updated at 09:53pm on March 07, 2021

    A schoolboy was killed during violent protests in Senegal at the weekend, officials said, bringing the death toll from days of violence in the West...

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    86 dolphins found dead on an island off coast of Mozambique

    Agence France-Presse . Maputo | Updated at 11:36am on February 24, 2021

    Another 86 dolphins were found dead on Tuesday on an island off the coast of the southern African nation of Mozambique, the cause still unknown,...

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    The rage against misery and injustice continues

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 23, 2021

    TEN years ago, people across the Middle East and North Africa rose up in protest against their rulers, demanding freedom and democracy. Despotic rulers were...

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    US warns of Ebola threat after Africa outbreaks

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:42pm on February 17, 2021

    The United States on Tuesday warned that, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the world ‘cannot afford to turn the other way’ after cases of Ebola were...

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    35 dead in Chad herder, farmer clashes

    Agence France-Presse . N’Djamena | Updated at 05:32pm on February 17, 2021

    Thirty-five people were killed in fighting in recent days between semi-nomadic herders and farmers in southeastern Chad, where clashes between the two communities are common,...

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    COVID-19 deaths in Africa jump 40pc in one month: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Brazzaville | Updated at 10:06pm on February 12, 2021

    Deaths from COVID-19 in Africa surged by 40 per cent over the last month, the World Health Organisation said Thursday, as the continent’s toll approaches...