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Rebels launch attacks close to Central African Republic capital – minister

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Rebel forces in the Central African Republic on Wednesday launched two attacks that were pushed back on the outskirts of the capital Bangui, Interior Minister...
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Gambia discovers 3 tonnes of cocaine in salt shipment

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Law enforcement officers in The Gambia discovered nearly three tonnes of cocaine in a salt shipment from Ecuador, its drugs agency said Friday, in the...
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France arrests former DR Congo rebel leader

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France has opened investigations into former Democratic Republic of Congo rebel leader Roger Lumbala. He is accused of “complicity in crimes against humanity” for his...
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Bodies of 20 migrants retrieved off Tunisia – ministry

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Tunisia’s coastguard on Thursday retrieved the bodies of 20 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa after their boat capsized at sea, a spokesperson for the defence ministry...
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UN peacekeepers say CAR rebel push ‘under control’

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Rebel forces advancing on the Central African Republic’s capital Bangui have been pushed back and the situation is “under control”, a spokesperson for UN peacekeeping...
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Burundi ex-president dies from coronavirus

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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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Mozambique jihadists push masses to Pemba

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The population has soared in Pemba, a northern Mozambique port known for its wide bay, but rather than tourists coming for a swim, the newcomers...
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End of a nightmare for Ethiopian refugee mother and child

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It is every parent’s worst nightmare: to be separated from their child. And that is exactly what happened to Otash, an Ethiopian woman now living...

Jihadists kill 25 soldiers in Mozambique’s restive north

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Islamist militants in Mozambique killed two dozen soldiers in an ambush attack, military sources told AFP, a significant show of force against the military’s struggle...