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At least 35 killed in attack on DR Congo gold mine: local sources

Issued on: 08/05/2022 - 22:37 Raiders killed at least 35 people in an attack on a gold mine in Ituri, in the strife-torn northeast of Democratic Republic of Congo, local sources said Sunday. One local official, Jean-Pierre Bikilisende, of the rura..

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Dozens of migrants drown off Western Sahara, aid agency says

Issued on: 08/05/2022 - 21:58 At least 44 migrants drowned on Sunday when their boat capsized off the coast of the Western Sahara, migrant aid agency Caminando Fronteras said. Twelve others survived the tragedy, which happened when the boat sunk o..

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Hundreds rally in support of Tunisian President Saied

Issued on: 08/05/2022 - 17:48 Hundreds of Tunisians demonstrated Sunday in a show of support for President Kais Saied and a series of extraordinary measures he took since last July that critics have slammed as a “coup”. The rallies come as Saied f..

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Several soldiers killed, dozens injured in attacks in Mali

Issued on: 24/04/2022 - 18:13 Six soldiers were killed and 20 injured in simultaneous attacks targeting three army bases in central Mali Sunday, the army said. Targets in Sevare, Niono and Bapho were all hit by "armed terrorist groups (who) used s..

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Didier Drogba loses bid to become Ivorian football federation president

Issued on: 24/04/2022 - 08:52 Didier Drogba lost a controversial bid to become president of the Ivory Coast Football Federation when he was eliminated after the first round of voting at Saturday’s elective congress. The former Chelsea star polled ..

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Algeria will not abandon its commitment to supply Spain with gas, Tebboune says

Issued on: 24/04/2022 - 08:35 Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Saturday said his country will not abandon its commitment to supply Spain with gas despite a diplomatic row with the European country over Western Sahara. "We assure the Span..

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Rescuers discover extra our bodies on web site of collapsed high-rise in Lagos

Issued on: 04/11/2021 - 11:01 The death toll from the collapse of a high-rise building in an upscale area of Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos has risen to 36, the emergency services said Thursday. The cause of the incident is unknown but building collapses are tragically common in Africa's most populous country, where millions live..

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