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Ethiopian families fleeing fighting describe hunger, rape in Amhara

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The pictures on her phone are all that Ethiopian mother Habtam Akele has left of her three-year-old daughter Saba. The girl died of malnutrition...
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Mob kills Cameroon gendarme after he shoots dead 5-year-old girl

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A mob lynched a military police officer after he killed a five-year-old girl when he fired on a car at a checkpoint in the...

In Libyan city, mass graves evoke stakes of faltering peace push

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Workers in the Libyan city of Tarhouna have spent more than a year exhuming bodies from mass graves that show the cost of a...

French soldier dies in a maintenance accident in Mali, minister says

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A French soldier died in Mali on Tuesday in a maintenance accident, armed forces minister Florence Parly said on Wednesday. The military said in a...
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Central African Republic war crimes suspect ‘beat’ prisoners, ICC prosecutor says

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A former Central African Republic “Seleka” faction commander took part in beatings and mistreatment of prisoners suspected of supporting ousted President Francois Bozize, an...

Nigerian women and children trek six days to escape from Islamists

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A group of 15 Nigerian women and children trekked through the bush for six days to escape from Islamist militants who had kidnapped them...
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Colombian nun held hostage in Mali since 2017 has been freed

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A Colombian nun who was kidnapped in 2017 by Islamist militants in Mali has been freed, Mali's presidency said on Saturday. Gloria Cecilia Narvaez was...

Five Nigerian students kidnapped freed after ransom paid – school

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Five more students who were kidnapped by gunmen from a school in Nigeria three months ago have been released after ransoms were paid, the...

Central African Republic rebel attack death toll rises to 20

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The death toll from an attack three days ago by rebel fighters in Central African Republic on a small convoy of semi-trucks filled with...
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Nigeria rescues 187 people from kidnappers

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Nigerian security agents on Thursday rescued 187 people who had been abducted by armed gangs in the northwestern state of Zamfara, police said, after...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...