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Former Egyptian military ruler dies

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Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, former head of the military council that ruled Egypt temporarily after its 2011 popular uprising, died at the age of...

Aviation deaths rise worldwide in 2020 even as fatal incidents, flights...

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The number of people killed in large commercial airplane crashes rose in 2020 to 299 worldwide, even as the number of crashes fell by...

Law will prevail in Alexandra death probe – Mapisa-Nqakula

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula said the law will take its course in the investigation into the death of an Alexandra man,...

Demonstrator dies in Guinea protests

A young demonstrator was killed in Guinea during protests against President Alpha Conde’s perceived attempt to extend his mandate, the security minister told Reuters....

Sis defends death penalty

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi defended the death penalty at a summit between Arab and European states, saying the regions had “two different cultures”. Rights...

Death sentence for former Kenya police officer

A Kenyan court sentenced a former senior police officer to death for killing a detainee in his custody, one of the harshest punishments over...

Sudanese teacher died from injuries caused by ‘solid object’

A Sudanese teacher arrested after protests died due to injuries caused by a “solid object”, according to a medical report cited by the head...

Death sentences possible for Cameroon separatist leaders

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Ten Cameroonian separatist leaders extradited from Nigeria earlier this year will face trial next month on terrorism charges that could lead to...

Egyptian court upholds three death sentences

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An Egyptian court upheld death sentences for three people for establishing and running a militant group known as Ansar al-Sharia, judicial sources...

Death sentences for Egyptian church bombings

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An Egyptian military court sentenced 17 people to death for involvement in bombing attacks on three churches and a police checkpoint in...

South Sudan civil war death toll

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An estimated 190,000 people have been killed in South Sudan's civil war and when factors such as population displacement, disruption to health...

Twenty death sentences confirmed by Egyptian court

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Egypt's highest court upheld death sentences given to 20 people convicted over a deadly attack on a police station in 2013, judicial...

UN appeals to Egypt to overturn mass death sentences

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United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet urged Egypt's appeals court to overturn mass death sentences handed down by a lower court...

Libya court sentences 45 to death over 2011 killings

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A Libyan appeals court sentenced 45 people to death by firing squad for killings committed in Tripoli during a 2011 uprising, according...

Grand Renaissance Dam death protest

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Hundreds of people marched in the Ethiopian capital to protest the death of a Nile dam project manager, a Reuters witness said....

Thirty-one death sentences handed down in Egypt

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Egyptian courts sentenced 31 people to death in two separate cases, one involving the killing of a policeman and a security guard...

Cameroon separatist death toll is over 80

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Armed separatists in English-speaking regions of Cameroon killed over 80 soldiers and police since their insurgency began in September last year, government...

Listeria death toll in South Africa tops 200

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The death toll from the largest ever outbreak of the food-borne disease listeria in the world has risen to 204 with new...

Woman stoned to death in Somalia

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Somalia's al Shabaab insurgents stoned to death a woman it accused of having multiple husbands, residents of a town in the south...

Migrant death in Italy shows dire conditions in Libya – aid...

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A 22-year-old Eritrean man died of tuberculosis exacerbated by severe malnutrition after being rescued at sea and brought to Italy, showing how...

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