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In Mali
Feb 9th, 2013
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AFP – A major explosion was heard late Saturday from the northern Malian city of Gao, which French-led forces recently recaptured from the Islamists, an AFP correspondent reported. The blast went off at around 11:00 pm (2300 GMT) and a French military source said it had happened some 10 kilomet...
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In Nigeria
Feb 7th, 2013
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A nine-year-old girl in Mexico gave birth last month and authorities are searching for the father, who’s believed to be 17, AFP reports. The girl, known as Dafne, delivered by C-section on Jan. 27 a baby girl who weighed 5.7 pounds. The baby was delivered in a hospital, but Dafne hadn’t r...
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In Eritrea
Oct 29th, 2012
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ADDIS ABABA — Twenty-nine Ethiopian Muslims were charged Monday with plotting acts of “terrorism”, the majority arrested after protests accusing the government of interference in religious affairs. According to court documents, the group is accused of “intending to advance a politic...
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In Burundi
May 15th, 2012
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Bujumbura – Villagers in northeast Burundi hacked to death a woman accused of witchcraft and five members of her family, including a baby and two other children, local authorities said on Sunday. On Saturday “a group of people attacked the home of an old woman called Marthe Kabatesi in th...
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In News
Feb 25th, 2012
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Johannesburg – There were no reporters or government officials outside Milpark hospital in Johannesburg on Saturday following the news that former president Nelson Mandela had been admitted to a hospital. The presidency confirmed he had been admitted on Saturday after a “long standing abd...
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In News
Feb 25th, 2012
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Johannesburg – Former South African president Nelson Mandela “is in good spirits and well” after being hospitalised on Saturday with a long-standing abdominal complaint, a report said. “I can assure you that the former president is in good spirits and well,” South Africa...
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In News
Feb 13th, 2012
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Kano – Nigeria’s army has killed 12 suspected fighters from the Boko Haram Islamists during a raid in the northeastern city of Maiduguri, the group’s base, a military spokesperson told AFP on Monday. Spokesman Hassan Mohammed of the Joint Task Force said there was a shootout in the ...
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In Libya
Feb 5th, 2012
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Benghazi – Libya put 41 loyalists of dead dictator Muammar Gaddafi on trial on Sunday, in the first legal proceedings launched against members of the former regime which was ousted after a bloody conflict. The accused, mostly civilians, appeared in a military court in the eastern city of Bengha...
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In Conflict/Tragedy
Feb 3rd, 2012
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Rabat – Morocco’s Communications Minister Mustapha Khelfi called on Friday for talks and a return to calm after violent clashes between youths and police in the northeastern town of Taza, where dozens were injured. “Calm prevails in Taza and we are getting on top of the situation. T...
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Jan 9th, 2012
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Khartoum – Three people were killed and several injured during a stampede after police fired tear gas at a Sudanese Independence Day celebration on Sunday, an official said. The incident occurred at a stadium in the Sennar state capital of Singa, more than 300km southeast of Khartoum. “We...