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EBOLA: Uganda repatriates 5 to DRC after 2nd patient dies

Bwera, Uganda | AFP | A grandmother in Uganda has died from Ebola, health officials said Thursday, the second fatality in the country since a major outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo crossed the border. Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng announced Wednesday that Uganda had recorded three cases of Ebola …

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82 killed in ethnic violence in western DR Congo: NGO

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | At least 80 people have been killed in ethnic violence since Sunday in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s west, according to witnesses. “There a 82 confirmed dead,” said Georges Kapiamba, head of the Congolese Association for Access to Justice (ACAJ), citing witness statements. His …

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Nigeria confirms eight soldiers killed in Boko Haram attack

Kano, Nigeria | AFP | The Nigerian Army on Tuesday said eight soldiers have been confirmed dead in a Boko Haram attack on a military base over the weekend in the country’s restive northeast. Gunmen from the self-styled Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) faction of Boko Haram attacked the …

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Eight soldiers, eight assailants dead in Burkina attack: updated toll

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso | AFP | Eight soldiers were killed and 61 injured, as well as 24 civilians, in last week’s twin attacks in Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou, the authorities said Tuesday, adding that eight jihadist assailants also died. The previous official toll from Friday’s twin assault on the country’s military …

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C.Africa deploys troops to flashpoint after deadly clashes

Bangui, Central African Republic | AFP | The government of Central African Republic deployed troops alongside United Nations peacekeepers Saturday to a flashpoint district on Bangui after clashes between rival groups left at least three people dead. “The government must restore peace,” said security minister General Henri Wanzet Liguissara in …

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Death toll rises to 38 in Mogadishu bombings

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP | Two car bombings killed 38 people in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Friday, the city’s main ambulance service told AFP on Saturday. “We have seen at least 38 people dead,” said Abdukadir Abdurahman Aden of the Aamin Ambulance of the bombings that targeted the presidential …

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36 dead in central Kenya bus crash

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Thirty-six people were killed and 11 injured early Sunday morning in a head-on collision between a bus and a lorry on a road in central Kenya, police said. “The death toll is now 36,” said Rift Valley traffic police chief Zero Arome, explaining the initial …

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