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Madagascar: Former President Albert Zafy dies aged 90

Madagascar’s former President Albert Zafy has died at the age of 90. Prof Zafy passed away Friday at the St Pierre hospital in Reunion Island, a region of France east of Madagascar, where he was receiving treatment. His ally and former Environment and Forestry minister Joseph Randriamiarisoa said Prof Zafy’s …

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Ivory Coast: Four Killed as cargo plane crash down into the Atlantic Sea

Four Moldovans were killed while six other people survived on Saturday when a propeller-engine cargo plane crashed into the sea near Ivory Coast’s main city of Abidjan. Four French citizens were among the injured in the crash, Sidiki Diakite said. Several Ivorian security sources said they were French soldiers. A …

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Somalia: Deadly explosion hits Mogadishu killing 20

A huge explosion from a truck bomb killed 20 people in Somalia’s capital, police said Saturday, as shaken residents called it the most powerful blast they’d heard in years. The explosion appeared to target a hotel on a busy road in Hodan district and at least 15 people were injured, …

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Kenya: 7-year-old girl crushed to death by her Teacher after Ramming into her in School

A young girl identified as Belvin Chelangat was killed in an accident when a car driven by a teacher hit her and her mother yesterday. The 7-year-old pupil at Jamhuri Primary School in Nakuru area of Kenya, was crushed to death just some moments after she entered the school gate …

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Italian ships rescue over 606 African migrants

A rescue ship docked in Sicily with over 606 migrants picked up in less than two days off the Libyan coast. According to Aid group SOS Méditerranée, the migrants are from over 20 different countries in Africa and the Middle East. They include 241 children and 11 pregnant women Many of …

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Somalia’s defence minister, army chief resign

Somalia’s defense minister and army chief have both resigned, without explaining why, in a potential blow to the government’s fight against Shabaab Islamist militants. The resignations come as Somali security forces struggle to contain attacks by the al-Qaeda-linked group. Defense Minister Abdirashid Abdullahi confirmed his resignation  on Friday, but would …

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