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Cycling: President Pierre Nkurunziza pedals off Tour du Burundi

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza on Tuesday flagged off the country’s annual cycling event Tour du Burundi. Nkurunziza himself took part in the first few kilometres of the race which attracted over 30 professional cyclists and 50 enthusiasts. Cyclists pedaled off at the capital of Burundi’s Ngozi Province north of the …

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Pregnant Sierra Leone girls given second chance to Special government schools

At 17, Fatmata is pregnant with her second child. She was only 15 when she gave birth to her first child. She and her cousin were forced to leave school when their pregnancy became too visible. A rule imposed in Sierra Leone by the government, which considers that these girls …

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Somalia: Car bomb kills TV journalist in Mogadishu

A Somali television journalist was killed in a car bombing in the capital Mogadishu on Monday, an editor for the TV station and local authorities said. Mohamed Ibrahim Gabow had borrowed the car from a friend, Mohamed Moalim Mustaf, an editor at Kalsan TV, said reports. “Unexpectedly it exploded and …

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Russia to build $21bn nuclear facility in Egypt

Russia is set to build a new nuclear power plant that’ll cost as much as $21bn (£15.7bn) in Egypt. Rosatom, Russia’s state-owned nuclear company, said the nuclear plant would be completed by 2029 as Russian President Vladimir Putin signed an agreement with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, two years after …

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21-Year-Old Lady Shot Dead By Policeman Over Choice Of Music At A Party

An off-duty police officer allegedly gunned down a 21-year-old university student at a bar in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil after she refused to turn off a song he disliked. Hayssa Andrade, 21, was allegedly shot around 20 times by Jorge Aguiar da Silva, 38, in the early hours of Friday …

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Girl almost gets electrocuted after wrapping herself in Christmas lights

A young girl decided to celebrate by wrapping herself in Christmas lights plugged into a power source. All was going well at first and she was glowing, until it began to shock her. It never occurred to her to unplug the socket from its source and she could have been …

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