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Scores missing, 13 dead in Congo boat accident: president

Scores missing, 13 dead in Congo boat accident: president Thu, 18 Apr, 2019

 Thirteen people are dead and 142 still missing from a passenger boat that sank this week on Lake Kivu in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the president said.
Death toll exceeds 200 in Tripoli fighting: WHO

Death toll exceeds 200 in Tripoli fighting: WHO Thu, 18 Apr, 2019

Some 205 people have been killed, including 18 civilians, and 913 wounded in two weeks of fighting near the Libyan capital of Tripoli, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.
Military ousts Sudan's Bashir; protesters demand civilian government

Military ousts Sudan's Bashir; protesters demand civilian government Thu, 11 Apr, 2019

President Omar al-Bashir, who ruled Sudan in autocratic style for 30 years, was overthrown in a military coup, but protesters' jubilation was short-lived as they took to the streets demanding military leaders hand over power to civilians.
Escalating Libya conflict prompts international alarm

Escalating Libya conflict prompts international alarm Sun, 07 Apr, 2019

The conflict shaking Libya escalated as forces of strongman Khalifa Haftar launched an air strike on a suburb of Tripoli and the UN-backed government vowed a major counteroffensive.
Thousands of Sudanese press on with rally outside army HQ

Thousands of Sudanese press on with rally outside army HQ Sun, 07 Apr, 2019

Sudanese police fired tear gas at thousands of protesters who rallied outside the army headquarters for a second day urging the military to back them in demanding President Omar al-Bashir resign.
Libya in focus at G7 foreign ministers meeting, minus Pompeo

Libya in focus at G7 foreign ministers meeting, minus Pompeo Fri, 05 Apr, 2019

 Foreign ministers from the G7 group of nations will discuss the threat of a resurgence in Libya's civil war at a meeting in western France, as world powers scrambled to defuse a dangerous escalation in the oil producer's power struggle.
Eastern Libyan commander orders forces to move on Tripoli

Eastern Libyan commander orders forces to move on Tripoli Thu, 04 Apr, 2019

Eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar ordered his troops  to march on the capital Tripoli, taking his conflict with the internationally recognized government to a dangerous new level.
Police fire tear gas at Sudan protesters defying ban

Police fire tear gas at Sudan protesters defying ban Fri, 29 Mar, 2019

Sudanese police fired tear gas at protesters defying a nationwide state of emergency, with demonstrations in the capital Khartoum and elsewhere, witnesses said.
Yemen peace hangs on fragile truce as conflict far from over

Yemen peace hangs on fragile truce as conflict far from over Sun, 24 Mar, 2019

Four years after Saudi Arabia led a military intervention in Yemen to back the government against rebels, the only hope for peace in a country threatened by famine hangs on a fragile truce.
Disease fears mount for Africa cyclone survivors

Disease fears mount for Africa cyclone survivors Sun, 24 Mar, 2019

Disease is threatening to aggravate the already dire conditions facing millions of survivors following the powerful tropical cyclone which ravaged southern Africa 10 days ago, officials warned.
Death toll from central Mali massacre up to 134, says UN

Death toll from central Mali massacre up to 134, says UN Sun, 24 Mar, 2019

The death toll from a massacre in a central Malian village rose to 134 dead, the U.N. said, as new video emerged showing victims strewn on the ground amid the burning remains of their homes.
Nigerians return to vote in governor, state elections

Nigerians return to vote in governor, state elections Sat, 23 Mar, 2019

Nigerians returned to vote in governorship and state elections  after polling a fortnight ago was declared invalid in some areas because of violence.
Mozambique cyclone death toll climbs to 417

Mozambique cyclone death toll climbs to 417 Sat, 23 Mar, 2019

The death toll in Mozambique has climbed to 417 after a cyclone devastated swathes of the southern African country, flooding thousands of square kilometres (miles), the government said.
Cyclone's huge floods leave hundreds dead in southern Africa

Cyclone's huge floods leave hundreds dead in southern Africa Tue, 19 Mar, 2019

 Aid workers rushed to rescue victims clinging to trees and crammed on rooftops Tuesday after a cyclone unleashed devastating floods in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. More than 350 people were confirmed dead, hundreds were missing and thousands more were at risk.
More than 1,000 feared dead in Mozambique storm

More than 1,000 feared dead in Mozambique storm Mon, 18 Mar, 2019

 More than a thousand people are feared to have died in a cyclone that smashed into Mozambique last week, while scores have been killed and more than 150 are missing in neighbouring Zimbabwe.
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