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Boko Haram kills another aid worker in Nigeria

Islamic State-allied Boko Haram jihadists have killed another kidnapped female aid worker in northeast Nigeria, the government said on Monday, a month after one of her colleagues was murdered.

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Ethiopia creates 'Peace Ministry' to tackle violence in sweeping reshuffle

Ethiopia's Prime Minister created a new "Ministry of Peace" in sweeping cabinet reshuffle on Tuesday as he sought to tackle a wave of ethnic violence.

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Four people killed in train derailment in Morocco

Around four people were killed and dozens injured when a train derailed near the Moroccan capital, Rabat, on Tuesday, a railway official said.

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French President reshuffles government

French President, Emmanuel Macron, reshuffled his government on Tuesday after two weeks of fevered speculation about the changes, which will see former Socialist MP, Christophe Castaner, take up the key position of Interior Minister.

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Investing in rural women, girls, ‘essential’: UN chief

Marking International Day of Rural Women,on Monday, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called on countries to ensure that women and girls living in rural areas can enjoy their human rights as this would enable making progress for all.

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Uganda landslide death toll rises, begins relocations

The death toll from a landslide in Uganda last week has risen to 43 and displaced residents deemed most at risk in the disaster-prone region will be resettled immediately, the government said on Tuesday.

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Hunger levels double in Congo

Fifteen million women, men and children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are without enough food to eat, up from 7.7 million last year.

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SA Deputy President arrives in Sudan

South African Deputy President, David Mabuza, has arrived in Sudan on his second leg of the member states of the Inter-governmental Authority on Development.

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Number of internally-displaced people in West Sudan on the rise

The number of internally-displaced people (IDPs) in Darfur, West Sudan, continues to grow, following recent clashes in the Jebel Marra region.

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Troops to stay in Somalia to enhance stability: Kenyan President

Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta, says the country' s soldiers will continue their mission in Somalia until peace and stability in the Horn of Africa nation is realised.

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