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Mali’s ill-equipped army in spotlight after coup

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Mali’s army, which staged last month’s coup in the war-torn nation, is taking on a role in politics despite being hamstrung by a crippling lack...
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Facebook blocks terminally ill Frenchman from streaming his death

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Facebook said Saturday it would block the livestream of a Frenchman suffering from an incurable condition who wanted to broadcast his death on the social...
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Trial of Sudan’s ousted Omar al-Bashir over 1989 military coup resumes today

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The trial of Sudan’s ousted ex-president Omar al-Bashir, over the military coup that brought him to power in 1989, is to resume Tuesday, his lawyer...
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Ship leaks more oil off Mauritius as calls for answers grow

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A fresh streak of oil spilled on Friday from a bulk carrier stranded on a reef in pristine waters off Mauritius which is already reeling...
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Senior Muslim Brotherhood leader dies in Egypt prison

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A senior leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood died Thursday in an Egyptian prison where he was serving multiple sentences including on terror-related charges, his...
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Zimbabwean novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga arrested during banned protests

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Police in Zimbabwe on Friday arrested internationally-acclaimed novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga as they enforced a ban on protests coinciding with the anniversary of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s...
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Egypt female social media influencers get two-year jail terms

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An Egyptian court Monday sentenced five female social media influencers to two years in jail each on charges of violating public morals, a judicial source...
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Egypt homeless, street children hit hard by pandemic scourge

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Wandering Cairo’s bustling streets, Zeinab was struggling to survive by selling tissues when the coronavirus left her even more vulnerable, along with thousands of other...