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16-Sep-2021 to 07:41

Japan donates $1.8m food aid to eSwatini

APA-Mbabane (eSwatini) — Japan has made a food donation valued at more than US$1.8 million to assist over 30,000 food-insecure households in eSwatini.

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12-Aug-2021 to 09:58

Algeria: Three-day mourning for forest fire victims

APA-Algiers (Algeria) — Algerian president Abdelmadjid Tebboune has declared three days of national mourning beginning on Thursday after a number of citizens among civilians and soldiers perished in forest fires that ravaged several regions of the country, the presidency announced in a statement.

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11-Aug-2021 to 10:18

25 soldiers perish in Algeria forest fires

APA - Algiers (Algeria) — The fires that broke out on Monday in several regions of Algeria, notably in Tizi-Ouzou, caused multiple civilian and military casualties and significant material damage, especially in Upper Kabylie.

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10-Jun-2021 to 16:55

Africa urged to meet smoking cessation needs

APA - Dakar (Senegal) — The president of the Senegalese League for the fight against tobacco (Listab), Amadou Moustapha Gaye, on Thursday in Dakar, called for effective smoking cessation policies.

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02-Jun-2021 to 09:49

Nigeria: Babangida's son survives fatal road crash

APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — Mohammed Babangida, the son of Nigeria's military ruler Ibrahim Babangida has survived a fatal road accident which claimed the lives of three soldiers, APA learnt on Wednesday.

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24-May-2021 to 09:49

Death toll from DRC volcano rises to 15

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — The death toll from Nyiragongo volcanic eruption in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has risen to 15 after Congolese officials said Monday four more prisoners in the nearby Manzenze prison died in an attempt to escape.

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24-May-2021 to 09:28

Earth tremors in Rwandan capital

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — Several minor quakes have been felt in parts of the Rwandan capital Kigali in the early hours of Monday.

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