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    01-Oct-2018 to 17:20

    Migrant boat sinks off Bissau

    APA-Bissau (Guinea-Bissau) — A pirogue carrying more than 70 illegal migrants has sank off the coast of Guinea-Bissau, the country’s maritime authorities revealed on Monday.

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    27-Sep-2018 to 17:32

    Mali: Seven soldiers, one civilian killed in mine explosion

    APA-Bamako (Mali) — Seven Malian soldiers and one civilian were killed in a mine explosion as they were aboard vehicles in the central region of the country on Wednesday, local authorities said on Thursday.

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    26-Sep-2018 to 17:42

    Seven soldiers killed in Burkina mine blast

    APA-Ouagadougou (B/Faso) — At least seven soldiers have died in an explosion at an artisanal mine in Baraboule, north of Burkina Faso.

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    24-Sep-2018 to 20:19

    Bangui: Five killed as floodwaters collapse homes

    APA-Bangui (CAR) — The Central African Republic’s ministry of Humanitarian Action on Monday made an assessment of the damage caused by torrential rains that lashed the capital Bangui in Sunday overnight, killing five people and collapsing 500 houses.

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    10-Sep-2018 to 13:48

    Senegal: 26 reported missing in double shipwreck

    APA-Dakar (Senegal) by Oumar Dembélé — The death toll from the capsizing of a Ghanaian trawler and another boat last Friday in the southern Casamance River increased from 15 to 26 missing persons, APA learned Monday from media sources.

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    09-Sep-2018 to 08:45

    Hailstorm causes havoc in eSwatini

    APA-Mbabane (eSwatini) — A hailstorm has caused havoc in eSwatini over the past two days, damaging several homes across the southern African country and forcing the cancellation of an air show that was set for Saturday near the capital Mbabane.

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    07-Sep-2018 to 13:39

    S/African gov’t condoles fallen fire fighters in Johannesburg fire

    APA-Cape Town (South Africa) — The South African cabinet has condoled families of three fire fighters who died while responding to fire engulfing a high-rise government-owned building in Johannesburg in the past three days.

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