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    Nigerian governor says 279 kidnapped schoolgirls are freed

    The governor of Nigeria’s northwestern Zamfara state says that 279 schoolgirls abducted last week from a boarding school have been released By LEKAN OYEKANMI Associated Press March 2, 2021, 8:09 AM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article GUSAU, Nigeria — Hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls abducted last week from a boarding […] More

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    Hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls rescued days after kidnapping

    The 279 girls were abducted on Friday by armed men who raided their state-run school in Nigeria’s northwest Zamfara State, a high-ranking government official with knowledge of the incident told CNN. Yusuf Idris, a spokesman for the regional governor, said Tuesday the girls had been safely returned and were all accounted for. He did not […] More

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    CNN EXCLUSIVE: Leader of Tigray’s forces accuses Ethiopian and Eritrean governments of genocide

    In a rare and exclusive interview with CNN, President of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front Debretsion Gebremichael called for an independent probe into alleged killings, rape and violence, including those revealed in a CNN investigation published on Friday last week. Eyewitnesses told CNN that a group of Eritrean soldiers opened fire in November on Maryam […] More

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    US calls for withdrawal of Eritrean forces in Ethiopia following investigation into massacre

    His call came a day after investigations by CNN and Amnesty International into the massacre of civilians in two separate assaults in the northern Tigray region late last year. Thousands of civilians are believed to have been killed since Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed launched a military operation against leaders in the Tigray region. CNN […] More

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    Amnesty report describes Axum massacre in Ethiopia’s Tigray

    NAIROBI, Kenya — Soldiers from Eritrea systematically killed “many hundreds” of people, the large majority men, in a massacre late November in the Ethiopian city of Axum in the Tigray region, Amnesty International said Friday. The new report echoed the findings of an Associated Press story last week and cited more than 40 witnesses. As […] More

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    Libya media authority: Journalist detained after PM presser

    Authorities in western Libya say they have detained a local journalist after he attended a news conference for the country’s newly appointed prime minister in the capital of Tripoli By SAMY MAGDY Associated Press February 27, 2021, 6:04 PM • 2 min read CAIRO — Authorities in western Libya on Saturday revealed that they had […] More

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    Official: 42 abducted from Nigerian school 2 weeks ago freed

    An official says 42 people including 27 students who were abducted two weeks ago from a school in northern Nigeria have been freed By SAM OLUKOYA Associated Press February 27, 2021, 9:54 AM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article LAGOS, Nigeria — An official says 42 people including 27 students […] More

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    AP PHOTOS: Migrants evade Libyan coast guard to reach Europe

    By BRUNO THEVENIN and RENATA BRITO Associated Press February 25, 2021, 7:57 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ABOARD THE OPEN ARMS — The February storm is unforgiving, violently shaking the humanitarian rescuers’ vessel as they try to revive a faulty engine and save African migrants drifting in the […] More

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    Ghana is first nation in world to receive COVAX vaccines

    Ghana has become the first country in the world to receive vaccines acquired through the United Nations-backed COVAX initiative with a delivery Wednesday of 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine made by the Serum Institute of India By FRANCIS KOKUTSE and CARLEY PETESCH Associated Press February 24, 2021, 10:50 AM • 3 min read Share […] More

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    Egypt officials: Death toll from lake shipwreck climbs to 9

    Rescue workers searched a second day for at least five people missing after a tour boat capsized on a lake near Egypt’s Mediterranean city of Alexandria By SAMY MAGDY Associated Press February 23, 2021, 7:26 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CAIRO — Rescue workers searched a second day […] More

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    Exiled Rwandan opposition figure shot dead in South Africa

    South African police are investigating the death of Rwandan opposition activist Seif Bamporiki who was killed in Cape Town By MOGOMOTSI MAGOME Associated Press February 22, 2021, 2:42 PM • 2 min read JOHANNESBURG — South African police are investigating the death of exiled Rwandan opposition politician Seif Bamporiki who was killed in Cape Town. […] More

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