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Hundreds killed in attack on villagers in Mali

A further 55 civilians were hurt in the attack in Ogossagou in the Mopti region.The region's Fulani ethnic community is frequently targeted and accused of having ties to jihadist organizations in the area, according to the UN.The Malian government said it "reiterates its determination to make every effort to hunt down the perpetrators of this barbarity of another age
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Opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi wins DR Congo election

The results came in the early hours of the morning in the Central African country, after nearly two weeks of speculation and reports of election irregularities. If deemed legitimate, this will be the country's first democratic transition of power since it gained independence from Belgium in 1960. The election had always been a three-horse race. The other two
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3 stabbed at Nigeria’s ruling party rally

Lagos state Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode addressed thousands of supporters at the event, organized by Nigeria's ruling All Progressives Congress party.Violence broke out after members of a transport union stormed the campaign venue, said Lagos police spokesman Chike Oti. The violence was directed at supporters of a top transport union official, MC Oluomo (real name Musiliu
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Rwanda enforces ban on skin bleaching products

The East African country is leading a campaign against skin bleaching and substandard cosmetics, particularly products that include hydroquinone, a spokesman from the Rwanda Standards Board told CNN. "It is been implemented by the Ministry of Health and the Rwanda Food and Drug Authority and the Rwanda Standards Board," said Simeon Kwizera, the public relations and
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Egypt retrieves stolen ancient artifact from London auction

Written by Emily Dixon, CNN Egypt has recovered a stolen ancient artifact that was listed for sale at a London auction house, the country's Ministry of Antiquities has confirmed. The section of tablet — engraved with the cartouche, or royal symbol, of King Amenhotep I, who ruled between 1514 and 1493 BCE — was stolen from the Karnak Open Air Museum in Luxor, Egypt,
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Egypt to host 2019 African Cup of Nations

Egypt, the most successful country in the tournament's history, beat South Africa — the only other nation to submit a formal bid — by 16 votes to one at the Confederation of African Football's (CAF) Executive Committee on Tuesday. The country has just six months to prepare for the 24-team tournament after Cameroon, the original host nation, was in November
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Nigerian army raids newspaper over Boko Haram article

The Daily Trust said security agents "invaded" the newspaper's bureau in the country's troubled northeastern region and took away two journalists who worked on a story about the military's operations against terror group Boko Haram."The soldiers shut the gate of the Maiduguri regional office, after arresting the two editorial staff on sight at the time of