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UN lifts nearly decade-old sanctions on Eritrea

The East African country was hit with targeted sanctions in 2009 after being accused of having ties to Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia and refusing to withdraw from border disputes with Djibouti. Eritrea denied the accusations of involvement with Al-Shabaab. The resolution, which was drafted by
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Tanzania loses $300 million World Bank loan

The $300 million program was meant to help Tanzania's Ministry of Education improve access to quality secondary education. It was scheduled to be approved by the bank's management late last month, but a source within the bank told CNN the program was instead withdrawn and will not be going forward. Tanzania's policy of expelling pregnant girls from schools
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10 students die in suspected arson at Ugandan boarding school

Three former students expelled for disciplinary reasons and a school guard have been arrested in connection with the Monday fire at St. Bernard Secondary School in Rakai district in Uganda's southwest, police said Tuesday.Uganda Deputy Police spokesman Patrick Onyango told CNN the students who were arrested were part of a group of 15 expelled by school authorities
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Death toll in Mogadishu car bombing rises to 52

Around 100 people were injured in the blast which happened near a hotel popular with visitors to the country and international journalists. Mohammed Yusuf, medical director at the Medina hospital in Mogadishu — where many of the wounded are being treated — told CNN five people died in the early hours of Monday morning at the clinic, while two others passed away at another
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10 students die in suspected arson at Ugandan boarding school

Three former students expelled for disciplinary reasons and a school guard have been arrested in connection with the Monday fire at St. Bernard Secondary School in Rakai district in Uganda's southwest, police said Tuesday.Uganda Deputy Police spokesman Patrick Onyango told CNN the students who were arrested were part of a group of 15 expelled by school authorities
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Death toll in Mogadishu car bombing rises to 52

Around 100 people were injured in the blast which happened near a hotel popular with visitors to the country and international journalists. Mohammed Yusuf, medical director at the Medina hospital in Mogadishu — where many of the wounded are being treated — told CNN five people died in the early hours of Monday morning at the clinic, while two others passed away at another
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Briton dies of rabies after getting bitten by a cat in Morocco

Public Health England (PHE) issued a warning Monday to all UK residents after the resident contracted the disease.While there is "no risk" to the wider public, the victim's family, friends and involved medical staff are being monitored and provided with vaccinations if necessary, the health agency said.Rabies, which is almost always fatal once symptoms appear, is an