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Botswana faces first tight election contest since independence

Issued on: 21/10/2019 – 19:32Modified: 21/10/2019 – 19:51 For the first time since it won independence from Britain in 1966, Botswana faces a genuine electoral contest on Wednesday, as a feud between its current and a former president throws one of Africa's most stable nations into uncertainty. Advertising Read more The Botswana Democratic Party, in power
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Egypt uncovers ancient area filled with royal artifacts

Archeologists have uncovered an ancient "industrial area" once used to produce decorative items, furniture and pottery for royal tombs, Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities announced Thursday. Comprised of 30 workshops and a large kiln to fire ceramics, the sprawling site was discovered in Luxor's Valley of the Monkeys, according to an official statement. "Each
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At least 31 passengers killed in fiery Congo bus crash

The bus, traveling from Lufu in Mbanza-Ngungu territory, was heading to the capital Kinshasa when its brakes failed Sunday, causing the vehicle to explode on impact, Steve Mbikayi said."At least 31 people are dead so far, and 18 people are wounded. The driver lost control and the bus overturned and caught fire," Mbikayi said.According to the minister, some of the
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Five killed in twin attacks on Burkina Faso government forces

Issued on: 19/10/2019 – 19:29Modified: 19/10/2019 – 19:33 Four soldiers and a police officer were killed and 11 more injured in twin attacks early Saturday in the north of Burkina Faso, the army said in a statement. Advertising Read more "Military units in Bahn (Loroum province) and Yense (Yatenga province) were targeted by almost simultaneous terrorist attacks" at