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Truck accident in Central African Republic kills 78

Dozens more injured as the heavily-loaded truck crashed outside the town of Bambari on its way to a weekly market.

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Several killed in downtown Johannesburg fire

City's emergency services rescue more than 50 people from the rooftop of Cape York building in downtown.

Johannesburg fire

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South Africa crash: 18 killed as bus and truck collide

Authorities investigate the cause of accident in Mpumalanga province, which also left at least 12 people injured.

Mpumalanga province

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Algeria to give legal status to African migrants

Prime minister launches plan to grant residency rights and job permits to undocumented migrants after surge in racism.

African migrants

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Boko Haram suspected in deadly Niger attack

Nine people killed, about 40 people abducted in a village near Niger's southeastern city of Diffa, officials say.

Boko Haram

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Macron in Mali for talks with leaders of Africa's Sahel

French president meets West African leaders to support new 5,000-strong force to fight armed groups in the region.

French President Emmanuel Macron

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Assia Djebar: Algeria's 'immortal' literary hero

Google celebrates one of North Africa’s most influential writers on what would be her 81st birthday.

Assia Djebar

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Scores feared dead after boat sinks off Libya coast

More than 10,000 people were rescued last week from rickety boats that had set off from Libya.

Libya coast

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DR Congo skips independence parade amid security fears

Annual military parade parade schedule to take place on Friday abandoned for security concerns, president adviser says.

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UN agrees to cut down Darfur peacekeeping force

Major budget cut pressures UN to trim its costliest mission by at least 30 percent, prompting right groups' criticism.

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