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Up to 100 refugees feared drowned off Libyan coast

Libya's navy says up to 100 refugees are missing as it rescues 300 from three boats in the Mediterranean Sea.

Coastguard vessels rescued 300 refugees

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Cyclone Ava kills at least 29 in Madagascar

The cyclone hit the island nation during the weekend, leading to flooding, which affected at least 80,000 people.

Cyclone Ava

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Johannesburg: Train collision leaves hundreds injured

About 200 people injured after collision of two passenger trains in Johannesburg suburb, emergency services say.

Hennenman

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Why are tensions rising in the Red Sea region?

Egypt sends troops to Eritrea as Sudan and Turkey ink a deal to rebuild a Red Sea island and construct a naval dock.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

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Nigerian migrants return from Libya back to square one

Even after experiencing horrible treatment and conditions, almost half of West African migrants returning home from Libya say that they will try to reach Europe again.

Nigerian migrants

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Tunisian opposition leader calls for continued protests

One killed and five injured as protests against government austerity measures spread across Tunisia.

Tunis

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Nigeria flying citizens from Libya amid 'endemic' abuse

Some 5,500 Nigerians trapped in Libya while attempting to reach Europe to be evacuated amid reports of slavery and rape.

 Nigerians

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Eight refugees die in shipwreck off Libya

Italy's coastguard recovers bodies of eight female refugees and rescues 86 others in the first such shipwreck of 2018.

Mediterranean Sea

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UN to investigate killing of 15 peacekeepers in the DRC

December attack by Ugandan fighters killed 15 Tanzanian peacekeepers and injured 43 other people.

peacekeepers

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Rwanda, Uganda deny Israel deal to host Africa migrants

Rwanda and Uganda have denied the existence of a deal to take African migrants from Israel.

Africa migrants

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