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Africa is the newest sphere of illicit Russian Facebook activity

Facebooktoday said it has removed three groups of accounts, pages, and groups engaging in coordinated inauthentic behavior that were linked to Russia and targeted a number of countries in Africa. The social media giant said that the network of accounts, pages, and groups were targetingMadagascar, Central African Republic, Mozambique, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, […]

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Foreign jets used in Libyan refugee centre airstrike, says UN

Highly probable that nation backing Khalifa Haftar operated jets used in July attack Foreign fighter jets are suspected by United Nations arms experts of launching precision missiles that published by the BBC, led the former British ambassador to Libya, Peter Millett, to call on the UN security council to discuss at ambassadorial level how outside […]

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Archie makes his debut on Meghan and Harry’s South Africa tour

Cape Town, South Africa (CNN)Britain’s Duke and Duchess of Sussex brought their son Archie to his first official engagement on Wednesday — a meeting with Nobel laureate and retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Baby Archie could be seen being cradled by his mother Meghan as the family of three walked down a corridor to meet Tutu […]

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Ethiopia plants more than 350 million trees in 12 hours

(CNN)Ethiopia planted more than 353 million trees in 12 hours on Monday, which officials believe is a world record. Monday’s challenge had encouraged citizens in Africa’s second most populous nation to plant 200 million trees in one day. In 2017, India set the world record when around 1.5 million volunteers planted 66 million in 12 […]

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Dozens of bodies found after migrant boat capsizes off Libya

Up to 150 have died in what is thought be deadliest incident in Mediterranean this year Dozens of bodies have been recovered from the Mediterranean, a day after the shipwreck that caused the up to 150 migrants. Eyewitnesses described harrowing scenes in the sea, in what a senior UN official called the the worst Mediterranean […]

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At least 40 killed after airstrike targets migrant center in Libya

(CNN)An airstrike that hit a migrant detention center near the Libyan capital early Wednesday has left at least 40 people dead and another 200 injured, a health official in the country’s UN-recognized government told CNN. The LNA has denied responsibility for the attack, instead accusing Tripoli-based “militias” — who are largely allied to the GNA […]

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Mediterranean will be ‘sea of blood’ without rescue boats, UN warns

Refugee agency says risk of people dying attempting crossing is at its highest The risk of migrants and refugees becoming shipwrecked in the Mediterranean and dying at sea is the highest it has ever been due to a lack of NGO rescue ships and the conflict in Libya hastening departures at an alarming rate, the […]

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Tunisian president accused of complicity in torture

Beji Caid Essebsi committed crimes while serving under Habib Bourguiba, commission alleges An independent commission set up to investigate crimes by the Tunisian state has accused President Beji Caid Essebsi of complicity in torture and his predecessor Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali of corruption. A report by the Instance Verit et Dignit (IVD), or Truth and […]

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Murdered journalists were tracked by police with shadowy Russian links, evidence shows

(CNN)New evidence shows that three Russian journalists killed in the Central African Republic last year were victims of a well-planned ambush involving a senior police officer with shadowy Russian connections — and they were tracked from the moment they arrived in the country. Now, six months later, there is evidence that far from being the […]

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Why NASA chose Senegal to observe a frozen world beyond Pluto

Dakar, Senegal (CNN)On a night in August, an object called 2014 MU69 passed in front of a star and blocked its light. This phenomenon, called a stellar occultation, lasted just a second and was visible only in certain regions in Africa (more exactly in Senegal, Mali and Algeria) and in South America in Colombia. The […]

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