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Somalia truck bomb death toll jumps to 358 dead

Several experts say the truck was probably carrying at least 500 kilos or 1,100 pounds of explosives

Several experts say the truck was probably carrying at least 500 kilos or 1,100 pounds of ...

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Somalia truck bomb death toll jumps to 358 dead

WHO's director for health emergencies in Africa, Ibrahima Soce Fall, says that out of ...

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Madagascar plague deaths hit 94, with 1,100 suspected cases – WHO

'Blood samples were taken from two people who have since died and were found positive for ...

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Ebola-like Marburg virus kills 2 in Uganda – official

Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chief Wafula Chebukati lays bare ...

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Kenya election chief casts doubt on 'free, fair' poll

The resignation of one of 7 poll commissioners is the latest dramatic twist to an ...

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Kenya poll official quits, says election not 'credible'

A total of 805 cases have been reported on the poor Indian Ocean island nation since ...

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Madagascar plague death toll climbs to 74

Desperate residents of the capital search for news of missing relatives after the monster ...

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Somalia truck bomb toll hits 276, 300 others injured

Authorities say the death toll is expected to rise further as some of the injured are ...

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Mogadishu reels as truck bomb toll hits 137

(UPDATED) Witnesses say the blast badly damaged a nearby hotel and left scenes of ...

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At least 20 dead in 'huge' Mogadishu blast – police

(UPDATED) Six other aboard the Antonov aircraft are injured

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4 die as French army-chartered plane crashes off Ivory Coast