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The number of Turkish fishing boats off the northwest African coast of Mauritania has risen to 33, up from just two last year, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on Aug. 23.
KHARTOUM - Agence France-Presse
Russia's ambassador to Sudan, veteran diplomat Mirgayas Shirinsky, was found dead in the swimming pool at his Khartoum home on Aug. 23, Sudanese and Russian officials said.
NAIROBI - Agence France-Presse
Tensions remained high in Kenya on Aug. 13 after 11 people died in violent protests and the opposition stood by its demand that the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta be overturned.
FREETOWN - Reuters
Rescue workers have unearthed 499 dead bodies since last week's devastating landslide near the Sierra Leone capital Freetown, the city's chief coroner told Reuters on Aug. 20.
Ethiopia’s parliament on Aug. 4 lifted a nationwide state of emergency decreed last year after Africa’s second most-populous country was rocked by months of protests.
Rescue workers have recovered nearly 400 bodies from a mudslide in the outskirts of Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown, the chief coroner said on Aug. 15, as morgues struggled to find space for all the dead.
Moroccan Ambassador to Ankara Menouar Alem died on July 31 in the Moroccan capital Rabat, the Moroccan News Agency has reported, citing his relatives.
FREETOWN - Associated Press
The death toll from massive mudslides in Sierra Leone’s capital was certain to rise Tuesday as bodies washed up on a beach and workers searched for an untold number of people buried in their homes.
DHAKA – The Associated Press
A boiler explosion at a garment factory in Bangladesh owned by export-oriented Multifabs Ltd. has killed 10 people and injured 50, officials said on July 4
A Turkish national was among at least 18 people killed in an attack in Burkina Faso by suspected jihadists, Turkey’s foreign ministry said on Aug. 14
At least 19 people were killed when Islamist militants launched a car bomb and gun attack on a busy hotel and adjacent restaurant in the Somali capital, a police officer said on June 15.