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A family lights a candle in front of the Notre Dame church in Nice, France, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. A new suspect is in custody in the investigation into a gruesome attack by a Tunisian man who killed three people in a French church. France heightened its security alert amid religious and geopolitical tensions around cartoons mocking the Muslim prophet. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
Never flagged as a danger, Nice attacker traveled unimpededThe 21-year-old Tunisian behind the attack that killed three in a Nice, France church had small-time run-ins with the law as a teen, but nothing that alerted Tunisian authorities to possible extremist leanings
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Tanzania's populist President John Magufuli is declared the overwhelming winner of a 2nd term amid alleged vote fraudTanzania's populist President John Magufuli is declared the overwhelming winner of a 2nd term amid alleged vote fraud
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'Gruesome' crash kills 21, mostly young children, in NigeriaNigeria’s president is expressing sadness over a “gruesome vehicle accident” in which 21 people, most of them young school children, were killed
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Kenyan court sentences 2 for Westgate attack that killed 67A Kenyan court has sentenced two men to 26 and 11 years in prison for supporting the 2013 attack on Nairobi’s upscale Westgate Mall that left 67 people dead
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A woman sits next her goods to sale on a street market in Bonoua, in the outskirts of Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. Opposition activists are threatening to block access to polling stations Saturday in an effort to disrupt the presidential election in Ivory Coast, where incumbent Alassane Ouattara is seeking a controversial third term after nearly a decade in power. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
Ivory Coast tensions rise as president seeks 3rd termOpposition activists are threatening to block access to polling stations Saturday in an effort to disrupt the presidential election in Ivory Coast, where incumbent Alassane Ouattara is seeking a controversial third term after nearly a decade in power
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The ruling party CCM presidential candidate Dr. John Magufuli casts his vote at Chamwino in Dodoma Wednesday. Oct. 28, 2020. The populist Magufuli, who made his name in part by targeting corruption, now seeks a second five-year term in one of Africa's most populous and fastest-growing economies. (AP Photo)
Tanzania's populist leader declared winner of flawed voteTanzania’s populist President John Magufuli has been declared the overwhelming winner of a second term amid allegations of widespread election fraud
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IOM: 140 dead in weekend migrant ship sinking off SenegalThe International Organization for Migration says a recent migrant shipwreck off the coast of Senegal is now believed to be the deadliest so far this year
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Militaries of South Sudan, Uganda confirm clash near borderSouth Sudan’s army has accused Uganda’s army of making a “major incursion” into its territory that led to fighting in which two South Sudanese soldiers were killed
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The ruling party CCM Presidential candidate Hussein Ali Mwinyi addresses supporters after claiming victory in the semi-autonomous region of Zanzibar, Tanzania, Thursday Oct. 29, 2020. There have been allegations alleging serious doubts about the credibility of Tanzania's election results, which are due to be officially declared Friday. (AP Photo)
Tanzania's opposition says vote 'spit in face of democracy'The United States says “irregularities and the overwhelming margins of victory raise serious doubts about the credibility" of Tanzania's election results
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Zimbabwe Cabinet approves proposal to criminalize protests Zimbabwe’s cabinet has approved proposed legislation that would make it a crime for activists to make “unsubstantiated claims” of human rights abuses, hold anti-government protests that could draw international attention or speak with foreign governments without state approval
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Victor Díaz and Juan Pascual leave a plaza where Mexicans are returned in Tijuana from the U.S., on Oct. 9, 2020. The suspension of asylum and the introduction of “express deportations,” as migrants call them, have accelerated a shift in who's crossing the border illegally: more Mexican men who come for economic reasons and far fewer from Central America, Africa and elsewhere who seek asylum. (AP Photo/Elliot Spagat)
South Africa's president in quarantine as virus cases riseSouth African president Cyril Ramaphosa has announced he has gone into quarantine after coming into contact with a dinner guest who has tested positive for COVID-19
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FILE - In this Wednesday Oct. 21, 2020 file photo, protesters run away as police officers use teargas to disperse people demonstrating against police brutality in Lagos, Nigeria. Nigeria's army has on Tuesday, Oct. 27 admitted its soldiers were deployed at the Lekki Toll Plaza in Lagos where live rounds were fired last week, killing several peaceful protesters prompting global outrage. At least 10 protesters were killed in the Lekki plaza shooting on Oct. 20, according to Amnesty International. ( AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, file)
Nigeria's army admits its soldiers were at Lagos shootingsNigeria’s army has admitted its soldiers were deployed at the Lekki Toll Plaza in Lagos where live rounds were fired last week, killing several peaceful protesters prompting global outrage
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Chadema Presidential Candidate Tundu Lissu casts his vote at Ntewa Primary School's polling station in Ikungi town Singida region, Tanzania, Wednesday. Oct.28, 2020. Opposition challenger Lissu has urged people to go into the streets to protest if election results are announced Thursday without being counted properly. (AP Photo)
Tanzania votes but 'widespread irregularities' are claimedTanzania’s leading opposition presidential candidate asserts that Wednesday's election saw “widespread irregularities" amid a massive internet slowdown
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Algerian leader "stable" in hospital with unknown illnessAlgeria’s President Abedelmadjid Tebboune has been hospitalized at a military hospital in the south of the capital Algiers, his office says
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Nigeria to investigate the shooting of protesters in LagosA Nigerian official says the shootings of peaceful protesters in Nigeria last week will be investigated by a judicial committee as some seek accountability for the worst turmoil in decades in Africa’s most populous country
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