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Press Freedom Day: Journalists working despite threats
For Abdiqadir Dulyar, simply reading messages sent to his phone can be chilling.
 
Attackers armed with machetes and axes hacked at least 16 civilians to death in a night-time assault on their village in the volatile east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, U.N. and local officials said Wednesday.
 
Kenyan rescuers pulled an 18-month-old toddler alive from the rubble of a six-storey building on Tuesday, four days after the block collapsed killing 23 people, police said.
 
Five Egyptians dead as mystery over Italian grows
It was a brutal killing that became an international incident: An Italian graduate student disappeared from the streets of the Egyptian capital in January, his body discovered days later dumped by a roadside, tortured to death.
 
Egypt's journalists' syndicate called for the dismissal of the interior minister and an immediate sit-in at its headquarters in downtown Cairo on Monday, to protest the police detention of two journalists on its premises the night earlier.
 
Ghanaian crowned first 'Miss Africa Continent'
Barefoot, wearing traditional costumes including animal hide skirts and elaborately beaded headdresses, the contestants strutted the stage before Ghanaian Rebecca Asamoah was crowned the first Miss Africa Continent.
 
Through 20 years' selling tea by searing-hot Khartoum roadsides, Awadeya Mahmoud dreamed of improving conditions for her co-workers, mostly from conflict-hit areas like herself, but never imagined it would lead to the White House.
 
Ten dead as storm topples building in Kenya
Rescuers in the Kenyan capital made desperate efforts Saturday to free survivors including a woman and child trapped in a building that collapsed in storms that have left a total of 17 people dead.
 
Egypt explorers hunt gold in the desert, following ancients
Off the off-road tracks deep in Egypt's eastern desert, prospectors are ramping up the hunt for the treasure once revered by the Pharaohs as the "skin of the gods" -- gold.
 
84 migrants still missing after boat sinks off Libya: IOM
ROME - Eighty-four migrants are still missing after an inflatable craft sank off the coast of Libya, according to survivors cited by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Saturday.
 
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