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African leaders to meet in special summit for 'last push' on AU reforms

African leaders are set to gather this weekend for a special summit aimed at pushing through long-debated reforms to their pan-continental body.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/15 20:33:40

UN chief says Eritrea sanction removal to advance regional peacebuilding

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the lifting of sanctions on Eritrea will contribute to advancing peacebuilding efforts in the region, his spokesperson said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/15 14:36:52

Kenya eyes more Chinese investments to boost industrial capacity

Kenya hopes more Chinese investors will come to the east African country to boost its industrial capacity, officials said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/15 8:16:36

UN envoy outlines challenges confronting DRC elections in December

The top UN envoy for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Tuesday outlined the security and public health challenges as well as ethnic tension confronting the African country's upcoming elections.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/14 14:56:37

11 students killed in Uganda school dormitory fire

At least 11 students have been confirmed dead following a dormitory fire in Uganda on Monday.
Source: CGTN | 2018/11/13 0:48:21

Food ads stir questions in Nigeria about gender roles

Adverts in Nigeria depicting career women gleefully juggling their job with kitchen duties have sparked a heated debate about gender roles in the fast-changing society of West Africa's largest economy.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/12 18:53:39

Egypt unearths 7 pharaonic tombs near capital Cairo

Egypt's Minister of Antiquities Khaled al-Anany announced Saturday the discovery of seven pharaonic tombs in Saqqara Necropolis in Giza Province.
Source: | 2018/11/11 16:34:15

One injured as gunmen attacks red cross vehicle in northeast Kenya

At least one person was injured while three others escaped unhurt on Saturday after unknown gunmen opened fire on a Kenya Red Cross vehicle in Garissa county, northeast Kenya, the charity said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/11 10:04:19

Africa's longest suspension bridge opens to traffic in Mozambique

The longest suspension bridge in Africa, the cross-sea Maputo Bay Bridge with its link roads in Mozambique, was officially open to traffic here on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/11 8:41:28

47 die in serious road accident in Zimbabwe

At least 47 people died in a serious accident in Zimbabwe on Wednesday afternoon after two buses collided head-on.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/8 10:24:29

Families go wild

Clouds of dust swirl in the air as innumerable wildebeests throw themselves into the Mara River as they try to cross its surging waters without falling prey to crocodiles lurking under its surface. This is just one scene from the vast herds of the grazing antelopes' annual migration from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to the greener pastures of the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya.
Source: China Daily | 2018/11/5 17:23:42

Tanzania launches crackdown on illegal fishing in Lake Tanganyika

Authorities in Tanzania on Friday officially launched a massive crackdown on illegal fishing in Lake Tanganyika, one of the oldest freshwater lakes in the world.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/2 22:32:37

World Bank provides 293 mln USD for boosting technical training in east Africa

The World Bank on Thusday announced a new financing tranche worth about 293 million US dollars to promote integration and technical training across the east African region.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/2 1:39:46

All Saints Day rites

Padre Pedro Opeka (center) leads Catholics gathered at a cemetery in Antananarivo, Madagascar on Thursday for All Saints Day observances. The Catholic priest had built the cemetery with the help of residents. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2018/11/1 22:53:42

Rwanda sets up Ebola response center at border with DR Congo

Rwandan Ministry of Health has set up an Ebola center in Rubavu district bordering the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) as part of overall preparedness against the disease, an official said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/30 23:57:56

Zambia upbeat on Madagascar holding free and fair presidential polls

The Zambian government on Tuesday expressed optimism that Madagascar will hold free and fair presidential elections.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/30 23:57:42

Nigerian crackdown on Shiite group sparks escalation fears

At least three people were killed when supporters of an imprisoned Shiite cleric clashed with security forces during a protest march in Abuja, prompting warnings to the government that a heavy-handed approach could radicalize elements in the group.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/30 21:58:40