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UN Security Council extends mandate of Afghanistan mission

The Security Council on Tuesday adopted a resolution to extend the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) for one year.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/18 12:09:53

France reiterates support for Sudan's transitional period

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Monday voiced his country's support for the current transitional period in Sudan to achieve peace and justice.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/17 11:19:42

In Ethiopia, busted VW Beetles 'pimped out' for hip youth

When Robel Wolde bought a beat-up 1967 Volkswagen Beetle from a friend for 50,000 Ethiopian birr ($1,700), it marked the start of an extensive restoration he'd plotted for years.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/16 17:48:39

Tunisians vote for president on competitive election day

Tunisians began casting votes in an unpredictable presidential election on Sunday where there is no overwhelming front-runner, with economic ills dominating the agenda.
Source: Reuters | 2019/9/15 21:53:40

Voting begins in Tunisian presidential election

The polling centers for the early presidential election opened on Sunday in 24 provinces of Tunisia.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/15 21:50:19

African leaders pay tribute to late Zimbabwe's Mugabe at state funeral in Harare

Foreign dignitaries including former and current African leaders on Saturday paid tribute to the late former President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe at a state funeral in Harare.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/15 8:28:42

Egypt opens 2 ancient tombs for visitors in Luxor after restoration

The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities announced on Sunday the opening of two ancient Egyptian tombs for visitors after their restoration on the Nile River's west bank of Upper Egypt's monument-rich province of Luxor.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/9 17:04:19

Pope Francis leads Madagascar mass

Thousands of people were gathering before dawn Sunday in the Madagascar capital Antananarivo, braving a cold windy morning to hear Pope Francis say mass on the second leg of his three-nation African tour.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/8 18:33:40

Zimbabwe declares days of national mourning for late national hero Mugabe

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday declared the late founding leader of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, a national hero.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/7 9:29:11

China pays tribute to Mugabe

China paid tribute to Zimbabwe's ex-president Robert Mugabe, after the former guerrilla leader died on Friday at the age of 95.
Source: Agencies | 2019/9/6 22:13:40

Zimbabwe's former leader Mugabe dies

Zimbabwe's former leader Robert Mugabe has died at the age of 95, mulitiple sources reported Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/6 13:25:36

Sudan's PM announces formation of transitional cabinet

Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok on Thursday announced the formation of the transitional cabinet, the first since the ouster of former President Omar al-Bashir.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/6 9:11:35

Papal visit

A worker paints a cross outside the Andohalo Cathedral in Antananarivo, on Wednesday, ahead of the visit of Pope Francis and his meeting with bishops scheduled in the Cathedral on Saturday. Pope Francis was set to arrive in Mozambique on Wednesday at the start of a three-nation tour of Indian Ocean African countries hard hit by poverty, conflict and natural disaster.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/4 17:58:43

Looters galore

Looters make off with goods from a store in Germiston, east of Johannesburg, South Africa on Tuesday. Police had earlier fired rubber bullets as they struggled to stop looters who targeted businesses, as unrest broke out in several spots in and around the city.
Source: AP | 2019/9/3 20:38:41

Sudan's PM rejects interference in selection of transitional gov't ministers

Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok on Sunday reiterated rejection of any attempt to intervene in or influence his selection of ministers for the transitional cabinet.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/2 12:13:41

UN chief expresses solidarity with Ebola-hit DR Congo

UN chief Antonio Guterres started a three-day tour of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Saturday, expressing “solidarity” with a region ravaged by violence and an Ebola epidemic.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/1 19:13:39

Ebola death toll in Congo hits 2,000

The death toll from Democratic Republic of Congo's year-long Ebola outbreak has climbed above 2,000, government data showed on Friday, as responders battle to overcome community mistrust and widespread security problems.
Source: Reuters | 2019/8/30 21:23:41

Doorway to drugs

Yonas Getu Molla started chewing khat as an architecture student, when he and his friends would munch on the leafy stimulant late into the night to help them study.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/29 18:48:40