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African diplomats hope for more cooperation with China as AfCFTA takes effect

African diplomats and officials commended the robust and diverse ties with China on Saturday, hoping for more cooperation as the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is inching towards effect.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/26 17:30:53

Decoupling from China hampers global development

For the past two decades, the botched theory of the "coming collapse of China's economy" has been debunked repeatedly by realities. If one must find a match for its fallacy, the theory of "decoupling from China" is a prime candidate.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/26 17:21:30

Newly-elected S. African president pledges to end corruption, poverty

Newly-elected South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday said he is committed to tackling serious challenges the country faced in his inauguration ceremony in Loftus Versfeld stadium in Pretoria.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/26 10:58:51

Newly-elected S. African president pledges to end corruption, poverty

Newly-elected South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday said he is committed to tackling serious challenges the country faced in his inauguration ceremony in Loftus Versfeld stadium in Pretoria.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/25 22:22:02

Zambian president congratulates South Africa's Ramaphosa on re-election

Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Saturday congratulated South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on his re-election and inauguration as that country's fifth president since the end of apartheid in 1994.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/25 22:16:16

Egypt's president says Africa heading steadily toward sustainable development

Africa is heading steadily toward achieving sustainable development through the implementation of its ambitious Agenda 2063, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said on Saturday in a televised speech marking Africa Day.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/25 18:17:20

Migrants should not return to Libyan detention

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Thursday said that migrants rescued off the Libyan coast "should not be returned to detention" due to security conditions.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/24 10:44:05

New president

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa acknowledges the applause after Parliament elected him as president in Cape Town, South Africa on Wednesday. MPs from the African National Congress party, which won 230 out of 400 seats on May 8, choose the head of state in the parliament's first post-election sitting.
Source: VCG | 2019/5/23 20:23:40

UN mission in Somalia mending ties with gov't after expulsion of mission head

The UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) is mending relations with Somalia's federal government after the latter expelled the head of the UN mission, said the deputy head of the mission on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/23 12:07:49

Humanitarian situation in Somalia is deteriorating: UN official

A senior UN official warned on Wednesday that the humanitarian situation in Somalia is deteriorating with widespread droughts.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/23 12:05:47

Botswana, China hold economic meeting to boost cooperation

Botswana and China held an economic and trade meeting on Wednesday to seek more opportunities to boost the two countries' cooperation and relations.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/23 11:53:40

China says US politicians should have "healthy attitude" towards helping Africa

A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman on Wednesday advised certain US politicians to at least develop a healthy attitude towards other countries' assistance to Africa's development.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/23 9:56:46

Zimbabwe expresses interest in joining African Union's agency on good governance

Zimbabwe is seeking to become a member of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), a specialized agency established by the African Union in 2003 as a self-monitoring initiative to promote good governance in Africa, an official said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/23 9:37:28

UN confirms release of expert from Tunisia

The United Nations on Wednesday confirmed that a UN expert detained since March 26 in Tunisia has been released and is at his home in Germany.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/23 9:07:17

UN lowers economic growth forecasts amid high trade tensions, policy uncertainty

The United Nations (UN) on Tuesday cut its predictions for global economic growth in 2019 and 2020 due to unresolved trade tensions, high international policy uncertainty and softening business confidence.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/22 11:56:26

Egypt, France hold joint naval drill in Mediterranean

Egyptian and French naval forces carried out on Tuesday a maritime training exercise in the Mediterranean Sea, the Egyptian Armed Forces said in a statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/22 9:38:37

UN chief calls for more cohesive, integrated UN development system

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday said that the world body needs a more cohesive and integrated development system so as to help countries accelerate action in achieving the 2030 Agenda goals.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/22 9:16:58

Trade tensions, policy uncertainty continue to hinder economic growth: UN report

The global economy is experiencing a broad-based growth slowdown amid unresolved trade tensions, high international policy uncertainty, and softening business confidence, according to the United Nations World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) mid-2019 report, released Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/22 9:14:47