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African countries vow to fight illegal timber trade

African countries have pledged to tame illegal trade in timber and other forest products by ensuring that the sub-sector makes a meaningful contribution to the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP), a conservationist said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/20 8:18:05

Time for local media to tell their own story about Rwanda: official

A senior Rwandan media official on Tuesday called on local media to tell their own story about Rwanda as foreign media often portray Rwanda's image in prejudiced and negative terms.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/20 7:56:45

At least 39 killed in shooting attack in DR Congo: UN agency

At least 39 people were killed and another 94 injured in a latest shooting attack in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Sept. 15, the UN Refugee Agency UNHCR said Tuesday in a statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/20 2:17:00

Ugandan president meets US envoy over South Sudan crisis

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has told the United States envoy to the UN that he is making efforts to help end fighting in neighboring South Sudan that has forced over 1.6 million people to flee the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/19 21:28:18

Suicide attack kills at least 15 in NE Nigeria: security sources

A suicide attack in Nigeria's northeastern state of Borno on Monday claimed at least 15 lives, according to security sources.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/19 2:39:38

UN gives top prize to Chibok girls negotiator

A Nigerian lawyer who helped secure the release of more than 100 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram was on Monday awarded one of the UN's top prizes.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/18 23:08:40

Zimbabwe begins voter registration for 2018 elections

Voter registration for Zimbabwe's 2018 harmonized elections begins Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/18 18:41:19

Morocco to host 7th Digital Earth Summit to discuss earth observation

The seventh Digital Earth Summit will be held in the Moroccan city of El Jadida on April 17-19 next year, to discuss latest achievements in earth observation and to exchange expertise.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/18 7:30:49

Egypt pins hope on China to revive ailing tourism industry: official

Egypt is eager to tap into the Chinese market to revive its ailing tourism industry, Governor of Egypt's Luxor Governorate Mohamed Badr told Xinhua in a recent interview.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/18 7:00:01

S. Africa to sign nuclear non-prohibition treaty: Presidency

South Africa will sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons next week during the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, the Presidency said on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/18 1:28:47

Hundreds of robbery suspects arrested in S. Africa

Hundreds of robbery suspects have been arrested in an intensified anti-crime operation in four robbery-stricken provinces, the South African Police Services (SAPS) said on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/18 1:26:26

Egypt court upholds ousted president Morsi's 25-year in jail over "Qatar document leak"

An Egyptian court on Saturday upheld life sentence in prison against the ousted president Mohamed Morsi over charges of spying for Qatar, State-run Nile TV reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/16 19:00:38

Keywords from China's major-country diplomacy: China's Neighboring & African Policy

The following are a selection of keywords concerning China's foreign policy and related explanations.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/16 11:54:43

Gambian President lays foundation stone for Chinese-funded conference center

The Gambian President Adama Barrow has laid the foundation stone on Thursday to mark the official commencement of the construction of the Chinese funded International Conference Center at a tune of 50 million US dollars.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/16 12:22:40

Chinese investors help Ethiopia expand employment opportunities

Sherry Zhang, the General Manager of Huajin shoe making factory, is a zealous Chinese investor with a determination to expand job opportunities for Ethiopia's skilled youthful population.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/16 11:51:54

East African bloc mulls measures to address refugees situation in Somalia

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) member states discussed potential solutions concerning refugees condition and reintegration of returnees in Somalia.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/15 6:39:54

China offers treatment for Afghan children with heart diseases

China has provided free medical treatment for 21 Afghan children with congenital heart diseases, the Chinese Red Cross Foundation (CRCF) announced Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/15 0:48:55

Chinese doctors provide free services in South Sudan

A team of Chinese doctors working in South Sudan on Thursday offered free medical services for students and staff members at the University of Juba.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/15 0:47:15