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Kenyan police seize $20m of counterfeit bank notes

Kenyan police have seized $20 million of counterfeit bank notes that had been stored in a personal safety deposit box at a branch of Barclays Bank Kenya, the directorate of criminal investigations said.
Source: Reuters | 2019/3/20 22:18:42

Shortage bites

Snake antivenoms have been around for 125 years, are effective and can be produced cheaply at scale. Yet Africa, with its abundance of deadly snakes, has an alarming shortage of the life-saving medicine.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/20 22:13:41

Expert says Belt and Road Initiative to strengthen Sino-Africa ties

The upcoming Second Belt and Road Initiative Forum for International Cooperation that will take place in China will strengthen Sino-Africa ties, an expert said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/20 0:40:25

Mine in Congo attacked, two Chinese killed by militants

Two Chinese were killed in a mine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Sunday local time when armed militants raided the mine.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/19 20:23:40

Death toll in cyclone-induced floods reaches 98 in Zimbabwe

The death toll from tropical cyclone Idai induced floods in Zimbabwe has risen to 98 with 217 missing, the government has said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/19 19:50:30

Zambia consoles Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe over cyclone destruction

Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Tuesday sent messages of condolences to his counterparts in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe over the deaths, injuries and widespread destruction caused by cyclone Idai.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/19 19:50:16

China hopes Algeria to advance political agenda smoothly

China said Tuesday that it hopes Algeria will smoothly advance its political agenda.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/19 19:36:43

Over 1,000 feared dead in Mozambique

More than 1,000 people are feared to have died in a cyclone that smashed into Mozambique last week, while scores were killed and more than 200 are missing in neighboring Zimbabwe.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/19 18:58:41

Death toll from cyclone Idai in Mozambique rises to 84

The Mozambique's National Institute for Disaster Management (INGC) said on Monday that the death toll caused by cyclone Idai rose to 84 and some 1,500 were injured.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/19 10:47:17

Chinese envoy asks to help DRC with security capacity-building

A Chinese envoy on Monday urged the international community to help the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) with its security capacity-building.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/19 8:41:45

Sad farewell

A woman lays flowers on the coffin of her loved one during a memorial service for the Ethiopian passengers and crew who died in the Ethiopian Airways ET302 crash, at Selassie Church on Sunday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. All 157 passengers and crew were killed after the plane came down six minutes after taking off. Photo: VCG
Source: VCG | 2019/3/18 21:18:40

Children among 13 people killed in vehicle collision in S. Africa

At least 13 people were killed and nine other sustained serious injuries when two vehicles collided on N2 national route, said South African medical emergency service provider ER 24 on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/18 20:13:18

Zimbabwe counts losses as death toll from Cyclone Idai floods rises to 70, hundreds missing

Zimbabwe is starting to count the losses as the death toll caused by Cyclone Idai-induced floods hit 70 across three provinces, while access to the most affected areas in southeastern Zimbabwe remains curtailed.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/18 20:12:34

Cyclone kills over 150 in Mozambique and Zimbabwe

A cyclone that slammed into Mozambique last week has damaged or destroyed 90 percent of the city of Beira, the Red Cross said Monday, as the death toll in the country and neighboring Zimbabwe rose to 157.
Source: Agencies | 2019/3/18 19:13:40

Youth platform recommends deepening Arab-African cooperation

Sessions of the ongoing Arab African Youth Platform wrapped up late on Sunday with ten recommendations aimed at enhancing cooperation between Arab and African countries.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/18 16:49:02

Ethiopian PM to lead high level delegation to 2nd Belt and Road Forum

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has confirmed his attendance at the upcoming second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation to be held in Beijing next month, Chinese Ambassador to Ethiopia Tan Jian revealed on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/16 14:35:44

Rwanda takes action to raise rural women's awareness of using technology

The Rwandan government on Friday launched a campaign to raise awareness of women and girls in the rural areas of learning and using technologies, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/16 14:30:22

Ethiopian crash investigators find similar, unusual trim settings

Investigators have found a piece of a stabilizer in the wreckage of an Ethiopian jet with the trim set in an unusual position similar to that of a Lion Air plane that crashed last year, two sources familiar with the matter said.
Source: Reuters | 2019/3/15 21:43:41