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UNICEF calls for urgent action to end child abuse in South Sudan

The report was released ahead of the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), which was ratified by the east African country on January 23, 2015.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/19 11:48:12

Trump asks Supreme Court to block New York subpoena for his tax returns

US President Donald Trump on Thursday asked the Supreme Court to block a subpoena demanding his accounting firm to turn over eight years of his tax returns to Manhattan prosecutors, the president's personal attorney Jay Sekulow said in a statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/15 8:09:09

Yemen declares health emergency over epidemics

Yemen's health authorities declared a health emergency on Tuesday, citing that they were battling malaria and dengue fever.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/14 15:40:43

Zimbabwe bans electric geysers in bid to save power

The Zimbabwe government on Wednesday issued energy regulations banning the installation of new electrical geysers at both domestic and commercial buildings as it strives to conserve power that is gravely in short supply.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/14 10:50:45

115 elephants die in Zimbabwe's largest game park due to drought

At least 115 elephants have died at the country's largest game reserve since September this year due to shortage of food and water.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/13 10:13:14

Drought threatens elephants

Zimbabwe's wildlife agency said Monday it would move hundreds of elephants and other animals in a dramatic bid to save them from a lethal drought.
Source: AFP | 2019/11/12 19:18:40

Gaani Festival held in Nikki, Benin

Gaani Festival held in Nikki, Benin
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/11 15:39:36

Floods kill 48 people in Kenya amid heavy rains

Flash floods have killed at least 48 people and affected more than 144,000 people across Kenya, destroying key infrastructure and livelihoods in the East African nation, the United Nations said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/10 15:56:12

Egypt's autumn horticulture expo charmingly returns after 30 years of absence

Egypt's autumn horticulture expo charmingly returns after 30 years of absence
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/10 13:24:11

Rwandan president welcomes China import expo

The second China International Import Expo taking place in China is "something we are always happy about," as trade is very important for countries' economies and the world, Rwandan President Paul Kagame said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/9 9:34:17

Egypt unearths Greco-Roman catacomb in Ismailia

Egyptian archeological mission discovered a multi-stories catacomb dated back to the Greco-Roman era in Ismailia province, the Ministry of Antiquities said in a statement on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/8 8:02:46

China-built Lamu port to receive first ship in December: Kenyan official

Kenya's Chinese-built port in the coastal island of Lamu is expected to be launched in December, the port agency said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/5 8:00:17

Anti-Ebola radio host found dead

A radio host who helped spread the word in the fight against Ebola has been stabbed to death at his home in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo, the army said Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2019/11/4 18:33:40

AfDB approves 455 mln USD loan to Tanzania for new airport in capital city

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a 455 million U.S. dollars loan to Tanzania for the construction of a new airport and ring roads in the new capital Dodoma, a Tanzanian government statement said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/2 10:01:20

Kenya issues smart ID cards to protect fishing and forests

Fishing communities on Kenya's north coast will be the first to benefit from "smart" identity cards aimed at distinguishing genuine fishermen and loggers from poachers who raid waters and cut down mangroves vital to ease climate change threats.
Source: Reuters | 2019/10/30 19:45:38

Nigerian official says China-funded deep sea port to boost local economy

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Nigeria's Lagos State, said that China's investment of 629 million US dollars on the Lekki Seaport project, the nation's first deep sea port, would boost the local economy.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/28 15:40:27

New Tunisian president sworn in after upstart poll

Tunisia's new President Kais Saied took the oath of office on Wednesday after his surprise election victory over champions of the political establishment.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/23 21:58:41

Zimbabwean drought kills elephants

At least 55 elephants have died in a month in Zimbabwe due to a lack of food and water, its wildlife agency said Monday, as the country faces one of the worst droughts in its history.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/22 18:53:41