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Egypt army kills 40 militants in Sinai raids

Some 40 militants were killed in military raids on their hotbeds in Egypt's province of North Sinai, armed forces said in a statement on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/25 16:55:51

Morocco jails 33 to 24 years for foiled mass jailbreak

Morocco court sentenced 33 people to 24 years in prison for foiled mass jailbreak two years ago, the official MAP news agency reported on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/25 7:39:03

7 civilians killed in terror explosion in Egypt's North Sinai

Seven Egyptian civilians were killed on Monday when a terrorist vehicle loaded with explosives went off near a security checkpoint in the country's North Sinai province, military spokesman said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/25 6:11:26

Egyptian police kill 8 pro-Muslim Brotherhood militants in Fayoum

Egyptian police killed on Sunday eight militants loyal to the outlawed group Muslim Brotherhood during clashes in Fayoum province, Egypt's Interior Ministry said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/23 23:09:34

Dangerous route to manhood

Naked, covered in white clay mud, and with his penis wrapped in leaves, Abongile Maqegu, 20, sits in a hut in South Africa recovering from his circumcision – a traditional ritual that can prove fatal.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/23 20:53:39

S. Africa decision to withdraw from the ICC remains, ruling party says

South Africa's decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) remains, ruling party African National Congress (ANC) chairperson for International Relations Subcommittee, Edna Molewa has said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/23 7:20:34

Egypt, Jordan discuss Arab action over Israeli violence in Jerusalem

The Egyptian and Jordanian foreign ministers discussed in a phone call on Saturday the possible Arab steps and measures to be taken against the recent Israeli assaults against the Palestinians in Jerusalem, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/23 7:20:07

Egypt's Sisi inaugurates largest military base in Mideast

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi inaugurated on Saturday the largest military base of the Middle East in the coastal city of Alexandria.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/22 20:04:29

Egyptian court confirms death sentences against 28 over killing ex-top prosecutor

An Egyptian court on Saturday has confirmed death sentences against 28 people over the murder of a former public prosecutor in 2015, the Egyptian state TV reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/22 17:25:05

Egyptian army kills 30 terrorists in North Sinai

The Egyptian army said on Friday that its forces killed 30 terrorists in the country's North Sinai province.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/22 7:33:51

Somali forces destroy Al-Shabaab compound in southern Somalia

Somalia National Army (SNA)-backed by the African Union peacekeeping mission (AMISOM) on Friday destroyed an Al-Shabaab compound in southern Somalia.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/22 7:30:51

China's Jack Ma announces support for African entrepreneurs, conservation efforts

Chinese billionaire entrepreneur Jack Ma on Friday announced four projects to support African entrepreneurs, African young people and efforts of conservation in Africa.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/21 23:54:46

Chinese firms create over 28,000 jobs in Ethiopia over past five years: official

Chinese companies have created more than 28,300 jobs in various sectors during the past five-year period in Ethiopia, an official at the Ethiopian Investment Commission (EIC) told Xinhua Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/21 18:49:28

Malawi's arrested agriculture minister out on court bail

Malawi's Blantyre magistrates court on Thursday granted bail to the country's former Agriculture Minister George Chaponda who was arrested Wednesday, on corruption charges, after spending a night in police custody.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/21 18:47:14

South Sudan needs to return to peace, says UN official

A senior UN official said Thursday that challenges must be overcome to put South Sundan back on track for peace.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/21 10:39:15

Morocco court jails 7 female teens for terror-related crimes

A Moroccan anti-terror court sentenced seven female teens to a maximum of five years in prison for terror-related crimes, Moroccan official MAP news agency reported on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/21 9:07:00

Ethiopia-Djibouti railway to start commercial operations in October: minister

The Chinese built 756 km electrified rail project connecting landlocked Ethiopia to Djibouti will start commercial operations in October, said the Ethiopian transportation minister on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/21 8:35:14

Tunisia's PM defends his anti-corruption strategy

Tunisia's Prime Minister Youssef Chahed outlined his anti-corruption strategy, while questioned on Thursday by the deputies of the Assembly of People's Representatives (Parliament).
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/21 8:29:37