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Red Cross helps 55,000 Somali families overcome drought with cash grants

Drought-stricken families in rural Somalia have been given a lifeline via 100 US dollar cash grants to see them through lean times brought on by severe drought, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said in a statement on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/29 10:20:26

Over 15,000 girls in Zambia dropped out of school last year due to pregnancies

Over 15,000 girls dropped out of school in Zambia last year due to pregnancies, a parliamentary committee said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/26 22:59:29

Former Rwandan genocide convict faces further interrogation by Tanzanian authorities

Tanzanian authorities said on Tuesday they have taken to commercial capital Dar es Salaam the former convict of the disbanded International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) for further questioning.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/26 7:29:50

S. Sudan registers nearly 400,000 new malaria cases in 4 months: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday at least 391,000 new malaria infections and 19 deaths have been recorded since the start of 2017 across South Sudan.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/26 7:27:11

Somali coastline still vulnerable to piracy despite a five year lull: expert

The expansive Somali coastline that is a critical shipping route remains prone to pirate attacks despite a five year lull occasioned by enhanced patrols by international naval forces, an expert has said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/26 7:25:17

S. African Police Minister tells police to "shoot to kill"

The South African Police Minister, Fikile Mbalula told the police to "shoot to kill" on Tuesday if they are confronted by rogue and criminals in the line of their duty.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/26 7:23:15

China ready to enhance people-to-people exchange with South Africa: vice premier

China stands ready to work with South Africa to enhance people-to-people exchange and cooperation so as to boost the mutual understanding and friendship between the two peoples, Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong said here on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/25 16:18:48

At least 27 killed in road accident in eastern Kenya

At least 27 people were killed and several others injured early Tuesday in a grisly road accident involving an oil tanker and a commuter bus along the Nairobi-Mombasa highway.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/25 14:19:09

Drive to eradicate polio

A player from the Kano Pillars para-soccer team, Suleiman Auta (third from left), holds his son Khalid after a training session in Kano, northwestern Nigeria, on Sunday. The World Health Organization said 116 million children are to receive polio vaccines in 13 countries in west and central Africa as part of efforts to eradicate the disease on the continent.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/24 22:43:39

7 football fans electrocuted in Nigeria: police

Police in Nigeria's southern state of Cross River on Friday confirmed seven people dead and 11 hospitalized in Thursday's electrocution that occurred when some football fans were watching a match at a television viewing center.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/22 6:55:32

Morocco arrests 3 IS suspects

Moroccan police arrested on Friday three people with suspected links to the Islamic State (IS) in the northern city of Tetouan, the Ministry of Interior said in a statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/22 6:53:53

Egypt's Sisi to visit Saudi Arabia after tensions

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will start an official visit to Saudi Arabia on Sunday, in an effort to break the ice after months of tensions, official news agency MENA reported Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/22 6:53:06

S.Africa bus crash kills 20 children

At least 20 children were killed in a bus crash outside the South African capital Pretoria on Friday, emergency services said, as paramedics treated the injured at the scene.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/22 0:28:39

S. Africa reports sharp increase in Easter holiday road fatalities

A total of 235 people were killed on South African roads during the Easter holiday, a sharp increase of 52 percent from the same period of last year, the Ministry of Transport said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/21 19:10:54

Zambia mulls criminalizing child marriages

The Zambian government said it was in the process of reviewing a law governing marriages in order to criminalize child marriages, state media reported on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/21 8:54:36

At least 55 civilians killed, scores injured in South Sudan

A series of armed attacks on civilian population in South Sudan's eastern state of Boma early this week have left at least 55 civilians killed, 20 others injured and over 8,000 displaced, a local government official said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/21 8:52:06

60 aid workers relocated from South Sudan's region over fighting

At least 60 aid workers have been relocated from South Sudan's Walgak and Waat areas in northern Jonglei due to intensified armed conflict, the UN said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/21 8:51:17

Cholera kills 172 in South Sudan: UN

At least 172 people have died from cholera outbreak across 14 counties in South Sudan since the initial outbreak was reported in June last year, the UN said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/21 8:49:32