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WWF urges Tanzania to review conservation policies to enhance rhino protection

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), the world's leading conservation organization, on Saturday urged the government of Tanzania to review its conservation policies to enhance the management of rhino and other endangered species.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/23 9:34:11

One person rescued two days after ferry capsized in Tanzania

One person was rescued on Saturday from a ferry that capsized in Lake Victoria in Tanzania on Thursday afternoon killing more than 150 people, said a senior government official.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/22 21:22:09

UNICEF sponsored story telling tent boosts literacy for Somali children

Story telling tents supported by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) have motivated Somalia children to pursue formal education with passion despite setbacks linked to civil strife, poverty and natural calamities.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/20 10:52:22

UN says building trust between warring parties key to peace implementation

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) on Wednesday encouraged warring parties to build trust amid widespread suspicion between them in order to effectively implement the recently signed agreement.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/19 20:31:14

Hotspots, not trouble spots: Africa seeks tourism boom

Africa draws just five percent of the world's tourists despite boasting attractions ranging from the Pyramids and Victoria Falls to wildlife safaris and endless strips of pristine beaches.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/19 19:13:40

Gates urges world to invest in health of youth in Africa

The world should help Africa invest in its people as the continent confronts a demographic boom, said billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates, whose foundation released its annual report on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/18 21:48:42

Egypt records no illegal immigration case since 2016: president

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said on Sunday that Egypt has not recorded a single case of illegal immigration from its territories since 2016.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/17 10:06:29

Nigerian troops thwart Boko Haram ambush, killing at least 3

Nigerian troops on Sunday overpowered a group of Boko Haram fighters, killing at least three, following a gunfight in the northeastern state of Borno.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/17 8:54:52

Yemeni gov't forces beef up military presence to recapture Hodeidah

The Yemeni government forces beefed up military presence in Hodeidah as part of the preparations for a wide-scale offensive against the Houthi rebels in the Red Sea coastal city.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/17 8:45:03

Sudan's new gov't ministers take constitutional oath

Ministers of Sudan's new government on Saturday took the constitutional oath before Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/16 7:45:37

African foreign ministers meet over AU reform

Foreign Ministers of the African Union (AU) member states on Tuesday met at the headquarters of the pan-African bloc in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa to discuss the progress made on the reform of the 55-member union.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/13 8:40:51

Zimbabwe declares cholera outbreak in capital city state of emergency

Suspected cholera patients receive treatment at a local hospital in Harare, Zimbabwe, Sept. 11, 2018. Zimbabwe on Tuesday declared the raging cholera outbreak in the capital Harare a state of emergency. The outbreak in the city's high density suburbs of Glen View and Budiriro which began last week has so far killed 20 people and infected more than 2,000 people. (Xinhua/Shaun Jusa)
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/12 12:30:27

Coming home

People stand beside the portrait of late Ghanaian diplomat Kofi Atta Annan, former secretary-general of the United Nations, upon the arrival of his remains at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana on Tuesday. Annan's body will remain at Accra Conference Centre until the burial ceremony that will take place on Thursday in Accra.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/11 22:53:40

Cholera outbreak

A health worker checks a child suffering from cholera symptoms at a hospital in Harare, Zimbabwe on Tuesday. A cholera emergency has been declared in Zimbabwe's capital after 20 people have died, the health minister said Tuesday.
Source: IC | 2018/9/11 22:48:40

Chinese agricultural experts help Tanzanian farmers increase crop yield

While China is conducting the largest nationwide poverty alleviation campaign in history, some Chinese have gone much farther - by spreading the country's useful lessons thousands of kilometers away to Tanzania to help locals fight poverty.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/11 20:08:39

Nigeria confirms at least 35 killed, scores injured in gas explosion

Nigeria on Tuesday confirmed that at least 35 people were killed and over 100 others injured following a gas explosion in Nasarawa State in the country's central region.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/11 17:36:26

S. African police arrest 9 following xenophobic attacks

South African police have arrested nine suspects for murder and public violence following xenophobic attacks on foreigners, police said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/11 11:03:54

Dozens feared killed in central Nigeria gas explosion

Dozens of people were killed on Monday following a gas explosion in Nasarawa State of Nigeria's central region, according to local media and sources.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/11 0:33:46