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Freed Nigerian schoolgirls narrate "unforgettable kidnap" by Boko Haram

"We trekked a very long distance... we were kept in a thick forest, we cooked our own food."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/23 7:57:06

Uphill battle

Supporters of Egyptian presidential candidate Moussa Mustafa Moussa hang his posters near his campaign headquarters, in Cairo on Wednesday. President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, the general-turned-president, will run for re-election next week against Moussa, a little-known politician who has made no effort to challenge him. Photo: AP
Source: AP | 2018/3/22 23:18:39

Zimbabwe pardons 3,000 prisoners to clear prisons

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who succeeded ousted Robert Mugabe in November, has pardoned at least 3,000 prisoners to clear out overpopulated jails, officials said Thursday.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/22 22:23:39

104 abducted Nigerian schoolgirls freed by Boko Haram

A total of 104 schoolgirls abducted from a college in Nigeria's northeastern town of Dapchi last month by the terror group Boko Haram were freed on Wednesday, a government minister said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/22 9:49:23

Nigeria says 76 out of 110 abducted Nigerian schoolgirls released by Boko Haram

The Nigerian government on Wednesday confirmed that 76 out of the 110 schoolgirls abducted from an all-girl college in the northeastern town of Dapchi last month have been released by the Boko Haram terror group.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/22 9:47:31

Africa launches world's largest FTA to boost trade amid rising global protectionism

An agreement to launch the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) was signed here Wednesday, thus creating the largest free trade area on the world's poorest inhabited continent.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/22 9:12:35

Boko Haram returns scores of abducted Nigerian girls

Boko Haram Islamists who kidnapped 110 schoolgirls in Dapchi, northeast Nigeria, just over a month ago have returned 76 of the students to the town, the government said.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/21 22:03:39

South Africa president says to mend relations with Rwanda

South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa said Tuesday that his country and Rwanda are going to resolve existing challenges between the two countries.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/21 7:45:43

Chinese company launches groundbreaking ceremony for textile factories in Malawi

A Chinese company on Monday launched a groundbreaking ceremony for textile factories in Malawi, which the government says will greatly promote its industrialization drive.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/20 22:54:47

Egypt court bans Uber, Careem taxi services

An Egyptian court decided on Tuesday to ban the Uber and Careem taxi services from operating in the country based on a lawsuit filed by a group of traditional taxi drivers, official MENA news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/20 22:34:54

Youth in Tunisia's phosphate region continue protests in era of unemployment, alleged state neglect

Dozens of unemployed youths camp out around phosphate mines in central Tunisia, demanding jobs as part of a wave of protests aimed at focusing attention on alleged state neglect.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/20 22:18:40

Uganda sends young team to Africa Zone IV Swimming Championship

Uganda has sent young prospects to the 2018 CANA Africa Zone IV Swimming Championship in Lilongwe, Malawi.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/20 20:38:22

Wildlife campaigners ponder next move after death of last male northern white rhino

The death of the last remaining male northern white rhino to roam planet earth, which was announced on Tuesday by its care taker, Ol Pejeta Conservancy in northern Kenya, had shocked global wildlife campaigners while triggering a new debate on effective ways to protect endangered species from extinction.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/20 20:31:40

Increased intra-trade to create prosperity for every African: AU chairperson

Benefits from increased intra-trade under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) are tools for creating prosperity for every African, said the chairperson of the African Union (AU) and President of Rwanda Paul Kagame on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/20 19:29:58

S. Africa's new mining minister assures policy certainty in mining sector

South Africa's newly appointed Minister of Mineral Resources Gwede Mantashe pledged on Tuesday to ensure policy certainty in the mining sector.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/20 19:28:50

Last male northern white rhino died in Kenya

Sudan, the last male northern white rhino, dies at OI Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya on March 19, leaving only two females of the endangered species in the world.
Source: | 2018/3/20 17:31:15

Kenyan police quiz two suspects over Al-Shabaab ties

Kenyan police said Monday they are questioning two terror suspects after arresting them in Mandera county near the Somalia border when they were suspected of heading to join Al-Qaida allied Al-Shabaab group in Somalia.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/19 23:07:49

Zimbabwe government officially amends indigenization law

The Zimbabwe government has officially amended the Indigenization and Economic Empowerment Act to limit its application to designated diamond and platinum extraction businesses.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/19 21:53:11