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South Sudan suffering ‘man-made’ famine

South Sudan's government said Monday that more than three years of war have led to famine in parts of the nation, a tragedy aid agencies criticized as "man-made."
Source: AFP | 2017/2/20 23:08:39

Kenya seeks 114 mln USD to mitigate severe drought

The Kenyan government said Sunday it requires 114 million US dollars to counter severe drought that has hit the country as the number of food insecure people rose to 3 million in February from 1.3 million in August 2016.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/20 8:52:02

UN condemns terrorist attack on marketplace in Mogadishu

Top UN envoy in Somalia has condemned Sunday's terrorist attack at a market in Mogadishu that killed at least 30 people and injured over 40 others.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/20 8:51:23

Gambian president releases 174 prisoners

Gambian President Adama Barrow Saturday night released 174 prisoners from the State Central Prison, situated at the outskirts of Banjul, a government official confirmed to Xinhua on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/20 8:50:22

WFP plans to deliver food assistance to 4.6 million people in Sudan

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has announced that it is planning to deliver food assistance to around 4.6 people across Sudan.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/20 8:49:19

Six heads of state attend President Adama Barrow's inauguration

Gambia's president Adama Barrow was finally inaugurated Saturday in Gambia with participations of six heads of state.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/19 8:58:51

Roundup: Kenya, Egypt resolve to boost bilateral trade

Kenya and Egypt on Saturday agreed to increase bilateral trade to help enhance their historic ties that date back to the pre-colonial days.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/19 8:56:51

EU should not expect too much on migration deal with Libya: UNHCR Europe chief

The European Union(EU) shoud not expect too much on its deal with Libya to stem the inflow of migrants from North Africa, a senior UN official in charge of refugees affairs in Europe told Xinhua in a recent exclusive interview.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/18 10:45:44

Saudi-led coalition investigates airstrike claims in Yemen

Saudi-led coalition launched on Thursday an investigation into airstrike claims in Yemen that killed civilians, Saudi Press Agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/17 7:38:48

70 Ethiopian customer service professionals complete Chinese language program

Seventy Ethiopian customer service professionals on Thursday graduated from a Chinese language training program aimed at providing better service to Chinese passengers at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/17 7:32:21

Trial for 41 Rwandan Muslim terrorism suspects resumes in Kigali

The trial of 41 Rwandan Muslims suspected of involvement in terrorism crimes resumed Wednesday at the High Court in Kigali with prosecution praying for the hearing to be conducted in camera over security concerns.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/16 7:42:37

‘Our food, our stories’: Bringing west African cuisine to the world

It took a move to the US from Ghana to convince food ­entrepreneur Essie Bartels that the world deserved to know more about west ­African cuisine.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/15 23:13:13

Egypt's parliament approves 9-minister cabinet reshuffle

The Egyptian parliament approved on Tuesday a 9-minister cabinet reshuffle in economic and service sectors, including the merge of two ministries into one, the Egyptian state TV reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/15 8:11:01

Israel's envoy to Egypt recalled over security concerns

Israel's Shin Bet security service confirmed on Tuesday that the staff of Israel's embassy to Cairo has been recalled over security concerns.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/15 8:06:58

Cairo celebrates Valentine's Day amid hiking prices

Despite the prices hike in the county, Egyptians went into flowers, chocolates and gifts shops to celebrate the Valentine's Day on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/15 8:06:06

Over 100 civilians killed in DRC clashes: UN rights body

The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) warned Tuesday that it has received "troubling reports" that recent clashes between Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) troops and a local militia have resulted in the death of at least 101 civilians.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/15 8:05:07

Armyworm plague prompts urgent talks

International experts started emergency talks in Harare, Zimbabwe on Tuesday to tackle an outbreak of crop-eating "armyworm" caterpillars advancing across several African countries.
Source: Reuters | 2017/2/14 23:08:40

Egypt's parliament approves 9-minister cabinet reshuffle

The Egyptian parliament approved on Tuesday a 9-minister cabinet reshuffle in economic and service sectors including the merge of two ministries into one, the Egyptian state TV reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/14 23:04:50