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Multiple suicide attacks kill 4, injure 18 in Nigerian refugee camp

At least four people were killed and 18 others injured when multiple suicide attacks hit a camp of internally displaced persons (IDP) in Nigeria's northern Borno State early Wednesday, a local welfare coordinator told Xinhua.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/22 21:34:10

People attend 27th Independence anniversary celebrations in Rundu, Nambibia

Performers from Gondo Primary School in the Kavango East Region attend the 27th Independence anniversary celebrations at the Rundu Sports Stadium in Rundu, northeast Namibia, on March 21, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/22 14:38:06

One of seven Somali children dies before 5

An acute malnourished child is measured the arm perimeter by a UNICEF staff inside the IDP camp in Doolow, a border town with Ethiopia, in Somalia, on March 20, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/22 9:46:52

Humanitarian assistance urgently needed in Somali amid severe drought

People return after fetching water to the internal displaced person (IDP) camp at Doolow, a border town with Ethiopia, Somalia, March 19, 2017. A massive increase in humanitarian assistance is urgently needed to avert a famine, with humanitarian agencies estimating that 6.2 million drought-affected Somalis are in need of assistance, including food, water and sanitation, health and nutrition, protection and shelter. Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed also declared drought, which has been ravaging the Horn of Africa nation, a national disaster last month.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/21 14:01:59

"New chapter" for Rwanda and Catholic Church after Pope Francis' genocide apology

Pope Francis Monday conveyed his profound sadness, and that of the Holy See and of the Church, for the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi, asking for an apology that is likely to reshape relations between Rwanda and the Vatican.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/21 6:21:32

No death in South Sudan plane crash: officials

All 43 passengers and six crew members have survived the plane crash that occurred in the northern South Sudan town of Wau on Monday afternoon, local authorities have confirmed.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/21 6:20:39

Plane crashes at South Sudan airport, at least 14 injured

A passenger jet crash-landed in South Sudan's north-western city of Wau on Monday, leaving at least 14 people injured, a local official said.
Source: Agencies | 2017/3/20 23:48:39

Ethiopia landslide survivor runs for life from falling debris

One minute, Zemed Derib stood negotiating with her precocious siblings who had locked themselves inside their uncle's home as a prank.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/20 22:03:39

At least 16 killed in waterfall accident in Ghana

At least 16 people died Sunday afternoon after a huge tree fell on tourists and revelers at a waterfall at Kintampo in Brong Ahafo Region, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/20 8:59:02

Algerian president rejects foreign interference in region

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika said on Sunday that the North African country still rejects foreign interference as an option to reach any solution to conflicts in the region, as it would lead to more chaos rather than settle the crisis.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/20 8:58:37

4 killed in suicide attack in NE Nigeria: police

A suicide attack in Nigeria's northeastern state of Borno claimed four lives late Saturday, local police confirmed to Xinhua on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/19 18:52:06

Air raids kill 18 militants in Egypt's Sinai

The Egyptian military killed 18 militants during recent air raids in restive North Sinai province bordering Israel and the Palestinian Gaza Strip, the military spokesman said in a statement on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/19 8:01:58

Morocco's ruling party vows support to new PM

Morocco's ruling Islamist Justice and Development Party (PJD) vowed late on Saturday support to the newly-appointed Prime Minister Saadeddine Othmani, accepting the replacement of their leader Abdelilah Benkirane.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/19 7:57:29

Ethiopia continues work to regain abducted children by South Sudanese tribe

Rescue mission to get back abducted children from Gambella region of Ethiopia by the Murle tribe of South Sudan is underway by Ethiopian forces, has said Negeri Lencho, Ethiopian Minister of Government Communication Affairs.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/18 23:08:48

Government deeply regrets undue anxiety over grant distribution: Zuma

The South African government deeply regrets the undue anxiety that resulted from the uncertainty over grant distribution, President Jacob Zuma said on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/18 23:03:42

Namibia inaugurates first ever refuse-derived fuel recycling plant

Namibia's first ever refuse-derived fuel recycling plant was inaugurated in Windhoek in the Khomas region Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/18 22:32:02

29 killed in pro-Houthi strike on mosque in Yemen

About 29 pro-government soldiers were killed and 89 others injured when missiles fired by Shiite Houthi gunmen struck a mosque in Yemen's northern province of Marib on Friday, a military official told Xinhua.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/18 7:39:02

Ugandan police spokesperson shot dead by gunmen

The Ugandan police on Friday said its spokesperson was shot dead by unknown gunmen in Kulambiro, a suburb in the capital Kampala.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/18 7:34:23