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Darfur violence condemned

The joint United Nations and African Union mission in Darfur (UNAMID) condemned on Tuesday “violent incidents” in North Darfur state which left nine dead and 20 wounded.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/15 18:18:40

Nile dam talks among Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan stall

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have failed to reach an agreement at a new round of talks hosted by the African Union to regulate the flow of water from the giant Blue Nile hydropower dam built by Addis Ababa, the three countries said.
Source: Reuters | 2020/7/15 16:03:41

Mandela's daughter dies at 59

Zindzi Mandela, the youngest daughter of South Africa's first black president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela died on Monday at the aged of 59, her family and President Cyril Ramaphosa announced.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/14 17:08:40

Pandemic-hit nations urged to hold nerve on climate finance for the poor

East African nation Rwanda was one of the first countries to submit a stronger climate action plan to the UN in 2020 - and it hopes that can serve as a basis for a "better, green COVID[-19] recovery," its environment minister said this week.
Source: Reuters | 2020/7/13 17:33:40

US hostage rescued

A US woman lured to Nigeria on a promise of marriage and held for more than a year by an internet fraudster, has been rescued, police said on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/13 16:08:42

Justice minister resigns

DR Congo's justice minister resigned Saturday, two weeks after he was briefly detained against a background of political crisis in the country.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/12 17:38:40

Five dead from shooting at S.African mega church amid dispute

At least five people were killed and 40 others, including off-duty police officers, arrested Saturday after gunmen stormed a South African church, reportedly over a leadership dispute, the national police commissioner said.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/12 17:33:40

Mali's leader ends court

Mali's embattled President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita announced the dissolution of the constitutional court on Saturday in an attempt to calm major civil unrest in the vulnerable African country.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/12 17:13:40

More elephants found dead in Botswana

Botswana reported more dead elephants and authorities are investigating the cause of death of hundreds of elephants in Seronga and Eretsha villages in the North-West of the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/10 22:41:24

Economic trouble for Africa

Nearly 50 million Africans could be driven into extreme poverty in the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, the African Development Bank (AfDB) said Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/8 17:23:41

With drones and masks, African innovators keep COVID-19-hit economies afloat

Ghanaian pilot Eric Acquah started a drone company in 2017 to spray crops with pesticides, but when coronavirus hit the West African country he found a new mission - saving lives.
Source: Reuters | 2020/7/8 17:08:41

Chinese business communities donate to Botswana government

Botswana Chinese General Chamber of Commerce and Gaborone Overseas Chinese Service Center on Tuesday donated 3,135,000 Pula (about 279,910 U.S. dollars) to Botswana COVID-19 Relief Fund in Gaborone, the capital city of Botswana.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/8 11:13:36

Gunmen kill 8 workers

Gunmen ambushed and killed eight employees of a private construction firm working on the multi-billion-dollar gas project in Mozambique's restive north, the company said Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/7 10:48:40

Feature: Egyptian pharmaceutical firm produces antiviral Remdesivir to distribute in 127 countries

In white coats and face masks, dozens of chemists have been confined in their labs while working at Eva Pharma drugmaker in Egypt's Giza Province near the capital Cairo to produce Remdesivir drug used in the COVID-19 treatment.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/3 11:26:52

Namibia to roll out affordable housing project

Namibia is rolling out an affordable housing project, aiming to construct 600 houses in informal settlements in the capital Windhoek, Minister of Urban and Rural Development Erastus Uutoni said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/3 10:55:09

81 killed in violence after Ethiopian singer tragedy

Two days of protests have left at least 81 people dead in Ethiopia, a police chief said Wednesday, after the murder of a popular singer from the country's largest ethnic group stoked tensions that threaten to derail the country's democratic transition.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/2 16:18:40

Egypt confirms 1,168 new COVID-19 infections, 88 deaths

Egypt reported 1,168 COVID-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the total infections to 63,923, according to Egyptian health ministry.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/28 9:09:49

China donates COVID-19 protective facilities to Tanzanian schools

The Chinese Embassy in Tanzania on Thursday donated COVID-19 protective facilities to 100 primary and secondary schools in the country's Dar es Salaam Region.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/26 10:51:48