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DR Congo's opposition leader to be sworn in

Opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi will be sworn in on Thursday as DR Congo's next president, sources said in Kinshasa, ending uncertainty about when the ceremony would take place.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/23 22:08:41

Miners buried

Women grieve during the burial of seven miners, victims of a collapsed tin mining site, at the Ntunga public cemetery in Rwamagana, eastern Rwanda, on Tuesday. An accident at an eastern Rwanda mine on Tuesday killed 14 people, including seven women, a local government official said.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/23 21:08:41

Kenyan police intensify security operations in hunt for terror suspects

Kenyan police said they have intensified security operations across the east African nation to pursue the perpetrators of the Nairobi hotel attack in which 21 people were killed and several others injured.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/23 10:05:17

Chinese investments spur growth of vibrant oil sector in South Sudan: minister

Chinese firms are providing financial resources, technology and expertise that are helping South Sudan develop a vibrant oil industry and boost export earnings, a government official said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/23 10:03:19

African nations to develop child protection strategy for east, south Africa

Child protection officials from 27 countries and regions will meet in Namibia for the first time to discuss the current and local child protection trends and develop a child protection strategy for the Eastern and Southern African (ESAF) regional office.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/22 17:51:46

China congratulates DR Congo's president-elect

China congratulated Felix Tshisekedi on winning the presidency of Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday, after the country's top court upheld the vote results.
Source: Global Times - Agencies | 2019/1/21 21:08:40

10 UN peacekeepers killed, 25 injured in Mali attack

Jihadist gunmen killed 10 Chadian peacekeepers and injured at least 25 others in an attack on a UN camp in northern Mali on Sunday, one of the deadliest strikes against the UN mission in the African country.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/21 18:02:25

UN chief condemns attack on peacekeepers in Mali

Un Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday strongly condemned the attack on a camp of the UN peacekeeping force in Mali that killed 10 soldiers from Chad.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/21 10:01:22

Challenge to election result rejected by Congo court

Congo's top court confirmed Felix Tshisekedi's contested presidential election win on Sunday, drawing a rebuke from the second-placed candidate who declared himself leader and called for demonstrations.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/20 22:18:41

Bold pledge

Madagascar President-elect Andry Rajoelina takes his oath of office during the inauguration ceremony in Antananarivo, on Saturday. Rajoelina used his inauguration speech to pledge to fight corruption in a country where politics and business are widely seen as beset by graft.
Source: VCG | 2019/1/20 22:18:40

DRC court confirms victory of Tshisekedi in presidential elections

The constitutional court of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Sunday confirmed the victory of opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi in presidential elections after rejecting a legal appeal by the runner-up.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/20 11:52:31

Cameroon president "concerned" over growing insecurity, vows peace efforts

Cameroon's President Paul Biya said on Friday he was "very" concerned about rising insecurity in the two English-speaking regions and in its mountainous Adamawa region. He pledged efforts to restore peace.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/19 13:22:25

Nairobi attack ends after 20-hour siege

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said Wednesday that Islamists who stormed an upmarket hotel complex in Nairobi, killing 14 people, had been “eliminated” after an almost 20-hour siege in which hundreds of civilians were rescued.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/16 20:03:41

S. African president condemns terrorist attack in Kenya

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday condemned Tuesday's terrorist attack on Kenya which left at least 15 people dead and many others injured.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/16 17:59:16

More people rescued from site of terror attack in Kenyan capital; 15 reported killed

More people were evacuated early Wednesday from the site of a terror attack at an upmarket hotel and office complex in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, following fresh blasts and gunshots, several hours after officials said that the situation was under control.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/16 10:00:58

Palestine takes over chairmanship of Group of 77 and China from Egypt

Palestine on Tuesday took over the chairmanship of the Group of 77 and China from Egypt at the United Nations headquarters in New York.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/16 8:06:44

Contested polls

A man rides his motorcycle past a torn portrait of DR Congo's former president Joseph Kabila on Tuesday in the capital Kinshasa. Martin Fayulu, who came second in last month's presidential election, has appealed to the Constitutional Court to annul the provisional result which went to opposition rival Felix Tshisekedi, his lawyer said.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/15 20:58:41

UNHCR calls for help for African refugees

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Monday called for more resources to help African refugees in 2019.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/15 19:08:41