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Pest control

Under a warm morning sun, scores of weary soldiers stare as millions of yellow locusts rise into the northern Ugandan sky, despite hours spent spraying vegetation with chemicals in an attempt to kill them.
Source: AFP - Reuters | 2020/2/20 18:03:40

Tests for Egypt's only coronavirus case come negative

A foreign national who was recently announced to be Egypt's first case with novel coronavirus has tested negative for the virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) and Egypt's Health Ministry said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/20 1:30:24

Boko Haram attacks, floods fuel instability among refugee communities

Fifteen women and five children were trampled to death on Monday in a stampede for food and money for refugees in southeast Niger, a regional governor said.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/18 19:28:40

Egypt's first jewelry school ignites hope for jewelry-making industry

In a tranquil upscale business district near Egypt's capital Cairo, students are learning how to make and design jewelry at the country's first jewelry school.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/18 11:55:41

14 children among 22 dead in Cameroon

A massacre in an anglophone region of Cameroon left up to 22 villagers dead including 14 children, the UN said Sunday, with an opposition party blaming the killings on the army.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/17 20:13:40

Uganda's acid attack survivors push for justice

Ugandan university student Linette Kirungi was on her way to class when she heard footsteps behind her. The next thing she felt was liquid on her face - then burning agony.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/17 19:28:40

Algerian gov't meets with local governors to build "new Algeria"

The Algerian government started on Sunday a two-day meeting themed "For a new Algeria" with local governors, Algerian official APS news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/17 14:52:18

Egypt confirms first novel coronavirus case

The first case of the novel coronavirus has been confirmed in Egypt, the health ministry announced on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/16 12:24:09

UN calls for 'lasting cease-fire'

The UN Security Council on Wednesday adopted a resolution calling for a "lasting cease-fire" in war-torn Libya, where a fragile truce has been in place since January.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/13 20:58:42

83 Pharaonic tombs unearthed in Egypt

An Egyptian archeological mission has uncovered 83 tombs in the Delta province of Daqahilia, Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/13 9:38:00

Tanzania's Selous-Mikumi ecosystem has over 15,000 elephants

Tanzania's Selous-Mikumi ecosystem has 15,501 elephants, according to the latest aerial wildlife census released on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/13 9:22:59

Kenyans bid last farewell to former president Moi, mourn him as a Pan-Africanist

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was on Tuesday joined in Nairobi by a number of dignitaries from across Africa for the funeral service of former president Daniel arap Moi.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/12 9:38:24

UN calls for donations to tackle desert locusts in Africa

The UN undersecretary general for humanitarian affairs called on the international community Monday to help East African countries affected by locust swarms, expressing his deep concern over the situation.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/11 17:53:42

Hi-tech harvest

Deep in rural western Zimbabwe, where tarred roads are nonexistent, Japhet Ngwenya used to spend every season worrying that the people who advise him on how to protect his crops from dry spells and pest invasions would not be able to reach him.
Source: Reuters | 2020/2/11 17:53:40

AU delays tapping peace fund

The African Union has agreed not to start financing security operations from a new fund until 2023 because it has received fewer contributions than hoped.
Source: Reuters | 2020/2/11 17:48:40

"No major incidents" at close of general elections in Cameroon despite threats by separatists

Polling at Cameroon legislative and municipal elections ended at 6 p.m. local time (1700 GMT) on Sunday, with authorities expressing satisfaction with the conduct of the polls, despite threats from armed separatists in the country's restive English-speaking regions.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/11 10:11:54

Malian musician's kora broken after flight, TSA agents deny any role

United States aviation security officials have denied destroying a precious traditional instrument belonging to a Malian musician, responding to an incident that sparked outrage online.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/10 17:58:40

African Union, Arab League reject Trump's controversial Mideast peace plan

The African Union (UN) and the Arab League (AL) on Sunday voiced their rejection of the newly unveiled US peace plan that has sparked growing tensions between Palestine and Isreal.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/10 15:44:58