WORLD >> Africa

Mugabe wife’s immunity to be challenged by activists

A South African civil rights organization said Monday it would challenge the government's decision to grant diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe first lady Grace Mugabe, who was facing assault charges.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/21 22:33:40

Online rhino horn auction set to open in South Africa

An online auction of rhino horn was set to open Monday, after a court in South Africa gave the go-ahead for the sale, which has outraged conservationists.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/21 22:28:40

South Sudan threatens to suspend UN mission's air operations over dispute

South Sudan has threatened to stop all planes operated by the UN peacekeeping mission (UNMISS) from taking to the skies following a dispute over security clearance.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/21 17:44:03

Grace Mugabe returns home after assault allegation

Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe returned from South Africa early on Sunday, state media reported, after a 20-year-old model accused her of assault in an upmarket Johannesburg hotel room.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/20 22:48:40

Rwanda looks forward to deepened cooperation with China: president

Rwanda President Paul Kagame on Sunday said Rwanda is willing to deepen friendly cooperation in all areas with China and push bilateral relations to a new level.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/20 22:12:09

AU strongly condemns attack in Barcelona

The African Union (AU) has condemned the attack that has claimed lives and caused injuries in Barcelona, Spain.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/20 19:17:08

Egypt seeks to draw on foreign educational experience

Egypt's Education Minister Tareq Shawky said Saturday that the ministry plans to draw on experiences of Japanese and foreign schools to develop Egyptian curricula.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/20 17:15:08

Egypt gears up to host tourism fair in Red Sea resort

Over 160 companies from about 30 countries will participate in Sharm Travel Market (STM) to be held in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm el Sheikh on Sept. 15-18.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/20 17:12:44

S. African minister resigns after allegedly assaulting a woman

South African Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training Mduduzi Manana resigned on Saturday following allegations that he beat a woman after an argument at a Johannesburg nightclub last weekend.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/20 9:57:08

Death toll in DR Congo mudslide rises to 200: vice governor

The death toll has risen to at least 200 in the landslide on Thursday in three villages of Ituri province, in the northeastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Pacific Keta, deputy governor of the province told Xinhua Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/20 8:18:49

S. Africa to prioritize regional integration as SADC chair

The incoming Southern African Development Community (SADC) chairman, South African President Jacob Zuma said Saturday that his country will champion regional integration and promote intra-regional trade.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/20 8:18:03

Zuma accepts resignation of official caught in assualt scandal

South African President Jacob Zuma has accepted the resignation of Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training Mduduzi Manana, who has been caught in an assault scandal, the Presidency said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/19 22:22:44

Death toll exceeds 100 after DR Congo landslide: vice governor

Over 100 people have died and several others are still missing in a landslide that occurred Thursday in three villages in the Ituri province of northeastern part of Democratic Republic of the Congo, provincial vice-governor Pacific Keta told Xinhua on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/19 7:49:59

Chinese companies assisting in deadly landslide disaster in Sierra Leone

Chinese companies operating in Sierra Leone have been playing a leading role in the rescue efforts and also the provision of humanitarian aid to people affected by a deadly flooding and landslide disaster that killed more than 330 residents and left many more homeless earlier this week.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/19 7:49:27

Tanzania seizes 377 kilograms of ivory

The government of Tanzania said on Friday it has seized 377 kilograms of ivory and arrested six people in connection with the haul.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/19 7:49:00

Over 400 killed in mudslides in Sierra Leone: UN

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on Friday said that more than 400 people had lost their lives in the mudslides that had occurred on Aug. 14 and that several hundred people were still missing, meaning that the death toll could still increase.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/19 7:46:40

Rwandan genocide suspect extradited from Germany arrives in Rwanda

A Rwandan genocide suspect extradited from Germany on Friday arrived in Kigali, capital city of Rwanda, according to Rwandan police.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/19 7:44:40

S.Africa to ‘grant Grace Mugabe immunity’

South Africa is planning to grant diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe, allowing her to return to Harare and avoid prosecution for the alleged assault of a 20-year-old model, a government source said on Friday.
Source: Reuters | 2017/8/18 23:03:40