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New UN envoy lauds AU troops for stabilizing Somalia

The newly appointed UN envoy in Somalia on Wednesday lauded the critical role played by the African Union troops in ongoing efforts to stabilize Somalia.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/26 19:32:46

Angola, China pledge to enhance cooperation

China and Angola appreciate each other and are committed to deepening bilateral cooperation, said visiting Vice Chairman of China's Central Military Commission Xu Qiliang and Angolan President Joao Lourenco on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/26 14:44:31

Ethiopia mourns after army chief, top officials killed

Ethiopia held a day of mourning Monday, reeling from the murder of the army chief and the leader of Amhara state in two attacks believed linked to a coup bid in the northern region.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/24 20:43:40

Four foreign workers killed in road accident in Uganda's capital: police

Three Chinese and an Indian workers were killed in a Sunday road accident in Uganda's capital Kampala, a police spokesperson said here.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/24 10:13:33

Ethiopia's chief of staff killed in coup attempt in Amhara state: media

Ethiopia's chief of staff and at least three other senior officials have been killed during a coup attempt by an army general in the northern state of Amhara, state television said on Sunday.
Source: Reuters | 2019/6/23 20:23:40

UNECA official urges Africa to harness own resources amid looming uncertainties facing global trade

The UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) on Friday urged Africa countries to harness the abundant resources within amid the looming uncertainties that are facing the global trade.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/22 9:51:55

No one in S. Africa will go hungry in next 10 years: president

No one in South Africa will go hungry within the next decade, the country's president Cyril Ramaphosa promised on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/21 14:30:45

South African president outlines new infrastructure development policy

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday outlined his government's new policy on infrastructure development with a focus on efficient use of budgeted money.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/21 12:36:39

Namibia targets 1 bln USD worth of investments in upcoming economic summit

Namibia will host an economic summit from July 31 to August 1 in Windhoek to boost economy, said President Hage Geingob in a statement on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/19 18:25:25

Rwanda's national carrier launches flight to China

Rwanda's national carrier RwandAir on Tuesday commenced operating its first flight to China, linking the Rwandan capital Kigali to the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/19 9:36:20

Ebola scare

A worker from the World Health Organization (WHO) decontaminates the doorway of a house where two cases of Ebola were found, in the village of Mabalako, Congo on Monday. Health officials have begun offering vaccinations to all residents in Mabalako. Previous efforts had only targeted known contacts or those considered to be at high risk.
Source: IC | 2019/6/18 20:48:40

Egypt's former president Morsi buried

Egypt's former president Mohamed Morsi was buried in Cairo on Tuesday, his lawyer said, a day after he collapsed in court and died.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/18 20:43:40

9.7b on Earth by 2050: UN

The world population is expected to climb to 9.7 billion in 2050 from 7.7 billion today, with the population of sub-Saharan Africa doubling, a United Nations report released Monday said.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/18 18:08:40

Fewer but newer nukes in world

The overall number of nuclear warheads in the world has declined in the past year but nations are modernizing their arsenals, a report published Monday said.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/17 20:43:40

Environmentalists worry as dunes disappear along Morocco coastline

Beneath an apartment block that looms over Monica beach in the western coastal city of Mohammedia in Morroco, a sole sand dune has escaped the clutches of the country's insatiable construction contractors.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/17 19:18:39

10 killed, 26 injured in Mogadishu car bombing

At least 10 people were killed and 26 others injured in two car bomb blasts in the Somali capital Mogadishu, police said on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/16 14:42:48

Two huge blasts rock Somali capital Mogadishu

Two powerful explosions hit Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday amid fears of several casualties, police and witnesses said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/15 19:38:30

DR Congo Ebola outbreak not considered health emergency of int'l concern: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) expressed deep concern on Friday about the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), but still did not consider it a health emergency of international concern.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/15 9:52:50