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Fresh Ebola outbreak confirmed in eastern DRC

A new Ebola outbreak has been confirmed in the eastern North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Health Minister Oly Ilunga said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/2 8:03:30

Key officials leave Nigeria's ruling party ahead of elections

More key officials on Wednesday dumped Nigeria's governing All Progressive Congress (APC) party to pledge support for the country's main opposition party ahead of next year's crucial general elections.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/2 8:02:12

Chinese firm commences laying of tracks at Kenya's extended SGR

A Chinese contractor of the extended Nairobi-Naivasha Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) on Wednesday announced that it has started laying tracks and rail sleepers as implementation of the mega infrastructure project gathers steam.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/2 8:01:44

Zambia to roll out China-funded digital TV project: official

The Zambian government said Wednesday that it would roll out a China-funded digital television project across the country following its official launch in June.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/2 8:01:23

Three die in Zimbabwe post-election violence

Three people died and scores of others were injured Wednesday when protesting opposition supporters clashed with army and police in the capital Harare.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/2 7:57:49

Zimbabwe's ruling party likely to win majority, reports state media

Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party won the most seats in parliament, official results showed Wednesday, as the count continued in the presidential race and the opposition MDC cried foul, alleging widespread fraud.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/1 23:18:39

Gunmen hit Mali election convoy, battle leaves 12 dead

Gunmen attacked a convoy carrying election materials in central Mali, triggering a shootout in which four soldiers and eight attackers were killed, a Defense Ministry spokesman said on Wednesday.
Source: Reuters | 2018/8/1 23:13:41

Bemba returns to DR Congo

After more than 11 years abroad – a decade of it behind bars – former DR Congo warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba returned home on Wednesday to huge crowds and police firing teargas, reflecting the country's high-voltage political mood.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/1 23:03:40

Zimbabwe's ruling party wins majority in parliament

Zimbabwe's ruling party has won majority seats in parliament, according to the results announced by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/1 18:33:38

17 people killed by crocodiles in NE Tanzania since January

At least 17 people killed, and several others injured by crocodiles on the banks of Zigi River since January in north-eastern Tanzania's district of Muheza, an official said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/1 7:27:22

Zimbabwe elections management body releases initial results

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) on Tuesday released the first batch of results for seven parliamentary constituencies showing the ruling ZANU-PF party winning six of the seats and the opposition MDC Alliance getting one.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/1 1:07:12

Zimbabwe rivals claim election victory

Zimbabwe's rival presidential candidates both claimed Tuesday they were heading for election victory, setting up a tense count in the country's first vote since the ouster of former president Robert Mugabe.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/31 23:13:39

Zimbabwean president says information on vote "extremely positive"

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa said Tuesday he was delighted by the "extremely positive" information on Monday's vote, the first since the resignation of former president Robert Mugabe.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/31 18:01:54

Iran says oil-for-gold barter with Africa "solution" for US banking sanctions

An Iranian trade official said that Tehran is looking for potential solutions to maintain trade with Africa by bartering oil products for gold, Press TV reported on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/31 7:33:36

Road accident kills 11, injures 22 in southwestern Uganda

Eleven people died on spot and 22 others sustained injuries when a lorry they were travelling in crushed in Uganda's southwestern district of Kisoro on Monday, a police spokesman has said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/31 7:31:54

Voting ends peacefully in Zimbabwe's first post-Mugabe election

Polling closed Monday night in Zimbabwe with election authorities reporting high voter turnout throughout the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/31 7:28:57

UN Security Council discusses possible lifting of Eritrea sanctions

The Security Council is discussing the possible removal of sanctions against Eritrea given the latest positive developments in the Horn of Africa, said Swedish ambassador to the United Nations, whose country holds the Security Council presidency for the month of July.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/31 7:26:25

Zimbabwe votes in first post-Mugabe poll

Zimbabweans voted on Monday in the first election since former president Robert Mugabe was ousted in a de facto coup, with allegations of voter suppression raising fears of a disputed result.
Source: Reuters | 2018/7/30 22:33:40