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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

Ebola an intl emergency: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) should and is likely to declare an international emergency over the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo that has now spread to Uganda, experts said as a WHO advisory panel met on Friday.
Source: Reuters | 2019/6/14 22:58:41

Sudan's military council calls for new round of talks within 24 hours

Sudan's Transitional Military Council (TMC) on Thursday asked the Ethiopian mediator to call for a new round of talks between the council and the opposition Freedom and Change Alliance within 24 hours.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/14 9:07:56

African forum in Egypt calls for "strategic plan" to fight corruption

The first African Anti-Corruption Forum (AACF) held in the Egyptian Red Sea resort city of Sharm El-Sheikh stressed on Thursday the need for an integrated strategic plan to fight corruption in the continent.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/14 9:05:40

Algeria's former commerce minister jailed on corruption charges

Former Algerian Minister of Commerce Amara Benyounes on Thursday was remanded in custody by the Supreme Court amid a wide-scale crackdown on corruption pressed by protests demanding changes.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/14 9:01:53

2nd patient dies of Ebola in Uganda

A 50-year-old woman who tested positive for Ebola in Uganda has died, a health ministry official told AFP Thursday, the second fatality since the virus spread from neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/13 20:38:40

Steamy controversy

Cheikh hoists his second wife Mareme onto his shoulder and carries her to their rose petal-covered bed, where he lays her down.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/12 21:18:41

Poor business

Sudanese residents walk along Khartoum's central market on Tuesday, as most shops remained closed. Shops began to reopen on Wednesday but many residents stayed indoors after demonstrators called off a nationwide civil disobedience campaign.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/12 20:43:40

Kenya to host Africa business ethics conference

Kenya will host Africa business ethics conference late in June, organizers announced on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/11 18:00:14