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S. African deputy president refuses to set up inquiry panel on state capture

South African Deputy President Ramaphosa on Saturday voiced opposition to an attempt seeking a court ruling to order him to establish a Commission of Inquiry into the allegations of state capture.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/16 7:16:36

Sudan's president to begin Gulf tour Sunday

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is to begin on Sunday a tour to Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia, according to information minister.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/16 7:14:30

Kenya pledges action on campaign violence, urges political tolerance

Kenya's Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) vowed Friday to take stern action against aspirants for elective seats linked to sponsoring violence during campaigns.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/15 8:50:10

AU deploys election observation mission in Republic of the Congo

The African Union (AU) has already deployed its election observers in the Republic of the Congo for the legislative and local elections scheduled for July 16, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/15 8:48:01

2 tourists killed in knife attack in Egypt's Hurghada

Two tourists were killed Friday when a man attacked a group of tourists with a knife in Egypt's Red Sea resort city of Hurghada, state-run Ahram Online website reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/15 8:44:08

Rwanda's presidential campaigns officially begin

Rwanda's presidential campaigns officially kicked off Friday as all three candidates launched their respective campaigns across the countryside.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/15 8:38:08

5 Egyptian security men killed in checkpoint attack

At least five security men were killed on Friday when militants opened fire randomly in a checkpoint in Egyptian province of Giza, an interior ministry source said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/14 17:05:27

Trench warfare

A giant bulldozer digs a deep ditch among the bushes surrounding the University of Maiduguri in northeast Nigeria, turning it into a fortress to prevent further suicide attacks by Boko Haram.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/13 18:58:39

Kenya pledges security as U18 athletics worlds opens

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday evening opened the IAAF U-18 World Championships in Nairobi with an assurance to citizens and all visiting athletes that the East African nation is very secure.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/13 15:47:12

Somali leader calls on Parliament to hasten review of constitution

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, widely known as Farmajo, on Wednesday called on Parliament to fast track the constitutional review process.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/13 10:45:25

Boko Haram continues attacks in Nigeria

"The situation is threatening. The last attack in Maiduguri was daring. Everyone should join hands toward ridding Nigeria of the remnants of the insurgents," these were the words of Ali Ndume, a Senator from restive northeast Borno State on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/13 10:41:25

Rwanda's ruling party to launch presidential campaign

Rwanda's ruling party Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) on Wednesday announced here that it will launch its presidential campaign this Friday in Southern Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/13 10:31:04

Egypt approves to build new city with 500,000 citizens

The Egypt cabinet approved Wednesday a presidential decree to establish a New Mansoura city to host 500,000 citizens, the state-run MENA news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/12 21:50:00

Zimbabwe bans use of kaylite over health, pollution concerns

Zimbabwe has banned the use of expanded polystyrene, commonly referred to as kaylite, as it moves to protect public health and stop massive pollution caused by wanton discarding.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/12 18:34:05

UNICEF says 3 subcontractors detained in South Sudan

The UN children's agency, UNICEF, said on Tuesday three of its subcontractors have been detained by military authorities in Pagak, the headquarters of the rebel group SPLA-IO led by South Sudan's former first vice president Riek Machar.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/12 10:28:48

Egypt aviation minister welcomes US decision to lift ban on electronics from Wednesday

Egyptian aviation minister Sherif Fathy welcomed the decision taken by the US by lifting a three-month-old ban on taking electronic devices into aircraft cabins on flights from Wednesday, local media reported on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/12 10:28:12

Kenyan police launch manhunt for 5 terror suspects

Kenyan police on Tuesday issued a security alert over five terror suspects who are allegedly enticing youth in the country to travel to Somalia and join Al-Shabaab terrorist group.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/12 10:24:10

First Chinese-operated gas regulator station in Egypt to be operational in September

The first gas regulator station operated by a Chinese company in Egypt will be operational in September, a company representative said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/12 10:16:15