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S. African National Assembly adopts report on procedures to remove president

The South African National Assembly (NA) on Thursday adopted a report on procedures to remove a sitting president.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/23 8:46:25

Wedding peak season brings good tidings to Kenyan businesses

The'season of love' - the period when most couples wed in Kenya - has quietly set in as the year approaches the end. A number of couples in the east African nation have either wed in the past weeks or are planning to wed before the year ends, making the period between November and December the official'season of love' in Kenya.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/22 19:06:00

UN Security Council calls for ensuring success of DR Congo elections

The UN Security Council on Wednesday underscored the importance of the Dec. 23 elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and called for efforts to make the process successful.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/22 11:44:22

Cameroon kidnapped school children and teacher released

Nine school children and one teacher who were kidnapped on Tuesday from a private school in Kumba, a town in Southwest, one of the two strife-torn anglophone regions of Cameroon have been released, Chamberlin Ntou'ou Ndong, senior divisional officer for Meme division told Xinhua on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/22 9:49:10

Burundi elections must be free and credible: UN official

The 2020 elections in Burundi must be free, inclusive, democratic and peaceful as well as credible, said Jurg Lauber, chair of the Burundi configuration of the UN Peacebuilding Commission, on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/22 9:47:23

UN helps Botswana set up human rights institution

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Botswana's development partner, has pledged support for the country's human rights promotion and protection, a senior government official said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/22 9:41:41

Kenya marks Int'l Children's Day, pledges to boost children literacy, safety

Kenya marked the International Children's Day on Tuesday and reaffirmed commitment to boost access to education and social safety for children.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/21 16:42:19

Unknown gunmen kidnap Italian woman, injure 5 children in Kenya's coast

An Italian woman was kidnapped and five children injured when unknown gunmen attacked a children orphanage in Kenya's coastal region of Malindi on Tuesday evening, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/21 13:16:38

Rwanda, South Africa set to restore bilateral relations

Rwanda and South Africa set to resume full cordial bilateral relations, Rwandan foreign minister Richard Sezibera said Tuesday in Kigali, capital city of Rwanda.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/21 8:37:32

Kenya gears up for inaugural blue economy summit amid huge expectations

Kenya is finalizing plans to host an inaugural blue economy summit in Nairobi next week amid expectations it will chart a new roadmap in tapping water resources to drive growth.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/21 8:36:20

UN urges Africa to prioritize manufacturing for sustainable development

The United Nations on Tuesday urged African governments to prioritize the manufacturing sector in order to achieve sustainable development.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/21 8:35:26

15 school children, teacher kidnapped in restive anglophone region of Cameroon

Fifteen school children and a teacher of a private school in Kumba, a town in the Southwest, one of the two war-torn English-speaking regions of Cameroon, have been abducted by gunmen, local residents who witnessed the kidnapping have told Xinhua.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/21 8:29:30

African leaders scrutinize intellectual property rights to drive innovation

Lucia Ipumbu, the deputy minister of industrialisation, trade and SME development in Namibia, said Monday that African states are committed to adopting regulatory frameworks to drive innovation and transition of the intellectual property ecosystem on the continent.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/20 8:22:57

Kenya to negotiate 35 bilateral air service deals to boost aviation sector

Kenya plans to negotiate 35 bilateral air service agreements with other countries in order to boost the aviation sector, the civil aviation regulator said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/20 8:12:57

Recommended amendment of the Constitution on land divides South Africans

Recommended amendment to the South Africa constitution that allows seizing land without compensation has seen South Africans divided.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/20 8:04:36

Not enough nourishment

A child eats porridge while seated on the floor of a shelter at an Internal Displaced Persons (IDPs) center in Juba, South Sudan on Saturday. Some 5,000 IDPs have been relocated to a new resettlement center away from the UN Protection of Civilians site after ethnic clashes erupted at the site.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/18 22:13:40

Ethiopian PM says digital identification vital for Africa's development

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Sunday said that digital identification is vital for Africa's development ambition toward the realization of the global Agenda 2030 and Africa's continental Agenda 2063.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/18 20:06:29

Africa should realize financial autonomy from donors' dominant conditionality

As African leaders gathered at the headquarters of the African Union (AU) in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, they are urged to reinforce the momentum to realize the union's financial autonomy from its donors and development partners.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/18 20:06:04