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Macky Sall re-elected president of Senegal with 58.27 pct of vote

Senegal's incumbent president Macky Sall was re-elected as president of the West African country after he won 58.27 percent of the vote in the presidential election held on Feb. 24, according to the preliminary results announced Thursday by President of the National Commission for the Census of Votes (CNRV) Demba Kandji.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/1 10:22:03

Chinese envoy asks to address root causes of conflicts in Africa by providing development aid

A Chinese envoy on Wednesday asked for international efforts to address the root causes of conflicts in Africa by scaling up assistance for Africa's socio-economic development.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/28 8:24:48

Chinese firm commissions 80-mln-USD ceramic tiles factory in Ghana

China's Fujian Sentuo Steel on Wednesday commissioned an 80-million-US dollar ceramic tiles manufacturing company in Tema, 25 km east of Ghana's capital Accra, which is believed to help reduce the west African country's import burden of ceramic tiles.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/28 8:23:31

Chinese envoy calls for int'l efforts to help silence guns in Africa

A Chinese envoy on Wednesday called for international efforts to help silence the guns in Africa by 2020.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/28 8:22:51

Nigerian President Buhari wins re-election – but opposition cries foul

Muhammadu Buhari was on Wednesday re-elected Nigeria's president after a delayed poll that angered voters and raised political temperatures - but the opposition immediately vowed to challenge the "sham" result in court.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/27 21:58:40

Egypt's transport minister resigns over deadly train fire: state TV

The Egyptian cabinet accepted on Wednesday the resignation of Transport Minister Hesham Arafat over the deadly train fire that killed at least 20 people, the Egyptian state TV reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/27 21:22:39

At least 20 killed in train station fire in Egypt's capital

At least 20 people were killed and more than 40 others wounded when a fire erupted inside the main train station in the city center of Egypt's capital Cairo on Wednesday, state-run Nile TV reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/27 18:32:44

29 killed in northern Nigeria attack: police

Nigerian police on Wednesday confirmed that 29 people including a policeman were killed in renewed attacks in the northern state of Kaduna.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/27 16:48:29

Opposition rejects Nigerian election's early tally with Buhari ahead

President Muhammadu Buhari took an early lead on Monday in initial official results from Nigeria's presidential election, but the party of his main challenger quickly rejected the tallies as "incorrect and unacceptable."
Source: Reuters | 2019/2/26 21:43:41

Egypt's PM hails Chinese company's construction of giant business tower in new capital city

Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly hailed on Monday the progress made by China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) in the construction of "Iconic Tower" as part of the Central Business District (CBD) project in Egypt's under-construction new administrative capital city, about 45 km east of Cairo.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/26 13:50:30

Egypt's PM hails Chinese company's construction of giant business tower in new capital city

Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly hailed on Monday the progress made by China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) in the construction of "Iconic Tower" as part of the Central Business District (CBD) project in Egypt's under-construction new administrative capital city, about 45 km east of Cairo.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/26 1:10:24

Harry and Meghan meet Moroccan girls during official tour

Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan on Sunday met with Moroccan schoolgirls in the foothills of the High Atlas mountains, before heading to the capital for a reception.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/25 18:28:40

Sudan's al-Bashir appoints new PM

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Saturday appointed Mohamed Tahir Ayala as prime minister.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/25 0:52:09

Nigerians await election results as polling closes across country

Nigerians on Saturday waited to hear who their next president will be as voting in delayed elections drew to a close and the counting began.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/24 19:43:40

Multiple blasts heard in Nigeria's Maiduguri before elections: reports

Multiple explosions were heard on early morning of Saturday in Nigeria's northeast city of Maiduguri, hours before the beginning of presidential and parliamentary elections in the West African country, several local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/23 15:31:55

S. Africa urges "some countries" to refrain from interfering in Venezuelan affairs

A senior South African government official on Friday stressed the need to ensure that Venezuela's internal affairs is free from outside interference.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/23 10:01:35

Bashir declares state of emergency in Sudan

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Friday declared a state of emergency in Sudan for one year in the wake of popular protests in the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/23 9:55:09

China helps Africa in fight against Ebola outbreak: Africa CDC chief

China has significantly contributed to Africa's ongoing combat against Ebola outbreak as well as to the development of the Africa Center for Disease Prevention and Control (Africa CDC), according to John Nkengasong, Africa CDC Director.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/22 23:42:30