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South Sudan seeks to raise daily oil output to 400,000 barrels by 2020

South Sudan plans to increase oil production to 400,000 barrels per day (bpd) by the end of 2020 as the country hopes to resume oil production in oilfields affected by five years of civil war, petroleum minister Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/17 23:09:50

Huge blast rocks Mogadishu, casualties feared

A huge blast occurred at Dabka junction in the Somali capital, Mogadishu on Wednesday, police and witnesses said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/17 21:59:16

Charming protesters

Sudanese women with national flags painted on their faces take part in a rally in the area of the military headquarters in Khartoum on Tuesday. Protesters toughened their stance today by calling for the dissolution of the transitional Military Council and replace it immediately with a civilian power.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/17 20:58:40

Head of Sudan's military council demands gov't institutions to disclose foreign currency, bank accounts

Chairman of Sudan's Transitional Military Council Abdel-Fattah Al-Burhan on Wednesday issued a constitutional decree demanding government institutions to immediately disclose their foreign currency and bank accounts inside and outside Sudan.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/17 20:20:27

Death toll of Libya's Tripoli clashes rises to 174: WHO

A total of 174 people were killed and 756 others wounded in the fighting between the UN-backed Libyan government and the east-based army in and around the capital Tripoli so far, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/16 23:15:07

Democracy plea

A Sudanese man writes on a banner in the capital Khartoum on Sunday. The writing in Arabic reads, “Freedom.” Sudan's foreign ministry on Sunday urged the international community to back the country's new military rulers to help “democratic transition.”
Source: AFP | 2019/4/15 20:23:43

Sudan's military council appoints new army chief of staff

Chairman of Sudan's transitional military council Abdel-Fattah Al-Burhan on Monday issued decrees to appoint new army chief of staff, a statement said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/15 19:57:59

South Sudan minister says oil flow not affected by political crisis in neighboring Sudan

The political crisis in Sudan has not affected oil flow from South Sudan's oil fields after the two neighboring countries announced resumption in August 2018.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/15 19:44:28

Nigeria says 27 Boko Haram militants killed in joint operation with Cameroon

Twenty-seven Boko Haram militants have been killed in the latest clearance operation aimed at routing remnants of the terror group along Nigeria-Cameroon borders, Nigerian army said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/15 19:42:27

Standard Chartered Bank in Tanzania launches "Belt and Road Relay"

The Standard Chartered Bank in Tanzania on Sunday launched its Belt and Road Relay, the first-ever global running event on the back of the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/15 9:46:00

Egypt's Sisi meets Libya's Haftar in Cairo: state media

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met Sunday with Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar, whose forces are fighting for control of the capital Tripoli, state media reported.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/14 22:28:41

Protesters keep up pressure in talks with Sudan military

Sudanese protest organizers presented demands including the creation of a civilian government in talks with the country's new military rulers late Saturday, the group spearheading demonstrations said.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/14 22:23:45

New chairman of Sudan's military council takes constitutional oath

Abdel-Fattah al-Burhan Abdel-Rahman on Friday took the constitutional oath as chairman of Sudan's transitional military council, official SUNA news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/13 10:29:35

China-sponsored drinking water project breaks ground in Costa Rica

Construction of a China-sponsored drinking water project is underway in Costa Rica and will help meet the needs of over 26,000 residents in the cities of Canas and Bebedero.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/12 17:40:12

Latest fighting "heaviest" since military escalation around Tripoli: UN

The latest fighting in Tripoli is the "heaviest" since hostilities broke out around the Libyan capital last week, forcing thousands to flee their homes, a UN spokesman said Thursday, expressing concern for the safety of civilians.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/12 15:14:17

Russia calls for dialogue in Sudan

Russia has called for all political forces in Sudan to return order to the country after the toppling of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir in a military coup, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/12 11:42:28

China's greenhouse technologies turn Egypt's desert green

China's greenhouse technologies are currently boosting the development of Egypt's modern agriculture through the construction of hundreds of greenhouses.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/12 11:41:39

Sudan defense minister sworn in as head of transitional council

Sudan's Defense Minister Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf on Thursday was sworn in as head of the transitional council in Sudan, official Sudan TV reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/12 10:50:19