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Desert locusts invade Uganda from neighboring Kenya

Desert locusts on Sunday crossed from neighboring Kenya into Uganda through Amudat in the northeastern part of the country, a government official said here.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/10 15:36:24

58.5 mln children in Africa suffer from stunting: AfDB President

Around 58.5 million children in Africa are suffering from stunting, creating an adverse impact on the continent's economic potential, the Africa Development Bank (AfDB) President Akinwumi Adesina said on Saturday evening.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/10 11:55:15

Thousands of Moroccans march to support Palestinians against US peace plan

Thousands of Moroccans on Sunday marched in capital Rabat to express their solidarity with Palestinian people and their rejection of the recently released US peace plan for the Middle East.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/10 10:51:33

AU tries to 'silence the guns'

African heads of state gather Sunday at the headquarters of the African Union for a summit meeting due to focus on how the body can play a more prominent role in resolving conflicts proliferating across the continent.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/9 19:28:42

1,000 Kenyan children chant "Stay strong China" to cheer up coronavirus fight

About a thousand Kenyan children from 10 schools at the Mathare slum, the second-largest slum in Kenya, chanted "Stay strong China" with slogans like "China We Stand with U" to cheer up China's fight against the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/9 10:12:14

S. African national parks declare war on poachers

South Africa is escalating the fight against poaching using different means and collaborating with other countries in the midst of increased activity by illegal hunters, said South African National Parks (SANParks) on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/6 11:42:57

South Sudan to vaccinate 2.5 mln children against measles

South Sudan's ministry of health, the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners on Tuesday launched a campaign to vaccinate at least 2.5 million children against measles.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/6 10:48:53

Libya rivals close to peace pact: UN

Representatives of the warring parties in Libya meeting in ­Geneva have agreed on the principle of turning their shaky truce into a lasting cease-fire, the UN's Libya envoy said Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/5 19:13:47

S. Africa sees continued decline in rhino poaching: minister

Rhino poaching continues to decline in South Africa as additional steps are taken to effectively deal with the crime, Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Barbara Creecy said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/5 12:06:48

Ex-Kenyan president Moi dies at 95

Former Kenyan president ­Daniel arap Moi, who ruled the country with an iron fist between 1978 and 2002, has died aged 95, President Uhuru Kenyatta announced Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/4 19:49:07

Uganda to withdrawal more troops from Somalia

The Ugandan military on Sunday said it will start the second phase of withdrawing its peacekeeping troops deployed in Somalia by the end of this month.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/4 11:53:13

Heavy rains boost Kenya's hydropower production

Unusually heavy rains in Kenya in the past few months have boosted hydropower generation and cut electricity prices, boosting the country's quest to get power mainly from renewable sources, the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/4 11:31:47

Kenyan police launch probe into school stampede after 14 deaths

Kenyan police said Monday they have launched investigations into a stampede at a local primary school in western Kenya that resulted in the death of 14 pupils and 38 injuries.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/4 10:58:28

Egypt's Suez Canal revenues hit 497.1 mln USD in Jan

The revenues from Egypt's Suez Canal reached 497.1 million U.S. dollars in January, up 6.1 percent year on year, authorities said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/4 10:50:53

Jihadists latest rampage leaves 18 dead in Burkina Faso

Suspected jihadists have killed 18 civilians in an attack in northern Burkina Faso, the governor of Sahel region said.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/3 18:28:41

20 killed in stampede at Tanzania church service

At least 20 people have been killed and over a dozen injured in a stampede during a church service at a stadium in northern Tanzania, a government official said on Sunday.
Source: Reuters | 2020/2/2 19:23:40

Philippines reports first coronavirus death outside of China

Philippines reports first coronavirus death outside of China
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/2 11:27:46

13 killed, over 15,000 left homeless by flash floods in southern Tanzania: official

He said the Kilwa district authorities were now counting the loss in the 16 villages to establish the exact number of houses that have been demolished by the floods, the number of destroyed hectares of farms, the number of killed livestock and damage on the infrastructure, including schools, dispensaries and roads.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/2 11:24:46