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UN mission chief confirms better security situations in Sudan's Darfur

The United Nations African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) Joint Special Representative Jeremiah Mamabolo on Sunday acknowledged improvement of security situations in Sudan's Darfur, but warned about fresh waves of displacement in the region.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/3 8:46:43

Botswana president urges more efforts to end HIV/AIDS scourge

Botswana's President Mokgweetsi Masisi on Saturday called for intensified efforts to end the scourge of HIV/AIDS.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/1 23:36:38

Kenya rules out bidding to host 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

Kenya says it will not apply to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals, after the Confederation of African Football (CAF) stripped Cameroon of the rights to stage the tournament and announced that a new bidding process would be opened.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/1 21:15:27

Ghana making significant progress in export: central bank

Ghana is making significant progress in the performance of its export sector, Governor of the Bank of Ghana Ernest Addison said here late Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/1 20:24:52

Peace, security challenges most pressing in Africa: AU

The African Union (AU) said on Friday that ongoing peace and security challenges are the most pressing setbacks affecting the betterment of Africa and its people.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/1 9:06:20

Economist urges S. African president to attract new investment at G20 summit

A South African economist urged President Cyril Ramaphosa to use the platform of Group of 20 (G20) summit to demonstrate South Africa's readiness to welcome new business and investment.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/30 9:09:09

Mummy awoken

A handout picture released by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities on Wednesday shows newly uncovered mummies dating back over 2,300 years that were found by Egyptian archaeologists near King Amenemhat II's pyramid in Dahshur Necropolis, south of Cairo.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/29 20:03:40

Clown prince

Tunisian activists stage a protest against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's planned visit to Tunisia in front of the Municipal Theatre at the Avenue Habib Bourguiba in Tunis on Monday. Saudi Arabia has faced intense global criticism over the killing of insider-turned-critic Khashoggi in its Istanbul consulate on October 2.
Source: VCG | 2018/11/27 21:38:43

S. African president signs National Minimum Wage Bill into law

President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed into law the National Minimum Wage Bill (NMWB) which sets an historic precedent in the protection of low-earning workers in the country, the Presidency said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/27 8:41:20

Nigeria bombs Boko Haram locations after military base attack

The Nigerian Air Force has bombed several Boko Haram terrorists' locations following their attack on a military base in Metele area of northeast Borno State that resulted in the deaths of some 70 soldiers last week, local media reported Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/27 7:48:36

Sudan, Egypt agree to deploy joint military patrols on border

Sudan and Egypt on Sunday agreed to deploy joint military patrols on joint border and establish joint forces in the future to combat terrorism, official SUNA news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/26 9:01:35

Death toll in Uganda boat accident rises to 35, little hope for survivors: military

The death toll from a weekend boat accident that capsized on Lake Victoria in central Uganda rose to 35, a military spokesperson said here on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/26 8:58:39

Ancient mummy

An Egyptian archaeologist brushes a mummy laid inside a carved black wooden sarcophagus inlaid with gilded sheets, dating to Egypt's Late period (7th-4th century BC) discovered by an Egyptian archeological mission at Al-Assasif necropolis on the west bank of the Nile north of the southern Egyptian city of Luxor, on Saturday.
Source: VCG | 2018/11/25 21:33:41

Honorable welcome

Sudanese honor guard welcome Egypt's Minister of Defense and Military Production during his visit to Khartoum on Sunday. Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir in October lifted a 17-month-long ban on agricultural imports from Egypt, during an official visit by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to Khartoum.
Source: VCG | 2018/11/25 20:53:39

Death toll rises to 30 in Uganda boat accident

Many people are still missing as the death toll from a boat accident on Lake Victoria in Uganda on Saturday has risen to 30, a police spokesperson said Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/25 19:07:22

2 Finnish business executives among 5 killed in plane crash in Zimbabwe

Two Finnish business executives were among the five killed in a private plane crash in Zimbabwe, Finnish media reported Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/25 14:19:15

Kenya aims to reduce new HIV adult infections by 75 pct in 2019

Kenya targets to reduce new HIV infections among adults by 75 percent and cut mother-to-child transmission to 5 percent by next year, the National Aids Control Council (NACC) said in a report released on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/24 17:47:52

Cameroon army denies killing Kenyan priest in restive Anglophone region

Cameroon army said Friday that it did not kill a Kenyan priest in Kembong, a locality in Southwest, one of the two war-torn English-speaking regions of the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/24 8:18:35