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Ebola an intl emergency: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) should and is likely to declare an international emergency over the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo that has now spread to Uganda, experts said as a WHO advisory panel met on Friday.
Source: Reuters | 2019/6/14 22:58:41

Sudan's military council calls for new round of talks within 24 hours

Sudan's Transitional Military Council (TMC) on Thursday asked the Ethiopian mediator to call for a new round of talks between the council and the opposition Freedom and Change Alliance within 24 hours.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/14 9:07:56

African forum in Egypt calls for "strategic plan" to fight corruption

The first African Anti-Corruption Forum (AACF) held in the Egyptian Red Sea resort city of Sharm El-Sheikh stressed on Thursday the need for an integrated strategic plan to fight corruption in the continent.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/14 9:05:40

Algeria's former commerce minister jailed on corruption charges

Former Algerian Minister of Commerce Amara Benyounes on Thursday was remanded in custody by the Supreme Court amid a wide-scale crackdown on corruption pressed by protests demanding changes.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/14 9:01:53

2nd patient dies of Ebola in Uganda

A 50-year-old woman who tested positive for Ebola in Uganda has died, a health ministry official told AFP Thursday, the second fatality since the virus spread from neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/13 20:38:40

Steamy controversy

Cheikh hoists his second wife Mareme onto his shoulder and carries her to their rose petal-covered bed, where he lays her down.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/12 21:18:41

Poor business

Sudanese residents walk along Khartoum's central market on Tuesday, as most shops remained closed. Shops began to reopen on Wednesday but many residents stayed indoors after demonstrators called off a nationwide civil disobedience campaign.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/12 20:43:40

Kenya to host Africa business ethics conference

Kenya will host Africa business ethics conference late in June, organizers announced on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/11 18:00:14

Botswana to rule on scrapping anti-gay laws

Botswana could decriminalize gay sex on Tuesday when its high court is due to rule in a landmark case being watched across Africa after Kenya recently upheld its own anti-homosexuality laws.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/10 18:28:39

Pressure mounts on aviation industry over climate change

Under pressure from frequent flyers alarmed over climate change, the airline industry says it is “hellbent” on reducing emissions – but the technology needed to drastically reduce its carbon footprint is still out of reach.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/9 22:23:40

Forging new-age farmers

Machetes in hand and wearing a straw hat against the sun, the participants of an “agro-boot camp” in the farmlands of the West African nation of Benin harvest maize, cowpeas and rice.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/9 22:18:39

G20 ministers issue joint statement on trade, digital economy

Finance ministers and central bank governors from the Group of 20 economies on Sunday issued a joint statement in the Japanese city of Fukuoka after a two-day meeting on trade and digital economy.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/9 21:41:33

8 killed in Cameroon's restive Anglophone region

Eight people were killed and several others injured on Saturday in Ekona, a locality in Southwest, one of the two troubled English-speaking regions of Cameroon, according to local sources.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/9 8:15:03

Uganda in final negotiations for building railway to Kenyan port

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Thursday said the country was in the final stage of negotiations over the construction of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR).
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/7 16:51:05

Sudan's military council calls for dialogue, opposition rejects

Chairman of Sudan's Transitional Military Council (TMC) Abdel-Fattah Al-Burhan has called on the Sudanese opposition to initiate dialogue for national interest and to overcome the current crisis.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/6 16:53:01

Culture calls

In recent times the imperial city of Fez has been overlooked by tourists in favor of Marrakesh, but now Morocco's "spiritual" capital is bustling with visitors due to major renovations and low-cost flights.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/2 19:43:41

UN to support Africa in developing proposals for urban transport

The UN on Thursday pledged to support African governments in developing proposals for potential financing of innovative and sustainable urban transport.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/31 18:13:57