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S. African president announces ambitious plan to attract investment

South Africa will host an investment summit later this year to lure 1.2 trillion rand (about 100 billion US dollars) over five years, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/17 10:03:57

Zambian leader appoints ex-first lady as envoy to France

Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Monday appointed wife of late President Michael Sata as the country's envoy to France.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/17 9:33:27

South Sudan rebels free 7 aid workers

South Sudan's main rebel group, the Sudan People's Liberation Army-in opposition (SPLA-IO) led by the former First Vice President Riek Machar, said they have released the seven aid workers captured in March in the central region of Morobo.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/17 9:23:01

Uganda strives to save lions following poisoning

The death of 11 lions in Uganda's Queen Elizabeth National Park left many conservationists perturbed on whether the east African country was making progress in saving the big cats.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/17 9:22:21

S. Africa anti-apartheid heroine Winnie Mandela buried

South Africa laid to rest anti-apartheid heroine Winnie Madikizela-Mandela on Saturday, after 40,000 people from across the political spectrum mourned her at a funeral ceremony in her township of Soweto.
Source: Reuters | 2018/4/15 21:33:39

China's transformation through reform, opening-up gives Africa hope: senior Kenyan official

The achievements made by China in the past few decades through the policy of reform and opening-up are so important to Africa because they give African people hope that such development can be realized, a senior Kenyan official has said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/15 9:58:44

Ethiopia's new PM addresses Ethiopian communities, calls for patience

Ethiopia's new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who is currently addressing the various groups of the Ethiopian society, urged the public for patience to bring about the desired changes.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/14 6:54:09

Libyan navy rescues 137 immigrants off western coast

Libyan navy on Thursday rescued 137 illegal immigrants on two rubber boats off the coast of the city of Zawiya, some 45 km west of the capital Tripoli.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/13 10:38:48

Algeria mourns 257 killed in its worst-ever air crash

A total of 257 people were killed on Wednesday morning in a military plane crash in Algeria's Blida Province, 30 km southwest of the capital Algiers.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/12 9:51:37

Libya's high council of state urges meeting to end political division

The newly-elected Head of the Libyan High Council of State Khaled al-Meshri on Wednesday called for an urgent meeting with the eastern parliament to end the country's political division.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/12 9:34:35

UN chief saddened by plane crash in Algeria

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was saddened on Wednesday by the crash of a military plane in Alergia that killed 257 people.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/12 9:24:10

257 killed in military plane crash outside Algeria's capital city

More than 250 people were killed when a military plane crashed in a field outside Algeria's capital on Wednesday, state media said, in the country's worst air disaster.
Source: Reuters | 2018/4/11 22:58:40

Few survivors

Rescuers surround the wreckage of an Algerian army plane which crashed near Boufarik airbase from where the plane had taken off on Wednesday. The Algerian military plane crashed and caught fire, killing 257 people, mostly army personnel and members of their families, officials said (see story on page 7). Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2018/4/11 22:48:41

At least 105 killed in military plane crash in Algeria

At least 105 soldiers on Wednesday morning were killed in a military plane crash in Blida province, 30 km southwest of Algiers, Ennahar private television channel quoted official sources as saying.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/11 18:20:10

China opens first overseas center for BeiDou navigation satellite system in Tunisia

The China-Arab States BDS/GNSS Center, the first overseas center for China's indigenous BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS), was officially inaugurated in Tunisia on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/11 18:15:41

Successful elections in DRC crucial to peace in Great Lakes: UN

The United Nations said Tuesday that the successful elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) was crucial to peace and stability in the wider Great Lakes region of Central Africa.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/11 9:52:30

17 killed, 46 injured in road accident in southwest Kenya

At least 17 people were killed and 46 others injured on Tuesday after a bus plunged into a river in southwest Kenya.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/11 9:25:01

Sudanese president issues decision to release all political prisoners: media report

Sudanese president issues decision to release all political prisoners: media
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/10 22:50:02