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Burkina Faso arrests embassy attack suspect

A suspected key figure in the deadly Burkina Faso attacks has been arrested, a government source said Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/4 22:33:39

Egypt says ruling on maritime demarcation deal with Saudi unbinding

Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court ruled on Saturday that all previous judicial verdicts on the maritime demarcation deal between Egypt and Saudi Arabia are unbinding, official MENA news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/3 22:03:06

Boko Haram confirms custody of Nigeria's 110 missing schoolgirls

A faction of Nigeria's terror group Boko Haram has confirmed that the 110 missing school girls in the country's northeastern town of Dapchi are in its custody, a negotiator that used to bring together military officers and Boko Haram commanders for negotiations said on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/3 1:39:35

Campaign held against continuing war in Sanaa, Yemen

A Yemeni activist draws a disabled child who lost his leg in the war during a campaign held against the continuing war in Sanaa, Yemen, on March 1, 2018.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/3 0:06:07

Egypt train tragedy

People inspect the wreckage of a passenger train that collided with a freight train in the village of Kom Hamada in the northern province of Beheira, Egypt, on Wednesday. Reports state at least 15 people died and 40 were injured in the accident that occurred when two passenger carriages disconnected from the rest of the train and collided with a freight train.
Source: IC | 2018/3/1 22:53:39

Death toll in Egypt's train crash rises to 15

The death toll of the train crash that took place in Beheira province northern the capital Cairo on Wednesday has risen to 15, official MENA news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/28 23:45:12

Angola's state-owned oil company confirms fire at oil logistics center

The chairperson of state-owned oil company (Sonangol), Carlos Saturnino, confirmed Wednesday to the press a massive fire eruption at Angola's oil logistics center (Sonils) in the capital Luanda.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/28 23:43:00

10 dead, 15 wounded in Egypt's train crash

At least 10 people were killed and 15 others wounded in a crash between two trains in Beheira province northern the capital Cairo, official MENA news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/28 23:41:33

Renowned Boko Haram negotiator identifies abductors of 110 schoolgirls

A renowned human rights activist and lawyer based in the restive northeast city of Maiduguri, Aisha Alkali Wakil has appealed to the abductors of 110 Dapchi School Girls to release the young female captives.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/28 9:02:56

War weary

Saeed the lion rests in his new adaptive enclosure at the Lionsrock animal sanctuary in the town of Bethlehem, South Africa, on Monday. Saeed was born in the Magic World Zoo near Aleppo in Syria in 2016. He is one of 13 animals that were rescued from the war-torn country in July 2017. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2018/2/27 23:28:40

S. African president reshuffles cabinet

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday night reshuffled the Cabinet, relieving some of their duties while assigning some to new portfolios.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/27 8:25:32

110 girl pupils missing after Boko Haram school attack

The Nigerian government on Sunday confirmed that 110 girls were missing after a Boko Haram school attack in the northeast, following days of silence on the children's fate.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/26 22:53:40

South African government vows to ease people's pain from VAT hike

Faced with criticism from opposition parties over an increase in value-added-tax (VAT), South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) said on Sunday it will increase the list of zero-rated and tax-free items.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/26 8:40:15

Egypt's presidential race starts with expected easy win for President Sisi

The campaigning for Egypt's 2018 presidential election continued Sunday for the second day, as incumbent President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi is expected to score an easy win in the polls late March.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/26 8:23:57

Zimbabwean president Mnangagwa outlines achievements in first 100 days in office

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is just a few days shy of marking his first 100 days in office, over the weekend outlined some of his new administration's achievements and promised more reforms to improve the economy.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/26 8:14:26

Kenya's supreme sports body amends charter to eradicate doping menace

Kenya's supreme sports body has made it mandatory for all sports organizations seeking and getting affiliation to the umbrella body to submit in total to all anti-doping regulations.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/26 7:53:15

March for Africans

African asylum seekers and Israelis protest the deportation of African asylum seekers at a demonstration in southern Tel Aviv, Israel, on Saturday. Reports state that some 38,000 African asylum seekers are living in Israel. The Israeli Population and Immigration Authority has launched a massive 'voluntary leave' departure program intending to pay each refugee $3,500 in exchange for them leaving the country.
Source: IC | 2018/2/25 23:18:39

1 killed and 4 injured as DR Congo police fire on protests

One person was killed and at least four injured as police fired live bullets and tear gas to disperse banned protests calling on DR Congo President Joseph Kabila to stand down.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/25 22:48:40