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Death toll hits six in gas station explosion in Ghana's capital

The number of people killed in the Saturday night gas explosion at a fuel station in Ghana's capital city Accra has gone up to six, with 35 injured, deputy spokesman of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) Prince Billy Anaglate told Xinhua on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/8 18:24:28

Two confirmed dead at gas station explosion in Ghana's capital

Two people were confirmed dead after an explosion at a gas station Saturday evening in the north of Ghana's capital city, a local official told Xinhua.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/8 10:53:55

Lifting of US sanctions on Sudan unlikely to erase all economic challenges

Despite the "positive effects" of the lifting of US sanctions on Sudan, the move alone is not enough to solve all the difficulties that the Sudan's economy confronts, local economists have agreed.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/8 6:35:20

Fuel station explodes in Ghana capital

A fuel station exploded at around 7:30 p.m. local time Saturday in the northern part of Ghana's capital city Accra with casualties feared, according to eyewitnesses.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/8 6:30:22

UN welcomes US decision to lift sanctions on Sudan

The United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in Sudan on Saturday welcomed the US decision to lift the economic sanctions on Sudan, vowing to cooperate with Sudan and international partners to achieve stability in the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/8 6:27:55

More than 3,000 Europe-bound illegal immigrants found in Libya's Sabratha

A senior official in the western Libyan city of Sabratha said on Saturday that more than 3,000 illegal immigrants bound for Europe have been found in the city's detention centers.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/8 6:27:15

ICRC to resume operations in S. Sudan's Equatoria region

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said Friday that it will gradually resume operations in South Sudan's western Equatoria region, which were suspended following the killing of its staff last month.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/7 11:54:30

Cholera breaks out in northwestern Burundi

At least five cases of cholera were reported this week in Rugombo town in Cibitoke province, 72 km northwest of the Burundian capital Bujumbura, the Burundi News Agency reported Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/7 11:52:12

Sudan welcomes US decision to lift 20-year-old trade sanctions

Sudan government on Friday welcomed the US administration's decision to permanently lift the 20-year-old economic sanctions on Sudan.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/7 9:51:38

Sudan regrets name on US human trafficking list

Sudanese government on Thursday expressed regret over US administration's decision to add Sudan to the list of countries accused of failing to combat human trafficking.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/6 14:53:46

Sudanese president vows peace, stability in Somalia

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir said on Thursday that his country would exert utmost efforts for peace and stability in Somalia.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/6 13:31:50

Armed men attack three police stations in northern Mozambique

A group of about 30 men attacked three police stations in the coastal district of Mocimboa da Praia, Cabo Delgado province of northern Mozambique, in an armed raid on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/6 10:41:55

UNAIDS director says Angola's HIV/AIDS prevalence "worrying"

Country Director of the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Michel Kouakou said Thursday the 2.4 percent HIV/AIDS prevalence rate in Angola is "worrying," despite the government's efforts.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/6 10:39:21

US-made drone shot down by Houthi missile in Yemen's capital

A US-made pilotless plane was shot down by a Houthi missile north of Yemen's capital Sanaa on Sunday morning, Houthi officials and residents said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/2 8:45:00

Zambia security agencies raid notorious suburb in capital, arrests 134 people

A combined team of Zambian security agencies on Friday raided a sprawling suburb in Lusaka, the county's capital known for drugs and other criminal activities and arrested 134 people.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/30 14:01:43

China ready to help S. Sudan achieve peace, development: diplomat

China is ready to assist South Sudan in its quest to achieve long-lasting peace, prosperity and sustainable development, the Chinese Ambassador to South Sudan He Xiangdong said on Thursday evening.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/29 21:27:25

AU condemns terror attack in Somali market

The African Union envoy in Somalia on Friday condemned the Thursday evening terror attack on a market in Mogadishu suburb that left at least seven people dead and over ten others injured.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/29 20:57:31

Sudan's al-Bashir highlights support for peace, stability in S. Sudan

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir highlighted Thursday his country's support for the efforts to achieve peace and stability in neighboring South Sudan.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/29 9:50:39