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Armed groups in Sudan's Darfur declare 2-month cease-fire

Three armed groups in Sudan's Darfur region announced Friday a two-month cease-fire starting from Nov. 30, 2017 until Jan. 31, 2018.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/2 7:10:58

Zimbabwe's military muscles into cabinet

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa appointed senior military officials to top posts in his first cabinet on Friday in what was widely seen as a reward for the army's role in the removal of his predecessor, Robert Mugabe.
Source: Reuters | 2017/12/1 22:43:39

New Zimbabwean president announces cabinet

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Thursday appointed a cabinet of 22 members mainly from the ruling ZANU-PF party.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/1 16:17:29

Libya denies slavery trade allegations, saying probe into slave auction footage ongoing

A Libyan official said Thursday that Libya is investigating alleged slave trading and denied allegations of a thriving slave trade in the the North African country.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/1 11:51:06

Libya permits emergency evacuees after slavery uproar

Libya agreed Wednesday with key EU and African leaders to allow migrants facing abuse in detention camps to be evacuated within days or weeks, mostly to their home countries, French President Emmanuel Macron said.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/30 23:18:40

23 killed in clashes in Sudan's Darfur

At least 23 people have been killed in the clashes in Sudan's Darfur region early this week, a senior Sudanese official announced Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/30 9:02:39

UN mission facilitates elections in Libya by end of 2018

Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Head of UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Ghassan Salame said Wednesday that the mission is working on holding elections in Libya before the end of 2018.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/30 9:02:06

Albania has high expectations of cooperation between China, CEE countries

Politicians and experts have voiced their support for Albania's engagement in concrete national and inter-regional projects within the cooperation between China and 16 Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries, also known as the 16+1 cooperation.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/30 1:20:26

Egypt's Sisi tells military to secure Sinai in three months

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Wednesday ordered his military command to use all force necessary to secure the Sinai Peninsula within the next three months following a militant attack on a mosque that killed more than 300 people.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/29 22:43:39

Egypt marks 115th anniversary of national museum in Cairo

Egypt celebrated on Tuesday the 115th anniversary of the establishment of the Egyptian Museum located in downtown Cairo, featuring the largest collection of masterpieces of the country's ancient artifacts.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/29 9:32:07

S. Africa's Upper House of Parliament passes Int'l Arbitration Bill

The National Council of Provinces (NCP), the Upper House of Parliament, on Tuesday passed the International Arbitration Bill (IAB) without amendments, which will replace the country's domestic arbitration regime inconsistent with international developments.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/29 8:47:42

Zimbabwe's new president says to create smaller cabinet

Zimbabwean new president Emmerson Mnangagwa said Tuesday he will create a lean cabinet geared to transform the fortunes of the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/29 8:43:09

China to send 15th medical team to Botswana

The protocol on the 15th Chinese medical team to Botswana was signed on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/29 3:56:47

UN peacekeeping official warns against violence escalation in South Sudan

UN Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Bintou Keita on Tuesday warned of risk of violence escalation in South Sudan.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/29 3:44:54

Kenya president sworn-in, rival promises own inauguration

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in for a second term on Tuesday, shortly before riot police teargassed the convoy of opposition leader Raila Odinga who told supporters he would be sworn in himself on December 12.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/28 23:33:39

Egypt's army kills 14 terrorists in raids to revenge for 305 dead in mosque attack

At least 14 terrorists were killed and 14 other suspects were arrested in Egyptian police and military raids inside and near North Sinai province, official security statements said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/28 21:38:57

Zimbabwe's new president Mnangagwa dissolves cabinet

Zimbabwe's new president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, dissolved the cabinet on Monday and said he is in the process of assembling a new team of cabinet ministers.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/28 19:33:04

Kenya's Kenyatta to be sworn in for second term

Kenyan president-elect Uhuru Kenyatta is set to take the oath of office on Tuesday in front of foreign dignitaries and thousands of supporters who already started streaming into the Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/28 16:01:47