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Sudan's security departments vow to end clashes

Sudan's security departments vowed on Friday to put an end to the violence in the country after civilians were killed in recent clashes here.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/31 14:12:14

S.Africa president slashes cabinet size

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday cut the number of cabinet ministers from 36 to 28, in a move that he said would tackle the country's "bloated" government and improve efficiency.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/30 20:13:43

Over 1,300 African guests confirm participation in 1st China-Africa trade expo

As of May 24, 1,388 guests and traders from 52 African countries have signed up and confirmed their attendance for the first China-Africa Economic and Trade Expo, the organizing committee said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/30 2:51:59

Nigerian president sworn-in for second term in office

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari was sworn-in on Wednesday for a second four-year term in office, to the cheers of many Nigerians who looked forward to a brighter, rewarding future.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/30 2:12:39

Security forces kill 4 al-Shabab fighters in southern Somalia

Somali security forces on Tuesday killed a senior al-Shabab terrorist and three other fighters as they intensified assault against the insurgents in the Horn of Africa nation.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/29 17:36:15

Clouds of hope

For generations, Kaltuma Hassan's clan would study the sky over Kenya's arid north for any sign of rain - some wind here, a wisp of cloud there - to guide their parched livestock to water.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/28 20:03:40

Regional UN policy forum calls for greater empowerment, inclusion of marginalized groups

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) opened its 75th session in Bangkok on Monday, with global and regional leaders calling for greater empowerment and inclusion of marginalized groups to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/28 17:16:45

Chinese investors show growing interest in Ethiopia's mining sector

Ethiopia's mining sector has recently emerged as one of the major priority investment areas among potential Chinese investors amid the Ethiopian government's efforts to attract foreign firms in the extraction of the country's abundant mineral resources, an Ethiopian official said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/28 2:57:17

African diplomats hope for more cooperation with China as AfCFTA takes effect

African diplomats and officials commended the robust and diverse ties with China on Saturday, hoping for more cooperation as the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is inching towards effect.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/26 17:30:53

Decoupling from China hampers global development

For the past two decades, the botched theory of the "coming collapse of China's economy" has been debunked repeatedly by realities. If one must find a match for its fallacy, the theory of "decoupling from China" is a prime candidate.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/26 17:21:30

Newly-elected S. African president pledges to end corruption, poverty

Newly-elected South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday said he is committed to tackling serious challenges the country faced in his inauguration ceremony in Loftus Versfeld stadium in Pretoria.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/26 10:58:51

Newly-elected S. African president pledges to end corruption, poverty

Newly-elected South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday said he is committed to tackling serious challenges the country faced in his inauguration ceremony in Loftus Versfeld stadium in Pretoria.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/25 22:22:02

Zambian president congratulates South Africa's Ramaphosa on re-election

Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Saturday congratulated South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on his re-election and inauguration as that country's fifth president since the end of apartheid in 1994.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/25 22:16:16

Egypt's president says Africa heading steadily toward sustainable development

Africa is heading steadily toward achieving sustainable development through the implementation of its ambitious Agenda 2063, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said on Saturday in a televised speech marking Africa Day.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/25 18:17:20

Migrants should not return to Libyan detention

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Thursday said that migrants rescued off the Libyan coast "should not be returned to detention" due to security conditions.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/24 10:44:05

New president

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa acknowledges the applause after Parliament elected him as president in Cape Town, South Africa on Wednesday. MPs from the African National Congress party, which won 230 out of 400 seats on May 8, choose the head of state in the parliament's first post-election sitting.
Source: VCG | 2019/5/23 20:23:40

UN mission in Somalia mending ties with gov't after expulsion of mission head

The UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) is mending relations with Somalia's federal government after the latter expelled the head of the UN mission, said the deputy head of the mission on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/23 12:07:49

Humanitarian situation in Somalia is deteriorating: UN official

A senior UN official warned on Wednesday that the humanitarian situation in Somalia is deteriorating with widespread droughts.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/23 12:05:47