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Over 170 die from drowning in Algeria's holiday season

More than 170 people died from drowning in Algeria since early July, the Civil Defense Ministry of the northern African Arab country said here Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/14 11:18:44

Algerian troops seize 40 weapons on border with Mali

As many as 40 weapons and amounts of ammunition have been discovered on Sunday by the Algerian army on the border with Mali, Defense Ministry said in a statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/14 9:44:10

South Sudan rebels say have recaptured stronghold from gov't troops

South Sudanese rebels said Sunday they have retaken Pagak headquarters which fell recently in the hands of government troops.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/14 9:35:03

AU calls for restraint from actions that heighten post-election tensions in Kenya

The African Union (AU) has called on all the concerned to refrain from any action or statement that can further heighten post-election tensions in Kenya.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/14 9:33:54

Head of Egypt's railway authority resigns over fatal crash

The Egyptian transport minister accepted on Sunday the resignation of the country's railway authority over the recent deadly train crash that killed at least 49, the Egyptian state TV reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/14 9:30:29

Kenyan police say only 6 killed in post election chaos

Kenyan police on Sunday dismissed reports that over 100 people have been killed in the past two days following the release of presidential election results in which incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta won.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/14 8:45:55

Kenyan opposition faces calls to calm deadly protests

Kenya's defeated opposition faced mounting calls at home and abroad to calm their supporters Sunday after claims of election rigging sparked ­violent protests that left at least 16 ­people dead.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/13 22:13:40

Over 150 Kenyans injured in post-election chaos: agencies

More than 150 people sustained serious injuries in parts of Nairobi and western Kenya following post-election chaos that erupted on Friday night after Uhuru Kenyatta was declared winner of the presidential elections, figures from two agencies show Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/13 18:58:45

Former Al-Shabaab deputy leader finally surrenders to Somali gov't

Former Al-Shabaab deputy leader Mukhtar Robow defected to the Somalia security forces following a bitter fight with militants in Abal location.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/13 18:53:41

30 school girls attend midwifery entrance-exam in Afghan eastern province

Up to 30 top score girls have been picked up from 74 school girl graduates attended a midwifery entrance-exam in the eastern Paktika province, the state-run Bakhtar News Agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/13 16:45:34

UN refugee chief to visit Sudan over refugee conditions

A Sudanese refugee official said on Saturday that a delegation led by UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi will visit Sudan on Tuesday to identify the conditions of refugees in the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/13 7:34:01

Egypt launches railroad technical check after deadly train crash

Egypt has launched an on-the-spot technical railway check after a recent deadly train crash in Alexandria, which killed 49 people, the general prosecution office said in a statement on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/12 22:47:23

Two killed in violent protests in Kenyan after presidential election

At least two people were killed and several others injured in overnight violent protests that broke out across Kenya after Uhuru Kenyatta was officially declared the winner of the presidential election.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/12 20:40:34

AU to train 1,000 police officers to enhance security in S Somalia

African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said Friday it will launch a new phase of training exercise for 1,000 newly recruited police officers to help enhance security in southern Somalia.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/12 7:44:42

Egypt's Sisi pledges to "hold accountable" those responsible for deadly train collision

As Egyptians mourn the victims of a deadly train collision that killed 49, Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi ordered state bodies to hold those responsible accountable.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/12 7:39:17

Kenya's Kenyatta wins re-election, pledges to unite nation

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta who was formally declared winner of the country's presidential election on Friday night, vowed to unite the country after his main rival, Raila Odinga rejected the vote as a fraud.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/12 7:37:07

Violent protests break in Kenya after Kenyatta declares winner

Violent protests broke out across Kenya on Friday night moments after Uhuru Kenyatta was officially declared the winner of the presidential election held on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/12 7:34:09

36 killed, dozens injured in train crash in Egypt

At least 36 people were killed and more than 123 others were injured Friday in a crash between two trains in Egypt's Alexandria province, Egypt's Health Ministry said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/12 1:00:03