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Ghanian leader denies China 'recolonizing' Africa

Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says the situation where Ghana, like many countries in Africa, is forging relations with China is "not a uniquely Ghanaian or African phenomenon."
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/1 14:17:33

Libya seeks UN support

After a month of militia clashes that left more than 100 people dead, Libya's UN-backed foreign minister on Friday called for the country's UN political mission to transform into a "security and stability" support role.
Source: Agencies | 2018/9/29 23:18:40

African envoys urge South Sudan to commit to new peace deal

A group of African diplomats in South Sudan on Thursday urged the country's leaders not to squander the recently signed peace deal, urging them to ensure that is it fully implemented.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/28 10:35:09

Zimbabwe's new administration committed to constitutionalism, says justice minister

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration is committed to constitutionalism and will not willfully violate it, Justice Minister and leader of government business in Parliament Ziyambi Ziyambi said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/27 13:41:21

S. Africa to simplify visa requirements for Chinese tourists: tourism minister

South Africa will simplify visa requirements for Chinese tourists, beginning from next month, Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/27 9:15:41

South Africa relaxes visas for tourists, investors

South Africa on Tuesday announced visa reforms aimed at luring investment and tourists to help lift the continent's most advanced economy out of recession.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/25 22:08:40

South Sudan doctor wins UN prize

A South Sudanese doctor who runs an overcrowded hospital with a dimly-lit surgical theater and no regular supply of general anesthetics on Tuesday won the UN refugee agency's prestigious Nansen award.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/25 21:58:40

South Sudan gov't troops, rebels blame each other for renewed fighting after peace deal signing

Fresh fighting has broken out between government forces and rebels in the northern parts of South Sudan, barely two weeks after the warring parties inked a peace deal in neighboring Ethiopia.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/25 20:28:10

Tunisian next presidential election to be held in December 2019

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi announced Monday evening the next presidential elections will take place in December 2019, reported by local media.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/25 8:52:17

5 dead in heavy rainfall in Tunisia

A heavy rainfall killed five people in Nabeul province in northeast Tunisia, Tunisian Civil Protection Spokesman Moez Triaa said on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/24 10:42:40

700,000 Kenyans facing acute food shortage: report

Despite receiving more than normal rainfall in the March to May season, which boosted food production, some parts of Kenya are still facing food crisis.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/23 9:40:20

WWF urges Tanzania to review conservation policies to enhance rhino protection

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), the world's leading conservation organization, on Saturday urged the government of Tanzania to review its conservation policies to enhance the management of rhino and other endangered species.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/23 9:34:11

One person rescued two days after ferry capsized in Tanzania

One person was rescued on Saturday from a ferry that capsized in Lake Victoria in Tanzania on Thursday afternoon killing more than 150 people, said a senior government official.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/22 21:22:09

UNICEF sponsored story telling tent boosts literacy for Somali children

Story telling tents supported by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) have motivated Somalia children to pursue formal education with passion despite setbacks linked to civil strife, poverty and natural calamities.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/20 10:52:22

UN says building trust between warring parties key to peace implementation

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) on Wednesday encouraged warring parties to build trust amid widespread suspicion between them in order to effectively implement the recently signed agreement.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/19 20:31:14

Hotspots, not trouble spots: Africa seeks tourism boom

Africa draws just five percent of the world's tourists despite boasting attractions ranging from the Pyramids and Victoria Falls to wildlife safaris and endless strips of pristine beaches.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/19 19:13:40

Gates urges world to invest in health of youth in Africa

The world should help Africa invest in its people as the continent confronts a demographic boom, said billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates, whose foundation released its annual report on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/18 21:48:42

Egypt records no illegal immigration case since 2016: president

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said on Sunday that Egypt has not recorded a single case of illegal immigration from its territories since 2016.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/17 10:06:29