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Casting vote

A woman receives a ballot at the Masasa Primary School polling station in Mzuzu, Malawi on Tuesday. Polls opened on Tuesday after a closely-fought election campaign, with President Peter Mutharika battling to hold off two serious rivals in a race that has focused on corruption allegations and economic development.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/21 21:18:40

Confusion as Zimbabwe energy regulator disowns earlier statement, announces new fuel prices

The Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) on Tuesday disowned an earlier statement which said fuel prices had not increased following the removal of a fuel import subsidy.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/21 20:34:44

How to beat Boko Haram? Treat women better, analysts say

Tens of thousands of women have been freed from Nigeria's brutal Boko Haram fighters, but providing a safe future for them is critical to winning the war, analysts warned Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/21 18:58:43

Sudan's military council, opposition vow to reach deal

Sudan's ruling Transitional Military Council (TMC) and an alliance of opposition forces on Tuesday vowed to work together to reach an "urgent agreement" as their negotiation continues.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/21 11:32:39

Five killed, 15 injured in road accident in eastern Uganda

At least five people were killed on spot and 15 others critically injured in a Sunday night road accident in the eastern Ugandan district of Soroti, a police spokesperson said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/20 21:36:52

Sudan protesters, army rulers plan more talks

Sudan's army rulers and protest leaders said more talks were planned for Monday on finalizing the makeup of a new ruling body, after hours of negotiations through the night ended without agreement.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/20 20:18:40

Sudan's military council says perpetrators in sit-in attack arrested

Deputy Chairman of Sudan's Transitional Military Council (TMC) Mohamed Hamdan Daqlu on Saturday said armed perpetrators that attacked and killed protesters in Khartoum on Monday have been arrested.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/20 15:50:25

Namibians challenge Germany to be remorseful on genocide

The leader of Namibian Genocide Committee on Sunday urged Germany to be remorseful over the 1904 genocide against Namibian tribes.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/20 9:53:04

Egypt, Canada discuss boosting ties

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi discussed on Sunday boosting cooperation with Canada during a meeting with visiting Canadian Senate Speaker George Furey.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/20 9:28:18

UN, African Union condemn attacks on UNAMID

African Union (AU) Commissioner for Peace and Security Smail Chergui and UN Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix on Friday condemned the attack and looting of United Nations African Union Hybrid Operation In Darfur (UNAMID) in El Geneina on May 14.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/19 8:00:39

Namibia to commence Special Economic Zone status in port town

A plan to start a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Namibia is expected to be implemented next month, Namibian Minister of Industrialization, Trade and SME Development Tjekero Tweya said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/17 17:24:04

5 killed, 2,500 displaced as heavy rains hit SW Tanzania

Five people have been confirmed dead and over 2,500 others were displaced due to the ongoing heavy rains in southwestern Tanzania's district of Kyela, in Mbeya region, an official said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/17 15:11:07

Sudan army ruler suspends civil rule talks

Sudan's military rulers on Thursday suspended crucial talks with protesters on installing civilian rule, insisting more time was needed to finalize the deal as Khartoum's security situation deteriorated.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/16 21:28:40

Egypt inaugurates world's widest suspension bridge

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi attended on Wednesday the opening of Rod al-Farag Axis Bridge, the widest suspension bridge in the world, state-run Nile TV reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/16 15:52:05

Commodity-dependent countries grow to 20-year high: UN report

The number of countries that depend on commodities has reached its highest level in 20 years, a new report released Wednesday by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) reveals.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/16 13:46:47

Technological innovation crucial in poverty reduction policies: UN, Chinese officials

Technological innovation can be crucial to boost policies on poverty reduction and extreme hunger eradication, officials from the United Nations (UN), China, and various other stakeholders stressed at a seminar on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/16 13:45:27

UNGA president calls for multilateralism to ensure fairer commodity market

The United Nations on Wednesday urged the international community to strengthen multilateralism to ensure a fairer commodity international market.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/16 13:33:13

Sudan's military council suspends talks with opposition for 72 hours

Sudan's Transitional Military Council (TMC) on Thursday announced suspension of talks with the major opposition forces for 72 hours.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/16 13:25:58