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21 killed, dozens injured in train crash in Egypt

At least 21 people were killed and more than 50 others were injured Friday in a crash between two trains in Egypt's Alexandria province, Egypt's state TV reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/12 0:59:01

Kenyan opposition to accept poll results if given server access

Kenya's opposition coalition on Friday called on the election commission to give it access to its computer servers and said it would accept the results on Tuesday's vote based on the figures recorded there.
Source: Reuters | 2017/8/12 0:03:40

18 killed, dozens injured in train crash in Egypt

At least 18 people were killed and more than 50 others were injured Friday in a crash between two trains in Egypt's Alexandria province, Egypt's state TV reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/11 22:10:34

Bill Gates offers Tanzania 350 mln USD for funding development projects

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation said on Thursday it will spend 350 million US dollars to Tanzania to fund development projects, including agriculture and health.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/11 19:05:23

Over 500,000 children in Libya need aid, says UNICEF

The ongoing conflict and the breakdown of the economy have left more than a half million children in need of humanitarian aid in Libya, according to the United Nations (UN) children's agency.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/11 13:25:37

Somalia says airstrikes kill senior Al-Shabaab leader

A senior leader of Somali militant group, Al-Shabaab had been killed by coordinated airstrikes in the Horn of Africa nation, Somali government said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/11 7:20:50

UN chief saddened by forced drownings of scores of African migrants

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was "heart-broken" on Thursday following reports that smugglers, taking Horn of Africa migrants to Yemen, forced the victims off boats into the sea, resulting in the drowning of more than 50 migrants.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/11 7:18:48

Qatar must meet demands of boycotting states to end crisis: Egypt's FM

A release of the Qatari crisis depends on Qatar's compliance with the demands of the four boycotting Arab states, Egyptian Foreign Minister told US special envoys on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/11 7:13:38

Observers give Kenya vote thumbs up

International observers on Thursday praised the handling of Kenya's presidential election, with the EU mission saying it had seen no sign of manipulation despite opposition complaints and scattered protests.
Source: Reuters | 2017/8/10 23:18:40

UN slams militarization of S. Sudan's IDP camps

The United Nations mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) on Wednesday said the mission maintains a "zero tolerance approach" to the militarization of camps for people displaced by conflict and that the camps remain civilian in nature.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/10 7:59:06

Zuma counts cost after surviving parliament vote

South African opposition leaders piled pressure on President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday after a parliamentary vote of no confidence exposed deep rifts in his ANC party as it readies for a leadership battle.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/9 22:53:39

President Kenyatta leads Kenya polls

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta had a commanding lead as votes were counted on Wednesday after Kenya's election but opposition leader Raila Odinga said hackers broke into election commission computer systems overnight, leading to massive fraud.
Source: Reuters | 2017/8/9 22:48:39

Somalia to launch consultations on constitution review

Somalia government is to launch national consultations on the constitution review following public awareness and sensitization process, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/9 17:08:36

Abducted Chinese worker rescued in Nigeria

A Chinese national abducted in Nigeria's northwestern state of Kaduna on Monday has been rescued by security operatives, less than 24 hours after he was held by gunmen, local police said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/9 7:20:15

Making a point

A Kenyan Samburu warrior leaves a polling station in Nkirish after voting in the general elections on Tuesday. Kenyans began voting in general elections headlined by a too-close-to-call battle between incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta and his rival Raila Odinga, sparking fears of violence in east Africa’s richest economy. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2017/8/8 23:33:40

Kenyans vote in high-stakes elections

Kenyans were voting Tuesday in elections headlined by a knife-edge battle between incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta and his rival Raila Odinga that has sent tensions soaring in east Africa's richest economy.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/8 23:28:39

Zuma gets ANC’s support

Lawmakers of South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) pledged to back President Jacob Zuma in a no-confidence motion in parliament later on Tuesday, a show of support that would thwart opposition efforts to force him to step down.
Source: Reuters | 2017/8/8 21:53:40

Death toll in S. Sudan's inter-communal clashes rises to 41: police

The death toll in the weekend clashes between rival communities in South Sudan's Gok state has risen to 41 people while 52 others were wounded, a senior police official in the area told Xinhua on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/8 20:45:57