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7 killed in car bombing attack in Mogadishu

At least seven people were killed and ten others injured on Thursday evening in a car bomb explosion in a busy market in Mogadishu, officials have confirmed.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/29 9:42:02

China to offer $100m in military aid to African Union in next 5 years

China will offer $100 million free military aid to the African Union in the next five years, a defense ministry spokesperson said.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/28 22:53:39

Experts seek action on industrial, electronic waste in Africa

Environmental experts on Wednesday expressed concern over the rate at which the electronic and industrial wastes have been dumped in open places in most African cities.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/28 9:59:59

Egypt keen on resolving issues facing businessmen: PM

The Egyptian government is keen on resolving any issues facing businessmen as it is working hard to attract investment, said Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/27 9:00:01

Kenya's rival political parties stage demos over poll body

Political tension is rising in Kenya as the opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) on Tuesday began countrywide protests against electoral commission officials who it accuses of bungling the Aug. 8 presidential polls.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/27 8:51:59

Angola's new president urges transparency to fight corruption

Angola's new president, Joao Lourenco, on Tuesday called for greater transparency so as to better fight corruption and economic crimes rooted in some institutions.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/27 8:50:24

Zambian VP defends proposed political parties bill

Zambian Vice President Inonge Wina on Monday defended the government's decision to introduce a bill in parliament that seeks to regulate the operation of political parties.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/26 10:15:41

African countries advised to prioritize signing boundary agreements

The Africa Center for Energy Policy (ACEP) on Monday said the boundary dispute between Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire serves as a wake-up call for African countries to properly define, document and sign boundary agreements, most of which were inherited from the colonial era, to prevent future disputes.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/26 9:54:28

West and Central Africa urged to leverage its vast mineral resources

Officials attending the Ninth West and Central African (WaCA) Mining Summit and Expo here maintained on Monday that the region of West and Central Africa possessed some of the world's largest untapped mineral resources.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/26 9:54:10

Egyptian lady, ‘heaviest’ in world, dies in UEA hospital

An Egyptian believed to be the world's heaviest woman died Monday morning of heart and kidney failure at an Abu Dhabi hospital.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/25 22:21:01

Tanzania mulls relocating invaders of wildlife corridors

Tanzania is set to relocate all people who have invaded the wildlife corridors between Lake Manyara and Tarangire national parks, located in northern part of the east African nation.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/24 23:59:44

13 people killed in car crash in Mozambique

Thirteen passengers died and six others were seriously injured when a collided with a minibus on Saturday morning in the Manhiça district of Maputo province, southern Mozambique.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/23 23:38:08

Egypt's former Muslim Brotherhood leader dies at 89

Mohammed Mahdi Akef, a former leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, died on Friday at the age of 89 after a struggle with illness.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/23 7:31:32

3 killed in protests against Sudanese president's visit to IDP camp

At least three internally displaced persons (IDP) were killed and 26 others injured in clashes between government forces and IDPs who protested in Kalma IDP camp in South Darfur in rejection to a visit by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to the camp, United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) announced Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 22:09:25

9 elephants electrocuted in northwestern Botswana

At least nine stray elephants have been electrocuted after knocking down a power line in Botswana, the country's environment minister has confirmed.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 11:16:38

Sudanese president urges Darfur citizens to surrender weapons

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir urged on Thursday the citizens of Darfur region to voluntarily surrender their weapons to the government before the government begins collecting them forcibly.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 11:14:18

20 still missing after building collapse in Kenya

Emergency officials have rescued 39 people while some 20 others are still missing, believed to be still trapped in the rubble, after a four-storey building collapsed on Thursday in Kenya's Kapsabet town.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 7:12:57

No small task

In this undated photo published on Wednesday, rescuers untangle a whale from fishing ropes in South Africa. The men were clearly dwarfed by the huge 60-ton whale they were trying to save as they cut it free from fishing lines – just weeks after a rescuer died while doing exactly the same thing.
Source: IC | 2017/9/21 22:08:39