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Nigerian troops thwart Boko Haram ambush, killing at least 3

Nigerian troops on Sunday overpowered a group of Boko Haram fighters, killing at least three, following a gunfight in the northeastern state of Borno.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/17 8:54:52

Yemeni gov't forces beef up military presence to recapture Hodeidah

The Yemeni government forces beefed up military presence in Hodeidah as part of the preparations for a wide-scale offensive against the Houthi rebels in the Red Sea coastal city.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/17 8:45:03

Sudan's new gov't ministers take constitutional oath

Ministers of Sudan's new government on Saturday took the constitutional oath before Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/16 7:45:37

African foreign ministers meet over AU reform

Foreign Ministers of the African Union (AU) member states on Tuesday met at the headquarters of the pan-African bloc in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa to discuss the progress made on the reform of the 55-member union.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/13 8:40:51

Zimbabwe declares cholera outbreak in capital city state of emergency

Suspected cholera patients receive treatment at a local hospital in Harare, Zimbabwe, Sept. 11, 2018. Zimbabwe on Tuesday declared the raging cholera outbreak in the capital Harare a state of emergency. The outbreak in the city's high density suburbs of Glen View and Budiriro which began last week has so far killed 20 people and infected more than 2,000 people. (Xinhua/Shaun Jusa)
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/12 12:30:27

Coming home

People stand beside the portrait of late Ghanaian diplomat Kofi Atta Annan, former secretary-general of the United Nations, upon the arrival of his remains at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana on Tuesday. Annan's body will remain at Accra Conference Centre until the burial ceremony that will take place on Thursday in Accra.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/11 22:53:40

Cholera outbreak

A health worker checks a child suffering from cholera symptoms at a hospital in Harare, Zimbabwe on Tuesday. A cholera emergency has been declared in Zimbabwe's capital after 20 people have died, the health minister said Tuesday.
Source: IC | 2018/9/11 22:48:40

Chinese agricultural experts help Tanzanian farmers increase crop yield

While China is conducting the largest nationwide poverty alleviation campaign in history, some Chinese have gone much farther - by spreading the country's useful lessons thousands of kilometers away to Tanzania to help locals fight poverty.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/11 20:08:39

Nigeria confirms at least 35 killed, scores injured in gas explosion

Nigeria on Tuesday confirmed that at least 35 people were killed and over 100 others injured following a gas explosion in Nasarawa State in the country's central region.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/11 17:36:26

S. African police arrest 9 following xenophobic attacks

South African police have arrested nine suspects for murder and public violence following xenophobic attacks on foreigners, police said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/11 11:03:54

Dozens feared killed in central Nigeria gas explosion

Dozens of people were killed on Monday following a gas explosion in Nasarawa State of Nigeria's central region, according to local media and sources.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/11 0:33:46

Sudan's ruling party sacks cabinet, appoints new PM

The Leadership Office of Sudan's ruling National Congress Party (NCP) on Sunday approved the dissolution of the national unity government and named a new prime minister to tackle the country's growing economic crisis.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/10 11:48:03

Sudan's president dissolves gov't

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Sunday decided to dissolve his government and cut federal ministries, official SUNA news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/10 9:26:15

Ethiopia's Chinese-built industry zone provides New Year donations to needy people

Ethiopia's Chinese-built Eastern Industry Zone on Sunday marked the arrival of Ethiopia's New Year with livelihood support to vulnerable local community members.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/10 9:14:29

Egypt inaugurates Old Kingdom tomb near Cairo

Egypt inaugurated Saturday an Old Kingdom tomb of a man called Mehu who was a minister during the end of the Sixth Dynasty.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/9 11:35:27

Madagascar's president resigns from post to participate in new election

Madagascar's President Hery Rajaonarimampianina resigned Friday evening from post to participate in the upcoming presidential election due to be held on November 7 following an order by the High Constitutional Court, the president said in an official statement to the nation.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/8 10:29:43

Kenyan police apologizes for wrongly arresting Chinese staff

The Kenyan police on Thursday apologized for storming and briefly arresting Chinese journalists at the China Global Television Network (CGTN) in Nairobi.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/7 11:09:13

AU lauds ties with China, vows to strengthen partnership

The African Union (AU) has reiterated its commitment to deepen its partnership with China based on the outcomes of the recently concluded Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) held on Sept. 3-4.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/7 9:17:11