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Cameroon president "concerned" over growing insecurity, vows peace efforts

Cameroon's President Paul Biya said on Friday he was "very" concerned about rising insecurity in the two English-speaking regions and in its mountainous Adamawa region. He pledged efforts to restore peace.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/19 13:22:25

Nairobi attack ends after 20-hour siege

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said Wednesday that Islamists who stormed an upmarket hotel complex in Nairobi, killing 14 people, had been “eliminated” after an almost 20-hour siege in which hundreds of civilians were rescued.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/16 20:03:41

S. African president condemns terrorist attack in Kenya

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday condemned Tuesday's terrorist attack on Kenya which left at least 15 people dead and many others injured.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/16 17:59:16

More people rescued from site of terror attack in Kenyan capital; 15 reported killed

More people were evacuated early Wednesday from the site of a terror attack at an upmarket hotel and office complex in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, following fresh blasts and gunshots, several hours after officials said that the situation was under control.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/16 10:00:58

Palestine takes over chairmanship of Group of 77 and China from Egypt

Palestine on Tuesday took over the chairmanship of the Group of 77 and China from Egypt at the United Nations headquarters in New York.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/16 8:06:44

Contested polls

A man rides his motorcycle past a torn portrait of DR Congo's former president Joseph Kabila on Tuesday in the capital Kinshasa. Martin Fayulu, who came second in last month's presidential election, has appealed to the Constitutional Court to annul the provisional result which went to opposition rival Felix Tshisekedi, his lawyer said.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/15 20:58:41

UNHCR calls for help for African refugees

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Monday called for more resources to help African refugees in 2019.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/15 19:08:41

Uganda strives to save Lake Victoria to provide clean water

Over 40 km east of Uganda's capital Kampala, a massive water treatment plant on the shores of Lake Victoria is being constructed.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/15 10:23:16

Feature: China launches digital TV project for 1,000 Nigerian villages

Kpaduma, an underdeveloped rural community at the edge of Abuja, Nigeria's capital, came alive Monday as its people turned out en masse in jubilation to welcome Chinese technicians and their local partners to launch a digital satellite television project.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/15 9:13:44

Nigeria's first standard gauge railway marks 900 days of safe operation

Passengers waiting to board a train from Nigeria's capital Abuja on Saturday were wowed when they were informed that the train service had been safely operating for 900 days.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/14 11:38:17

Opposition leader wins DR Congo election

The Democratic Republic of the Congo's opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi was Thursday named the provisional winner of a long-awaited presidential poll paving the way for the crisis-hit country's first transfer of power in 18 years.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/10 21:43:41

Deadly collision

Emergency service workers cooperate at the scene of a deadly train crash in Pretoria, South Africa on Tuesday. At least three people have been confirmed dead, with scores of others injured after a train collision at Mountain View station, Pretoria on Tuesday morning.
Source: VCG | 2019/1/9 20:23:40

Madagascar's apex court upholds Rajoelina's election

Madagascar's High Constitutional Court upheld Tuesday the victory of Andry Rajoelina in the second round of presidential vote last month.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/9 17:10:03

Zambian president travels to South Africa for emergence meeting on DR Congo election

Zambian President Edgar Lungu left here for South Africa on Tuesday for an emergency meeting with his South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa on the general election in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo).
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/9 16:24:25

With president abroad, Gabon officers stage coup attempt

Soldiers in Gabon burst into state radio offices early Monday and called on the people to "rise up," in an apparent coup attempt as ailing President Ali Bongo is out of the country.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/7 20:08:39

South Sudan starts registration of foreigners to curb crime

South Sudan government said on Monday it has started registration of all foreign nationals living in the country in a bid to deter cross-border crime. John Akot Maluth, head of Nationality and Immigration department in the Ministry of Interior, said they will screen and register foreigners to curb illegal immigrants in a period of three months.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/7 18:02:35

Military officers in Gabon read message on state radio criticizing president

Military officers in Gabon on Monday morning read a message on the Central African country's state radio criticizing President Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/7 15:28:02

More Kenyan train passengers in festive season amid improved service: operator

The Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) train transported 132,208 passengers between Kenya's capital Nairobi and the port city of Mombasa over the festive season, the operator said on Wednesday evening.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/6 9:15:15