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S. Africa's new mining minister assures policy certainty in mining sector

South Africa's newly appointed Minister of Mineral Resources Gwede Mantashe pledged on Tuesday to ensure policy certainty in the mining sector.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/20 19:28:50

Last male northern white rhino died in Kenya

Sudan, the last male northern white rhino, dies at OI Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya on March 19, leaving only two females of the endangered species in the world.
Source: | 2018/3/20 17:31:15

Kenyan police quiz two suspects over Al-Shabaab ties

Kenyan police said Monday they are questioning two terror suspects after arresting them in Mandera county near the Somalia border when they were suspected of heading to join Al-Qaida allied Al-Shabaab group in Somalia.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/19 23:07:49

Zimbabwe government officially amends indigenization law

The Zimbabwe government has officially amended the Indigenization and Economic Empowerment Act to limit its application to designated diamond and platinum extraction businesses.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/19 21:53:11

Former S. African president defended by son

The former South African President Jacob Zuma's son, Edward on Monday defended his father who is facing criminal charges saying he is being victimized for calling for expropriation of land.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/19 20:02:19

African countries urged to take more measures in building continental free trade area

UN and the African Union (AU) officials on Monday urged African countries to take more measures as Africa is launching the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/19 19:56:33

Experts say collapsed buildings expose gaps in Kenya's construction sector

An increase in the number of buildings that have collapsed in Kenya in the last few weeks has exposed the gaps in the country's construction sector.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/19 19:13:19

Flash floods cut off key road again in southwest Kenya

A key road in southwest Kenya had for the second time in a week been cut off by flash floods, rendering the section impassable, paralyzing transport in the area.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/19 18:45:29

Continental free trade area to help Africa weather international changes: UN official

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will help Africa to weather international changes in the developed world and multilateral trading system, a UN official said on Monday in Rwanda's capital city Kigali.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/19 18:41:40

Sri Lanka confident of high tourist arrivals despite travel advisories

Sri Lankan Tourism Minister John Amaratunga on Monday expressed confidence in the country attracting over 2.5 million tourists in 2018.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/19 17:20:49

Kenya's Kamworor not under pressure to triumph at World Half Marathon

Kenya's Geoffrey Kamworor believed he will withstand the challenges from runners of Ethiopia and the United States to clinch his third title in IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in Valencia, Spain on March 24.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/18 21:20:03

Ethiopia says martial law stabilized business and transportation movement

Business and transportation movement across Ethiopia have returned to their regular services since the imposition of martial law, an Ethiopian official said on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/18 21:16:03

France faces protests from overseas departments over development gap with mainland

A month-long campaign of strikes and protests on the French Indian Ocean island of Mayotte has shone a light on the simmering resentment in some of France's tropical outposts over perceived neglect by the state.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/18 20:38:39

African envoys hail free trade area for boosting trade

African ambassadors to the African Union (AU) on Saturday stressed importance of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) to intra-African trade on the sidelines of an ongoing AU extraordinary summit.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/18 7:52:51

AU extraordinary summit kicks off with expectation of launching continental free trade area

Quartey Kwesi, deputy chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, speaks at a meeting of the Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC) of the AU in Kigali, Rwanda, on March 17, 2018. African leaders are expected to sign an agreement that will launch the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) at an extraordinary summit of the African Union (AU) kicked off here on Saturday. The summit started Saturday with a meeting of the Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC) of the AU, a preparatory meeting of the heads of state and government summit.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/17 21:39:21

China hands over disaster risk reduction projects to Malawi communities

China has handed over projects to disaster-prone regions of Malawi to help them build resilience and reduce effects of the disasters.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/17 19:43:47

S. African ex-President Zuma to be prosecuted for corruption

South Africa's chief prosecutor said on Friday former President Jacob Zuma would face 16 charges which includes fraud, racketeering and corruption.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/17 7:35:39

Ethiopia hails economic importance of Chinese-built Ethiopia-Djibouti railway

Ethiopia on Wednesday commended the first two months of transportation operation of the Chinese-built electrified railway.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/16 22:01:14