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AU redeployes observers in Liberia for presidential runoff

As Liberia heads for a presidential runoff election on Tuesday, the African Union (AU) has redeployed its election observers (AUEOM) in the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/26 17:56:08

Egyptian army kills 12 terrorists in Sinai

The Egyptian army announced Monday that its troops have killed 12 terrorists in the terror-hit Sinai Peninsula in the past days.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/26 6:22:51

Death of two miners sparks mass protest in eastern Morocco

Thousands of people protested in the eastern Moroccan city of Jerada on Monday over the death of two young men in coal mine.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/26 6:19:13

Erdogan calls for full lifting of economic sanctions on Sudan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday called for full lifting of the economic sanctions on Sudan.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/26 6:18:48

Holy night

Believers of Legio Maria of African Church Mission hold candles during their overnight Christmas Mass at the church near Ugunja, Kenya, early December 25. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2017/12/25 23:23:41

Uganda raises security levels on Christmas day to prevent terror attacks

Ugandan security agencies on Monday beefed up security control and raised security levels around churches and entertainment areas on Christmas Day in efforts to prevent possible terror attacks in the East African country.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/25 17:30:18

Morocco to host UN conference on migration in 2018

The United Nations General Assembly announced on Sunday that Morocco will host the inter-governmental conference on international migration next year, Morocco's official MAP news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/25 15:34:02

AU welcomes cease-fire agreement in Republic of Congo

The African Union (AU) has welcomed the cease-fire agreement signed on Saturday between the Government of the Republic of Congo and a group led by the Reverend Priest Ntumi.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/24 18:27:44

Illegal immigrants in Libya reach 700,000: official

The number of illegal immigrants in Libya currently reaches 700,000, an immigration official told Xinhua on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/22 8:48:52

Sudan urges African countries to withdraw from ICC

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Wednesday urged the African countries to implement the decisions of the African Union (AU) summit and withdraw from the membership of the International Criminal Court (ICC) if it failed to respond to the African demands.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/21 8:56:44

Rwandan annual National Dialogue Council concludes in Kigali, Rwanda

Rwandan annual National Dialogue Council, a forum where participants debate issues relating to the state of the nation, the state of local government and national unity, concluded Tuesday by highlighting the role of the youth for national transformation efforts.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/20 13:35:37

Nigeria's electoral body says committed to credible polls in 2019

Nigeria's Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday reaffirmed its commitment to the conduct of free, fair and acceptable elections in 2019.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/20 8:54:13

Officer killed in terror attack on Egypt's Sinai airport

An officer was killed and two others wounded in a terrorist attack on an airport in Arish city of North Sinai province bordering Israel and the Palestinian Gaza Strip, an Egyptian military spokesman said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/20 8:51:14

S. Africa's ruling party leader promises to lead with distinction

The newly elected leader of the African National Congress (ANC), Cyril Ramaphosa, said on Tuesday that the ANC leadership will serve the South African people with distinction.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/20 8:46:21

SA's Ramaphosa wins election as ANC head

South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was elected leader of the African National Congress on Monday in a close-run vote that will set the direction for the country and the scandal-plagued party that has ruled since the end of apartheid.
Source: Reuters | 2017/12/19 22:38:40

LGBT online radio kicks off in Tunisia despite threats

An online radio station catering for the LGBT community, believed to be the first of its kind in the Arab world, started broadcasting in Tunisia on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/19 22:33:41

Tunisia PM rejects collective resignation of senior officials

Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed announced Monday that he had rejected a collective resignation of two of his ministers and two secretaries of state.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/19 16:16:29

Cyril Ramaphosa elected S. Africa's ruling party president

South Africa's ruling party African National Congress (ANC) elected Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday to be the party's president for the next five years.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/19 11:11:00