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Morocco to classify archaeological village as historical site

Morocco plans to classify Jbel Irhoud, the village where the world's oldest human species' fossils were discovered, as an international archaeological and historical site, local media reported Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/8 20:29:30

Heads of foreign observer groups urge peaceful elections in Kenya

Nine heads of international observer groups on Tuesday called on Kenyans including political leaders to ensure peaceful elections and respect for the rule of law in the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/8 19:28:25

Kenyans flock to polling stations to vote for next president

About 19.6 million Kenyans are flocking to more than 40,000 polling stations across the nation to cast ballots for the election of the country's next president on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/8 13:24:11

Kenya's opposition leader urges large turnout ahead of polls

Kenya's opposition candidate Raila Odinga on Monday urged his supporters to turn out in large numbers for Tuesday's general elections, warning no voting should take place until the electronic system works perfectly.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/8 8:03:11

Backgrounder: Facts about Kenya's general elections

Some 19.6 million Kenyans will vote on Tuesday to elect the country's fifth president, 290 members of parliament, 47 county governors, similar number of senators and women representatives and several hundred county representatives.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/8 8:00:50

Sisi reiterates need for Qatar to respond to Arab quartet's concerns

Egyptian President Abdel-Fatah el- Sisi on Monday stressed that Qatar needs to respond to the concerns of the Arab quartet in order to end a standoff in the Gulf.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/8 7:50:51

Kenyans hoard food, first aid kits readied ahead of polls

Nervous Kenyans stockpiled food and water on Monday and police prepared first emergency aid kits as families headed to their ethnic heartlands on the eve of an election many fear could descend into violence.
Source: Reuters | 2017/8/7 22:48:40

Botswana hosts second annual air show

Hundreds of aircraft enthusiasts joined President Seretse Khama Ian Khama on Sunday to watch Botswana's second annual air show in the capital city Gaborone.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/7 22:31:52

7 killed, 18 injured in Zambia bus accident

A bus overturned in southern Zambia's Namwala district Saturday night, killing 7 people aboard and injuring 18 others, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/7 13:23:57

South African parliament speaker to announce procedure in anti-Zuma no-confidence motion

South African Parliament Speaker Baleka Mbete said on Sunday she will announce a decision on Monday on whether a no-confidence motion against President Jacob Zuma will be conducted through secret ballot.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/7 9:44:21

Regional observers commend Rwanda's presidential election

Leaders of African Election Observer Missions (EOM) in Rwanda on Sunday commended Friday's presidential elections, saying it followed democratic principles.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/7 9:28:09

Kenya on edge as citizens vote in high-stakes elections amid fears of violence

Kenyans head to the polls Tuesday to vote in a knife-edge contest between incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta and his rival Raila Odinga which has heightened claims of vote rigging and fears of violence.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/6 22:53:40

At least 8 killed, 18 injured in SE Nigeria church attack: police

The police in Nigeria on Sunday confirmed that eight worshipers were killed and 18 others injured in an early morning attack on St. Philip Catholic Church in Ozubulu area of the southeast Anambra State.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/6 21:26:44

Scores killed as gunmen open fire inside church in SE Nigeria

Scores of worshipers were killed in the early hours of Sunday after unidentified gunmen opened fire inside a Catholic church in southeast Nigeria's Anambra State, an eyewitness said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/6 19:52:56

Kenyans hail Chinese aid for transforming their lives, spurring growth

China's massive capital injection into key sectors of the Kenyan economy coupled with technology and skills transfer has unleashed prosperity and renewal in the East African nation.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/6 19:39:21

Kenya's presidential candidates wrap up rallies ahead of key vote

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta and his rival from National Super Alliance (NASA), Raila Odinga, on Saturday concluded their campaigns for votes by holding major rallies ahead of the Aug. 8 polls that are expected to be hotly contested.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/6 6:58:50

Kenyan fire fighters contain fire at oil terminal in Mombasa after 3 injured

Kenyan fire fighters have managed to put off fire from spreading to more petrol stations after three people were injured in an oil tanker explosion in the coastal city of Mombasa on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/5 19:42:22

EU observer mission calls for peaceful elections in Kenya

The European Union (EU) election observer mission in Kenya on Saturday renewed call for peaceful, free and fair national polls on Aug. 8 in order to enhance stability, cohesion and economic growth in the East African nation.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/5 19:17:12