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Gory past, better future

Dozens of ex-militia killers stroll around an open camp beneath mist-shrouded volcanoes in Rwanda. They are learning to reintegrate into the country whose government they have spent years trying to overthrow.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/1 22:03:40

Zimbabwean President Mnangagwa joins opposition parties in tour of cyclone-ravaged areas

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa will this week tour Cyclone Idai-ravaged areas in the country together with representatives of 17 other political parties involved in a national dialogue intended to resolve the country's political and economic problems.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/31 18:09:31

Chinese envoy urges advancement of peace, reconciliation process in Mali

A Chinese envoy on Friday urged intensified efforts to advance the peace and reconciliation process in Mali three years after a deal was signed between the government and some northern armed groups.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/30 11:02:21

Security Council extends mandate of UN mission in DRC

The Security Council on Friday unanimously adopted a resolution to extend the mandate of the UN stabilization mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for about nine months, till Dec. 20, 2019.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/30 9:10:31

Tunisia sets new date for presidential elections

The new date for the first round of the presidential elections in Tunisia is set for Nov. 17, an election official said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/30 9:08:01

Investigators believe anti-stall system activated in Ethiopian crash

Investigators looking into a Boeing 737 MAX crash in Ethiopia that killed 157 people have reached a preliminary conclusion that an anti-stall system was activated before the plane hit the ground, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people briefed on the matter.
Source: Reuters | 2019/3/29 22:33:41

Zambian president calls for more measures to reduce maternal deaths

Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Thursday called for more serious measures to further reduce the country's maternal mortality rate despite a decline in the number of women dying when giving birth.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/29 20:52:24

Libyan army arrests more than 100 illegal immigrants

Libya's eastern-based army on Thursday said it arrested more than 100 illegal immigrants in the northeastern city of Tobruk.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/29 18:00:49

S. African opposition vows to break energy monopoly amid power crisis

Amid a worsening power crisis, the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) vowed on Thursday to break energy monopoly by state-owned electricity utility Eskom.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/29 18:00:08

Royal hall annexed to pharaoh's temple discovered in southern Egypt

An archaeological mission from the University of New York discovered a royal hall annexed to Ramses II temple in Abydos city of Sohag province, southern Egypt, the country's ministry of antiquities said in a statement on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/29 16:07:16

Chinese rescuers donate supplies to cyclone victims in central Mozambique

Chinese rescuers donated food and drinking water for hundreds of children at an orphanage and a community school in central Mozambique on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/29 14:55:38

Future is Here: Dubai to Buy Russia-Made Hoverbikes

Hoversurf, a startup from Russia's Silicon Valley (the Skolkovo Innovation Centre), has designed and built the world's first flying bike. The Hoverbike S3 is able to reach a maximum speed of 96 km/h and can be used for half an hour without recharging, though at the moment much depends on the driver's weight.
Source: | 2019/3/29 9:45:59

Morocco, Jordan deepen bilateral partnership, express unified views on Mideast conflicts

The Jordanian King Abdullah II wrapped up Thursday evening a working visit to Morocco during which bilateral ties have been deepened and unified positions were expressed regarding key regional issues.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/29 8:39:26

Health worker mistrust worsening DR Congo Ebola outbreak: study

Hearsay and mistrust in health workers may have thwarted attempts to contain Ebola during the current outbreak of the deadly disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, researchers said Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/28 17:48:43

Kenya bank to boost WeChat Pay, Alipay presence in Africa

Kenyan-based regional financial institution Equity Bank plans to boost presence of WeChat Pay and Alipay in Africa, a banker said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/27 13:57:24

Kenya urges coffee growers to adopt sound environmental methods to boost output

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday called on global coffee growers to adopt sound environmental methods to boost production and quality of the product.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/26 22:55:13

Chinese firm to construct 26 hospitals in South Sudan

South Sudan has reached an agreement with China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) to construct at least 26 hospitals across the nation.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/25 22:59:20

Chinese rescue team heads for cyclone-hit Mozambique

A Chinese rescue team flew for Mozambique Sunday afternoon from Beijing to provide search and rescue support and medical and epidemic prevention assistance for the cyclone-hit country.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/24 21:56:24