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Lemurs face climate extinction

At least two species of Madagascar lemurs teetering on the brink of extinction because of deforestation could be pushed over the edge by climate change, researchers said Monday.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/24 18:53:40

Preying hard

In some instances, the behavior may have been illegal or unethical under U.S. laws and rules barring solicitation and deceptive practices, several legal ethics experts said.
Source: Reuters | 2019/12/24 17:28:40

Macron grieving Nigerien casualties

France's President Emmanuel Macron (left) and Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou (second from right) take part in a military ceremony at the Martyr Quarter on Sunday in Niamey. The ceremony is to pay homage to 71 Nigerien soldiers massacred in an attack on December 10 at the Inates military camp in the Sahel country's western Tillaberi region.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/23 20:03:40

Social media flooded by posts on Chinese-backed Ethiopian maiden satellite launch

Many Ethiopian social media users have been posting, with pictures and captions, about Ethiopia's maiden satellite dubbed ETRSS-1, following the successful launch on Friday of the East African country's first ever satellite into space from China.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/23 15:59:48

Kenyan hoteliers eye revenue boost following launch of extended SGR services

Kenyan hoteliers eye revenue boost following launch of extended SGR services
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/19 10:36:36

Chinese engineers equip South Sudan technicians with new skills

Chinese engineers are mentoring South Sudanese technicians to take charge of the power sector in the future when they hand over several state-of-the-art electricity infrastructures built by PowerChina.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/18 13:59:01

Kenya launches freight service on Chinese-built extended railway that connects hinterland

Kenya has launched cargo service on the Chinese-built Nairobi-Naivasha Standard Gauge Railway that is expected to better connect the nation's hinterlands with big cities, improve transport efficiency, and drive investment and economic growth.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/18 10:36:52

Heavy rains bring Tanzania's commercial capital to a standstill

Heavy rains have brought businesses and transport to a standstill in Tanzania's commercial capital Dar es Salaam as the country's meteorological agency warns more torrential rains are expected.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/18 9:35:15

Tech firms linked to Congolese child labor

Five of the world's largest tech companies have been accused of being complicit in the death of children in the Democratic Republic of Congo forced to mine cobalt, a metal used to make telephones and computers, in a landmark lawsuit.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/17 18:53:40

Uganda's refugee farmers sow seeds of change

One of the few possessions refugee Emily Bronte carried with him when he fled war in South Sudan for Uganda was a battered copy of an aid agency booklet on how to run a farming cooperative.
Source: Reuters | 2019/12/17 17:28:40

Ethiopia to have nation's 1st space satellite through Chinese partnership

Ethiopia is soon to have the nation's first space satellite that is scheduled for launch on Dec. 20. The project is under a partnership with China that also includes the training of Ethiopian space engineers by the Chinese.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/17 14:17:06

FAO chief calls for action to improve food security in Africa

The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) chief on Sunday called for urgent action to tackle challenges facing food security in Africa at a food security session here.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/17 9:33:46

Zimbabwe VP Chiwenga's wife faces new charge of attempting to murder husband

Zimbabwe Vice President Constantino Chiwenga's wife Mary Mubaiwa faces a new charge of attempting to murder her husband, following her arrest on charges of money laundering, fraud and externalization of funds.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/17 8:42:03

Kenyan scientist builds with bottles to beat plastic pollution

'Eco Blocks and Tiles' is the first company in Kenya to manufacture roof tiles and other construction materials from plastic and glass waste.
Source: Reuters | 2019/12/15 17:13:40

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa urges enhanced productivity to grow economy

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Saturday urged Zimbabweans to work hard and increase land production to grow the economy.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/15 8:33:10

3rd World Youth Forum opens in Egypt's Red Sea resort city with several topics to discuss

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi inaugurated on Saturday the third edition of Egypt's annual World Youth Forum (WYF) at the Red Sea resort city of Sharm El Sheikh, with several topics to be thoroughly discussed during the four-day international event.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/15 8:28:38

Luban workshop launched in Kenya

Cloud computing and information security are at the core of the Luban workshop which was launched in eastern Kenya. It is the fruit of the partnership between Tianjin City Vocational College and Machakos University, and with close collaboration with Huawei.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/15 8:11:26

Kenya launches Chinese-built 50MW solar power plant

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta launched one of the largest photovoltaic electricity stations in Africa.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/15 8:07:29