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UN, African Union condemn attacks on UNAMID

African Union (AU) Commissioner for Peace and Security Smail Chergui and UN Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix on Friday condemned the attack and looting of United Nations African Union Hybrid Operation In Darfur (UNAMID) in El Geneina on May 14.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/19 8:00:39

Namibia to commence Special Economic Zone status in port town

A plan to start a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Namibia is expected to be implemented next month, Namibian Minister of Industrialization, Trade and SME Development Tjekero Tweya said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/17 17:24:04

5 killed, 2,500 displaced as heavy rains hit SW Tanzania

Five people have been confirmed dead and over 2,500 others were displaced due to the ongoing heavy rains in southwestern Tanzania's district of Kyela, in Mbeya region, an official said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/17 15:11:07

Sudan army ruler suspends civil rule talks

Sudan's military rulers on Thursday suspended crucial talks with protesters on installing civilian rule, insisting more time was needed to finalize the deal as Khartoum's security situation deteriorated.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/16 21:28:40

Egypt inaugurates world's widest suspension bridge

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi attended on Wednesday the opening of Rod al-Farag Axis Bridge, the widest suspension bridge in the world, state-run Nile TV reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/16 15:52:05

Commodity-dependent countries grow to 20-year high: UN report

The number of countries that depend on commodities has reached its highest level in 20 years, a new report released Wednesday by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) reveals.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/16 13:46:47

Technological innovation crucial in poverty reduction policies: UN, Chinese officials

Technological innovation can be crucial to boost policies on poverty reduction and extreme hunger eradication, officials from the United Nations (UN), China, and various other stakeholders stressed at a seminar on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/16 13:45:27

UNGA president calls for multilateralism to ensure fairer commodity market

The United Nations on Wednesday urged the international community to strengthen multilateralism to ensure a fairer commodity international market.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/16 13:33:13

Sudan's military council suspends talks with opposition for 72 hours

Sudan's Transitional Military Council (TMC) on Thursday announced suspension of talks with the major opposition forces for 72 hours.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/16 13:25:58

Ethiopia hosts World Economic Forum on Africa next year

The Ethiopian government on Wednesday signed an agreement with the World Economic Forum to host the World Economic Forum on Africa, which is slated for September next year.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/16 9:54:28

African swine fever spreads to S. Vietnam as urgent measures being taken

The first three provinces in Vietnam's southern region, including the country's biggest pig-raising hub, have hit by African swine fever (ASF), forcing authorities and farmers to take urgent measures to curb the disease.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/16 9:51:26

AU commends progress in securing peace, stability in Somalia

The African Union (AU) on Wednesday commended the "significant progress" made to secure peace and stability in Somalia under the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/16 8:55:17

Sudan army rulers, protest leaders reach three-year transition deal

Sudanese army rulers and protest leaders Wednesday agreed on a three-year transition period for transferring power to a full civilian administration, even as negotiations over a new sovereign ruling body remain unfinished.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/15 21:48:39

UN deputy chief calls for inequality reduction, inclusive development

UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed on Tuesday highlighted the importance of Sustainable Development Goal 10 on reducing the scourge inequality within and among countries.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/15 12:44:36

Tunisia, US vow to strengthen bilateral ties

Tunisian Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui on Tuesday expressed Tunisia's willingness to strengthen its cooperation with the United States in all areas.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/15 12:43:52

UNGA president calls for social structural transformation to end inequality

To put an end to inequality is a colossal challenge that requires collective solutions and a deep and structural transformation in societies, United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) President Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/15 12:39:52

Egypt's Sisi underscores importance of Sudan's stability, security

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi underscored the importance of Sudan's stability and security, Egyptian presidency said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/15 12:34:18

Sudan military council, opposition agree on rule structures, transitional period duration

Sudan's Transitional Military Council (TMC) announced Wednesday that it agreed with the major opposition forces on the main rule structures and duration of the transitional period.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/15 12:18:15