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UN condemns deadly attack on Libya's foreign ministry

UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Tuesday condemned the deadly suicide attack on the headquarters of the Foreign Ministry in Tripoli, which killed at least three.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/26 10:22:02

Chinese firms give crucial impetus to Ethiopia's infrastructure ambition

As Ethiopia embarked on huge infrastructure development, the engagement of Chinese companies, from road to railway infrastructure construction sectors, is widely considered as a connecting bridge to the East African country's aspirations.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/26 9:50:37

Suicide attackers hit Libya foreign ministry in Tripoli, killing at least 3

Gunfire and explosions rocked Libya's foreign ministry on Tuesday as attackers stormed the building in the capital Tripoli, killing at least three persons, witnesses and a security source said.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/25 21:08:40

West African countries mull China-proposed initiative on energy interconnection

Heads of state and government in West Africa discussed on Saturday a China-proposed initiative on energy interconnection, exploring a solution to persistent power shortage and achieving sustainable industrial and economic development.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/25 13:47:44

Unique Burundian drum waiting for more audience

When some 30 Burundian drummers practiced Burundi's traditional drum show in Gishora drum sanctuary in central Burundi, resounding beating drums and singing was heard from far.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/24 20:00:50

Congolese killing

A woman mourns the death of her relatives killed in an attack in Masiani district in Beni, DR Congo on Sunday. At least five people, including four civilians, were killed in an attack by suspected Ugandan rebels in DR Congo.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/23 21:23:39

Moroccans hold anti-terror vigil to pay homage to slain Nordic hikers

Crowds of Moroccans gathered on Saturday evening to mourn two Scandinavian hikers brutally murdered by suspected jihadists in the High Atlas mountains.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/23 18:58:41

S. Sudan president believes Sudan will overcome crisis

South Sudan President Salva Kiir said on Saturday that Sudan would overcome the current crisis with wisdom of its leadership and maturity of its people.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/23 12:11:46

Advisor asks for emergency financial support for Guinea-Bissau

An advisor on Friday asked the international community to consider emergency financial support for Guinea-Bissau, whose economic and fiscal situations remain severely strained.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/22 8:58:41

South Africa convenes conference to boost stagnant economic growth

With South Africa's economic growth predicted to grow at 0.8 percent for 2018, a colloquium to discuss proposals that would help accelerate growth levels convened in Pretoria on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/22 8:44:17

Kenya launches 5-year plan to transform arid regions

Kenya on Friday launched a five-year plan aimed at transforming arid and semi-arid lands (ASAL) into reliable economic hubs in the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/21 20:59:23

Zimbabwe to start conglomerate diamond mining after commissioning plant

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Thursday commissioned a diamond crushing plant at Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC), which will see the country migrating from alluvial to conglomerate diamond mining.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/21 20:53:15

Chinese-backed dating show becomes hit in African countries

Deiz Nandako, a 21-year-old student at University of Nairobi, and Godfred Wafula, a 25-year-old restaurant waiter, had never imagined they could be shot by Cupid's arrow during the filming of Hello Mr Right, a blind dating TV program in Kenya produced by a Chinese company. This couple, among many other prospective lovebirds, recently found partners on the show.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/20 17:58:41

2nd LD-Writethru: State of emergency declared in Sudan's Atbara city after protests

Government of northern Sudan's Nahr al-Neel State Wednesday declared state of emergency in Atbara, the state's biggest city, and imposed a curfew in the wake of protests in the city, Sudan's Ashorooq net reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/20 10:26:20

Public revenues in Sudan's 2019 budget reach 163 bln Sudanese pounds: minister

Sudan's Finance Minister Mutaz Musa on Wednesday said that public revenues in the country's general budget for 2019 are estimated to be about 163 billion Sudanese pounds, or 3.4 billion US dollars, 39 percent increase from last year's estimations.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/20 10:18:02

Nigerian president presents reduced 2019 budget to national assembly

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari proposed on Wednesday a budget of 8.83 trillion na (about 24.3 billion US dollars) for 2019, down from 9.1 trillion na in 2018.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/20 10:16:52

Sexual violence used as weapon of war in South Sudan: UN

Sexual violence has been used as a weapon of war by all the parties of the South Sudan conflict, a United Nations (UN) envoy told the Security Council Tuesday, noting a significant increase of perpetrations this year.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/20 10:03:53

Nigeria's former defense chief killed by gunmen

A former Nigerian defense chief Alex Badeh was late Tuesday ambushed and shot dead by unknown gunmen, according to military authorities on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/20 9:58:10