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South Africans vote in test for ruling ANC

South Africans began voting on Wednesday in national elections which the ruling ANC, in power since 1994, is favorite to win despite corruption scandals, sluggish economic growth and record unemployment.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/8 20:23:40

South Africans start voting in general election

South Africans across the nation are queuing up on early Wednesday morning to cast ballots that will determine which party is to rule the country in the next five years.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/8 17:07:18

Four southern African countries agree on "integrated" elephant management approach

The leaders of Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe have agreed to pursue an "integrated response" to global outcry over the anticipated re-introduction of elephant hunting.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/8 16:27:58

S. African envoy asks for entrusting UN peacekeepers with proper mandate to respond

UN peacekeeping operations should be entrusted with the appropriate mandate to respond to the context-specific environment in which they are deployed, a South African envoy said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/8 9:03:29

UN, AU to strengthen cooperation in climate change, financing for development

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Monday that the UN and the African Union (AU) will strengthen cooperation in tackling climate change and securing financing for development.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/7 9:23:29

Egypt's president, EU official discuss mutual cooperation

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi met on Monday in the capital Cairo with European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica and discussed boosting cooperation between Europe and Egypt.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/7 9:10:35

UN chief, AU chairperson welcome strong cooperation: joint communique

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat on Monday welcomed the strong cooperation and collaboration between the two organizations.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/7 9:09:40

Sudan's anti-corruption prosecution questions ousted president al-Bashir

Anti-corruption and financial investigations prosecution in Sudan on Sunday questioned ousted President Omar al-Bashir on charges against him, Sudan's Ashorooq website reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/6 8:39:42

S. African Airways to start direct flights to Guangzhou

South African Airways (SAA) said Sunday it would establish its first direct flight between Johannesburg and China's Guangzhou in September.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/6 8:37:06

Zimbabwe's largest opposition party demands dialogue with ruling party

Zimbabwe's biggest opposition party leader Nelson Chamisa on Saturday demanded exclusive dialogue with President Emmerson Mnangagwa's ruling ZANU-PF party on how to get the country back on its feet.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/5 10:55:01

Ethiopian parliament declares day of mourning for late president Gidada

The Ethiopian House of People's Representatives (HoPR) on Saturday declared a national day of mourning on Monday to honor former president Negasso Gidada.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/5 8:26:57

African countries urged to streamline tourist visa regimes

South African president Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday urged African countries to streamline tourist visa regimes to attract more tourists.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/4 23:12:20

South Sudan lifts state of emergency in some regions

South Sudan on Saturday lifted the state of emergency in four of the country's states as a means to pace reunification of forces in greater Bahr el Ghazal amid party's consensus to extend the pre-transitional period of six months.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/4 19:00:33

Morocco arrests IS suspect

The Moroccan security services arrested a man with suspected links to a terror cell of the Islamic State (IS) group in the northern city of Tangier, the Moroccan Interior Ministry announced on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/4 8:03:24

3 killed, 15 injured in road accident in Tunisia

Three people were killed and 15 others injured in a road accident on Friday in Feriana, a commune in Kasserine governorate, in west-central Tunisia.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/4 7:53:15

China's help in constructing Tunisian diplomatic academy building symbol of friendship

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi on Friday spoke highly of the Chinese efforts in helping with the construction of the new building for Tunisian diplomatic academy.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/4 7:08:57

Cyclone Kenneth leaves 190,000 people in Mozambique in need of health aid

Nearly 190,000 people in Mozambique are in need of health assistance or are at risk of disease after Cyclone Kenneth hit the country, said the United Nations on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/3 13:34:28

162 die on S. African roads during Easter holiday

A total of 162 people lost their lives in traffic accidents during the Easter holiday, down by 48 percent from the previous year, Transport Minister Blade Nzimande said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/3 13:26:04