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UN-backed manufacturing summit launched in Kenya

The United Nations (UN) in partnership with the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM), and trade ministry on Wednesday launched the Second Manufacturing Summit and Expo.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/22 23:09:56

Mnangagwa to be sworn in as Zimbabwe president: media

Zimbabwe's former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa was to return to the country Wednesday to take power after Robert Mugabe's resignation as Zimbabwe's president.
Source: AFP-Global Times | 2017/11/22 23:03:40

Keys to French life

After months on the road into exile and inside the hell of Libyan jails, migrants rescued by the UN refugee agency have found safety and shelter in Niger's capital before they leave for Europe.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/22 22:23:39

Zimbabwe's ruling party pays tribute to former president Mugabe

Zimbabwe's governing Zanu-PF party has paid tribute to former President Robert Mugabe for his contribution to the Southern African nation before and after independence.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/22 20:07:15

Zimbabwe advocacy group underscores democratic election following Mugabe resignation

Zimbabwean advocacy group, the Election Resource Center (ERC), said on Wednesday it welcomed Mugabe's resignation but highlighted the efforts Zimbabweans must make to ensure a democratic election and a democratic government.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/22 19:53:32

AU, EU welcome Mugabe resignation

The African Union (AU) and European Union (EU) have welcomed the resignation of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/22 19:51:35

Mnangagwa to be sworn in as Zimbabwe president Friday: state media

Zimbabwe's former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa will be sworn in as the new president on Friday, replacing ex-president Robert Mugabe who resigned Tuesday, the state broadcaster said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/22 19:30:17

Gambia condemns slave business in Libya

The Gambia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad condemned this Tuesday, in a statement, the sale of African migrants as slaves in the North African state of Libya.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/22 8:29:39

Watchdog decries children's plight in "initiation schools"

A South African cultural and religious watchdog on Tuesday issued a report detailing children's plight inside so-called "initiation schools."
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/22 8:26:56

Egypt discovers 3 Roman-era shipwrecks underwater in Alexandria

Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) announced on Tuesday the discovery of three shipwrecks dating back to the Roman era on the seabed of northern coastal province of Alexandria.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/22 8:15:13

Zimbabwean President Mugabe resigns

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has resigned. His resignation was announced Tuesday by Speaker of Parliament Jacob Mudenda during a joint sitting of Senate and National Assembly that was debating his impeachment motion.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/22 8:14:56

Girl allegedly raped by int'l civilian staff member of UN's DRC mission: UN

The United Nations is investigating an allegation of the rape of an underage girl in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) by an international civilian staff member of the peacekeeping mission (MONUSCO), a spokesman said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/22 8:05:40

Chinese organization inaugurates Africa office in Ethiopia to facilitate investment

China's tech hub city Shenzhen has consolidated economic partnership with Ethiopia by opening its Shenzhen Outbound Alliance (SOA) Africa branch office in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/22 2:10:49

South African, Angolan leaders to travel to Zimbabwe: state media

South African President Jacob Zuma and his Angolan counterpart Joao Lourenco will travel to Zimbabwe to assess the political situation in the country following a military takeover of government affairs.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/22 1:59:16

Mosque bomb kills 50 in northeast Nigeria

A suicide bomber killed at least 50 people at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria on Tuesday, the biggest mass killing this year in a region facing an insurgency by Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/21 23:43:39

Mugabe impeachment process begins

Zimbabwe's parliament on Tuesday began debating impeachment proceedings against President Robert Mugabe, the country's sole leader since independence 37 years ago.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/21 23:33:39

Survey shows current president likely to win Tunisian presidential election

In the case of a presidential election, the current Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi could benefit from 21.5 percent of the voting intentions, according to a recent survey released Tuesday by Sigma Conseils specialized in opinion surveys in Tunisia.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/21 21:36:15

Suicide blast kills 30 in northeastern Nigeria -- local police

A suicide bomb blast killed 30 people inside a local mosque in the town of Mubi in the northeastern Nigerian state of Adamawa early Tuesday, the police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/21 21:29:20