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Kenya urges Africa to prioritize infrastructure development to boost integration

Kenya on Wednesday urged the African continent to prioritize infrastructure development in order to boost regional integration.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/24 0:15:44

Zambia calls for financial support for DRC refugees

The Zambian government on Wednesday launched its chapter of the Regional Refugee Response Plan and called for increased support to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) refugees the country was hosting.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/24 0:09:39

S. African president decides to contribute half of his salary to charity fund

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday that he has decided to contribute half of his presidential salary to a charity fund to be established soon.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/24 0:09:11

DR Congo Ebola outbreak on 'epidemiological knife edge': WHO

A deadly Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has a clear “potential to expand”, the WHO warned Wednesday, as it reported seven more cases of the disease.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/23 23:03:43

Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia agree to support UN peace plan for war-torn Libya

Algeria, Egypt and Tunisia agreed to support the implementation of the United Nations roadmap in Libya, while urging the Libyan warring parties to make further concessions to end the crisis since 2011.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/23 9:26:47

Zambia urges DRC refugees to follow repatriation procedures

The Zambian government on Tuesday urged refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to follow laid-down procedures if they wanted to return back to their country.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/23 9:23:38

Ethiopia's exiled group to return for talks with government

A negotiating team of the Oromo Democratic Front (ODF), an exiled Ethiopian opposition group, is set to arrive in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa Wednesday for further talks with the government, the Ethiopian government said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/23 9:16:36

Kenya to reform laws to enhance biodiversity conservation

Kenya plans to reform its laws in order to enhance biodiversity conservation and sustainable utilization of national resources, a government official said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/22 19:29:19

Ebola vaccination starts in northwestern DRC

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Monday launched a vaccination campaign against the Ebola haemorrhagic fever epidemic in its northwest province of Equateur.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/22 16:15:48

UN applauds Africa's achievements in phasing out CFCs and Halons

The United Nation (UN) Environment, Africa office has applauded Africa's 54 countries for their efforts to phase out CFCs and Halons among others, which were some of the most widely used ozone-depleting substances.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/22 10:41:30

Efforts needed to ensure decent life for migrants: IOM official

Efforts are needed to enable migrants in different continents to live a decent life, a representative of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/22 10:40:34

Remaining bodies of drowned DRC refugees retrieved from Zambia lake

Remaining bodies of refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) who drowned when a boat capsized on Lake Mweru in Chiengi district in Luapula Province have been retrieved, the police said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/22 9:28:08

Zimbabwe parliament summons Mugabe to May 23 diamond hearing

A Zimbabwe parliament committee has summoned former president Robert Mugabe to give evidence on Wednesday about diamond corruption alleged to have cost billions of dollars during his rule.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/21 22:53:40

Death toll from DR Congo Ebola virus rises

The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has risen to 26 after a person died in the northwest city of Mbandaka, Health Minister Oly Ilunga said on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/21 22:23:41

Zimbabweans inspect provisional voters' roll ahead of elections

Inspection of the provisional voters' roll for the forthcoming harmonized elections which began Saturday is proceeding smoothly with many people verifying their details with the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/21 21:24:03

Deep water

A young man wades through floodwater at Wadajir district of Mogadishu on Sunday after homes were inundated in Somalia's capital following heavy overnight rainfall. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2018/5/20 22:53:41

Heavy rains displace over 150,000 people in eastern Uganda

Ongoing heavy rains in mountainous eastern Uganda have left over 150,000 people homeless, a top government official said on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/20 11:47:39

UN calls on South Sudan parties to release all child soldiers

The United Nations has called on all warring parties to the South Sudan conflict to release all children from their ranks and work closely with the world body to prevent future recruitment and use of child soldiers.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/19 23:15:47