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10 killed, 9 injured in road accident in central Uganda

At least 10 people were instantly killed and nine others were critically injured when a truck carrying sugarcane rammed into them in the central Ugandan district of Buikwe, a police spokesperson said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/20 9:52:54

Chinese envoy calls for int'l help for West, Central Africa in combatting organized crime

A Chinese envoy to the United Nations on Wednesday urged the international community to help West and Central African countries with capacity building so that they are better equipped to take the helm in tackling trans-national organized crime.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/20 8:29:55

South Africa issues arrest warrant for Grace Mugabe

South Africa has issued an arrest warrant for Zimbabwe's former first lady Grace Mugabe over an alleged assault in an upmarket district of Johannesburg last year, a police spokesperson said on Wednesday.
Source: Reuters | 2018/12/19 22:18:41

UN Security Council voices concern over pre-election incidents in DRC

The Security Council on Tuesday expressed concern over incidents in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) just days before presidential and parliamentary elections.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/19 9:36:53

Rwandan army rescues 74 civilians abducted by armed attackers

The Rwanda Defence Forces (RDF) rescued 74 civilians who were abducted during Saturday's armed attack in Nyamagabe district in southern Rwanda, it said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/19 9:36:26

Sub-Saharan Africa needs 20 million jobs annually to meet growing demand: IMF chief

Sub-Saharan Africa will need at least 20 million jobs annually to meet the demands of a fast growing population, Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), said here on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/18 8:02:24

Young population in Botswana enthusiastic about learning Chinese for dream jobs

A burst of enthusiasm about learning the Chinese language is seen among young population in Botswana as a way to gain a competitive advantage in the job market.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/17 14:16:35

Over 13,500 Tunisian illegal immigrants reach Italy in four years

More than 13,500 Tunisian migrants reached Italian coasts illegally in the last four years, according to data published by the Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/17 8:49:46

S. African president vows to foster true reconciliation

President Cyril Ramaphosa vowed on Sunday to foster true reconciliation in South Africa by decisively bringing an end to the era of arrogance, entitlement and privilege.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/17 8:47:25

Kenyan wildlife rangers vow to protect iconic species amid rising threat to safety

Harrison Kamande's meteoric rise from an ordinary constable to a sergeant at the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has been an inspiration to his younger peers on the frontline of protecting iconic species like elephants and rhinos from human induced threats.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/17 8:46:31

"Red vests" movement announced in Tunisia

A national coordination of protest announced Friday the start of a social movement called "red vests" across Tunisia, inspired by the "yellow vests" protest movement in France this year.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/15 9:34:36

UN calls for innovative ways of gathering data on FGM in Africa

The United Nations on Friday called on African governments to resort to innovative ways of gathering data on female genital mutilation (FGM).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/14 22:41:46

Zambia to formulate law on food safety

The Zambian government is in the process of formulating a bill aimed at tightening surveillance on food-related diseases such as cholera, a senior health official said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/14 18:16:04

UN calls on all parties to assist in holding of "free and fair" balloting in 10 days in DRC

Following a fire that destroyed Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) election material, the United Nations on Thursday appealed to all parties "to assist in the holding of free and fair" balloting in 10 days.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/14 13:33:14

S. Africa court orders former president Zuma to repay huge legal fee

Embattled former South African President Jacob Zuma is not entitled to state funding when defending his criminal prosecution and must start footing his own legal bills, said North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/14 8:39:10

Kenya launches East Africa's first solar project at airport

Kenya has become the first country in East Africa to install a solar system at a major airport to reduce carbon emissions by large planes during their take-off.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/13 9:05:46

Arab Parliament voices support for Egypt in war against terrorism

The Arab Parliament Wednesday voiced full solidarity with Egypt in its war against terrorism and terrorist organizations.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/13 1:32:54

UN Security Council condemns sexual violence in South Sudan

The UN Security Council (UNSC) has condemned the incidents of sexual and gender-based violence against women near Bentiu in northern South Sudan in recent weeks.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/11 8:36:23