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Zimbabwe court hears challenge to election result

Zimbabwe's Constitutional Court on Wednesday began to hear an opposition petition seeking to overturn the presidential election result, in a legal challenge seen as unlikely to succeed despite allegations of vote fraud.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/22 22:18:41

Gigantic friends

Tourists gather around a giant tortoise at Changuu Island (also known as Prison Island) in Zanzibar, Tanzania on Tuesday. The island hosts a population of Aldabra giant tortoises (Aldabrachelys gigantea), one of the largest tortoises in the world. At the end of the 19th century, the island became the quarantine station after the black death outbreak.
Source: VCG | 2018/8/22 21:48:40

Zimbabwe opposition leader says has strong court case against Mnangagwa victory

Opposition MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa said Monday he has put up a strong constitutional court petition challenging President Emmerson Mnangagwa's victory in the July 30 polls.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/21 8:04:04

East Africa mulls import duty increase to protect local industries

The East African Community (EAC) member states are considering increasing import duty on finished goods in order to protect their local industries, a Kenyan official said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/21 7:21:57

South Africa to probe Zuma's role as state capture inquiry gets underway

The state capture commission of inquiry will probe whether South Africa's former president Jacob Zuma played any part in the alleged offering of cabinet positions to former Deputy Minister of Finance Mcebisi Jonas and ex-MP Vytjie Mentor by the controversial Gupta family.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/21 7:21:25

Livestock markets in Egypt suffer recession ahead of Muslim sacrifice festival

The livestock markets in Egypt witnessed a recession ahead of Eid al-Adha, or the Islamic "Festival of Sacrifice," because of hikes in animal prices and worsening economic conditions.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/21 7:03:51

Black S. Africans able to make success of owning and managing land: President Ramaphosa

Black South Africans are able to make a success of owning and managing land, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/21 7:02:55

Egypt approves law tightening cyber security

Egypt's President Abdel ­Fattah al-Sisi has signed off on a law tightening controls over the ­internet in the country, the ­official gazette said on Saturday.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/19 21:23:40

Tunisians buy sacrificial animals for upcoming Eid al-Adha

Tunisians gather at a livestock market to buy sacrificial animals for the upcoming Eid al-Adha, in Tunis, capital of Tunisia, on Aug. 18, 2018.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/19 17:43:01

Center to enhance China-Africa environmental cooperation launched in Kenya

The interim secretariat to manage the China-Africa environmental cooperation center was launched on Friday at the United Nations Office at Nairobi, Kenya.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/18 7:42:12

Southern African leaders meet over infrastructure, youth empowerment

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Summit officially began on Friday in Namibia's capital Windhoek, 26 years after its transformation from the Southern African Development Coordination Conference in the same city.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/17 22:11:21

Keita re-elected Mali president with landslide victory in runoff ballot

Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has been re-elected for a five-year term after winning a landslide victory in a runoff ballot, according to official ­figures on Thursday.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/16 23:08:46

Macron, Jordan's King discuss terrorism, regional crises in phone talk: Elysee

Ways to bolster security cooperation to combat terrorism and developments of regional crises topped discussions of French President Emmanuel Macron and King Abdullah II of Jordan on Wednesday, Macron's office said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/16 8:41:43

At least 22 students killed as boat sinks on Nile River in Sudan: official media

At least 22 students drowned on Wednesday morning when a boat sank on the Nile River in Sudan, state news agency SUNA reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/16 6:37:03

At least 22 students dead as boat sinks on Nile River in Sudan: official media

At least 22 students drowned on Wednesday when a boat was crossing the Nile River in Sudan, state news agency SUNA reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/15 21:20:30

But mom! I want to play

A lion cub preferring to wander through the grass instead of going to its mother was eventually picked up by its neck and carried away. The humorous scene was captured by wildlife photographer Paul Goldstein in Kenya's Maasai Mara.
Source: VCG | 2018/8/15 16:03:09

Inter-communal conflict displaces more than 958,000 in Ethiopia: UN

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the UN migration agency, said on Tuesday that 958,175 people are internally displaced following an inter-communal crisis in Ethiopia's Gedeo and West Guji zones.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/15 8:50:27

3 suspected Ebola cases reported in Uganda, one dies: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday said three suspected cases of Ebola have been registered in the western Uganda's Kasese district.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/15 8:41:47