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South Sudan says US sanctions harms peace efforts

South Sudan on Thursday regretted the untimely decision by the United States to sanction three senior officials from the South Sudanese government, saying it could scuttle ongoing peace efforts in the war-torn country
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/8 8:32:18

Political standoff threatens to derail Kenya's fresh polls

Increased bickering among key players in Kenya's fresh presidential polls slated for Oct. 17 threatens to derail the crucial exercise expected to determine the future of the East African nation.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/8 8:31:31

Egypt navy rescues 8 Egyptians, 9 Malaysians off Red Sea coast

The Egyptian naval forces saved Thursday eight Egyptians and nine Malaysians after their tourist motorboat broke down and almost drowned off the northern Red Sea coast due to bad weather, the Egyptian military spokesman said in a statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/8 8:27:14

Tanzanian minister resigns over diamond, tanzanite probe

A Tanzanian minister on Thursday resigned, saying he holds no grudges and respects President John Magufuli's will for those implicated in two corruption reports to leave office.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/8 1:28:39

Digital utility

When Asteria Lymo saw her prepaid electricity meter was short of units, she grabbed her smartphone and bought some using Tigo Pesa, a local application that allows customers to pay their utility bills on their mobile phones.
Source: Reuters | 2017/9/7 22:58:39

Study Says African Wild Dogs Dig Democracy Too, But They Do it By Sneezing

Turns out democracy doesn't only belong to the human race; in fact, it's a system that even African wild dogs use. They just do it a little differently.
Source: | 2017/9/7 19:34:17

US imposes sanctions on South Sudan officials

The United States on Wednesday slapped sanctions on two senior members of South Sudan's government, a former official and three South Sudanese companies for undermining peace, security, or stability of the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/7 7:54:41

Death toll of Egyptian pilgrims in Mecca rises to 57

Three more Egyptian pilgrims died during Hajj in Saudi Arabia's Mecca on Tuesday, raising the total death toll among Egyptian pilgrims to 57, said the Egyptian Health Ministry.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/6 7:51:48

Motion to dissolve S. African Parliament aborted

A motion to dissolve South African Parliament and hold early elections was defeated in the National Assembly on Tuesday evening.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/6 7:30:24

S. African ruling party ridicules move to dissolve Parliament

The opposition's attempt to dissolve Parliament is indicative of their lack of respect towards democracy and the electorate of South Africa, the ruling African National Congress (ANC) said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/5 23:12:55

Kenyan opposition leader Odinga demands ‘guarantees’ for election re-run

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga said on Tuesday his coalition would not participate in the re-run of a presidential election proposed for October 17 unless it is given "legal and constitutional" guarantees.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/5 22:53:39

South Africa to host 10th BRICS summit in 2018

The 10th BRICS summit will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2018, Chinese President Xi Jinping told journalists Tuesday at the end of the Xiamen summit.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/5 14:22:57

Kenya sets date for repeat of presidential elections

Kenya's electoral body on Monday set Oct. 17 for a repeat of presidential elections following the directive from the Supreme Court on Friday last week.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/5 8:08:45

African countries hope to attract more Chinese investment

Delegates from African countries are hoping to attract more Chinese investment at the ongoing 11th China-Northeast Asia Expo in Changchun, capital of northeastern Jilin Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/5 3:23:18

S. African government refutes claims about mass killing of Somalians

The South African government on Monday refuted claims that foreign nationals in South Africa, and in particular Somalians, are being killed every second day in Cape Town.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/5 3:18:44

Kenya shilling weakens marginally as market remains volatile

The Kenya shilling weakened slightly against the US dollar on Monday as the market continued to come to terms with the nullification of presidential election results.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/5 3:16:13

‘Model of independence’

Opposition leaders across Africa, long frustrated in their campaigns to topple firmly entrenched leaders, are hailing the shock overturn of last month’s presidential vote in Kenya, calling it an example for their own countries to emulate.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/4 21:23:39

Somalia confirms 20 militants killed in military base attack

At least 20 Al-Shabaab militants were killed and several others injured early Sunday when the insurgents raided a military base in the outskirts of Somalia's coastal city of Kismayo.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/3 21:11:13