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School fire in Kenyan capital kills at least 7

At least seven students were killed and 10 others injured in a fire that broke out in a school dormitory in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi at dawn when the students were sleeping, a government official said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/2 19:16:20

S. Africa pins great hope on BRICS Summit

The upcoming BRICS summit in China's Xiamen will offer an opportunity for helping achieve the development objectives of the Global South, the South African Presidency said on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/2 9:11:58

Rwanda names baby Mountain Gorillas

Rwanda Development Board (RDB) on Friday held the gorilla naming ceremony at Kinigi in Musanze District, northern Rwanda.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/2 8:50:11

Shock as Kenya court cancels election results, demands rerun

Kenya's Supreme Court on Friday ordered a new presidential election within 60 days after canceling the results of last month's poll in a shock decision in favor of the opposition.
Source: AFP-Global Times | 2017/9/1 23:13:40

Kenya's Supreme Court orders new presidential vote

Kenya's Supreme Court on Friday declared presidential election null and void and ordered a repeat of similar exercise within 60 days.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/1 19:29:52

Kenya's Supreme Court overruns President Kenyatta's victory

Kenya's Supreme Court on Friday declared the Aug. 8 presidential election null and void and ordered a repeat of similar exercise within 60 days.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/1 18:06:05

Sudan urges US to fully lift sanctions as sheduled

Sudan said on Thursday that it expected the US to fully lift economic sanctions after the extended review period ends in October.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/1 8:33:35

Egyptian unique barber cuts, styles hair with fire

Seeing flames of fire on top of a client's head is not a common scene in barbershops anywhere in the world, but it is now becoming more familiar and interesting at "Last Haircut" store in a neighborhood in Egypt's Giza province near the capital Cairo.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/1 8:30:15

Kenya's Keitany relishes return to New York to defend marathon title

Reigning champion Mary Keitany from Kenya will be putting her reputation and crown on the line when she lines up for this year's New York Marathon on Nov. 5.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/31 22:57:58

At least 3 killed in suspected Al-Shabaab attack in Kenya

At least three people were killed on Thursday after a vehicle they were travelling in was hit by an improvised explosive device (IED) in Tana River region in east Kenya.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/31 20:18:09

Fashionable contest

Make no mistake – Nigeria’s “A Nasty Boy” is not a gay online magazine. In a country where homosexual acts can be punished with 14 years in prison, this provocative website featuring photos of men in mini-skirts is simply “pushing the boundaries and exploring masculinity.”
Source: AFP | 2017/8/31 19:48:39

Over 500 DRC asylum seekers enter Zambia in one day

Over 500 asylum-seekers from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) entered Zambian within a day on Wednesday, making it the biggest single entry of new arrivals in three years, the United Nations (UN) refugee agency said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/31 18:30:08

Animals at Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya

A giraffe walks at the Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya, Aug. 28, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/31 10:38:33

S. Africa culls 60,000 birds as avian flu lands

South African Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) said Wednesday that it is contemplating the option of vaccination to stop the spread of avian flu.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/31 10:21:58

Kenya should embrace China's growth strategy to achieve prosperity: expert

Kenya should borrow lessons from China's economic miracle that came to light three decades ago thanks to policy reforms and modernization of agriculture and manufacturing sectors, an expert said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/31 9:32:13

East African bloc congratulates Kenya on banning of shopping plastic bags

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has congratulated Kenya and its Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources for taking a bold step in banning the production and use of shopping plastic bags in Kenya.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/31 0:09:15

Tanzania to host tripartite talks on repatriation of Burundian refugees

Tanzania, Burundi and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) will hold tripartite talks on Thursday aimed at discussing the repatriation of Burundian refugees camped in western Tanzania, a statement said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/31 0:08:07

UNICEF, Rwandan join efforts to curb child labor in tea industry

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has signed an agreement with Rwanda's National Agricultural Export Development Board (NAEB) to stop child labor in the tea industry.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/30 16:51:29