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Sugar brings energy to Mauritius

Far out into the Indian Ocean where it is forced to be self-reliant, the island nation of Mauritius is weaning itself off fossil fuels by turning to its main cash-crop sugar cane, for electricity.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/9 20:58:40

Morocco navy rescues 72 illegal immigrants in Mediterranean

Morocco's navy coast guards have rescued 72 illegal immigrants in the Mediterranean, the Moroccan army said on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/9 8:36:59

Belt and Road Initiative inspires Algeria to modernize transport logistics platforms

The China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative will prompt Algeria to increase and upgrade its transport logistics platforms to benefit from the expected growing traffic from global trade, said experts and authorities Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/9 8:11:01

3 miners killed, 10 others trapped in gold mine collapse in N. Sudan

A total of three gold miners were killed and 10 remain trapped inside the collapsed mine, Sudan's Mineral Resources Company announced in a statement late Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/8 17:47:29

Norway increases funding for education to help more children in S. Sudan

Norway has increased funding toward the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to support education of underprivileged children in South Sudan.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/8 13:40:58

Ethiopia, WB sign 100 mln USD climate resilience financing accord targeting over 645,000 households

Ethiopia and the World Bank (WB) on Friday signed a 2.7 billion Ethiopian birr (about 100 million US dollars) financing agreement aimed to help Ethiopia protect its natural resources and promote livelihood sectors.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/8 13:34:56

Road accident deaths hit 1.35 million: WHO

Road accidents kill someone every 24 seconds, with a total of 1.35 million traffic deaths around the world each year, the World Health Organization said Friday, demanding global action.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/7 22:18:42

Rwanda vows to meet UN target in drive to end HIV epidemic

Rwanda is committed to achieving the UNAIDS 90-90-90 target that helps end the HIV/AIDS epidemic, Rwandan minister of health Diane Gashumba said here on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/7 22:12:37

Global energy body to assist Africa in developing single renewable energy market

A global energy body said Thursday it will assist Africa in developing a single renewable energy market.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/7 8:26:53

S. African National Assembly approves process to amend Constitution for land reform

The National Assembly (NA), or Lower House of Parliament, agreed on Tuesday that section 25 of the Constitution be amended to make land expropriation without compensation more explicit.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/5 8:30:38

Africa slow in converting natural resources to tangible development outcomes: report

Africa has been slow to convert its natural resources endowments to tangible development outcomes, because of weaknesses in governance and capacities, a report released on Tuesday showed.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/5 8:20:26

S. Africa urges increased support for developing countries in fighting climate change

South Africa on Monday called for increased support for developing countries in fighting climate change.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/4 10:36:37

Libyan State Council stresses importance of elections, constitution for Libya

The head of Libya's Higher Council of State on Monday stressed the importance of holding elections and adopting a constitution for his country.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/4 8:51:44

Africa heavy on Security Council agenda as Cote d'Ivoire takes over December presidency

Africa is high on the agenda of the Security Council's program of work in December as Cote d'Ivoire takes over the council's presidency for the month.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/4 8:26:27

Chinese investment in Africa good for Africa's development: official

The current Chinese investment in Africa, most especially in infrastructure development, is good for the continent to achieve economic and social transformation on the continent, an official of African Development Bank (AfDB) said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/4 1:02:49

Saudi crown prince starts official visit to Algeria

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Sunday kicked off a two-day official visit to Algeria with members of Saudi government, businessmen and prominent personalities.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/3 10:17:51

UN official urges Africa to borrow in local currencies to improve debt sustainability

A United Nations official on Sunday urged African states to borrow in local currencies in order to improve their debt sustainability.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/3 9:30:36

UN mission chief confirms better security situations in Sudan's Darfur

The United Nations African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) Joint Special Representative Jeremiah Mamabolo on Sunday acknowledged improvement of security situations in Sudan's Darfur, but warned about fresh waves of displacement in the region.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/3 8:46:43