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90 migrants feared dead in shipwreck off Libya

An estimated 90 migrants are feared to have drowned off the coast of Libya after a smuggler's boat capsized early on Friday, leaving three known survivors and 10 bodies washed up on shore, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said.
Source: Reuters | 2018/2/2 23:43:40

Mine workers brought to surface

Sibanye-Stillwater said on Friday that all the miners who were trapped underground at its Beatrix gold mine in South Africa had been brought to the surface.
Source: Reuters | 2018/2/2 23:38:40

Libya destroys over 200 tons of war remnants

Libya destroyed more than 200 tons of remnants of war with the support of the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), the UN Support Mission said later on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/2 20:24:07

About 950 miners trapped underground in S. Africa

About 950 miners are trapped underground in a gold mine after a power failure in the Northern Free State in South Africa on Thursday, the mine's owner said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/2 14:54:10

17 killed in gold mine collapse in northeastern Sudan

At least 17 people have been killed after a gold mine collapsed in northeastern Sudan, Sudan Tribune reported Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/2 9:28:15

About 900 miners trapped underground in S. Africa

The South African Congress of Trade Unions (Cosatu) on Thursday said around 900 mine workers are trapped underground at the Beatrix Mine in the Northern Free State.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/2 9:20:53

Rwanda marks National Heroes' Day

Rwanda on Thursday marked National Heroes' Day across the country and paid tribute to the national heroes of the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/2 9:18:44

Exclusive: 'Ghost Boy' to sputnik: 'parents were told to take me home to die'

Sputnik has talked to author Martin Pistorius, who at the age of 12 began to succumb to locked-in syndrome - a condition which caused him to weaken and eventually stop moving and thinking.
Source: | 2018/2/1 22:36:36

Kenyan High Court orders gov't to restore media transmissions

Kenya's High Court on Thursday directed the country's communications industry regulator to allow four privately-owned television stations to resume broadcasting.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/1 22:25:29

Kenya pledges modernization of police service to boost war on crime

Kenya will hasten modernization of national police service through training, acquisition of new equipment and improved remuneration to enhance its response to crime and other emerging security threats, officials said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/1 22:24:38

New Zimbabwe election commission boss pledges to deliver credible vote

Newly appointed Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) chairperson Priscilla Chigumba on Thursday pledged to deliver free, fair and credible elections scheduled for mid this year.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/1 21:29:34

Morocco arrests 7 suspected IS supporters

The Moroccan security services have dismantled a terror cell made up of seven suspects over supporting the Islamic State (IS) group, the Interior Ministry announced in a statement Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/1 20:09:50

South Sudan launches ambitious agriculture reform agenda

South Sudan's agriculture ministry has announced numerous ambitious agricultural development strategies seeking to enhance food production and curb severe food insecurity in the world's youngest nation.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/1 19:25:03

Libyan army kills 2 IS members in southern Libya

Libya's army in the southern city of Brak Al-Shati on Wednesday killed two Islamic State (IS) militants, an army source said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/1 9:43:10

Registration for Burundian referendum and general elections set in February

Voter registration for Burundi's referendum of the constitution due in May and 2020 general elections will take place on Feb. 8-17, the Burundian electoral commission said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/1 9:37:52

New AMISOM force commander takes office, vows to stabilize Somalia

A new Force Commander of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) assumed office on Wednesday and pledged to enhance security across the Horn of Africa nation.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/1 0:24:23

Zimbabwean president appoints new electoral commission boss

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Wednesday appointed High Court Judge Priscilla Chigumba as the new Zimbabwe Electoral Commission chairperson.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/1 0:19:29

Kenya launches probe into swearing-in of opposition leader

The Kenyan government on Wednesday launched investigations into the swearing-in ceremony of opposition leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/31 23:18:49