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UN chief saddened by plane crash in Ethiopia: spokesperson

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was saddened by the plane crash near the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, his spokesperson said Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/11 9:52:05

Tunisian health minister resigns over death of 11 newborns at public hospital

Tunisia's health minister has resigned after the sudden deaths of 11 newborn babies at a state maternity hospital sparked an outcry in the country, the government said.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/10 21:23:40

All 157 people on board crashed Ethiopian plane confirmed dead

All 157 people on board the Ethiopian Airlines (ET) flight that crashed earlier Sunday are confirmed dead, Ethiopian state television reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/10 19:24:21

Tunisian health minister resigns

Tunisia's health minister Abdel-Raouf El-Sherif resigned Saturday after 11 babies mysteriously died within 24 hours in a hospital in the capital, state news agency TAP said. Authorities on Saturday launched multiple investigations into the sudden deaths of the newborn babies.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/10 18:18:40

Ethiopian airline's plane crashes en route to Kenya, 157 people on board

Ethiopian Airlines Group on Sunday confirmed that its flight carrying 157 people crashed on Sunday en route to Nairobi, Kenya.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/10 18:17:07

Uganda promises to help lower production cost to benefit Chinese investors

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Saturday toured four Chinese factories in the central Ugandan district of Mukono, promising to lower the cost of production in a bid to benefit those doing business in this east African country.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/10 7:32:17

Helping to deliver

In a small classroom in Juba, South Sudan, male and female students listen attentively as Grace Losio launches into a lesson on what it takes to be a midwife.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/7 20:08:40

Women's groups face battle in Mauritania

Feminists in Mauritania are fighting an uphill battle to see tougher penalties for sexual violence and discrimination in a conservative state where ­criminal law is derived from Sharia.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/7 18:13:41

Kenya mourns the passing of Olympics silver medalist and father to record holder

Kenya is mourning the passing away of 1968 Olympics silver medalist, Daniel Rudisha, who is the father of two-time Olympics and world men's 800m record holder, David Lekuta Rudisha.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/7 17:01:36

Hundreds of travelers stranded in Nairobi airport

Hundreds of travelers were stranded at Nairobi's international airport Wednesday as riot police were deployed and tear gas fired to disperse striking workers.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/6 20:33:40

Zambia contains fresh cholera outbreak

Health authorities in Zambia on Wednesday said they have managed to contain a fresh outbreak of cholera in Lusaka, the country's capital.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/6 18:09:21

Chinese-built Walvis Bay container terminal to be commissioned in August

Namibia's new container terminal at the coastal town of Walvis Bay which was constructed by a Chinese company will be commissioned on August 1 this year, Acting Chief Executive Officer of Walvis Bay Corridor Group Clive Smith told reporters in the capital Windhoek on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/6 12:16:27

Expert urges Zambia to emulate China's long-term economic planning model

Zambia should emulate China's long-term economic planning model to improve economic development for the benefit of its citizens, an expert said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/6 1:51:05

Algerians protest

Protesters hold Algerian national flags during a sit-in against the Algerian president's bid for a fifth term in Algiers on Sunday. President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is Algeria's longest-serving president and a veteran of its independence struggle who has clung to power since 1999 despite his ill health.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/4 20:03:40

Xi congratulates Buhari on re-election as Nigerian president

Chinese President Xi Jinping has sent a congratulatory message to Muhammadu Buhari on his re-election as Nigerian president.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/4 12:57:48

Scores missing as gas explosion causes panic in southern Nigeria

Scores of local residents have been reported missing in southern Nigeria following a gas explosion at a trunk line at the Niger Delta area, local authorities confirmed on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/3 1:54:36

Ethiopian, Kenyan leaders visit Chinese-built flagship industrial park

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday visited Ethiopia's flagship Hawassa Industrial Park.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/3 0:15:04

Macky Sall re-elected president of Senegal with 58.27 pct of vote

Senegal's incumbent president Macky Sall was re-elected as president of the West African country after he won 58.27 percent of the vote in the presidential election held on Feb. 24, according to the preliminary results announced Thursday by President of the National Commission for the Census of Votes (CNRV) Demba Kandji.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/1 10:22:03