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UN says tropical cyclone causes destruction in northern Somalia

A powerful tropical cyclone which formed in the Gulf of Aden has caused heavy rains in northern Somalia in the past two days, destroying houses and leaving about 2,000 livestock dead, the UN said on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/19 22:51:10

210 children released by armed groups in South Sudan: UNICEF

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said Friday that 210 children were released in a ceremony by armed groups in South Sudan the day before, marking the third such release this year.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/19 8:49:15

Zimbabwean president commits to protection of women's rights

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday held an interactive meeting with Zimbabwean women from various backgrounds to hear their concerns.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/19 8:30:02

Heavy rains displace over 150,000 people in eastern Uganda

Ongoing heavy rains in mountainous eastern Uganda have left over 150,000 people homeless, a top government official said on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/19 0:06:34

WHO says 'high risk' Ebola to spread

An Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo has a high risk of spreading internally, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned Friday ahead of a meeting on whether to declare it an event of international concern.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/18 23:28:41

China's top legislator visits Namibia, calling for closer cooperation

China's top legislator Li Zhanshu paid an official friendly visit to Namibia on May 15 to 17 at the invitation of Speaker of the Namibian National Assembly Peter Katjavivi, calling for closer cooperation between the two countries.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/18 21:49:59

Number of confirmed Ebola cases in DR Congo adds up to 14

The number of confirmed Ebola cases of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has risen to 14 after the Health Ministry announced 11 new confirmed cases and one new related death in the country's northwest.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/18 10:59:26

DR Congo announces 11 new confirmed Ebola cases

The Health Ministry of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has announced 11 new confirmed Ebola cases and one new related death in Bikoro in the northwest of the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/18 10:12:45

S. African gov't urged to convene job summit amid highest youth unemployment

The South African government should urgently convene a job summit in order to solicit a deeper understanding of the unemployment crisis, the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/18 7:52:40

Ballot lineup

People wait in a line to vote for the referendum on a controversial constitutional reform in Ngozi, northern Burundi, on Thursday. The constitutional amendment would allow the incumbent President Pierre Nkurunziza, a 54-year-old former rebel leader who has ruled since 2005, to remain for another 16 years in power.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/17 23:03:42

Ebola outbreak hits DR Congo city

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has spread to a city, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday, raising concern the deadly virus may prove tougher to contain.
Source: Agencies | 2018/5/17 21:58:41

DRC: 3rd Ebola case confirmed, in urban area

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has confirmed the third Ebola case, also the first case in the urban area, in the latest Ebola epidemic declared early this month.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/17 19:44:28

Sudanese worshippers perform "Taraweeh" prayer on Holy Month of Ramadan

Sudanese worshippers perform "Taraweeh" prayer on the first evening of the Holy Month of Ramadan, in Khartoum, Sudan, May 16, 2018.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/17 17:34:31

Libyan government forms security force for south

Libya's UN-backed government on Wednesday formed a military force to secure southern Libya, following escalating tribal violence in the southern city of Sabha, some 800 km southwest of the capital Tripoli.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/17 13:31:54

Egyptians flock to market for lanterns to celebrate Ramadan

Ahead of the holy Islamic month of Ramadan, Egyptians flock to local markets to purchase colorful lanterns, known as fanoos in Arabic, for their children or to use them as ornaments for homes and workplaces.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/17 9:46:32

UN official underscores 5.7-mln-USD gap in support for Guinea-Bissau elections

A senior UN official on Wednesday underscored a funding gap of 5.7 million USD in support for Guinea-Bissau's legislative elections set for November and called on international community to help bridge the gap.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/17 8:47:53

Kenya plans to build cleanest coal fired power plant in Africa: officials

Kenya's proposed 2 billion US dollar Lamu Coal Power plant that will be built by China Power Global will be the cleanest coal fired power plant in Africa, Project officials said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/17 8:08:06

Scientists urge policy shift to promote climate resilient farming in Africa

African governments should embark on policy reforms in order to facilitate large-scale adoption of food production systems that are resilient to climatic stresses, international scientists said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/17 7:45:40