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Floods kill 48 people in Kenya amid heavy rains

Flash floods have killed at least 48 people and affected more than 144,000 people across Kenya, destroying key infrastructure and livelihoods in the East African nation, the United Nations said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/10 15:56:12

Egypt's autumn horticulture expo charmingly returns after 30 years of absence

Egypt's autumn horticulture expo charmingly returns after 30 years of absence
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/10 13:24:11

Rwandan president welcomes China import expo

The second China International Import Expo taking place in China is "something we are always happy about," as trade is very important for countries' economies and the world, Rwandan President Paul Kagame said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/9 9:34:17

Egypt unearths Greco-Roman catacomb in Ismailia

Egyptian archeological mission discovered a multi-stories catacomb dated back to the Greco-Roman era in Ismailia province, the Ministry of Antiquities said in a statement on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/8 8:02:46

China-built Lamu port to receive first ship in December: Kenyan official

Kenya's Chinese-built port in the coastal island of Lamu is expected to be launched in December, the port agency said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/5 8:00:17

Anti-Ebola radio host found dead

A radio host who helped spread the word in the fight against Ebola has been stabbed to death at his home in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo, the army said Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2019/11/4 18:33:40

AfDB approves 455 mln USD loan to Tanzania for new airport in capital city

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a 455 million U.S. dollars loan to Tanzania for the construction of a new airport and ring roads in the new capital Dodoma, a Tanzanian government statement said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/2 10:01:20

Kenya issues smart ID cards to protect fishing and forests

Fishing communities on Kenya's north coast will be the first to benefit from "smart" identity cards aimed at distinguishing genuine fishermen and loggers from poachers who raid waters and cut down mangroves vital to ease climate change threats.
Source: Reuters | 2019/10/30 19:45:38

Nigerian official says China-funded deep sea port to boost local economy

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Nigeria's Lagos State, said that China's investment of 629 million US dollars on the Lekki Seaport project, the nation's first deep sea port, would boost the local economy.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/28 15:40:27

New Tunisian president sworn in after upstart poll

Tunisia's new President Kais Saied took the oath of office on Wednesday after his surprise election victory over champions of the political establishment.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/23 21:58:41

Zimbabwean drought kills elephants

At least 55 elephants have died in a month in Zimbabwe due to a lack of food and water, its wildlife agency said Monday, as the country faces one of the worst droughts in its history.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/22 18:53:41

Egypt seeks outside mediation to help resolve Ethiopia dam dispute

Egypt will push Ethiopia this week to agree to an external mediator to help resolve a deepening dispute over a giant hydropower dam being built on Ethiopia's Blue Nile, officials said on Sunday.
Source: Reuters | 2019/10/21 19:03:39

Egypt unveils trove of ancient coffins

Egypt revealed Saturday a rare trove of 30 ancient wooden coffins that have been well-preserved over millennia in the archaeologically rich Valley of the Kings in Luxor.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/20 18:58:40

Kenya launches extended railway to boost rural economy

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday launched the 120-km Nairobi-Naivasha Standard Gaige Railway (SGR) that is expected to transform the country's hinterland through enhanced movement of passengers and cargo.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/18 11:43:32

Innovation buzz: Drones help Ghana's farmers

According to Ghana's minister of food and agriculture, Owusu Afriyie Akoto, about 80 percent of the country's farmers have been impacted by drought this year. ... The use of drones in agriculture is part of a global move toward technical innovations that allow farmers to work faster and more efficiently.
Source: Reuters | 2019/10/16 19:28:41

Mozambique votes

A Mozambican National Electoral Commission official explains how to vote at Chota Primary School in Beira on Tuesday. Mozambique began voting in a general election on Tuesday that some fear could test the country's fragile peace, after a heated campaign marred by violence and allegations of electoral fraud.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/15 21:18:41

South Africa's Zuma files last-minute appeal at bribery trial

South Africa's embattled former president Jacob Zuma will appeal a court ruling that he stand trial on corruption charges, his lawyer said Tuesday, in a last-minute move delaying a case over bribery allegations dating back to a 1990s arms deal.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/15 20:23:40

Second Ebola vaccine to be used in DR Congo next month

Doctors will use a second Ebola vaccine from November in three eastern provinces in the Democratic Republic of Congo to fight the deadly virus, medical officials said on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/14 18:33:40