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WHO reverses Mugabe appointment

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Sunday reversed his decision to name Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe a goodwill ambassador, saying it was in the “best interests” of the United Nations agency.
Source: Reuters | 2017/10/22 22:33:39

16 policemen killed in Egypt's anti-terror shootout

Egyptian Interior Ministry announced Saturday that 16 policemen were killed and another went missing in the Friday shootout with terrorists in the desert of Giza province.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/22 6:28:05

16 policemen killed in Egypt's anti-terror shootout

Egyptian Interior Ministry announced Saturday that 16 policemen were killed and another went missing in the Friday shootout with terrorists in the desert of Giza province.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/21 23:15:49

Death toll in Somalia bomb attack rises to 358

At least 358 people have been killed and 228 others injured following the twin bomb attacks a week ago in Mogadishu, a Somali government official confirmed on Friday evening.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/21 22:14:08

Kenya to host global conference on education amid rise in foreign students

Kenya is set to host a conference that will discuss the status of higher education in Africa and across the world.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/21 21:17:55

Egyptian interior ministry confirms death of policemen in shootout with terrorists in Giza desert

A number of Egyptian policemen were killed Friday in fire exchange with terrorists in Giza province near the capital Cairo, Egypt's interior ministry said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/21 7:18:51

At least 2 killed in car bomb explosion in Mogadishu

At least two people were killed and two others injured in car bomb explosion on the outskirts of Somali capital Mogadishu on Friday evening, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/21 7:10:03

3 Egyptian policemen killed in shootout with terrorists near Cairo

A total of three Egyptian policemen were killed Friday in fire exchange with terrorists in Giza province near Cairo, official MENA news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/21 1:46:28

S. Africa urges all UN members to sign Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty

South Africa on Thursday urged all member states of the United Nations to sign and ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/20 9:15:51

Rwandan parliament condemns Human Rights Watch report

Rwandan Parliament Thursday condemned what it called false report by the US-based Human Rights Watch (HRW), which it said is aimed at discrediting the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/20 9:15:15

Kenyan leader sues main rival over poll boycott

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta's party on Thursday filed an urgent case at the Supreme Court, seeking to commit opposition leader Raila Odinga and his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka to civil jail for six months for disobeying a court.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/20 8:46:02

Car accident kills 9 in Eastern Ethiopia: police

A car accident in Ethiopia's eastern Somali regional state has left nine people dead, a local official said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/20 8:32:05

Algeria takes steps to boost economic recovery

Algeria said Wednesday that the government will take a series of decisions, including earmarking a budget of 40 billion US dollars to boost economic recovery process.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/19 9:35:54

Ethiopian, Sudanese, Egyptian water ministers discuss on Ethiopia's grand dam

Ministers of Water and Irrigation of Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt on Wednesday discussed on ways to continue the two commissioned studies on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), which are not progressing at the required level.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/19 9:30:47

Nigeria's opposition vows to reclaim power in 2019

Nigeria's main opposition party said Wednesday it is stronger and set to dislodge the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC) from power in 2019.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/19 9:28:48

Kenya's elections chief says hard to guarantee credible presidential poll

Kenya's election commission head said Wednesday it is difficult to guarantee that the Oct. 26 presidential poll would be free and fair.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/19 9:27:19

Kenyan election official flees country

A top Kenyan election commissioner has quit and fled the country ahead of an October 26 presidential election saying the vote would not be credible but incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta restated his commitment to the poll.
Source: Reuters | 2017/10/18 22:28:39

Kenya's poll official resigns ahead of repeat presidential election

An official of Kenya's Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), Roselyn Akombe, resigned on Wednesday, calling for a halt to next week's presidential elections.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/18 15:48:20