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Rwandan police to investigate protests at Congo refugee camp in western Rwanda

The Rwandan police will start investigations into the causes of Tuesday's protests at Kiziba Refugee Camp in Karongi District in western Rwanda, which houses thousands of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) refugees, said the Rwandan government on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/22 9:24:05

AU reiterates support to Ethiopia's reform agenda

African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson, Moussa Faki Mahamat, on Wednesday reiterated AU's continued support to the Ethiopian government's reform agenda.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/22 9:15:05

Low-key 94th birthday for Mugabe

Zimbabweans marked Robert Mugabe's 94th birthday on Wednesday with an official day off, but without the extravagant cakes and fawning tributes that defined February 21 for much of his 37-year rule.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/21 23:36:29

More than 90 schoolgirls missing after Nigeria attack

More than 90 Nigerian schoolgirls are feared missing after Islamist insurgent group Boko Haram attacked a village in the northeastern state of Yobe, two sources told Reuters on Wednesday.
Source: Reuters | 2018/2/21 22:58:39

Kenya issues travel alert on South Sudan over insecurity

The Kenyan government on Wednesday issued a travel alert, warning citizens against travelling to several areas in South Sudan affected by inter-ethnic conflict in the last six months.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/21 21:52:07

AU issues calls for peace, stability in Ethiopia

The African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat on Wednesday called for all Ethiopian stakeholders to refrain from acts that undermine peace and stability.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/21 18:30:43

Passenger plane damaged after overshooting runway in Nigeria

A passenger plane was partially damaged Tuesday after overshooting the runway in Nigeria's southern city of Port Harcourt, but all the passengers were safe, a civil aviation spokesperson said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/21 9:14:07

At least 17 killed in garbage dump landslide in Mozambique

At least 17 people were killed and several others were injured in a landslide in a garbage dump on the outskirts of the Mozambican capital Maputo due to heavy rain on early Monday morning.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/20 10:03:57

18 killed as gunmen attack village in NW Nigeria

At least 18 people have been killed following an attack by gunmen in Nigeria's northwestern state of Zamfara, local police said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/16 13:40:03

Famous Cairo Tower wears red on Chinese New Year's Eve

Egypt's Cairo Tower, an outstanding landmark in the Arab capital, was lit up Thursday in red to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/16 13:38:09

S. Africa parliament elects Cyril Ramaphosa as president

Cyril Ramaphosa, leader of South Africa's ruling party, the African National Congress, was elected Thursday by the National Assembly to be the nation's new president.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/16 12:03:44

UN agency rolls out mobile app to empower migrants in Horn of Africa

The UN agency said on Thursday that it has rolled out a mobile app called MigApp to empower migrants in East and Horn of Africa.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/16 12:00:59

S. Africa's leadership urged to take right economic decisions to avoid universal junk status

There is still possibility for South Africa to avoid universal junk status if the right economic decisions are taken by the country's new leadership, a local senior economist said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/16 11:03:18

Egypt's air forces destroy 10 vehicles loaded with weapons near Libya border

Egypt's air forces destroyed 10 vehicles loaded with weapons and ammunition near the country's western border with Libya, the Egyptian army said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/16 10:59:30

S. African parliament receives Zuma's resignation letter, new leader to be elected Thursday

The South African parliament said on Thursday that it has received the resignation letter of besieged President Jacob Zuma, and it is effective immediately.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/15 18:26:01

Aircraft crash-lands in Kenya's national park, two injured

Two people were injured after a light aircraft on training mission crash-landed within the Nairobi National Park on Thursday, the police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/15 18:24:27

Ugandan president thanks China for supporting Africa's development

While inspecting a Chinese-built industrial park here Tuesday, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni expressed his gratitude to the Chinese people for continuously supporting African countries' pursuit for economic independence.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/14 18:10:54

Egypt's former anti-graft chief to remain in custody over 'secret documents' claim

Egypt's military prosecution decided Tuesday to detain Hisham Geneina, the former anti-corruption chief, for 15 days pending investigation into his claim about the presence of classified documents overseas.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/14 8:59:00