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Death toll in Uganda boat accident rises to 35, little hope for survivors: military

The death toll from a weekend boat accident that capsized on Lake Victoria in central Uganda rose to 35, a military spokesperson said here on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/26 8:58:39

Ancient mummy

An Egyptian archaeologist brushes a mummy laid inside a carved black wooden sarcophagus inlaid with gilded sheets, dating to Egypt's Late period (7th-4th century BC) discovered by an Egyptian archeological mission at Al-Assasif necropolis on the west bank of the Nile north of the southern Egyptian city of Luxor, on Saturday.
Source: VCG | 2018/11/25 21:33:41

Honorable welcome

Sudanese honor guard welcome Egypt's Minister of Defense and Military Production during his visit to Khartoum on Sunday. Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir in October lifted a 17-month-long ban on agricultural imports from Egypt, during an official visit by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to Khartoum.
Source: VCG | 2018/11/25 20:53:39

Death toll rises to 30 in Uganda boat accident

Many people are still missing as the death toll from a boat accident on Lake Victoria in Uganda on Saturday has risen to 30, a police spokesperson said Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/25 19:07:22

2 Finnish business executives among 5 killed in plane crash in Zimbabwe

Two Finnish business executives were among the five killed in a private plane crash in Zimbabwe, Finnish media reported Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/25 14:19:15

Kenya aims to reduce new HIV adult infections by 75 pct in 2019

Kenya targets to reduce new HIV infections among adults by 75 percent and cut mother-to-child transmission to 5 percent by next year, the National Aids Control Council (NACC) said in a report released on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/24 17:47:52

Cameroon army denies killing Kenyan priest in restive Anglophone region

Cameroon army said Friday that it did not kill a Kenyan priest in Kembong, a locality in Southwest, one of the two war-torn English-speaking regions of the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/24 8:18:35

Kenya hosts expo for regional small, medium-sized firms to showcase products

Kenya will host an exhibition early December where hundreds of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) drawn from the six East African Community (EAC) member states will showcase their products, officials said on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/23 23:08:15

Private plane crashes in southern Zimbabwe, three feared dead

A private plane crashed Friday morning at Chamanjenjere Hills close to Renco Mine in Masvingo Province and three people are feared to have died on the spot, the state broadcaster reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/23 21:07:55

S. African National Assembly adopts report on procedures to remove president

The South African National Assembly (NA) on Thursday adopted a report on procedures to remove a sitting president.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/23 8:46:25

Wedding peak season brings good tidings to Kenyan businesses

The'season of love' - the period when most couples wed in Kenya - has quietly set in as the year approaches the end. A number of couples in the east African nation have either wed in the past weeks or are planning to wed before the year ends, making the period between November and December the official'season of love' in Kenya.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/22 19:06:00

UN Security Council calls for ensuring success of DR Congo elections

The UN Security Council on Wednesday underscored the importance of the Dec. 23 elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and called for efforts to make the process successful.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/22 11:44:22

Cameroon kidnapped school children and teacher released

Nine school children and one teacher who were kidnapped on Tuesday from a private school in Kumba, a town in Southwest, one of the two strife-torn anglophone regions of Cameroon have been released, Chamberlin Ntou'ou Ndong, senior divisional officer for Meme division told Xinhua on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/22 9:49:10

Burundi elections must be free and credible: UN official

The 2020 elections in Burundi must be free, inclusive, democratic and peaceful as well as credible, said Jurg Lauber, chair of the Burundi configuration of the UN Peacebuilding Commission, on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/22 9:47:23

UN helps Botswana set up human rights institution

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Botswana's development partner, has pledged support for the country's human rights promotion and protection, a senior government official said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/22 9:41:41

Kenya marks Int'l Children's Day, pledges to boost children literacy, safety

Kenya marked the International Children's Day on Tuesday and reaffirmed commitment to boost access to education and social safety for children.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/21 16:42:19

Unknown gunmen kidnap Italian woman, injure 5 children in Kenya's coast

An Italian woman was kidnapped and five children injured when unknown gunmen attacked a children orphanage in Kenya's coastal region of Malindi on Tuesday evening, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/21 13:16:38

Rwanda, South Africa set to restore bilateral relations

Rwanda and South Africa set to resume full cordial bilateral relations, Rwandan foreign minister Richard Sezibera said Tuesday in Kigali, capital city of Rwanda.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/21 8:37:32