WORLD >> Africa

Tunisians vote in 'exciting' runoff

Tunisians voted Sunday in a presidential runoff pitting a conservative academic against a media magnate fresh out of jail, reflecting a shift in the country's post-revolution political landscape.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/13 21:53:40

In Nairobi, recycling poo

Sanergy, an enterprise trying to improve sanitation in the Nairobi slum of Mukuru, says the waste is collected and taken to be recycled into fertilizers, with other products under development.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/13 18:23:39

Ethiopian PM wins Nobel Peace Prize

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was on Friday awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to resolve his country's conflict with bitter foe Eritrea, the Nobel Committee said.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/11 20:33:40

Nigeria to hike crude oil benchmark price to 57 USD

The Nigerian government has proposed in a new budget to increase crude oil benchmark price from 55 dollars to 57 dollars per barrel.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/10 10:31:37

Excavators from China become popular exports to Africa

Excavators from China have become popular exports to African countries as the number of Chinese engineering and China-Africa cooperation projects under the Belt and Road Initiative grows.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/9 18:53:40

Dam talks in 'deadlock': Egypt

Egypt has urged international mediation over what it called "deadlock" in talks in Sudan over a massive dam under construction on the Nile River, sparking fresh tensions with Ethiopia.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/7 20:08:39

Cameroon's national dialogue recommends greater autonomy for Anglophone regions to end separatist conflict

Cameroon's English-speaking regions that have been ravaged by armed separatism since 2017 need to be given greater autonomy, participants at a national dialogue in Cameroon recommended on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/5 11:38:41

UN chief underscores cyber realm as anti-terrorism new frontier

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Wednesday that a "new frontier" of the fight against terrorism is the cyber realm and called for complementing security measures with prevention efforts that identify and address root causes.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/26 11:19:41

Ethiopia commences Chinese funded 270 mln USD water supply project

With Chinese funding support, Ethiopia commences a major water supply project that will serve around 400,000 people in the country's Mekelle city. The project will also supply water for the needs of industry, agriculture and animal husbandry development. The 270-million-US dollar project is to be undertaken by Chinese firm CGGC.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/25 15:10:29

General Debate of UN General Assembly opens

The General Debate of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly opened on Tuesday with the theme of "Galvanizing multilateral efforts for poverty eradication, quality education, climate action and inclusion."
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/25 9:31:30

Guterres urges concrete action at UN climate summit

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday urged concrete action at the Climate Action Summit that he convened amid a worsening climate crisis.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/24 11:27:13

7 pupils killed in Nairobi classroom collapse

At least seven pupils were killed and 59 others injured early Monday after their classroom collapsed at a school compound in Nairobi, government and charity officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/24 9:19:26

WHO 'rationing' Ebola drug in DRC

Aid group Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on Monday accused the World Health Organization (WHO) of rationing the Ebola vaccine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo where more than 2,100 people have died of the deadly virus.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/23 20:38:42

UN chief stresses negative impact of climate change on world peace

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday highlighted the negative impact of climate change on world peace.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/22 8:21:50

UN Security Council extends mandate of Afghanistan mission

The Security Council on Tuesday adopted a resolution to extend the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) for one year.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/18 12:09:53

France reiterates support for Sudan's transitional period

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Monday voiced his country's support for the current transitional period in Sudan to achieve peace and justice.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/17 11:19:42

In Ethiopia, busted VW Beetles 'pimped out' for hip youth

When Robel Wolde bought a beat-up 1967 Volkswagen Beetle from a friend for 50,000 Ethiopian birr ($1,700), it marked the start of an extensive restoration he'd plotted for years.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/16 17:48:39

Tunisians vote for president on competitive election day

Tunisians began casting votes in an unpredictable presidential election on Sunday where there is no overwhelming front-runner, with economic ills dominating the agenda.
Source: Reuters | 2019/9/15 21:53:40