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Nigerian fuel truck fire kills 23

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said 23 people, including students, were killed when a truck carrying petrol overturned and caught fire on Wednesday on a busy road in the center of the country.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/24 16:58:42

S. Africa introduces wildlife zone to protect endangered rhinos

South Africa has introduced seven Integrated Wildlife Zones across the country to protect endangered rhinos. At least 166 rhinos were poached in South Africa during the first six months of 2020, a decrease of about 53 percent compared with the same period of 2019 when 316 were lost to poachers for their horns.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/23 11:46:15

Sierra Leonean VP praises Chinese doctors for efforts in COVID-19 fight

Sierra Leonean Vice President Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh Tuesday praised three Chinese medical teams dispatched by the Chinese government for their efforts in helping the country fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/23 11:35:20

UN says over 200,000 refugee children out of school in Ethiopia due to COVID-19

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Tuesday said more than 200,000 refugee children are out of school in Ethiopia due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/23 11:06:26

Zimbabwe to open traditional Chinese medicine clinic

Zimbabwe's largest referral hospital here has established a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) clinic and is applying for an official license to open, according to the country's ministry of health and child care.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/23 10:50:28

China's biotech giant BGI opens COVID-19 test kit plant in Ethiopia

Chen Songheng, General Manager of BGI Ethiopia, a subsidiary company of China's biotech giant, BGI Genomics Co., Ltd., is feeling optimistic about Ethiopia's anti-COVID-19 fight.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/23 9:17:00

Namibia's rhino conservation continues to be hampered by poaching incidents: minister

Namibia's rhino conservation remains challenged by poaching incidents despite a decline in poaching numbers as a result of ongoing interventions by the government, communal conservancies, private custodians, and NGOs, an official said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/23 8:49:51

Island destination

When he stepped onto the rickety boat which would take him from Africa to the Canary Islands, 16-year-old Madassa Mohammed didn't know about the coronavirus epidemic which was sweeping across Europe.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/22 15:38:40

British, Aussie experts killed

Two bomb disposal experts from Britain and Australia died in the Solomon Islands when World War II ordnance they were helping to clear exploded, officials said Monday.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/21 17:08:41

Ecuador's capital lifts restrictions on traffic despite ongoing COVID-19 outbreak

Traffic picked up in Ecuador's capital Quito on Sunday, after local officials lifted pandemic lockdown restrictions on vehicles, allowing them all to circulate.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/21 13:40:48

Ethiopian Airlines opens cargo flight to south China city

Ethiopian Airlines flight ET3634, loaded with 95 tonnes of cargo, took off from an airport in Shenzhen City, south China's Guangdong Province, on Sunday, marking the opening of the brand-new Shenzhen-Dubai-Addis Ababa freight route.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/21 13:30:01

WHO endorses protocol for herbal virus medicine trials in African nations

The World Health Organization endorsed on Saturday a protocol for testing African herbal medicines as potential treatments for the coronavirus and other epidemics.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/20 18:08:41

Kenya launches locally assembled school desks project

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday launched the 1.9 billion shillings (about 17.6 million U.S. dollars) school furniture project that will see local artisans supply some 650,000 locally assembled desks.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/18 13:40:39

Tunisia reports 477 new COVID-19 cases, 8,100 in total

The Tunisian health ministry has reported 477 new positive cases of COVID-19 and six additional deaths, according to an official statement released Wednesday night.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/17 18:04:47

219 prisoners escape

Prisoners in a Ugandan jail overpowered their guards and 219 of them escaped with at least 15 guns, but two were killed after security forces launched an operation to recapture them, a military spokeswoman said Thursday.
Source: Reuters | 2020/9/17 17:28:40

COVID-19 pushes 37 mln people into extreme poverty: report

The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed some 37 million people into extreme poverty, a majority of them in developing countries, a report released on Tuesday by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation shows.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/15 16:42:49

First bodies recovered at DR Congo's mine accident site

Emergency workers on Sunday recovered the first bodies of miners who perished in a disaster at a makeshift goldmine in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, witnesses told AFP.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/14 16:38:41

Suga says no bond limits

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, who is set to become prime minister this week, said on Sunday there was no limit to the amount of bonds the government can issue to support an economy hit by the coronavirus pandemic.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/13 15:28:41