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Namibia loses 23 rhinos and 2 elephants to poaching since January

Namibia has lost 23 rhinos and two elephants to poaching since the beginning of the year, the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/27 14:11:26

Uganda unveils pair of tigers at animal sanctuary in central region

Uganda on Wednesday unveiled a pair of tigers at the Uganda Wildlife Education Center (UWEC) here, 40km south of the capital Kampala.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/26 14:03:54

UN Security Council to hold first meeting on Tigray crisis

Tigrayan forces battling Ethiopia's federal government said on Tuesday they "completely destroyed" the army's 21st mechanized division, a day after they claimed they had destroyed a helicopter and a tank.
Source: Reuters - AFP | 2020/11/24 18:33:40

Swiss strike carbon offset deal with Ghanaian govt

Some of Switzerland's carbon dioxide emissions are to be offset through projects in Ghana, the Swiss government announced Wednesday, after concluding a similar deal last month with Peru.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/19 20:28:40

'Full-scale humanitarian crisis' in Ethiopia: UN

The UN said Tuesday that a full-blown humanitarian crisis was unfolding in northern Ethiopia, where thousands of people each day are fleeing the conflict in the Tigray region.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/18 16:33:41

5 killed in Somalia restaurant suicide attack by Al-Shabaab

Five people, some of them police, were killed and more than 10 injured Tuesday when an Al-Shabaab suicide bomber attacked a restaurant in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, police said.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/18 16:28:43

African leaders mount effort to mediate escalating Ethiopia conflict

African leaders tried Monday to kickstart talks in Ethiopia's escalating internal conflict, two days after rocket strikes on Eritrea's capital highlighted the risk that the fighting could spread.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/17 16:48:41

Libya talks end without naming govt

UN-led talks aimed at appointing an executive to help lead Libya out of a decade of conflict ended Sunday without discussing names, the world body said.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/16 17:33:41

Africa's confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 1.96 mln

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the African continent had reached 1,963,702, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/16 9:43:18

S. Africa launches third COVID-19 vaccine trial

South Africa on Monday launched the country's third COVID-19 vaccine trial, which tests whether an experimental vaccine can protect people from contracting the novel coronavirus or developing serious symptoms.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/10 14:33:14

China-Mozambique financing cooperation is about development

Mozambique's debt to China is moderate, and the current repayment situation is generally normal and sustainable. In response to a study by the Centre for Public Integrity in Mozambique on "hidden debt," both diplomat and expert have said that a debt status reality check needs to be carried out whilst keeping development in mind.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/9 19:03:40

UN Libya envoy voices optimism ahead of talks

The interim head of the UN's Libya mission voiced optimism on Sunday ahead of talks aimed at preparing for elections in the war-torn North African country.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/9 17:34:18

Pandemic hikes concern over much-needed climate finance for poorest

Rich nations will need to boost efforts to provide funding for pandemic-hit poorer countries to battle climate change if they are to meet a promise of raising $100 billion a year from 2020, climate finance officials and analysts said.
Source: Reuters | 2020/11/9 17:28:40

Egypt says it plans railway lines extending to Libya, Sudan

Egypt's transport minister on Sunday announced proposals to construct a railway line to reach the Sudanese city of Wadi Halfa, and to extend a line in the north to Libya's second-most populous city Benghazi.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/9 16:53:40

Algerian leader on road to COVID-19 recovery

The health of Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, who contracted the COVID-19 disease, is “constantly improving,” the presidency said Sunday in a statement.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/9 16:38:42

French interior minister in Algiers to discuss extremism, illegal immigration

French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin arrived in Algeria Saturday to discuss tackling extremism and illegal immigration, in the wake of recent attacks in France.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/8 16:58:43

Libya oil firm says daily output tops 1 million barrels

Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) said Saturday production had punched above 1 million barrels per day, nearly two weeks after it lifted the war-torn country's last remaining force majeure.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/8 16:48:41

Kenya to intensify search for further geothermal wells

Kenya said on Wednesday it will intensify the search for more geothermal energy resources with continuing exploration in 11 fields and the drilling of three new geothermal wells is expected to help generate a further 760 MW of electricity, energy ministry officials said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/6 11:09:32