Africa

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  • Chinese FM calls on African countries not to miss China-Africa cooperation opportunities

    Date: 2018-01-17 08:13:02 GMT - China - Africa - SN:15 - ID:7195219

    BEIJING, Jan 17 (MENA) - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi called on African countries not to miss China-Africa cooperation opportunities, the Chinese news agency Xinhua reported on Wednesday. At a press conference in Sao Tome and Principe, Wang ....

  • Nigeria releases Boko Haram suspects after rehabilitation

    Date: 2018-01-16 16:20:03 GMT - Nigeria - Africa - SN:84 - ID:7194495

    ABUJA, Jan 16 (MENA) - Nigeria's military says it has released 244 "repentant" Boko Haram suspects who have undergone rehabilitation, the BBC reported on Tuesday. The authorities say they have been de-radicalized and can re-enter society, but ....

  • Nigeria protests Trump’s 'shithole' remark

    Date: 2018-01-15 19:41:51 GMT - Nigeria - Africa - SN:104 - ID:7192936

    ABUJA, Jan 15 (MENA) - Nigeria has protested remarks made by US President Donald Trump over countries of immigrants in his country including Africans. The African government, on Monday, summoned US Ambassador to Nigeria Stuart Symington to ....

  • 1 killed in suspected Al-Shabab attack in Kenya

    Date: 2018-01-13 16:48:05 GMT - Kenya - Africa - SN:45 - ID:7189134

    NAIROBI, Jan 13 (MENA) - Kenyan officials said a civilian was killed and several policemen wounded when suspected members of the Somalia-based extremist group Al Shabab attacked a convoy of vehicles, ABC news reported Saturday Kenyan Interior ....

  • Mali plans operation to flush Islamists from lawless center

    Date: 2018-01-12 22:22:45 GMT - Mali - Africa - SN:75 - ID:7188020

    BAMAKO , Jan 12 (MENA) – Mali and neighboring Senegal will deploy 1,000 troops in an operation to pacify central Mali, which has suffered growing violence by Islamists previously confined to its desert north, The Daily Mail quoted a security source ....

  • AU says 'frankly alarmed' by Trump's 'very racist' comments

    Date: 2018-01-12 20:15:07 GMT - Ethiopia - Africa - SN:69 - ID:7187942

    ADDIS ABABA, Jan 12 (MENA) – The African Union said it was "frankly alarmed" by the US President Donald Trump's "very racist" comments, ABC reported on Friday. "Given the historical reality of how many Africans arrived in the United States as ....

  • Republic of Congo general arrested, accused of coup plot

    Date: 2018-01-12 18:57:59 GMT - Republic of the Congo - Africa - SN:64 - ID:7187887

    BRAZZAVILLE, Jan 12 (MENA) - Authorities in Republic of Congo have arrested a general who had been close to the president on allegations of planning a coup, Fox News reported. Local media reports said Friday that former armed forces inspector Gen. ....

  • One killed as Somali, Kenyan troops clash in border town

    Date: 2018-01-12 10:19:05 GMT - Somalia - Africa - SN:26 - ID:7187019

    MOGADISHU, Jan 12 (MENA) - A Somali soldier was killed in brief clashes between Somali and Kenyan troops in a border town, Mohamed Ahmed, a Somali military officer said on Friday. Somali soldiers fought Friday morning with Kenyan soldiers on ....

  • Mali PM due in Algeria on Monday

    Date: 2018-01-12 08:33:46 GMT - Mauritania - Africa - SN:16 - ID:7186825

    BAMAKO, Jan 12 (MENA) - Mali's Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga will pay a visit to Algeria on Monday for talks on bilateral relations. The visit is the first by Maiga since assuming his post last December, Mali news agency reported on ....

  • Electricity Holding company celebrates graduation of new class of Nile Basin countries trainees

    Date: 2018-01-11 13:26:20 GMT - Egypt - Africa - SN:46 - ID:7185255

    CAIRO, Jan 11 (MENA) - President of the Electricity Holding company Gaber Desouky witnessed Thursday a graduation of 27 Nile Basin countries' trainees from Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan. In a statement, Desouky ....

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