Africa

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  • UN: Armed group kills more than 30 in Central African Republic

    Date: 2019-05-22 21:52:21 GMT - Central African Republic - Africa - SN:52 - ID:7952317

    BANGUI, May 22 (MENA) - More than 30 people were killed and many more wounded when an armed group attacked villages in northwestern Central African Republic on Tuesday, the Voice of America quoted the UN's peacekeeping mission (MINUSCA) as ....

  • Concerns raised over Ebola outbreak in central Africa

    Date: 2019-05-20 12:23:46 GMT - Democratic Republic of Congo - Africa - SN:48 - ID:7948736

    KINSHASA, May 20 (MENA) - The Democratic Republic of Congo is facing the second largest (after West Africa) Ebola outbreak ever, killing more than 400 people and infecting hundreds more. Between 2013 and 2016, Ebola claimed the lives of 11,000 ....

  • Alexandria University's scholarships for African students reaches 50

    Date: 2019-05-19 14:39:18 GMT - Egypt - Africa - SN:50 - ID:7947794

    ALEXANDRIA, Egypt, May 19 (MENA)- President of Alexandria University Essam Ahmed Mahmoud El-Kurdi announced on Sunday doubling the number of various scholarships granted for the African undergraduate and post graduate students. Such a step ....

  • IATA: Passengers traffic in Africa witnesses boost

    Date: 2019-05-19 11:35:30 GMT - USA - Africa - SN:32 - ID:7947360

    WASHINGTON, May 19 (MENA) - African airlines witnessed a boost in passengers traffic at 5.1 percent in January, marking a rise of 3.8 percent in comparison with December 2018, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Local ....

  • UN, AU condemn attack on UNAMID in Darfur

    Date: 2019-05-19 09:26:44 GMT - Switzerland - Africa - SN:15 - ID:7947170

    GENEVA, May 19 (MENA) - African Union (AU) Commissioner for Peace and Security Smail Chergui and UN Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix condemned an attack on the United Nations African Union Hybrid Operation In Darfur ....

  • Egypt applied to host AfCFTA's executive office -- AU

    Date: 2019-05-19 07:33:07 GMT - Egypt - Africa - SN:11 - ID:7947043

    CAIRO, May 19 (MENA) - Egypt has applied to host the principal executive office of the planned the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), said Nameerah Najm, the legal adviser of the African Union (AU). The agreement will enter into ....

  • 13 killed in Boko Haram attack on Chadian village

    Date: 2019-05-17 20:04:27 GMT - Chad - Africa - SN:59 - ID:7945709

    N'DJAMENA, May 17 (MENA) - About 13 people were killed in a terror attack by Boko Haram on a village near Bol city on the eastern shore of eastern Chad Lake, according to Russia Today on Friday. Armed militants targeted the village of Ceilia, ....

  • China calls for more support to Africa’s G5 Sahel joint force

    Date: 2019-05-17 07:57:04 GMT - China - Africa - SN:14 - ID:7944895

    BEIJING / NEW YORK, May 17 (MENA) - A Chinese envoy has told the UN Security Council that it is necessary to step up the support for the G5 Sahel joint force. In a council meeting on the peace and security in Africa, Ma Zhaoxu, China's permanent ....

  • Floods claim 15 lives in Mali

    Date: 2019-05-16 20:40:44 GMT - Mauritania - Africa - SN:77 - ID:7944688

    BAMAKO, May 16 (MENA) - Heavy floods claimed 15 lives Thursday in the Malian capital Bamako along with serious property damage, authorities said. A statement said the flooding claimed a "provisional toll" of 15 dead and two injured. "Teams are ....

  • Establishing mechanism to settle disputes is vital goal of African Free Trade Area Agreement - AU

    Date: 2019-05-16 13:26:35 GMT - Egypt - Africa - SN:43 - ID:7944082

    CAIRO, May 16 (MENA) - Legal Counselor of the African Union (AU) Namira Negm stressed that establishing a dispute settlement mechanism is considered one of most important goals of the African Free Trade Area Agreement. Negm was addressing the ....

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