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  • AL chief to participate in AU summit in Addis Ababa

    Date: 2018-01-26 12:34:17 GMT - Egypt - Africa - SN:29 - ID:7211551

    CAIRO, Jan 26 (MENA) - Secretary General of the Arab League (AL) Ahmed Abul Gheit will head on Saturday to Addis Ababa to take part in the meetings of the 30th African Union Summit, slated for January 28-29. He is expected to make a speech before ....

  • Tunisian FM participates in AU summit in Addis Ababa

    Date: 2018-01-26 11:20:07 GMT - Tunisia - Africa - SN:23 - ID:7211454

    TUNIS, Jan 26 (MENA) - Tunisian Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui will lead his country's delegation at the meetings the 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU), due to be held from January ....

  • 5 killed, including children in US, Somali military operation

    Date: 2018-01-25 21:21:59 GMT - USA - Africa - SN:73 - ID:7210860

    WASHINGTON, Jan 25 (MENA) - US Special Forces and Somali troops killed five people, some of whom were children, during a raid last week on a school run by the terrorist militia Al-Shabab, the US Africa Command (AFRICOM) was quoted by Newsweek ....

  • Two customs officers killed in Mali 'jihadist' attack

    Date: 2018-01-25 17:41:27 GMT - Mauritania - Africa - SN:58 - ID:7210859

    BAMAKO, Jan 25 (MENA) - Two Malian customs officers have been killed in a suspected jihadist attack at a market in the small village of Toubakoro, security sources said. "Two customs officers were killed, a terrorist too," Daily Mail quoted one ....

  • Blast near Mogadishu kills 4, including child

    Date: 2018-01-23 19:38:54 GMT - Somalia - Africa - SN:86 - ID:7207438

    MOGADISHU, Jan 23 (MENA) - Four people have been killed and six others wounded in a remote-controlled improvised explosive device explosion near the Somali capital on Tuesday, Voice of America (VOA) quoted officials and witnesses as saying. Three ....

  • South Africa's Zuma to remain in office, for now

    Date: 2018-01-22 18:21:23 GMT - South Africa - Africa - SN:102 - ID:7205549

    PRETORIA, Jan 22 (MENA) - A senior leader of South Africa's governing African National Congress (ANC) has dismissed speculation that the party is about to sack Jacob Zuma as the country's president, the BBC News reported on Monday. Speaking at a ....

  • African Union Summit to kick off Monday in Addis Ababa

    Date: 2018-01-21 09:37:24 GMT - Egypt - Africa - SN:23 - ID:7202180

    ADDIS ABAB, Jan 21 (MENA) - The 35th ordinary session of of the Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC) of the African Union will officially open on Monday at the African Union headquarters here, MENA learnt from African diplomatic sources. The ....

  • 2 Americans, 2 Canadians abducted in Nigeria freed

    Date: 2018-01-20 15:00:45 GMT - Nigeria - Africa - SN:44 - ID:7201323

    ABUJA, Jan 20 (MENA) - Two Americans and two Canadians who were kidnapped in Nigeria's north-central Kaduna state on Tuesday have been freed and are in good condition, police said. Police and a special anti-kidnapping squad rescued the foreigners ....

  • 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 ....

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