Africa

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  • Flash floods displace thousands in Somalia- IOM

    Date: 2019-11-02 13:38:00 GMT - Switzerland - Africa - SN:20 - ID:8171239

    GENEVA, Nov 2 (MENA) – An estimated 182,000 people have so far been displaced in Somalia after flash floods engulfed the African country, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said in a report posted on its website. The International ....

  • Attack on Mali military post kills 53 soldiers

    Date: 2019-11-02 06:50:51 GMT - Mali - Africa - SN:8 - ID:8170737

    BAMAKO, Nov 2 (MENA) - Fifty-three soldiers were killed Friday in a "terrorist attack" on a Mali military post in the northeast of the country, France 24 reported, quoting the government as saying. A civilian was also killed at the outpost in ....

  • AfDB shareholders approve landmark $115 billion capital increase

    Date: 2019-11-01 17:04:00 GMT - Egypt - Africa - SN:36 - ID:8170413

    CAIRO, Nov 1 (MENA) - Governors of the African Development Bank (AfDB), representing shareholders from 80 countries, approved a landmark $115 billion increase in capital for the continent’s foremost financial institution during an extraordinary ....

  • Lebanese president: New gov't to be chosen by expertise rather than political affiliation

    Date: 2019-10-31 19:38:32 GMT - Lebanon - Africa - SN:68 - ID:8169554

    BEIRUT, Oct 31 (MENA) - Lebanese President Michel Aoun pledged on Thursday to form a new government in which ministers would be chosen by expertise rather than political affiliation, after the resignation of Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri following ....

  • Security Council Extends Mandate of United Nations Mission in Western Sahara

    Date: 2019-10-31 07:08:15 GMT - United Nations - Africa - SN:4 - ID:8168332

    NEW YORK, Oct 31 (MENA) - The Security Council decided to extend the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) for 12 months, until 31 October 2020. Adopting resolution 2494 (2019) by 13 votes in favor ....

  • Agriculture min. stresses need to make use of latest technology for food security

    Date: 2019-10-30 13:20:19 GMT - Egypt - Africa - SN:39 - ID:8167394

    CAIRO, Oct 30 (MENA) - The 10th Africa Day for Food and Nutrition Security activities will this year tackle benefiting from the latest agricultural technologies in developing food systems, Minister of Agriculture Dr Ezzeddin Abu Steit said ....

  • Africa Elders panel has confidence in Amr Moussa's ability to settle African conflicts peacefully

    Date: 2019-10-30 11:43:07 GMT - Egypt - Africa - SN:25 - ID:8167131

    CAIRO, Oct 30 (MENA) - Kemet Boutros Ghali Foundation for Peace and Knowledge expressed on Wednesday trust that the Panel of the Elders of Africa under Amr Moussa will succeed in finding peaceful settlement to African conflicts to achieve peace and ....

  • Egypt, Sudan probe joint cooperation

    Date: 2019-10-27 15:42:50 GMT - Sudan - Africa - SN:93 - ID:8163017

    KHARTOUM, Oct 27 (MENA)- Sudan's Minister of Education Mohammed Al-Amin Al-Tom has agreed with Egypt's Ambassador to Sudan Hossam Issa to foster joint cooperation in the field of education. The two officials held a meeting on Sunday in the ....

  • Trade min.: Egypt's pharmaceutical exports hit USD 392 mln in 9 months

    Date: 2019-10-27 14:54:35 GMT - Egypt - Africa - SN:89 - ID:8163012

    CAIRO, Oct 27 (MENA) – Trade and Industry Minister Amr Nassar on Sunday said Egypt's exports of pharmaceutical products in the first nine months of 2019 hit USD 392 million, compared to USD 382 million in the same period of 2018. He made the ....

  • Russia-Africa summit declaration calls for countering political dictates, financial blackmail in int’l trade

    Date: 2019-10-24 22:57:57 GMT - Russia - Africa - SN:77 - ID:8160053

    SOCHI, Russia, Oct 24 (MENA) – Russian and African nations have agreed to counter political dictates and currency blackmail in trade in the declaration of the Russia-Africa Summit that wrapped up here on Thursday. The participants agreed to “work ....

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