Africa

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  • Sudan's health min. hails agreements signed with Egypt

    Date: 2018-10-28 15:30:06 GMT - Sudan - Africa - SN:64 - ID:7642987

    KHARTOUM, Oct 28 (MENA) – Sudanese Health Minister Mohammed Abu Zaid Mustafa on Sunday lauded agreements that his country signed with Egypt in the health sector. Speaking to the Sudanese News Agency, Abu Zaid shed light on the executive program ....

  • Two UN peacekeepers killed in Mali attacks

    Date: 2018-10-28 05:53:03 GMT - Mali - Africa - SN:1 - ID:7642021

    BAMAKO, Oct 28 (MENA) - Two U.N. peacekeepers were killed and “several others” were wounded in two attacks in central and northern Mali on Saturday, Sky News reported quoting the United Nations mission in the country as saying. In a statement, ....

  • Somalia says al-Shabab official killed

    Date: 2018-10-27 08:08:34 GMT - Somalia - Africa - SN:10 - ID:7640912

    MOGADISHU, Oct 27 (MENA) - Somalia's national security agency says a senior official with the al-Shabab extremist group has been killed, a day after the US military announced an airstrike against al-Shabab in the same area. Saturday's statement ....

  • Ethiopia's House approves new cabinet with 50 percent women

    Date: 2018-10-16 12:49:00 GMT - Ethiopia - Africa - SN:60 - ID:7624088

    ADDIS ABABA, Oct 16 (MENA) - Ethiopia's new Cabinet is now a record 50 percent female, including the country's first woman defense minister, after lawmakers on Tuesday unanimously approved the nominations put forward by reformist Prime Minister Abiy ....

  • Speaker of Ethiopia's House resigns

    Date: 2018-10-16 12:26:38 GMT - Ethiopia - Africa - SN:55 - ID:7624061

    ADDIS ABABA, Oct 16 (MENA) - Speaker of the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) of Ethiopia, Muferiat Kamil has submitted her resignation after being appointed as Minister for the newly-established Ministry of Peace. The move comes as the ....

  • UNHCR: Mass Congolese returns from Angola could lead to humanitarian crisis

    Date: 2018-10-16 12:18:25 GMT - Switzerland - Africa - SN:54 - ID:7624233

    GENEVA, Oct 16 (MENA) - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is concerned by a fast-developing humanitarian situation in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo sparked by mass returns from Angola over the last two weeks. Congolese ....

  • WHO to probe Ebola outbreak in Congo on Wednesday

    Date: 2018-10-15 17:41:11 GMT - Switzerland - Africa - SN:98 - ID:7623175

    GENEVA, Oct 15 (MENA) - The World Health Organization said its experts will meet this week to determine whether an Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo constitutes a global health emergency. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom has convened ....

  • 2nd session of Afripol General Assembly kicks off in Algeria

    Date: 2018-10-15 09:16:20 GMT - Algeria - Africa - SN:22 - ID:7621929

    ALGIERS, Oct 15 (MENA) - The second session of the General Assembly the African Union Police Cooperation Mechanism (Afripol) kicked off on Monday. The get-together is organized Afripol and the General Directorate of National Security ....

  • Eritrean president arrives in Addis Ababa

    Date: 2018-10-14 12:07:23 GMT - Ethiopia - Africa - SN:39 - ID:7620754

    ADDIS ABABA, Oct 14 (MENA) - Eritrean President Isaias Afeworki arrived in Addis Ababa Sunday on his second visit to Ethiopia for talks with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. The talks will focus on the implementation of a peace and friendship ....

  • 16 killed in Nigeria pipeline fire

    Date: 2018-10-12 20:52:30 GMT - Nigeria - Africa - SN:58 - ID:7618873

    LAGOS, Oct 12 (MENA) - Sixteen people were killed after a fire broke out on Friday on an oil pipeline in the southeast of Nigeria, a spokesman for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation said. The fire occurred along the Osisioma axis near ....

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