Africa

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  • Cease-fire signed in Republic of Congo

    Date: 2017-12-23 18:39:52 GMT - Republic of the Congo - Africa - SN:63 - ID:7155798

    BRAZZAVILLE, Dec 23 (MENA) - A militia said it has signed a cease-fire with the Republic of Congo government, agreeing to stop hostilities and help collect weapons held by fighters, ABC News reported Saturday. Jean Gustave N'Tondo said the Ninjas ....

  • Zimbabwe takeover leader Chiwenga named Mnangagwa's deputy

    Date: 2017-12-23 16:08:39 GMT - Zimbabwe - Africa - SN:53 - ID:7155600

    HARARE, Dec 23 (MENA) - Zimbabwe's new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed the leader of the military takeover that led to ex-president Robert Mugabe's overthrow Constantino Chiwenga as one of his deputies in the ruling party, BBC news ....

  • Macron: Sahel terrorist fight to continue in 2018

    Date: 2017-12-23 06:35:05 GMT - France - Africa - SN:7 - ID:7154560

    PARIS/NIAMEY, Dec 23 (MENA) - French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Niger late Friday for a morale-boosting visit to France’s Barkhane anti-terrorist force and told troops the fight against extremists in the region would continue in ....

  • UN closes first of several South Sudan protection camps

    Date: 2017-12-20 14:36:35 GMT - South Sudan - Africa - SN:44 - ID:7150837

    JUBA, Dec 20 (MENA) - The United Nations (UN) said it has closed the first of seven protection camps that have sheltered more than 200,000 civilians during South Sudan's civil war. More than 560 people are being voluntarily relocated from the ....

  • Nigeria military rescues 4 Chinese nationals from pirates

    Date: 2017-12-16 14:35:03 GMT - Nigeria - Africa - SN:49 - ID:7143471

    ABUJA, Dec 16 (MENA) - Four abducted Chinese nationals have been rescued by the army in Nigeria after a gun battle with sea pirates, ABC News reported on Saturday. Army spokesman Maj. Ojo Adelegan said the four expatriates were kidnapped while ....

  • Mauritania president leaves for Nigeria

    Date: 2017-12-16 10:35:10 GMT - Mauritania - Africa - SN:24 - ID:7142942

    NOUAKCHOTT, Dec 16 (MENA) - Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz left for Abuja, Nigeria on Saturday. During the visit, he will attend the 52nd regular conference of heads of state and government of the Economic Community of West African ....

  • ANC gathers to choose leader to replace Jacob Zuma

    Date: 2017-12-16 09:01:19 GMT - South Africa - Africa - SN:14 - ID:7142730

    JOHANNESBURG, Dec 16 (MENA) - South Africa's governing African National Congress (ANC) is preparing to choose a new party leader to succeed President Jacob Zuma, concluding a bruising leadership battle that threatens to tear it apart before a 2019 ....

  • Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa endorsed as ZANU-PF presidential runner

    Date: 2017-12-15 17:42:24 GMT - Zimbabwe - Africa - SN:69 - ID:7142338

    HARARE, Dec 15 (MENA) - Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been endorsed by ZANU-PF delegates as party leader and presidential candidate for the 2018 elections, Deutsche Welle reported on Friday. It was the first ZANU-PF party conference ....

  • 10 killed as police clash with illegal miners in Nigeria

    Date: 2017-12-15 15:04:31 GMT - Nigeria - Africa - SN:59 - ID:7142146

    ABUJA, Dec 15 (MENA) – Nigerian residents said more than 10 illegal miners have been killed in northeast Nigeria's Mambilla region after clashing with police, ABC News reported. Hammadu Bello said Friday that police tried to dislodge the miners ....

  • UNSC warns on S.Sudan peace efforts

    Date: 2017-12-15 06:37:07 GMT - United Nations - Africa - SN:6 - ID:7141316

    NEW YORK, Dec 15 (MENA) - The UN Security Council (UNSC) warned of "costs or consequences" for South Sudan's government and opposition if they undermine upcoming efforts to achieve a cease-fire and implement a 2015 peace agreement. In a ....

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