Africa

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  • Ethiopia's premier vows to continue reforms 'at any cost'

    Date: 2018-08-25 21:57:20 GMT - Ethiopia - Africa - SN:58 - ID:7547219

    ADDIS ABABA, Aug 25 (MENA) - Ethiopia's prime minister in his first press conference since taking power vowed Saturday to continue with dramatic reforms "at any cost" and said the longtime ruling coalition soon will prepare for a "free and fair ....

  • Trade exchange between China, African states hit $170 bln in 2017 - official

    Date: 2018-08-25 10:13:54 GMT - Egypt - Africa - SN:15 - ID:7546358

    CAIRO, Aug 25 (MENA) – Trade exchange between China and African states increased 14 percent year-on-year in 2017, registering $170 billion, minister counselor for economic affairs at the Chinese embassy in Cairo Han Bing said on Saturday. In ....

  • Late UN chief Annan to be buried in Ghana on Sept 13: President

    Date: 2018-08-24 19:48:06 GMT - Ghana - Africa - SN:63 - ID:7546112

    ACCRA, Aug 24 (MENA) – Former United Nations chief and Noble prize laureate Kofi Annan will be buried in his home country Ghana on Sept 13, the New York Times quoted the West African nation's president as saying on Friday. Nana Akufo-Addo told a ....

  • US military airstrike in Somalia against al-Shabab kills 2

    Date: 2018-08-22 13:16:56 GMT - Somalia - Africa - SN:30 - ID:7543749

    MOGADISHU, Aug 22 (MENA) - The US military said it has carried out an airstrike in Somalia against al-Shabab extremists, killing two fighters, ABC news reported on Wednesday. The US Africa Command statement said the strike was carried out on ....

  • Mali court confirms Keita as winner of presidential election

    Date: 2018-08-20 16:09:39 GMT - Mali - Africa - SN:49 - ID:7541870

    BAMAKO, Aug 20 (MENA) - Mali's constitutional court confirmed President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita's re-election in this month's run-off election, rejecting fraud accusations by the opposition candidate. Challenger Soumaila Cisse had contested the ....

  • Ghana's president mourns death of Kofi Annan

    Date: 2018-08-18 12:40:10 GMT - Ghana - Africa - SN:29 - ID:7538914

    ACCRA, Aug 18 (MENA) - Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo said that the death of former U.N. secretary-general and Nobel Peace Prize winner Kofi Annan at age 80 has shaken people in the West African nation of Ghana, where he was born. In a tweet, ....

  • 3 Somali soldiers killed in blasts, gunfight in south of country

    Date: 2018-08-18 11:28:30 GMT - Somalia - Africa - SN:25 - ID:7538810

    MOGADISHU, Aug 18 (MENA) - A Somali official says at least three soldiers have been killed and several others wounded in blasts and gunfight in Lower Shabelle region of southern Somalia. Speaking to Radio Shabelle, Abdulkadir Shoodhe said one of ....

  • Ethiopia deploys additional troops to protect oil fields

    Date: 2018-08-16 21:53:28 GMT - Ethiopia - Africa - SN:103 - ID:7536919

    ADDIS ABABA, Aug 16 (MENA) – The Ethiopian Ministry of Defense has deployed additional troops in Shelabo area in an attempt to defend the recently discovered crude oil fields in Somali regional state of Ethiopia, Ezega quoted eyewitnesses as saying ....

  • Ebola death toll in DRC at 41

    Date: 2018-08-14 20:43:31 GMT - Democratic Republic of Congo - Africa - SN:91 - ID:7533846

    KINSHASA, Aug 14 (MENA) - Forty-one people have died in the latest outbreak of Ebola in DRC, Voice of America quoted health authorities as saying on Tuesday. Out of 57 recorded cases as of Monday, 41 were fatal, the Congolese Health Ministry and ....

  • 10 killed, 576 homes damaged by floods in Sudan’s River Nile state

    Date: 2018-08-14 15:35:37 GMT - Sudan - Africa - SN:73 - ID:7533485

    KHARTOUM, Aug 14 (MENA) – Ten people were killed and 576 homes damaged by floods that hit Sudan’s River Nile state, the province’s emergency and civil defense unit said on Tuesday. According to Mohamed Abdel Wahed, the state’s planning minister ....

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