Africa

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  • Blast occurs in Ethiopian military base in Somalia

    Date: 2019-02-02 11:22:03 GMT - Somalia - Africa - SN:30 - ID:7785554

    MOGADISHU, Feb 2 (MENA) - The extremist Al Shabab movement on Saturday claimed its responsibility for a booby-trapped car blast in an Ethiopian military base in southern Somalia that reportedly left 16 Ethiopian soldiers dead. A statement issued ....

  • AU official: African countries keen on promoting cooperation with Egypt

    Date: 2019-02-02 08:34:59 GMT - Egypt - Africa - SN:17 - ID:7785210

    CAIRO, Feb 2 (MENA) - African Union (AU) Legal Counsel Namira Negm said that the African countries are looking forward to consolidating cooperation with Egypt during its presidency of the AU which will be handed over to President Abdel Fattah El ....

  • Sudan re-opens borders with Eritrea

    Date: 2019-01-31 14:07:33 GMT - Sudan - Africa - SN:42 - ID:7783186

    KHARTOUM, Jan 31 (MENA) - President Omar Hassan Bashir announced on Thursday re-opening his country's borders with Eritrea. “I announce here, from Kassala, that we are opening the border with Eritrea because they are our brothers and our people. ....

  • Death toll at 52 after migrant boats sink off Djibouti

    Date: 2019-01-31 10:53:10 GMT - Djibouti - Africa - SN:23 - ID:7782785

    DJIBOUTI, Jan 31 (MENA) - The death toll of the sinking of two boats carrying migrants to Yemen from Djibouti rose to 52 on Thursday, the UN migration agency said, appealing to regional leaders to take action to stop such tragedies. Rescuers ....

  • ETUF activates cooperation mechanisms with Ethiopian counterpart

    Date: 2019-01-30 14:10:03 GMT - Egypt - Africa - SN:41 - ID:7781352

    CAIRO, Jan 30 (MENA) - The Egyptian Trade Union Federation (ETUF) and the Confederation of Ethiopian Trade Unions (CETU) agreed on activating cooperation mechanisms in all the labor and developmental domains via implementing programs for training ....

  • Egypt participates in Conakry meeting of AREI

    Date: 2019-01-30 13:14:30 GMT - Egypt - Africa - SN:35 - ID:7781458

    CAIRO, Jan 30 (MENA) - First Undersecretary of the Ministry of Electricity for Research and Planning Affairs Mohamed Mousa Umran left here on Wednesday for the Guinean capital Conkary to take part in a meeting of Africa Renewable Energy Initiative ....

  • Ethiopian helicopters kill 35 Al Shabaab fighters

    Date: 2019-01-30 10:06:58 GMT - Ethiopia - Africa - SN:18 - ID:7781192

    ADDIS ABABA, Jan 30 (MENA) - Ethiopian Air Force helicopters hit Al Shabaab targets in Somalia, killing 35 fighters of the extremist militant group. The attack was carried out on Friday and it lasted 44 minutes, the Ethiopian news agency ....

  • 30,000 flee Nigerian town over Boko Haram

    Date: 2019-01-29 18:27:54 GMT - Nigeria - Africa - SN:84 - ID:7780504

    ABUJA, Jan 29 (MENA) - The United Nations refugee agency said Tuesday more than 30,000 Nigerians fled the border town of Rann over the weekend to seek safety in Cameroon as attacks by Boko Haram extremists continue, the Washington Post ....

  • Agriculture minister discusses with Zambian president joint cooperation

    Date: 2019-01-29 12:01:33 GMT - Egypt - Africa - SN:42 - ID:7779636

    CAIRO, Jan 28 (MENA) - Zambian President Edgar Lungu received Egyptian Minister of Agriculture Ezzeddin Abu Steit, who is currently visiting Lusaka. A statement issued by the Ministry of Agriculture on Tuesday said the minister conveyed the ....

  • Nigeria rejects foreign 'meddling' over chief justice suspended before Feb vote

    Date: 2019-01-27 16:31:24 GMT - Nigeria - Africa - SN:76 - ID:7777063

    ABUJA, Jan 27 (MENA) - The Nigerian government said it would not accept any foreign "meddling" after the European Union, United States and Britain raised concerns over last week's suspension of Nigeria's most senior judge before a Feb. 16 ....

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