Africa

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  • 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 ....

  • Respect for human rights vital for future elections in Somalia - UN report

    Date: 2018-08-13 12:41:58 GMT - Switzerland - Africa - SN:45 - ID:7531287

    GENEVA, Aug 13 (MENA) - A United Nations report has urged Somalia to build on the significant gains made in its peace process in the last five years and take steps to ensure future elections are not marred by the human rights violations and abuses ....

  • S. Sudan accuses EU, Troika of hindering peace process

    Date: 2018-08-13 10:49:47 GMT - South Sudan - Africa - SN:21 - ID:7530909

    JUBA, Aug 13 (MENA) - The government of South Sudan has accused the European Union and Troika states of hindering efforts to achieve peace in the African country. Spokesman for the Sudanese government Michael Makuei told Radio Sawa Monday that ....

  • 7 killed in rebel attack amid Congo's latest Ebola outbreak

    Date: 2018-08-11 16:58:49 GMT - Democratic Republic of Congo - Africa - SN:45 - ID:7529001

    KINSHASA, Aug 11 (MENA) - Suspected rebels killed seven civilians in an overnight attack in northeastern Congo, a local official said Saturday, highlighting the threat to efforts to contain the latest Ebola virus outbreak nearby, ABC News ....

  • IOM voluntary return plan continues in Libya as more migrants detained

    Date: 2018-08-10 17:12:51 GMT - Switzerland - Africa - SN:56 - ID:7527769

    GENEVA, Aug 10 (MENA) - The UN Migration Agency (IOM) said on Friday that it has safely returned 10,950 stranded migrants from Libya during the period between January and July 2018 through its Voluntary Humanitarian Return (VHR) Program as the ....

  • China sends medical aid to Uganda

    Date: 2018-08-10 07:34:11 GMT - China - Africa - SN:7 - ID:7526934

    BEIJING/KAMPALA, Aug 10 (MENA) - China delivered medical aid to the Chinese-Ugandan friendship hospital in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, Chinese media reported on Friday. Chinese Ambassador to Uganda Zheng Zhu Qiang gave the aid worth of $70,000 ....

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