Africa

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  • Nigeria's Buhari officially declares for second term

    Date: 2018-09-12 21:12:11 GMT - Nigeria - Africa - SN:76 - ID:7573890

    ABUJA, Sept 12 (MENA) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday formally submitted his candidacy to stand for a second term of office at elections in February next year, the Voice of America reported. The 75-year-old leader traveled to ....

  • South Sudan's president, rebel leader sign peace deal

    Date: 2018-09-12 20:46:02 GMT - South Sudan - Africa - SN:74 - ID:7573916

    ADDIS ABABA, Sept 12 (MENA) - South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar signed a peace agreement on Wednesday on the fringe of a regional summit in Ethiopia, Euronews reported. The new agreement, mediated by Sudan, ....

  • 18 dead after explosion in gas depot in Nigeria

    Date: 2018-09-10 20:12:58 GMT - Nigeria - Africa - SN:84 - ID:7571281

    ABUJA, Sept 10 (MENA) - As many as 18 people have died in an explosion at a gas depot in Nigeria, ABC News reported on Monday. Dozens of other people were burned in the blast which occurred in Lafia, the capital of Nasarawa state.(MENA) A H E/ ....

  • Suicide blast claims 4 lives in Mogadishu

    Date: 2018-09-10 09:53:19 GMT - Somalia - Africa - SN:17 - ID:7570033

    MOGADISHU, Sept 10 (MENA) - At least four people dropped dead on Monday after a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at the gate of a district headquarters in Mogadishu, ABC News reported. The large blast badly damaged the ....

  • Cholera outbreak kills 10 people in Zimbabwe

    Date: 2018-09-09 18:58:38 GMT - Zimbabwe - Africa - SN:79 - ID:7569466

    HARARE, Sept 9 (MENA) - A cholera outbreak has killed 10 people in Zimbabwe's capital Harare after they drank contaminated water, Euro News reported Sunday. Harare city council has struggled to supply water to some suburbs for more than a decade, ....

  • 17 kiled in small plane crash in South Sudan -- official

    Date: 2018-09-09 11:17:28 GMT - South Sudan - Africa - SN:33 - ID:7568542

    JUBA, Sept 9 (MENA) - A plane crashed Sunday in a city in South Sudan, leaving 17 people dead, a local official was quoted by Sky News as saying. The small plane was carrying passengers from Juba to Yirol city, when it crashed into a lake, said ....

  • Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia leaders sign trilateral cooperation agreement

    Date: 2018-09-06 11:23:27 GMT - Eritrea - Africa - SN:26 - ID:7564753

    ASMARA, Sept 6 (MENA) - Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmaajo signed here on Thursday a trilateral cooperation agreement following a session of talks, the ....

  • Ethiopia reopens embassy in Eritrea after 20 year closure

    Date: 2018-09-06 10:09:05 GMT - Eritrea - Africa - SN:19 - ID:7564664

    ASMARA, Sept 6 (MENA) - Ethiopia reopened its embassy in the Eritrean capital of Asmara on Thursday, the official Ethiopian News Agency said. The two neighbors had signed a peace accord on July 9, ending two decades of hostility since border ....

  • Chinese, Nigerian leaders discuss boosting bilateral relations

    Date: 2018-09-05 13:59:29 GMT - China - Africa - SN:44 - ID:7563632

    BEIJING, Sept 5 (MENA) - Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday met with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari who had attended the 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC). Xi said thanks to the joint efforts by ....

  • South African president praises relations of partnership between China, Africa

    Date: 2018-09-04 14:04:58 GMT - China - Africa - SN:69 - ID:7561768

    BEIJING, Sept 4 (MENA) - South African President Cyril Ramaphosa praised on Tuesday relations of partnership between China and Africa. In a press conference with Chinese President Xi Jinping, the South African president said such relations should ....

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