Africa

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  • Huge explosion hits Mogadishu

    Date: 2018-09-02 09:47:49 GMT - Somalia - Africa - SN:21 - ID:7557786

    MOGADISHU, Sept 2 (MENA) - A huge explosion has hit Mogadishu, Sky News reported in breaking news on Sunday. No more details were given. The militant group al Shabab has been waging an insurgency to overthrow the government. It was driven ....

  • 30 Nigerian soldiers killed in Boko Haram raid: military sources

    Date: 2018-09-01 15:34:23 GMT - Nigeria - Africa - SN:40 - ID:7557054

    ABUJA, Sept 1 (MENA) - At least 30 Nigerian soldiers died in combat with Boko Haram jihadists who overran a military base in the northeast near the border with Niger, two military sources said Saturday. They said scores of jihadists in trucks ....

  • Court orders South Africa to recognize Muslim marriages

    Date: 2018-08-31 19:30:32 GMT - South Africa - Africa - SN:68 - ID:7556084

    PRETORIA, Aug 31 (MENA) – A court in South Africa ordered the government to change the law to formally recognize Muslim marriage for the first time to avoid being in breach of the constitution, Al Arabiya reported on Friday. The Western Cape High ....

  • South Sudan rebels sign peace deal

    Date: 2018-08-30 21:20:47 GMT - Sudan - Africa - SN:74 - ID:7554967

    KHARTOUM, Aug 30 (MENA) - South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar on Thursday signed a peace agreement with the government aimed at ending a brutal five-year civil war, Deutsche Welle reported. Machar had earlier this week hesitated to agree to ....

  • 7th FOCAC Ministerial Conference to be held on Sept. 2

    Date: 2018-08-29 14:35:39 GMT - China - Africa - SN:38 - ID:7552912

    BEIJING, Aug 29 (MENA) - Chinese Foreign Ministry said that the 7th Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) will be held in the Chinese capital Beijing on September 2. In statements on Wednesday, the Foreign ....

  • China-Africa trade exchange hit dlrs 170 bn in 2017 - report

    Date: 2018-08-29 09:32:23 GMT - Egypt - Africa - SN:13 - ID:7552069

    CAIRO, Aug 29 (MENA) - Trade exchange between China and African states hit dlrs 170 billion in 2017, marking a 14 percent rise in comparison with the previous year. South Africa, Angola and Nigeria came on top of the list of African trade ....

  • South Sudan's Riek Machar agrees to sign final peace deal

    Date: 2018-08-28 22:25:34 GMT - Sudan - Africa - SN:77 - ID:7551855

    KHARTOUM, Aug 28 (MENA) - South Sudan's Riek Machar agreed to initial a final peace deal on Thursday, the Sudanese Foreign Ministry said in a statement Tuesday. Machar, who leads the major opposition group, Sudan People's Liberation ....

  • Kenyan deputy chief justice arrested over alleged corruption

    Date: 2018-08-28 22:19:33 GMT - Kenya - Africa - SN:76 - ID:7551590

    NAIROBI, Aug 28 (MENA) - Kenya's deputy chief justice, the country's second highest ranking judicial officer, was arrested Tuesday for alleged abuse of office, tax evasion and taking of bribes, ABC news reported. Philomena Mwilu was released on ....

  • Senior Daesh leader killed in French strike in Mali

    Date: 2018-08-27 22:41:14 GMT - France - Africa - SN:75 - ID:7550122

    PARIS, Aug 27 (MENA) - A senior Daesh leader in the Greater Sahara, his bodyguard and two civilians were killed in a French airstrike in northeastern Mali, the French army said in a statement. Units of the Barkhane force carried out a night ....

  • FM, intelligence chief's visit to Ethiopia aims at following up number of dossiers

    Date: 2018-08-26 16:54:13 GMT - Egypt - Africa - SN:48 - ID:7548176

    CAIRO, Aug 26 (MENA) – The visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry and Chief of General Intelligence Directorate Abbas Kamel to the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa on Monday aims at following up some files, topped by the Renaissance Dam ....

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