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Kenya suspends visits to gorges at Hell’s Gate National Park after tragedy

The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) said Monday it has suspended visits to gorges at the Hell’s Gate National Park after seven people were swept away by flash floods on Sunday. The KWS said the victims included five Kenyan tourists, a local guide and a non-resident. An initial report said five of...

Zimbabwe young artists shine in Chinese-sponsored competition

It was a night of glitz and glamour as young Zimbabwean artists, exuding zeal and energy, showcased their artistic talents at the sixth edition of the 2019 Dreamstar Zimbabwe talent search competition on Saturday night at the Harare International Conference Center . The Chinese-sponsored grand finale, which was graced...

Experts urge South Sudan to trace persons separated by conflict

Experts on Friday urged South Sudan government to step up efforts to trace over 4,000 missing persons and help to reunite them with their families after being displaced by the more than five years conflict. Philip Arthur Mwanika, senior political advisor at the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), an...

Table Mountain Challenge takes place with much fanfare

CAPE TOWN, The 16th Table Mountain Challenge (TMC), a 44-km trail run clockwise around the mountain, took place with much fanfare on Sunday with the sponsorship of China Construction Bank. More than 600 runners from South Africa and other countries took part in the annual race which consisted mostly of single track...

Shoprite opens third store in Nyali, considers fourth outlet in September

South African retailer Shoprite has opened its third store in Nyali, Mombasa, a first for the retailer outside Nairobi – with a fourth store slated for September this year. The new outlet in City Mall, is expected to create over 115 new job opportunities, with...

Shona Community living in Kenya to be recognized

The Shona Community living in Kenya display their identification papers in Nairobi, Kenya, Aug. 27, 2019. The Shona Stateless Community later walked to Immigration Offices at Nyayo House to present their registration forms in a push to be recognized as Kenyan citizens. (Xinhua/John Okoyo)...

Chinese embassy in Kenya hosts reception for beneficiaries of scholarships

The Chinese Embassy in Kenya on Tuesday hosted a farewell reception cum award ceremony for more than 200 local students who are beneficiaries of scholarships from the Asian country. A total of 182 Kenyan students who benefited from this year’s Chinese government scholarships are scheduled to leave for...

Kenyan leader flags off first consignment of 200,000 barrels for petroleum export

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday flagged off the first consignment of 200,000 barrels for export as the east African nation joins the league of petroleum exporting countries. The first consignment of Kenyan crude oil which left the Port of Mombasa for Britain, makes Kenya the first eastern...

South Sudan, China ink two technical cooperation deals

South Sudan and China on Friday signed two technical cooperation deals that will involve China granting the construction of 47 boreholes and sending technical experts to offer guidance on project equipment in the recently constructed Kiir Mayardit hospital in the central Rumbek area. Hua Ning, Chinese Ambassador to...

Floods destroy shelters for IDPs in NE Nigeria

Severe floods caused by torrential rains have destroyed makeshift tents of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in parts of Nigeria’s northeast region, leaving vulnerable families homeless, according to an international humanitarian agency on Friday. As a result, large numbers of families who fled from conflict months ago are left...

Kenyan police intensify fight against drugs with more arrests

A Kenyan female police officer is among seven suspects who were arrested in the coastal city of Mombasa with cocaine and heroin in an ongoing war of drug trafficking in the country, the police said on Sunday. Hamdi Yusuf Maalim, who is attached to Likoni police station, was...

South Sudan lawmakers approve 1.6 bln USD budget

  JUBA,    South Sudanese lawmakers on Wednesday finally passed the 2019/20 fiscal budget estimated at 208.16 billion pounds (1.6 billion U.S. dollars) after previously postponing it over failure to pay outstanding salaries of civil servants.    Anthony Lino Makana, speaker of Parliament, said the lawmakers...

Angola hosts summit to reach Rwanda-Uganda peace agreement

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni (L) and his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame pose for a photo after signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which ceases the hostilities between the two central African states in Luanda, Angola, Aug. 21, 2019. (Xinhua/Francisco Miudo) LUANDA,...

Namibian students enthralled with space travel as Chinese astronauts leave lasting imprint

WINDHOEK, Students at Namibia’s University of Science and Technology (NUST) have called for more investments in science and technology following a visit by Chinese astronauts. Liu Yang and Chen Dong, who are in Namibia on a five-day visit, had an opportunity to engage in face to face interactions...

Tanzania’s ruling party thanks China for donation of street lights

DAR ES SALAAM,     Tanzanian ruling party Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) thanked the Chinese embassy Thursday for donating street lights to the country’s leading public university.     CCM Secretary General Bashiru Ally thanked the Chinese embassy for funding the installation of 35 solar street lights at the...

Meet this young TZ philanthropist who wants to eliminate hunger

Hunger is one of the causes of deaths and the world through SDG no 2, wants to eliminate it. Zero hunger. One of the many faces pushing this noble agenda is Nasra Swai, President of ILAW, a youthful movement where she has managed to influence and...

Chinese boxer Dong Youli set to face Namibia’s Shonena in WBO fight

WINDHOEK, Photo caption – Namibia’s boxer Mikka Shonena (R) and China’s Dong Youli prepare to battle it out at the World Boxing Organization (WBO) fight, in Windhoek, capital of Namibia, Aug. 20, 2019. (Xinhua/Musa C Kaseke)    China’s 24-year-old Dong Youli, the current World Boxing Organization (WBO) Asia...

UN calls for involvement of women in humanitarian work in Somalia

MOGADISHU,    The UN has called for more involvement of women in humanitarian activities in Somalia, highlighting the contribution made by women humanitarians to peacebuilding efforts in the horn of Africa nation.    Werner Schultink, representative of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in a joint statement issued...

China awards scholarships to 259 Tanzanian students

  The Chinese embassy in Tanzania on Monday announced the awarding of Chinese government scholarships to 259 Tanzanian students for 2019. Wang Ke, the Chinese Ambassador to Tanzania, said the scholarships are awarded by the Chinese government and universities to the Tanzanian students through the Tanzanian Ministry of...

African women leaders pledge to advance transformation agenda

NAIROBI, Women leaders from the Sub-Saharan African region on Friday pledged to leverage on their numerical strength, ingenuity and entrepreneur spirit to drive the continent’s transformation agenda.    The women leaders from politics, academia, industry and civil sectors said at a forum in Nairobi that tapping the full...

Ex-Ethiopian PM urges Africa to embrace tech to improve food security

African governments should invest in new agricultural technologies in a bid to avoid losses as a result of climate change and address food insecurity affecting many countries in the continent, a former Ethiopian prime minister said on Friday. Hailemariam Desalegn who is also the incoming board chairman of...

China offers 29 scholarships to South Sudanese students

At least 29 South Sudanese students on Thursday received scholarships from the Chinese government to study in various fields of science and technology in some of the prestigious universities in China. Hua Ning, Chinese Ambassador to South Sudan said the scholarships form part of Beijing’s efforts to boost...

Former Tanzanian leader urges SADC to cut dependence on donor funding

DAR ES SALAAM, Former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa on Thursday urged the 16 member states of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to cut dependence on foreign donor funding for investment and project implementation.    “Development partners have been helpful. But we tend to depend too much on...

Mahiga Homes wins Global Brands Awards

Real Estate developer Mahiga Homes Ltd has won the 2019 Global Leading Real Estate Developer Brand. The firm which specializes in affordable housing was announced the winner by UK-based ranking firm Global Brands Awards after a rigorous evaluation process that included renowned industry giants worldwide. ‘’Mahiga Homes continues...

Somalia, AU begin audit of firms operating in airport to boost security

Officials from the Federal Government of Somalia and African Union mission in Somalia (AMISOM) conduct an audit at one of the companies operating within the Aden Abdulle International Airport in Mogadishu, capital of Somalia, Aug.14, 2019. (Xinhua/Charles Onyango) The African Union...

Local musicians defend CMO’s over distribution of funds to artistes

#RingtoneChini. Musicians from around the country have hit back at their peers who accused collective membership organizations namely Kenya Association of Music Producers (KAMP) Performers Rights Society of Kenya (PRISK) and Music Copyright Society Of Kenya (MCSK) after this week’s general...

Zimbabwe president calls for efforts to modernize defense forces to meet changing environment

HARARE, Photo caption – Zimbabwean soldiers march during the 39th anniversary of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces Day Celebrations in Harare, Zimbabwe. (Xinhua/Shaun Jusa) Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa said Tuesday that his government would ensure that the Zimbabwe Defense Forces are fully equipped and trained in line with the changing environment. Addressing...

Nigeria achieves food security: president

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari (L) interacts with internally displaced persons (IDP) during his visit at their camp in Katsina state, northern Nigeria, Aug. 14, 2019. (Xinua/Olatunji Obasa) Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said Tuesday the most populous African country has achieved food...

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