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South Sudan hails China’s support to health sector

South Sudan's Deputy President James Wani Igga (C) addresses journalists during a visit to the Juba Teaching Hospital in Juba, capital of South Sudan, May 22, 2019. Phase one of the 33 million U.S. dollars medical assistance provided by the Chinese government to improve...

Western nations urge swift Sudan deal

Sudanese demonstrators shout slogans. Photo/AFP Khartoum, Wednesday The United States, Britain and Norway called for a swift agreement between Sudanese protesters and generals on installing civilian rule, saying it would be harder for them to work with any other new authority....

May’s last bid to salvage Brexit deal now at risk

British Prime Minister Theresa May. London, Thursday British Prime Minister Theresa May’s (pictured) final bid to salvage her EU divorce deal appeared doomed on Wednesday as pro-Brexit Conservatives and opposition MPs rejected her attempts at a compromise to end months of...

Ramaphosa re-elected as South African president

Cape Town, Thursday South African lawmakers on Wednesday re-elected Cyril Ramaphosa as the nation’s president, two weeks after the ruling ANC party returned to power in legislative elections. Ramaphosa was “duly elected president of the Republic of South Africa,” chief justice Mogoeng Mogoeng told parliament after Ramaphosa was...

Algeria officially malaria-free, says WHO

CNN Malaria has been eliminated from Algeria and Argentina, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, an important milestone in fighting the mosquito-borne disease. WHO said there were now 38 countries and territories that have been declared free of the disease, which has been making a comeback globally....

South African lawmakers elect Ramaphosa as state president

South African lawmakers on Wednesday elected Cyril Ramaphosa as state president in the first sitting of parliament since the ruling African National Congress won a majority of parliamentary seats in an election earlier this month. Ramaphosa, who is also the leader of the ANC, was elected unopposed by...

Gabon president fires VP, forests minister over hardwood scandal

LIBREVILLE (Reuters) Gabon’s President Ali Bongo has fired his vice president and his forests minister, his office said on Wednesday, after hundreds of containers of illegally logged kevazingo wood that had been seized went missing. The statement gave no reason for their removal, but said...

Sivimbi’s body to be reburied

Angolan rebel chief Jonas Savimbi. Luanda, Tuesday The exhumed body of Angolan rebel chief Jonas Savimbi, who was killed in 2002, will be reburied in his hometown next month, authorities said after DNA tests confirmed the identity of the remains. The...

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Malawi voters weigh up choice in close contest

Lilongwe, Tuesday Voters in Malawi cast ballots today in a closely fought election, with President Peter Mutharika battling to hold off two serious rivals in a race that has focused on corruption allegations and economic development. Mutharika, who has been in power since 2014, faces opposition from his...

UN envoy warns of ‘long and bloody war’ in Libya

United States (AFP)  The UN envoy for Libya warned Tuesday the battle for Tripoli was “just the start of a long and bloody war” and called for immediate steps to cut off arms flows fueling the fighting. Addressing the Security Council, Ghassan Salame said many countries were supplying...

Huawei products should not be linked to politics: Ren

SHENZHEN Huawei is a commercial company, and the use of its products is a choice for consumers based on their likes and should not be linked to politics, said Ren Zhengfei, founder and president of Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. on Tuesday.    Ren made the remarks after the...

Zuma lawyers in fresh bid to quash corruption case

  Pretoria, Monday Lawyers for former South African president Jacob Zuma argued in court Monday that he could not expect a fair trial, as they fought to have corruption charges against him over a multi-million dollar arms deal dropped. Zuma, who was forced to resign by the ruling...

DRC political heavyweight Moise Katumbi back from exile

Moise Katumbi. Kinshasa, Monday Thousands of people welcomed Moise Katumbi, a prominent foe of former DR Congo president Joseph Kabila, as he landed at Lubumbashi airport on Monday after three years in self-imposed exile. The government in Kinshasa meanwhile told people...

Iran not cowed by Trump genocidal taunts, says Zarif

  Tehran, Monday Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has dismissed US President Donald Trump’s “genocidal taunts” and warned him not to threaten the country. With tensions rising, Trump tweeted on Sunday: “If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran.” Zarif said the...

Lawyers for South Africa’s Zuma tell court he is being treated unfairly

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) Jacob Zuma’s lawyers argued on Monday that the former South African president had been treated unfairly by prosecutors in his bid to have revived corruption charges set aside because he is unpopular in the country at large. Zuma has applied for a permanent stay of prosecution...

Seven killed, including two police, in Mali border attack

Four civilians, two Malian police officers and a customs official were killed in an attack on a border post on Mali’s frontier with Burkina Faso, security sources and government officials said Monday. “Armed men attacked the border post at Kouri on Sunday night,” a local policeman said, who asked not to be identified.”Two gendarmes,...

Uganda boat capsize, dozens feared dead on Lake Albert

Nine people have been confirmed dead and dozens more are missing after a boat capsized in western Uganda on Sunday. The boat was carrying more than 50 football players and fans from the western Uganda district of Hoima. Witnesses say overloading and bad weather are probably to blame...

Congolese opposition figure Moise Katumbi returns home from exile

Lubumbashi (DR Congo) (AFP) Thousands of people welcomed Moise Katumbi, a prominent foe of former DR Congo president Joseph Kabila, as he landed at Lubumbashi airport on Monday after three years in self-imposed exile. The government in Kinshasa meanwhile told people to expect an important announcement regarding the...

Google restricts Huawei’s use of Android

Google has barred the world’s second biggest smartphone maker, Huawei, from some updates to the Android operating system, dealing a blow to the Chinese company. New designs of Huawei smartphones are set to lose access to some Google apps. The move comes after the Trump administration added Huawei...

Austria minister Heinz-Christian Strache resigns amid video scandal

Austria’s Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache has resigned a day after secret video footage mired him in a corruption scandal. The video appeared to show Mr Strache discussing government contracts with an alleged Russian investor in return for campaign support. He also appeared to hint at a...

New York Mayor joins 2020 race for White House

New York, Thursday New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday he will seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, despite a panning by US media and polls which suggest he faces a tough fight. De Blasio becomes the 23rd prospective Democratic challenger to President Donald Trump. “Donald Trump...

Britain’s May to agree departure after latest Brexit deal bid

LONDON (Reuters) British Prime Minister Theresa May will set out a timetable for her departure in early June after the latest attempt to get her Brexit deal approved by parliament, the chairman of a powerful Conservative Committee said on Thursday. Three years after Britain voted to leave the...

South Sudan sacks diplomats for not working

The government of South Sudan says it has sacked 40 of its overseas diplomats after they failed to show up for work. In a memo, the South Sudanese foreign ministry said they had been on unauthorised leave for months or even years. It said that...

IS claims responsibility for deadly Niger attack

The Islamic State group (IS) has claimed responsibility for a deadly attack that killed atleast 28 soldiers in Niger near the border with Mali. In a statement, IS claimed its militants targeted a convoy of the Niger army in Tongo Tongo on Tuesday, killing or...

Sudan rival groups agree to three-year transition

Khartoum, Wednesday Sudan’s military leaders have announced an agreement with the opposition alliance for a three-year transition period to a civilian administration. The Transitional Military Council (TMC) said the alliance would have two-thirds of the seats on a legislative council. However, the two sides are yet to agree...

Trump calls trade war with China ‘a little squabble’

President Donald Trump. Photo/AFP Washington, Wednesday President Donald Trump has labeled the escalating trade war with China “a little squabble” and again accused Beijing of scuttling an agreement when it was near completion. And although he said he has an “extraordinary”...

Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay says PM’s deal is ‘dead’ if bill fails

The prime minister’s Brexit deal will be “dead” if the withdrawal bill does not pass in the Commons in June, Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay has said. Mr Barclay said the bill – which paves the way for Brexit – will be considered by MPs in the week beginning...

Tech giants vow to step up fight against online extremism

Paris (AFP) Major tech firms on Wednesday pledged to pursue a range of new measures aimed at stamping out violent extremist content on the internet, amid growing pressure from governments in the wake of the massacres at two New Zealand mosques in March. The “Christchurch Call” was spearheaded...

Search on for 11 Niger soldiers missing after ambush killed 17

A search was under way Wednesday for 11 Niger soldiers missing since an ambush by armed men the day before left 17 of their colleagues dead and several injured, security sources said. A military patrol was ambushed Tuesday afternoon near the village of Tongo Tongo in the western...
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