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Another UN peacekeeper killed by attackers in Central African Republic


A UN peacekeeper from Bangladesh was fatally shot by attackers in Central African Republic, UN spokesman Stephan Dujarric said Friday.

Tunisia confirms returning of 800 terrorists in 5 years: minister


​Tunisian Interior Minister Hedi Majdoub said Tuesday that 800 terrorists including 30 women have returned to the country from the conflict zones, from 2012 to 2016.

Egypt to receive new year with remaining economic, security challenges


​As the countdown is ticking for receiving the new year 2017, Egypt bids farewell to 2016 with remaining economic and security challenges in addition to ups and downs in its foreign relations, particularly with its leading oil-rich Gulf ally Saudi Arabia.

UN chief urges DRC to de-escalate tensions for elections


UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday urged political leaders of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to de-escalate tensions and create an environment conducive to holding of timely elections.

Deadly protests in DR Congo as Kabila clings to office


At least 11 people died as gunfire erupted during protests on Tuesday in Democratic Republic of Congo against longtime President Joseph Kabila, who is refusing to leave office as his mandate ends.

20 feared dead in gold mine accident in eastern DR Congo: local official


An accident occurred in a gold mine in the eastern part of Democratic Republic of the Congo, killing at least 20, a local official said on Sunday.

Death toll in Nigeria's church building collapse exceeds 100


Death toll in the collapsed Church building in Uyo, capital of southeast Nigeria's Akwa Ibom State on Saturday has risen beyond 100, as casualty figures are being collated from various health facilities, health officials told Xinhua here on Sunday.

S. Africans mark 3rd anniversary of Mandela's death


South Africans on Monday marked the 3rd anniversary of former president Nelson Mandela's death, vowing to honour his legacy by upholding his values and principles.

South Africa's Zuma faces no-confidence vote by party's executive panel - media


South Africa's scandal-plagued President Jacob Zuma is facing a vote of no confidence by the ruling party's executive committee, media reported on Monday.

Marrakech conference needs to show global support for Paris Agreement


The ongoing United Nations climate change conference needs to reaffirm global support for the historic Paris Agreement, Xie Zhenhua, China's special representative on climate change affairs, said here Thursday.