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China evacuates embassy staff, citizens from conflict-hit South Sudan

2016-07-16

​China on Saturday evacuated some of its embassy staff and some citizens trapped in the recent fighting in South Sudanese capital, Juba.

Remains of 2 Chinese peacekeepers killed in S. Sudan clashes airlifted to Uganda

2016-07-15

The remains of two Chinese UN peacekeepers killed in the recent fighting in South Sudan were on Friday airlifted to Uganda as part of their journey back home.

Media to play greater role in promoting African agenda

2016-07-15

The African Editors Forum (TAEF), an umbrella organization for editors from across the continent, may soon be one of the observers at the annual African Union (AU) Summit, a senior AU official has said.

PNG PM has one week to maintain parliament's confidence

2016-07-15

Papua New Guinea's embattled prime minister will have a long week of wheeling-and-dealing in order to maintain power after his political opposition forced a one week adjournment as social unrest mounts.

Tanzania shines at World Heritage Committee forum

2016-07-14

Tanzania got a standing ovation during the 40th World Heritage Committee meeting in Istanbul, Turkey due to the country's well-preserved World Heritage site and the fact that even the latest UNESCO's declaration was announced from here.

South Africa president wooing support for ruling party

2016-07-14

South African President Jacob Zuma has urged South Africans to vote for the ruling African National Congress (ANC) because it liberated the country and put the country where it is.

South Sudan gov't committed to peace deal: envoy

2016-07-14

The South Sudanese government was committed to the peace agreement signed in August 2015 that ended nearly two years of civil war, said James Pitia Morgan, South Sudan's permanent representative to the African Union.

West, Central Africa on alert as avian flue spreads

2016-07-13

​The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Wednesday said that countries across West and Central Africa are on alert as the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus H5N1 continues to spread across the region, a UN spokesman told reporters here Wednesday.

Ghana readies for tougher measures on human trafficking

2016-07-13

Government of Ghana will in the coming days get tougher on human trafficking in all forms, a senior public official announced here on Wednesday.

Three Chinese peacekeepers injured in South Sudan violence airlifted to Uganda for treatment

2016-07-13

​Three Chinese and one Rwandan peacekeepers who were injured in the weekend renewed fighting between two South Sudan rival army factions in the capital, Juba were airlifted Wednesday to Uganda for treatment.