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Black box of crashed EgyptAir flight confirms smoke on board


The initial data of one of the black boxes of EgyptAir flight that crashed into the Mediterranean Sea last month confirmed there was smoke on board.

Brexit lesson to East African bloc to reassess integration process


Britain exiting the European Union (EU) is a wake-up call for the East African Community (EAC) member states to critically look at the integration process, a top government official said on Wednesday.

Republic of Congo president's China visit to deepen bilateral ties: ambassador


Republic of Congo President Denis Sassou Nguesso will make a State Visit to China between July 4 to 8, 2016, Chinese ambassador to Congo Xia Huang said on Tuesday in Brazzaville.

Flight data recorder of crashed Egyptian plane repaired


​Egyptian investigators said that the flight data recorder of EgyptAir flight MS804 that plunged into the Mediterranean last month had been "successfully repaired."

Chinese company to construct wind farm in Djibouti


Djibouti Energy Minister Yacin Houssein Bouh on Sunday met with a Chinese delegation to discuss bilateral cooperation in the area of renewable energies, especially construction of a wind farm in the country.

AU delegates urge quick, inclusive talks to solve Burundi crisis


​The 15 members of the African Union Peace and Security Council have urged quick and inclusive talks to solve Burundi's year-long crisis, the Council said while concluding a four-day visit in Burundi.

Death toll from Somalia hotel attack rises to 16, state minister killed


​Death toll from Saturday's attack by Al-Shabaab militants on a hotel in the Somali capital of Mogadishu has risen to 16 and a state minister was among those killed, an official said Sunday.

Refugee students urge Kenya to delay closure of Dadaab camp over exams


​Students living at the Dadaab refugee camp in northeast Kenya have appealed to the government to delay the closure of the camp to enable them to sit for examinations later this year.

Displaced people in sub-Saharan Africa hit 18.4 mln in 2015: UNHCR


​Conflict in countries like South Sudan and Somalia raised the total number of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in sub-Saharan Africa to 18.4 million in 2015, according to the UN refugee agency (UNHCR).

Feature: African refugee children find education, hope in Cairo


​In the heart of Cairo's Maadi, one of the Egyptian capital's upscale districts, lies a two-story villa that is quite indistinguishable from other buildings in the neighborhood.