Egypt: North Sinai security directorate targeted

Egypt: North Sinai security directorate targeted

Ten mortar shells and a car bomb hit the North Sinai security directorate Thursday evening, in a string of attacks on the governorate, according a source in North Sinai.Six deaths ...

Two UNAMID pilots kidnapped in Darfur

Two UNAMID pilots kidnapped in Darfur

Two pilots of the UN peacekeeping Mission in the troubled Sudanese region of Darfur (UNAMID) have been kidnapped, a senior local official disclosed on Thursday. The governor of ...

Sudan bans reporting on Ebola

Sudan bans reporting on Ebola

The Sudanese authorities have prohibited local media from covering any news related to the Ebola virus.Press sources who asked not to be mentioned for security reasons confirmed to ...

Egypt: Decapitated body found in North Sinai

Egypt: Decapitated body found in North Sinai

A decapitated body has been found in North Sinai's Sheikh Zuweid city in Egypt, according to a security source on Thursday.It comes as several beheaded corpses were discovered in ...

China gives $24m to flood-hit Malawi

China gives $24m to flood-hit Malawi

Malawi and China have signed a $24 million economic and technical cooperation agreement in the aftermath of the worst floods to hit the country since independence.Under the ...

Zimbabwe surgeons to perform operation on conjoined twins

Zimbabwe surgeons to perform operation on conjoined twins

Zimbabwean surgeons will next week perform the country's first major operation to separate conjoined twins, an official said Wednesday.Harare Central Hospital clinical director ...

Paris Chamber of Commerce urges French investment in Senegal

Paris Chamber of Commerce urges French investment in Senegal

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris (CCIP) has urged French companies to up their investments in Senegal. CCIP President Pierre Antoine Gailly told an investors' forum ...

Egypt: North Sinai security directorate targeted

Ten mortar shells and a car bomb hit the North Sinai security directorate Thursday evening, in a string of attacks on the governorate, according a source in North Sinai.Six deaths and 18 injuries were reported earlier in the town of al-Arish following three explosions. An army battalion was also targeted in  more...

January 29, 2015 at 8:13 pm UTC

Egypt commission accepting parliamentary poll nominees

The High Elections Commission in Egypt has announced it would start accepting candidacies for the parliamentary elections starting on 8 February.In a statement released on Thursday, the poll body said campaigning for the first phase of the elections will be between 26 February and 20 March. The second phase  more...

January 29, 2015 at 6:59 pm UTC

China gives $24m to flood-hit Malawi

Malawi and China have signed a $24 million economic and technical cooperation agreement in the aftermath of the worst floods to hit the country since independence.Under the agreement, $16 million will be in the form of a grant while $8 million will be an interest free loan to handle the aftermath of the  more...

January 29, 2015 at 7:31 pm UTC

World Bank to give Malawi US$7m for Ebola preparedness

The World Bank is expected to give Malawi US$7 million to enable the southern African country to scale-up its efforts to prevent Ebola viral disease.Secretary for Health Chris Kang'ombe said Friday in the capital Lilongwe that the money would be used, among others, to buy protective clothing for health  more...

January 23, 2015 at 1:46 pm UTC

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