Africa

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  • Chinese amb. stresses support for Sudan in all fields

    Date: 2017-01-24 13:35:00 GMT - Sudan - Africa - SN:54 - ID:6396517

    KHARTOUM, Jan 24 (MENA) - Chinese Ambassador to Sudan Li Lianhe on Tuesday stressed his country's support for Sudan in all domains as well as backing the peace process and stability in the country. China welcomes lifting the US sanctions against ....

  • The Gambia 'missing millions' after Jammeh flies into exile

    Date: 2017-01-23 18:01:26 GMT - Senegal - Africa - SN:94 - ID:6391381

    DAKAR, Jan 23 (MENA) - More than $11m (£8.8m) is missing from The Gambia's state coffers following the departure of long-time leader Yahya Jammeh, an adviser to President Adama Barrow has been quoted by the BBC as saying on Monday. Mai Ahmad Fatty ....

  • Mauritius: PM Anerood Jugnauth to hand over to son

    Date: 2017-01-22 22:20:08 GMT - Mauritius - Africa - SN:82 - ID:6384073

    PORT LOUIS, MAURITIUS, Jan 22 (MENA)- Mauritian Prime Minister Anerood Jugnauth says he is stepping down to hand power to his son, Pravind. He is due to hand in his resignation on Monday morning, according to the BBC. In a televised address ....

  • PM: Ethiopia seeks to benefit from Davos forum

    Date: 2017-01-22 20:16:43 GMT - Ethiopia - Africa - SN:75 - ID:6383569

    ADDIS ABABA, Jan 22 (MENA) - Ethiopia seeks to make good use of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos to improve the investment atmosphere, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said on Sunday, according to Ethiopian News Agency. The ....

  • UN, ECOWAS, AU hail 'goodwill' of former Gambian president Jammeh

    Date: 2017-01-22 18:38:51 GMT - Switzerland - Africa - SN:70 - ID:6383549

    GENEVA, Jan 22 (MENA) - The United Nations, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the African Union (AU) have commended the “goodwill and the statesmanship” of the former President of The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, who decided to ....

  • Gambia's defeated leader agrees to cede power, leave

    Date: 2017-01-21 09:27:57 GMT - The Gambia - Africa - SN:19 - ID:6374361

    BANJUL, Jan 21 (MENA) - The Gambia's long-term leader Yahya Jammeh said he will step down, after refusing to accept defeat in elections, according to the BBC. In an announcement on state TV, he said it was "not necessary that a single drop of blood ....

  • UN alarmed that most of Al Shabab's force in Somalia are kids

    Date: 2017-01-20 09:41:04 GMT - United Nations - Africa - SN:24 - ID:6369369

    NEW YORK, Jan 20 (MENA) - UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said he is alarmed at reports that children may constitute a large part of the force recruited and used by al Shabab Islamic extremists in Somalia, ABC news reported. Guterres said it ....

  • MSF: Death toll rising in Nigeria's Rann attack

    Date: 2017-01-20 08:02:37 GMT - Switzerland - Africa - SN:16 - ID:6369049

    GENEVA, Jan 20 (MENA) - The death toll continues to rise following the horrific military attack on civilians in Rann, Nigeria, according to latest estimates by Doctors without Borders ( MSF). Around 90 people were killed when a Nigerian airforce ....

  • Senegal troops move to Gambia border as Jammeh crisis grows

    Date: 2017-01-18 20:42:17 GMT - Senegal - Africa - SN:78 - ID:6360969

    DAKAR, Jan 18 (MENA) - Senegalese troops have been seen moving towards the Gambian border in a show of force to pressure Gambian President Yahya Jammeh to stand down, the BBC reported. Senegal gave him a midnight GMT deadline to quit and Nigeria ....

  • Nigeria mistakenly bombs camp, kills more than 100

    Date: 2017-01-17 22:45:08 GMT - Nigeria - Africa - SN:101 - ID:6353241

    ABUJA, Jan 17 (MENA) - A Nigerian air force fighter jet on a mission against Boko Haram extremists mistakenly bombed a refugee camp on Tuesday, killing more than 100 refugees and aid workers, the ABC News cited an official as saying. Military ....

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