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Africa’s e-commerce giant seeks more cooperation from China

(Xinhua/NAN) Africa’s e-commerce giant, Jumia is seeking closer cooperation with China in order to boost its sales, a senior executive told Xinhua on...

Don’t obstruct waterway with illegal structure – LASEMA 

Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), has warned residents to stop building structures on waterways. Oke-Osanyintolu told the Nigeria...

Algeria sets deadline for presidential candidates’ applications

(Xinhua/NAN) Algeria on Friday announced a deadline of Oct. 26 for candidates to submit applications for the upcoming presidential elections. The Algerian National Independent...

Algeria voices rejection to Turkish military operation in Syria

(Xinhua/NAN) Algeria on Thursday expressed its rejection to the Turkish military operation in northern Syria and reaffirmed its “full” support for the sovereignty...

Angolan peasants to benefit from FAO training

(Xinhua/NAN) Peasants from Angola’s southern Huila province will be trained in a United Nations project to help them better adapt to climate change,...

Nazi hunter Zuroff calls for better education to fight anti-Semitism

  A high-profile Israeli Nazi hunter has called for more comprehensive education to battle anti-Semitism, racism and xenophobia, after an attack outside a synagogue in...

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits E. Indonesia, no tsunami warning issued

(Xinhua/NAN) An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.2 rocked Indonesia’s eastern province of Maluku on Thursday at 11.39 a.m. Jakarta time (0439 GMT)...

UN official calls for heavy investment to address youth unemployment in...

(Xinhua/NAN) There is a need for heavy investment in key sectors to address youth unemployment in Africa, a UN official said on Wednesday. Countries...

Man arrested amid ongoing ‘rampage situation’ in east German city

  One person was arrested in connection with a shooting and grenade attack that left two people dead in the eastern German city of Halle...

Ethiopian official urges African countries to benefit from ties with China

(Xinhua/NAN) An Ethiopian official Tuesday called on African countries to develop their own strategies on how to benefit from the enormous opportunities arising...

U.N. report says U.S. air strikes on Afghan drug labs unlawful,...

U.S. air strikes on alleged Taliban drug labs in Afghanistan in May killed or wounded at least 39 civilians, including 14 children, and...

Cambodia lifts ban on foreigners running 10 types of small businesses

(Xinhua/NAN) Cambodia has reversed a ban on foreigners who are self-employed in 10 categories of jobs, according to a Ministry of Labour and...

Five people murdered in Austria’s Alpine ski resort – police

(Xinhua/NAN) A 25-year-old man shot five people dead on Sunday in Kitzbuhel, a small Alpine town east of Innsbruck, in Austria, before he...

Kenya says missing police officer dead

(Xinhua/NAN) The body of a Kenyan Police Officer, who went missing a week ago, was late Saturday found at a thicket in the...

Two trainee pilots killed as trainer aircraft crashes in south India

(Xinhua/NAN) Two trainee pilots were killed after a trainer aircraft crashed on Sunday in the southern Indian state of Telangana, state-run broadcaster “All...

French minister rejects resignation calls over police killings

France’s Interior Minister rejected opposition calls for his resignation on Sunday but acknowledged opportunities had been missed to prevent the killing of four...

Calm prevails in Baghdad as Iraq outlines plans to address protests

Iraqi Prime Minister, Adel Abdel-Mahdi, has announced a package of social measures aimed at ending days of deadly anti-government protests as calm...

Boat tragedy claims nine lives in eastern India

(/NAN) Nine persons died when a boat capsized in India’s eastern state of West Bengal, the Police confirmed to on Saturday. The mishap occurred...

73 killed in anti-government protests in Iraq

  At least, 73 people have been killed, majority of whom are civilians, and more than 3,000 wounded since anti-government protests erupted in Iraq,...

Namibia’s ruling party launches election manifesto

(/NAN) Namibia’s ruling party South West Africa People’s Organisation (SWAPO) launched its election manifesto on Saturday. The launch in Outapi in northern Namibia signalled an...

Morocco arrests Libyan national over alleged links with drug trafficking

(/NAN) Moroccan authorities arrested on Friday a Libyan national for alleged links to international drug trafficking network at Casablanca’s Mohammed V International Airport. The suspect,...

North Korean and U.S. negotiators meet to break nuclear stalemate in...

U.S. and North Korean officials arrived to begin nuclear talks at an isolated conference centre...

Ethiopia’s Oromo celebrate festival in Addis amid tight security

Hundreds of thousands of Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group celebrated in Addis Ababa on Saturday at...

Dollar rises after U.S. jobs come out better than worst expectations

The dollar rose on Friday after three straight days of losses, as investors took comfort in a U.S. non-farm payrolls number which, while below...