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  • Tue, 19 Nov 2019 14:06

    Kenya maps first 'Climate Atlas' to battle future food losses

    NAIROBI - Kenya will launch its first localized weather modeling system early next year, providing key data on how climate change will impact crop production across the east African nation in the decades to come, the project’s founder said on Tuesday.

  • Tue, 19 Nov 2019 14:01

    Chinese peacekeepers leave for South Sudan on one-year mission

    SHIJIAZHUANG-- A contingent of 240 Chinese peacekeepers left Zhangjiakou, a city in northern China's Hebei Province, for South Sudan Tuesday on a one-year mission.

  • Tue, 19 Nov 2019 13:59

    Experts discuss harnessing Africa's population dynamics in Uganda

    ENTEBBE-- Population scientists in Africa are meeting here on Tuesday to discuss ways of harnessing the continent's population dynamics for sustainable development.

  • Tue, 19 Nov 2019 13:56

    Parliament concerned over financial impact on SAA due to strike

    JOHANNESBURG-- The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises in parliament said they were worried about the financial impact the ongoing South African Airways (SAA) strike would have on the company.

  • Tue, 19 Nov 2019 13:54

    Nigerian troops overcome Boko Haram ambush in northern state

    ABUJA -- Nigerian troops in the northeast region of the country on Monday encountered an ambush by terror group Boko Haram but overcame the attack, the army said on Tuesday.

  • Tue, 19 Nov 2019 13:51

    Car accident kills 9 in N Ethiopia

    ADDIS ABABA -- A car accident in Ethiopia's northern Amhara regional state has killed 9 people, a local government official said on Tuesday.

  • Tue, 19 Nov 2019 13:49

    Ethiopian police nab U.S. national over smuggling of cocaine

    ADDIS ABABA-- The Ethiopian government has arrested a U.S. national suspected of smuggling 5.2-kg of cocaine in transit from Sao Paulo, Brazil to India via Ethiopia.

  • Mon, 18 Nov 2019 13:07

    Floods affect over 547,000 people in Somalia: UN

    MOGADISHU-Flooding in parts of Somalia has impacted more than 547,000 people, of whom 370,000 have been displaced from their homes, destroying livelihoods and infrastructure in the Horn of Africa nation, the UN said on Monday.

  • Mon, 18 Nov 2019 12:40

    Unions threaten to ground South Africa's aviation industry

    JOHANNESBURG - Striking unions threatened to shut down South Africa’s entire aviation industry on Sunday by extending industrial action beyond state-run South African Airways.