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New York: On Africa Industrialization Day, Sunday, the UN chief urged everyone to “join forces to build a more sustainable, peaceful, and prosperous continent for all”. more
Africa is doing its part but must do more, says Rwandan President Kagame

New York: Referring to a world in a state of turbulence, President Paul Kagame of Rwanda on Wednesday called for multilateral cooperation and efforts to address intersecting crises, inclu ...

WFP scales up support for millions who ‘cannot wait’ for food aid amid Horn of Africa drought

New York: As the threat of famine looms in the Horn of Africa, the World Food Programme (WFP) announced on Friday that it is scaling up operations to support millions going hungry who &ld ...

Security Council examines capacity building for sustaining peace in Africa

New York: Greater investment in State institutions is critical to counter peace and security challenges in Africa, a senior UN official told the Security Council on Monday.

Africa Free Trade Area, likely spur for growth and development

New York: With productivity-boosting measures, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement could reduce poverty and inequality while spurring sustainable and inclusive grow ...

Germany locks down unvaccinated ahead of push for mandatory Covid jabs

Berlin (JEN): Germany on Thursday imposed major restrictions on unvaccinated people as the country is planning to make Covid shots mandatory for all in the coming months to fend off a fou ...

Mali's interim Prez Goita escapes knife attack after Eid al-Adha prayers

Bamako: Mali’s interim President Assimi Goita escaped a stabbing attack after Eid al-Adha prayers at the Grand Mosque in the capital, Bamako, his office said.

African court issues order restraining Nigeria from prosecuting Twitter users

A West African court has restrained the Nigerian government from "unlawfully" prosecuting people who use Twitter.

Zambia's former president and liberation hero Kenneth Kaunda dies at 97

Lusaka: Zambia's founding president and liberation hero, Kenneth Kaunda, passed away on Thursday in a military hospital in the capital, Lusaka, where he was being treated for pneumoni ...

Ethiopia opposes Arab League resolution on UNSC's intervention in dam dispute

Doha: Ethiopia has opposed an Arab League resolution, seeking United Nations Security Council's (UNSC) intervention to resolve a dispute between Sudan, Ethiopia and Egypt over a huge ...