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Nelson Mandela

South Africa’s former president capture site turned into museum

South Africa's former President Nelson Mandela's capture site has been turned into a museum which would educate tourists about the history of the country's...

Mozambique mourns Frelimo’s senior member Marcelino dos Santos

Marcelino dos Santos, a founding member of Mozambique's ruling party Frelimo and a revolutionary in the struggle for the independence of Mozambique died on...

21 Ugandans face deportation in Zimbabwe

A Zimbabwean court on Tuesday ordered the deportation of 21 Ugandans after convicting them of illegally entering the country. The Ugandans were...
South Sudanese President Salva Kiir (R) shakes hands with South Sudan's exiled rebel leader Riek Machar in Juba, capital of South Sudan, Sept. 9, 2019. Riek Machar arrived in Juba on Monday for face-to-face talks with President Salva Kiir. President Kiir and Machar are expected to discuss and reevaluate progress and challenges facing the revitalized peace deal they signed in September 2018 in Ethiopia to end more than five years of conflict. (Xinhua Denis Elamu)

External players will not solve political crisis in South Sudan

The solution to the current political crisis in South Sudan hinges on home-grown conflict resolution initiatives as opposed to relying on foreigners, an expert...

Somalia calls for lifting of UN arms embargo

Somali president Mohamed Farmajo has called for the lifting of UN arms embargo that was imposed on the Horn of Africa nation. ...

Zambia mine denies relocating operations to South Africa

Zambia's Mopani Copper Mine, a unit of Glencore, on Monday denied reports that it was in the process of relocating some of its operations...
Malawi president Peter Mutharika

Malawi president was declared winner without electoral commissioners’ endorsement

One of the 8 commissioners for the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC), Bishop Mary Nkosi, Monday alleged that President Peter Mutharika was declared winner in...
The Boeing chalet at the Farnborough air show in Hampshire, England, on July 15, 2014

Southeast Asia needs 4,500 new aircraft in next 20 years – Boeing

Top U.S. aircraft manufacturer Boeing forecast Tuesday that Southeast Asia will need 4,500 new planes in the next two decades, with single-aisle jets expected...
novel coronavirus

WHO says vaccines against novel coronavirus 18 months away, pushes global research

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday announced a new name of the deadly novel coronavirus disease and said the vaccines to the novel...
The Amazon

Brazilian president signs decree to create National Amazon Council

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday signed into law a decree to create the new National Amazon Council. The new council will...
U.S. entrepreneur Andrew Yang

U.S. entrepreneur Andrew Yang drops out of 2020 presidential race

U.S. entrepreneur Andrew Yang, who pushed for a universal individual basic income of 1,000 U.S. dollars per month, dropped out of the 2020 presidential...
oil-gas refinery

EIA revises down forecast for oil prices in 2020

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) on Tuesday forecast Brent crude oil spot prices would average 61 U.S. dollars per barrel in 2020, compared...
H7N9 avian flu

Flu outbreak in Ukraine takes 26 lives

The flu and acute respiratory viral infections have claimed 26 lives, the Ukrainian Center for Public Health reported on Tuesday. On their...
crude oil

EIA expects OPEC to further cut crude oil production in 2020

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) on Tuesday forecast that the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) will reduce crude oil production in...
Angela Merkel

Retreat of Merkel’s “heir” opens power struggle in Germany’s ruling party

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, head of the German ruling party Christian Democratic Union (CDU), has announced that she will not run for chancellor in the 2021...

Initiative to promote education of adolescent girls launched at UN

Ireland's UN mission on Tuesday organized a high-level event to launch "The Drive for Five" initiative, which aims to spur "five transformative actions" to...
Ghana Rugby

Ghana Rugby to re-strategize for the future

The Ghana Rugby Association is taking steps to re-strategize for its activities in the future, a release issued here on Tuesday said. ...
Emmanuel Adebayor

Adebayor secures Olimpia move

Veteran Togo international striker Emmanuel Adebayor has joined Olimpia on a free transfer, the Paraguayan first division club said on Tuesday. The...
Hybrid and electric vehicles

Electric, hybrid vehicles account for one-fifth of new private cars sold in Ireland in...

Electric and hybrid vehicles accounted for one-fifth of all the new private cars sold in Ireland in January, according to the latest figures from...

Swedish telecoms continue to use Huawei as minister pledge no specific aim towards one...

by Xinhua writer Wang Zichen Swedish telecommunication operators have continued to use equipment from Huawei, the Chinese technology firm, the national radio...

465 petroleum companies participate in Egypt Petroleum Show “EGYPS 2020”

The fourth edition of the Egypt Petroleum Show "EGYPS 2020" kicked off on Tuesday in Cairo, with the participation of some 465 petroleum companies. ...
international exam

Numbers assessment system returns to Finland’s schools

The Finnish National Agency for Education on Tuesday backtracked its 2014 decree and announced that the mandatory use of numbers in assessing the achievements...

U.S. sanctions against Venezuelan state airline violate international law

U.S. sanctions against Venezuela's state-owned airline Conviasa violate international law, said Jorge Alvarez, president of the Chamber of Venezuelan Air Transport Companies, on Tuesday. ...
UN Security Council

UN Security Council extends ban on illicit oil exports from Libya

The Security Council on Tuesday adopted a resolution to extend the ban on the illicit export of petroleum, including crude oil and refined petroleum...
barrick gold

Gold retreats after four-day rally

Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange closed lower on Tuesday, following significant gains in the past four straight...
petroleum revenue

Oil prices rise on eased virus concerns

Oil prices rose on Tuesday, as the number of newly confirmed novel coronavirus cases started to drop in China and eased concerns about the...

Egypt’s Aswan women film gala new platform for advocating women’s causes

by Mahmoud Fouly On a red carpet at a hotel yard overlooking the Nile River in Egypt's charming city of Aswan, Egyptian...
UN Security Council

UN Security Council to regularly review sanction measures on Darfur

UN Security Council on Tuesday unanimously adopted a resolution expressing its intention to regularly review the sanction measures on Darfur. In accordance...
petroleum revenue

Libyan oil export hiatus costs US$1.3 billion losses

Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) on Tuesday said suspension of oil exports due to closure of oilfields and ports caused losses worth more than...

Book launched to highlight women in science for sustainable development at UN

A book entitled "February 11," the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, was launched Tuesday at the UN headquarters, which is hailed...