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China to send special envoy to Africa over South Sudan crisis

China to send special envoy to Africa over South Sudan crisis

China is sending its special envoy for Africa to the continent to help with efforts to resolve the political crisis in South Sudan, China`s foreign ministry said on Wednesday.

Rescuers save 366 migrants from boats in Mediterranean, 20 reported dead

Rescuers save 366 migrants from boats in Mediterranean, 20 reported dead

Rescuers saved 366 migrants from rickety boats trying to cross the Mediterranean to Italy.

Israel`s Netanyahu starts landmark Africa trip

Israel would provide African states with training in "domestic security" and health.

Sweden, Kazakhstan, Ethiopia, Bolivia elected to UNSC for 2017-18

Sweden, Kazakhstan, Ethiopia, Bolivia elected to UNSC for 2017-18

Sweden, Kazakhstan, Ethiopia and Bolivia were elected to the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday for 2017-18, but further voting was due to take place to decide the final seat with Italy and the Netherlands almost locked in a tie.

UN to choose new non-permanent Security Council members

Bolivia heads into the Tuesday vote unopposed and will take over the Latin American seat currently occupied by Venezuela, EFE news reported.
 

Ethiopia killed 'over 400' in protest crackdown: HRW

More than 400 people have been killed in Ethiopia since November.

Eritrea accuses Ethiopia of launching border attack

Eritrea on Monday accused arch-rival Ethiopia of attacking its heavily militarised border, but officials in Addis Ababa said they had no knowledge of the reported fighting.

UN chief Ban Ki-moon slams attack on African peacekeepers in Somalia

UN chief Ban Ki-moon slams attack on African peacekeepers in Somalia

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday condemned the recent attack on Ethiopian troops at an African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) base in Halgan, Somalia, and called on the Horn of African country to "remain resolute in the fight against Al-Shabaab and extremism".

Militants raid Ethiopian base in latest Somalia attack

 Shabaab fighters attacked an Ethiopian army base in central Somalia early Thursday in the latest raid targeting foreign soldiers deployed as part of an African Union force in the country, rebels and local residents said. 

People-smuggling ''kingpin'' extradited to Italy

An Eritrean man believed to be responsible for smuggling migrants from Africa to Europe has been extradited to Italy.

Migrant deaths in Mediterranean `hit 10,000`

Migrant deaths in Mediterranean `hit 10,000`

Brussels has been seeking ways to clamp down on the Africa route after a deal with Ankara in March slashed numbers trying to cross from Turkey.

450 million Africans threatened by spinal meningitis

Spinal meningitis, which can kill in 24 hours, poses a threat to 450 million Africans this year, according to medical experts from eight of the continent's countries.

South Sudan gunmen kill 140 in raid in Ethiopia

South Sudan gunmen kill 140 in raid in Ethiopia

The Murle, a tribe from South Sudan based in the eastern Jonglei region, often stage raids to steal cattle.

Jacob Zuma`s ex-wife touted as possible South African president

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is a long-standing heavyweight in the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party, holding several ministerial positions since the end of white-minority rule in 1994.

China appoints special envoy to Syria

China on Tuesday said it has appointed its first special envoy to Syria, as part of efforts to increase its diplomatic footprint in the Middle East.

Pope Francis calls nuns killed in Yemen modern-day martyrs

Pope Francis says the four nuns killed in an attack on a home for the elderly in Yemen are modern-day martyrs and victims of indifference.

Good news for foreign students! IITs to hold entrance test in eight countries

Good news for foreign students! IITs to hold entrance test in eight countries

The aim behind holding the entrance test in eight countries is also to attract more international talent for undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Children starving amid alarming Somalia drought: UN

Children starving amid alarming Somalia drought: UN

Over 58,000 children will starve to death in Somalia without urgent support, the United Nations warned Monday, amid severe drought in the impoverished and war-torn Horn of Africa country.

Lucy the Australopithecus: Google doodles 41st anniversary of her discovery - Watch

Lucy the Australopithecus: Google doodles 41st anniversary of her discovery - Watch

Google marked the anniversary of the discovery of the skeleton in 1974 with a special doodle.

Sebastian Coe wants athletics to be part of physical education in Indian schools

Sebastian Coe wants athletics to be part of physical education in Indian schools

IAAF chief Sebastian Coe on Monday urged Indians to take a cue from nations like Jamaica and Kenya in order to excel at the world athletics stage.