Africa News Stories
BRICS sherpas call for enhanced cooperation
NANJING, Feb. 24 (Xinhua) -- The BRICS sherpas on Friday agreed that the five countries need to enhance cooperation in areas including security, economy and people-to-people exchanges. The pledge came as the First BRICS Sherpa Meeting was held from Thursday to Friday in Nanjing, capital of eastern...
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Egypt to import wheat from Russia, Ukraine
Egypt’s General Authority for Supply Commodities (GASC) has signed an agreement to import 360,000 tons of Russian and Ukrainian wheat, a statement by the Egyptian Ministry of Supply revealed on Thursday. The statement added that the move aimed to boost the country’s wheat stock allocated for...
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Henry Louis Gates, Jr. in the Sudan
Beginning with Africa's ancient history as the cradle of mankind, this documentary series with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. brings to life the epic stories of both little-known and celebrated African kingdoms and cultures. Professor Gates travels the length and breadth of Africa to chronicle the...
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UNEP and Indonesia Plan To Battle Against Plastic Pollution in Oceans
On Friday, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) met with the Indonesian government in Bali to pledge that the country reduce plastic waste by 70 percent in the year 2025, according to Al Jazeera. Every day 10 million plastic bags are used in Indonesia, a trial tax of plastic bags had a 50...
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Nigerian kidnappers demand $200,000 for German scientists
KADUNA, Nigeria (AP) -- Kidnappers are demanding a ransom of 60 million naira (about $200,000) for a German archaeologist and his associate abducted this week from a northern Nigerian village, a worker at the excavation site said. Two villagers were shot and killed in the kidnapping, police...
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Experts: African Hunger Crisis Largely Man-Made
This year, more so than usual, hunger is stalking Africa. The United Nations has declared a famine in parts of South Sudan and food insecurity is affecting tens of millions in nearly every geographic region of the continent. The causes vary, as do the proposed solutions. But, experts say the worst...
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Donors pledge $672m at Oslo summit to avert famine in Nigeria and Lake Chad
Norway leads funding commitments as summit raises one-third of $1.5bn needed to avert famine by reaching 3 million people within five months...
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Clashes erupt in South Africa amid xenophobic attacks
Police in South Africa have used rubber bullets, stun grenades, and tear gas to scatter people clashing at rival rallies by locals and refugees. Hundreds of nationals and non-nationals were rallying in separate marches in the capital, Pretoria, on Friday. Police forces had formed lines to keep the...
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Content delivery network CloudFlare leaked sensitive data across the internet for months
CloudFlare, a multibillion-dollar startup that runs a popular content delivery network used by more than 5.5 million sites, accidentally leaked customers’ sensitive information for months, the company said Thursday. The firm has since fixed the issues at the heart of the problem, CloudFlare...
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East Libya Bans Travel For Ages 18 to 45 To Curb Terrorism Recruitment
Eastern Libya's military chief of staff, Abdelrazzal Al-Naduri, announced on Thursday that the country was banning men and women between the ages of 18 and 45 from travelling abroad without permission, according to BBC News. Al-Naduri said the move was to prevent people from joining terrorist groups...
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