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  • Experimental Ebola vaccine could stop virus in West Africa

    2015-07-31 21:02

    An experimental vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea exposed to Ebola seems to work and might help shut down the ongoing epidemic in West Africa.

  • Somalia offers apology, seeks China's help

    2015-07-30 14:24

    While expressing their apologies after a recent terrorist attack in Somali capital Mogadishu, which killed one Chinese embassy's security staff, Somali officials said they believe this incident will not affect China's relationship with Somali.

  • Zimbabwean charged over killing of Cecil the lion

    2015-07-30 11:21

    A Zimbabwean court on Wednesday charged a professional hunter with failing to prevent an American from unlawfully killing 'Cecil', the southern African country's best-known lion, in a case that has triggered widespread revulsion at trophy hunting.

  • Somalia's terror attack: Hope among debris

    2015-07-30 10:31

    After waiting for about one day, we finally got permission to visit the Jazeera Palace Hotel, which an attacker drove a car rigged with bombs into and set off an explosion, killing at least 15, including a member of Chinese embassy's security staff, and injuring several dozen.

  • Authorities analyze aircraft debris found on Réunion Island

    2015-07-30 10:14

    The two-meter-long piece of debris, which appears to be part of a wing, was found by employees of an association cleaning the area. They handed it over to the air transport brigade of the French gendarmerie (BGTA), which has opened an investigation.

  • Journey to Mogadishu: A 'special' place

    2015-07-29 11:55

    Sometimes a journey becomes both nerve-wracking and exciting. A one-and-half-hour trip from Kenyan capital Nairobi to Somali capital Mogadishu turned out to be just that.

  • Embassy continues its work in aftermath of car bombing

    2015-07-29 10:55

    Foreign ministry confirmed that the overall situation of the embassy staff there is good, saying that "the current priority of the embassy is affairs regarding emergency treatment" and that the embassy will "get work in other fields done".

  • Libyan court gives death sentence to Gaddafi's son

    2015-07-28 17:36

    A Libyan court passed a death sentence in absentia on Muammar Gaddafi's most prominent son, Saif al-Islam, on Tuesday for suppressing peaceful protests during the country's 2011 revolution that ended his father's rule.

  • Beijing condemns Somali attack, mourns deaths

    2015-07-27 14:00

    Security guard working at the Chinese embassy along with 14 others dies when a suicide bomber attacks a hotel in Somali capital Mogadishu.

  • Basic facts of Al-Qaida-linked Al Shabab group

    2015-07-27 10:35

    The toppling by warlords of military dictator Mohamed Siad Barre in 1991 plunged the Horn of Africa nation into anarchy, allowing al Shabab, which means "Youth" or "Boys" in Arabic, to seize control of large areas of south and central Somalia.

  • Chinese embassy damaged in Somali hotel blast, injuries reported

    2015-07-27 09:14

    The Chiense Embassy to Somalia was partially damaged with personnel injuries during a hotel blast in the Somali capital on Sunday, sources said.

  • Female suicide bomber kills 15 in NE Nigeria market: police

    2015-07-26 20:57

    At least 15 people were killed after a female suicide bomber detonated an improvised explosive device at a market in Damaturu city of Nigeria's northeastern Yobe State on Sunday, local police said.

  • Group a building block for Africa

    An unusually heavy downpour hit Durban for two days before the BRICS summit's debut on African soil, but interest for a better platform for emerging markets were still sparked at the summit.