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Somalia, UN agencies seek $1 billion to help 3 million people

Somalia, the United Nations and humanitarian agencies on Wednesday launched the 2020 Somalia Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), seeking 1.03 billion U.S. dollars to provide...

Botswana introduces fees for handling ozone depleting substances

Botswana has introduced payment fees for obtaining a permit to get rid of ozone-depleting substances (ODS). Authorities say the action will have an immediate...

Uganda on high alert as locusts approach border with Kenya

Ugandan Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda on Wednesday said the country is on high alert as locusts draw close to the common border with Kenya. All...

At least 32 killed in attack in disputed South Sudan border...

At least 32 people were killed on Wednesday in South Sudan when suspected nomadic herders from neighbouring Sudan attacked a village in the disputed...

South Africa invites couples for prison-themed wedding to mark Valentine’s Day

Choosing a wedding venue can be a tedious and mind-boggling affair. While many couples would opt for a beach-side or medieval themed-themed event, the...

Power cuts cost South Africa up to $8.3bn in 2019

  Power cuts by state utility cost the South African economy up to 120 billion rand ($8.3 billion) last year and will probably persist for...

Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan meet to draft deal on Nile dam dispute

Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan started talks on Wednesday to resolve a longstanding dispute over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam project on the Blue Nile. The...

Guinea-Bissau electoral commission confirms Embalo as president

Guinea-Bissau’s national electoral commission confirmed former Prime Minister Umaro Cissoko Embalo as the winner of the presidential ballot. Wednesday's confirmation came after the Guinea-Bissau Supreme...

Australian Open: Jabeur defeats Garcia, Anderson survives scare

Tunisian Ons Jabeur followed up her stunning performance in the first round of the Australian Open by coming from a set down to defeat...

8 crew members kidnapped from Greek-flagged tanker freed

Eight crew members of a Greek-flagged tanker ship that were kidnapped by pirates off the coast of Cameroon in December have been freed, Greece’s...
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