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Photo: Zambian Watchdog President Edgar Lungu signed the Constitution of Zambia bill making a significant step on a matter that had long dominated the political life of the nation.

Leader’s eligibility to seek re-election, standoff over new tax regime caps Zambia’s 2018 calendar

A ruling by the Constitutional Court that President Edgar Lungu is eligible to seek re-election in 2021 and a standoff between the government and...
kenya shilling

Kenya shilling slips in New Year eve trading but ends 2018 higher

Kenyan shilling declined marginally against the U.S. dollar in the New Year eve trading on Monday, but the local unit ended 2018 higher against...
inflation

Kenya’s overall inflation rate rises to 5.71 percent in December

Kenya's overall year-on-year inflation rate increased to 5.71 percent in December from 5.58 percent in November due to a general increase in demand for...

From migrant worker to reform pioneer

Hu Xiaoyan had a quick trip to Beijing to receive her Reform Pioneer medal and then rushed back to work in south China's Guangdong...
Yoweri Museveni

Ugandan president salutes lawmakers over presidential age limit vote

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Sunday saluted his ruling party's lawmakers for voting on the disputed constitutional amendment bill for removing the presidential age...
Wpid Money Growth

South Africa’s Zuma highlights inclusive growth in 2018

South African President Jacob Zuma on Sunday said in his new year message that the country will strive to achieve inclusive growth in 2018. Zuma...
FDIs

Namibia’s foreign exchange reserves decline in November

Namibia's foreign exchange reserves declined to a five-month low of 28.5 billion Namibian dollars (2.3 billion U.S. dollars) at the end of November, statistics...
gunfire

Rwandan national dies from gunshot wounds in Zambian capital

A Rwandese national has died of gunshot wounds inflicted by criminals who shot at him in his shop in Lusaka, the Zambian capital, police...
Photo shows police standing by during the riots in Bujumbura, Burundi, April 26, 2015. (Xinhua/Reuters)

Burundi: thunder strike kills 3

Three people were killed and 18 others were injured in a thunder strike on Saturday in central Burundi, police said on Sunday. The thunder strike...
Photo taken on April 10, 2015 shows a general view of the Kabul city in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)

12 dead and sixteen injured in Afghanistan

Up to 12 people have been confirmed dead and 16 others injured after a suicide attacker detonated his explosive device among mourners in a...

S. Africa authorities priorities radical socio- economic change in 2018

South African President Jacob Zuma on Sunday reaffirmed the government's commitment to radical socio-economic transformation in 2018. Radical socio-economic transformation will be the government's main...

Sydney Seaplane Crash leaves Six dead

Australian New South Wales (NSW) Police confirmed on Sunday that six people have been killed after a seaplane crashed into Jerusalem Bay near the...
accident

Road accident in western Kenya claims thirty lives

A road accident Sunday on a major highway in west Kenya killed 30 and injured dozens of others. The accident occurred at dawn when a...

Two perish in western Iran protests

Two people were killed overnight in western Iran in anti-government protests, Iran's Labor News Agency (ILNA) reported on Sunday. The announcement was made by Hbibollah...
former President, Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings

Ghanaians mark 35th anniversary of December 1981 revolution

A cross-section of Ghanaians gathered at the Revolution Square here on Saturday for a wreath-laying ceremony to mark the 35th anniversary of the December...
Yoweri Museveni

Ugandan president fronts industrialization in New Year message

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni in his New Year speech has called for the country's rapid industrialization saying it is losing a lot of money...

Helsinki witnesses mass revelry to usher in Finnish centenary

A massive party involving concerts, entertainment, fireworks and street dance kicked off in downtown Helsinki midday Saturday celebrating the year 2017, the centenary year...
Wpid Money Growth

Greek leaders see year of hope and economic growth in 2017

Greek leaders on Saturday expressed confidence that the new year will be a year of hope and economic growth for the debt ridden country...
Palestinian Hamas militants take part in a parade to mark the 11th anniversary of the Israeli assassination of Hamas spiritual leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin in Gaza city, on March 22, 2015. (Xinhua/Wissam Nassar)

Hamas publishes video to mark birthday of captive Israeli soldier in Gaza

Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Islamic Hamas movement, published on Saturday a video clip to mark the birthday of an Israeli soldier that...
A long-exposure Hubble Space Telescope image of the galaxy cluster Abell 2744, the deepest ever made image of any cluster of galaxies, is seen in an undated NASA handout. [Photo/Xinhua]

NASA conceives “Ice Home” for future Mars explorers

U.S. space agency NASA is exploring the possibility of building habitats on the surface of Mars for future explorers using an unexpected material: ice. ...
Mahmoud Abbas,

Israeli settlement on lands of state of Palestine will demise

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who addressed a speech to the Palestinians on Saturday, said that the Israeli settlement on the territories of the state...
Yemen security forces

Saudi solider killed in crossfire at Saudi-Yemeni border

Saudi Interior Ministry announced on Saturday the death of a soldier in a shooting between Saudi forces and Houthi militia in Jazan city at...

Zimbabwe hosts 3-day New Year carnival

Thousands of tourists and other festival-goers from across Africa and the world are partaking in the three-day 2016 Jameson Victoria Falls Carnival to celebrate...
food

Acute levels of food insecurity to hit South Sudan

Extreme levels of food insecurity are expected across South Sudan through at least the first half of 2017, a food security analysis released on...
gunfire

Bangladesh’s ruling party law maker shot dead

A Bangladeshi ruling party law maker died after being shot at home on Saturday in the country's Gaibandha District, 268 km northwest of capital...
Fishers work in the Chengbi Lake for fishing in Baise, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Nov. 7, 2015. (Xinhua/Wei Wanzhong)

Dec. 31 world news summary at 1530 GMT

PRAGUE -- Czech police on Saturday ruled out a terrorist motive over a bomb threat on a plane which took an emergency landing in...
Narendra Modi

Modi thanks Indians for support on demonetization on New Year’s Eve

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked the country on New Year's Eve for its "support and cooperation" in the demonetization drive that he launched...

Ireland confirms avian influenza H5N8

Ireland has confirmed avian influenza subtype H5N8 in a wild bird in the southeastern county of Wexford, the authorities said in a statement on...
Wpid Money Growth

Tibet reports robust growth in 2016

Tibet Autonomous Region in southwest China reported 11.5-percent GDP growth this year, realizing the 24th straight year of double-digit growth. The plateau...
plane

Czech rules out terror attack over bomb threat on plane

Czech police on Saturday ruled out a terrorist motive over a bomb threat on a plane which took an emergency landing in Prague. ...