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EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini (1st R) talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (2nd L) during a meeting of Iran nuclear negotiations with participation of foreign minister of Germany, France and Britain in Brussels, Beglium, March 16, 2015. (Xinhua/Ye Pingfan)

UK, France reiterate commitment to upholding Iran nuclear deal

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Britain and France on Sunday reaffirmed their commitment to the Iran nuclear deal while acknowledging the need to define a long-term framework to prevent...
SUGAR

Tanzanian PM takes move to protect local sugar producer

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Tanzanian Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa has banned importation of sugar in the Zanzibar archipelago to protect a local producer of the commodity from competition,...
Somalia Special Forces

Somalia forces kill 12 al-Shabab militants

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Somali Special Forces (Danab Brigade) backed by Jubaland army on Sunday killed 12 al-Shabab militants in an operation in Lower Juba region, a military...
Yahya Jammeh

Gambia vows to arrest ex-leader

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The Gambia's Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Aboubacarr Tambadou vowed this Sunday former president Yahya Jammeh will be arrested and prosecuted for crimes...
accident

14 die in Zimbabwe bus accident

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At least 14 people died Saturday afternoon after a Harare-bound bus collided with a haulage truck just outside the city of Mutare, local media...
Greek Satellite

Iran’s home-made satellite Zafar ready for launch

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The indigenous satellite Zafar has been delivered to Iran Space Agency (ISA) for launch, official IRNA news agency reported Sunday. "The satellite...
Ebola vaccine

8,000 vaccinated against Ebola in western Rwanda

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About 8,000 Rwandans have so far been vaccinated against Ebola in the western districts of Rubavu and Rusizi bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo...
Real Madrid

Real Madrid sleep as leaders on Saturday after beating Sevilla

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Real Madrid went to bed as leaders of the Liga Santander on Saturday night after their 2-1 win at home to Sevilla. ...
U.S. President Donald Trump

Trump legal team slams House Democrats’ impeachment move in 1st formal response

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The White House legal team on Saturday slammed House Democrats' impeachment effort against President Donald Trump as "brazen and unlawful" in its first formal...
Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)

Smallholder farmers hail government decision to stop GMOs in Ghana

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The peasant farmers association of Ghana (PFAG) has hailed government's decision to stop the adoption of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). This followed...
On patrol: a security exercise at sea.

West African coast recorded 90 percent of global piracy incidents in 2019

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About 90 percent of all the piracy incidents around the world occurred along the coast of West Africa, the international maritime bureau (IMB) has...
A boy runs with a flag during a ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) rally in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on October 21, 2015. CCM's party's candidate John Magufuli hopes to succeed President Jakaya Kikwete in what is seen as the tightest electoral race in Tanzania's history, as the main opposition parties unite around ex-prime minister Edward Lowassa, 61, who recently defected from the CCM. AFP PHOTO / DANIEL HAYDUK (Photo credit should read Daniel Hayduk/AFP/Getty Images)

Tanzania ruling party predicts landslide victory in 2020 general elections

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Tanzania's ruling party, Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), on Saturday predicted a landslide victory in the October 2020 general elections. Bashiru Ally, CCM's...
work permit

US eases visa restrictions on Ghana

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The United States (US) Department of State has announced the easing of visa restrictions on Ghana, a release said here on Thursday. ...
Barcelona

Setien happy with first week in charge at Barca

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New Barcelona coach Quique Setien gave his first pre-game press conference on Saturday ahead of his first game in change at the Camp Nou...
footballs

Iran dismisses AFC ban as “baseless”

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The Football Federation of Iran announced that the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has recently banned Iran from hosting international soccer competitions for no clear...
bomb

Car bomb explodes on the outskirts of Somalia capital

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A car loaded with explosives on Saturday went off at a checkpoint manned by the Somali army in Afgoye area located 30 km northwest...

Setien set for Barca debut as Granada visit Camp Nou

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Quique Setien makes his debut as the new coach of FC Barcelona on Sunday when his side entertains Granada in the Camp Nou Stadium. ...
Somalia Special Forces

Somali army kills 16 al-Shabab militants in southern region

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Somali security forces killed 16 al-Shabab militants and injured 20 others in intense clashes in the southern Middle Shabelle region on Friday night, a...
China and US sign phase one trade deal

China-U.S. trade deal to reduce global uncertainty – Kristalina Georgieva

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The newly signed China-U.S. phase-one trade deal will reduce the uncertainty that has impeded global economic growth, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina...
China and US sign phase one trade deal

Chinese, U.S. tech companies applaud phase-one trade deal

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High-tech companies in China and the United States have applauded the signing of China-U.S. phase-one trade agreement Wednesday, saying it has injected more certainty...
Palestine

Small Palestinian village in West Bank struggles to survive in face of restrictions

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A small Palestinian village named Shushahleh in the West Bank is evacuated every night by the Israeli army, citing that the villagers should not...
creative industries

African Export-Import Bank to commit US$500 million to creative industries

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The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) will commit 500 million U.S. dollars to support cultural and creative industries in Africa in the next two years,...
People participate in a seminar about trade and investment cooperation between China and Vietnam, in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Nov. 18, 2019. The seminar attracted nearly 100 officials and entrepreneurs to study potentials of the Vietnamese market and seek cooperation opportunities. (Xinhua/Wang Di)

70 years on, China-Vietnam ties enjoy bright prospects

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As China and Vietnam mark the 70th anniversary of their diplomatic ties, the two close neighbors and long-time friends are expected to embrace a...
Chery

Chery recalls 4,000 vehicles in China

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Chery Automobile Co. has decided to recall 4,000 vehicles from the Chinese market starting Jan. 15, according to the country's top quality authority. ...
arrested

Rwanda rebel group leaders paraded before press

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Rwanda Investigations Bureau (RIB) on Friday paraded the recently detained Herman Nsengimana and Theobald Mutarambirwa belonging to Rwanda rebel group National Liberation Force (NLF)...
Burkina Faso

Five soldiers killed in roadside explosion in Burkina Faso

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At least five soldiers were killed in a roadside explosion on Friday in northern Burkina Faso's province of Soum, a security source told Xinhua. ...
European Union

Zambia, EU commit to build strong ties

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Zambia and the European Union (EU) on Friday expressed commitment to build strong ties in various areas of mutual interest. Munalula Nkandu,...
FDIs

South African firms to invest US$278 million in Zambia

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About 278 million U.S. dollars was expected to be invested in Zambia by South African firms this year, a Zambian official said on Friday. ...
Edgar Lungu

Zambian president calls for prudent use of public resources

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu said on Friday that he will not allow continued wastage of public resources by a few selfish individuals in the...
Zimbabwe's economy is fragile and it does not have its own currency

Zimbabwean company opens credit facility to help civil servants cope with soaring basic commodity...

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A Zimbabwean private company has partnered with a top meat supplier and a financial institution to come up with a credit facility for basic...