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Feature: Kenya’s Railway Evolution Over A Century

“It is not uncommon for a country to create a railway, but it is uncommon…

The Avocado Export Agreement Between South Africa and China is Crucial for Job Creation and Poverty Alleviation

On the eve of the 15th BRICS Summit in Johannesburg in August, Chinese President Xi…

Morocco, Sahel Countries Agree to Boost Cooperation

Top diplomats of Morocco, Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali and Niger agreed to boost cooperation at…

Libya’s PM Vows to Hand Over Power Only Through Elections

Libyan Prime Minister Abdul-Hamed Dbeibah said Saturday that he will only transfer power through elections.…

800,000 Afghan Refugees Return Home

About 800,000 Afghan refugees have returned to their homeland Afghanistan since October, Afghan caretaker government chief spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said. “Since October, around 800,000 refugees have returned home, with half of them from Pakistan,” the local television channel Tolonews quoted Mujahid as saying. The majority of the remaining 400,000 others have returned from Iran and thousands of others from Türkiye, Mujahid said. More than 2.5 million Afghan refugees reportedly have been living in Pakistan and the same number in Iran.…

Iran Hosts International Conference in Support of Palestinians

Iran hosted an international conference to rally support for the Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank on Saturday, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said in a statement. The one-day Tehran International Conference on Palestine aimed to lift the blockade of Gaza and ensure more humanitarian aid for the coastal territory, said the statement. The conference, as part of Iran’s diplomatic efforts to back the Palestinians, was attended by officials, political, religious, media figures and scholars from more than 50 countries,…

Cape Town Wildfire Contained as Evacuated Residents Allowed to Return Home

South African firefighters have managed to contain a four-day massive wildfire near Cape Town, the country’s legislative capital, on Saturday as evacuated residents were allowed to return home. The wildfire started on Tuesday on the mountain slopes of Simon’s Town, around 40 km south of Cape Town and part of the City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality. It has since swept across thousands of hectares in the area, resulting in scores of residents being evacuated from their homes. “The Joint…

20 Killed In Attack Near Burundi-DRC Border

20 killed in attack near Burundi-DRC border At least 20 people were killed in Gatumba, Mutimbuzi district in west Burundi’s Bujumbura province, near the border between Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), by unidentified gunmen on Friday night, a Burundian government spokesman said on Saturday. “The deadly attack targeted nine households around 8:40 p.m. at Vugizo village, quite near the border between Burundi and the DRC. The terrorists killed 20 persons including 12 children, three women and…

Somali Army Kills Over 70 Militants in Southern Region

MOGADISHU, (Xinhua) — Somali National Army (SNA) and regional Jubaland State forces killed more than 70 al-Shabab militants after conducting an operation at Aboodin area in Lower Jubba region in southern Somalia on Friday evening, local media said. “Over 70 al-Shabab militant fighters and commanders were killed in a joint operation by SNA, Jubaland State forces, and international partners supporting the army in the war on terrorists,” Jubaland State TV reported on Saturday. The latest onslaught came after al-Shabab militants…

DR Congo Awaits First Preliminary Results Amid Tensions

Vote counting continues in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) after episodes of irregularity reported in the general elections held on Dec. 20. As the country awaits the announcement of the first preliminary results later the day amid visible tensions, Moise Katumbi, one of the main opposition candidates in the presidential race, has said on Saturday that the elections on Dec. 20 should be “annulled” because of “massive fraud”. EPISODES OF IRREGULARITY Some 44 million voters in the DRC…

Suspected Gunmen Kill 16 Villagers in Central Nigeria

At least 16 people were killed in an attack by suspected gunmen in Nigeria’s central Plateau state, local officials have said. Oya James, spokesperson for Operation Safe Haven, a military-led multi-security taskforce in Plateau, told reporters in Jos, the state capital, on Sunday that the attack occurred in Mushu, a village in the Bokkos local government area, late Saturday. The villagers were asleep when the gunmen entered the neighborhood, shooting indiscriminately and destroying property, James said. He said the motive…

70 Killed in Israeli Airstrike on Gaza Refugee Camp

At least 70 Palestinians were killed on Sunday in an Israeli airstrike on the al-Maghazi refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip, reported the state-run Palestine TV. Ashraf Al-Qedra, spokesman for the Gaza-based Health Ministry, said in a statement that the death toll is likely to rise as the airstrike hit a crowded residential area. He added that Israeli forces are bombing the central region’s main roads between camps, which obstructs ambulances and civil vehicles from reaching targeted locations. Local…

Chinese-Built Railways ‘Empower Locals To Fish On Their Own’

“MY LIFE SPED UP” Mu Zhen, Wawan’s driving practice mentor, is the Chinese train driver for the Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway, which links Indonesia’s capital with its fourth-largest city.In an operation simulator, Mu told Wawan to ease as the Indonesian driver’s right hand tightly gripped the speed control handle. “Tension may lead to misoperation as the handle has high sensitivity,” Mu detailed the reason and guided Wawan to try again. “I am excited to mentor Indonesian train drivers and happy to…

BRI Cooperation With China Boosts Infrastructure Connectivity in Africa: AU official

ADDIS ABABA, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) — China-Africa cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has boosted infrastructure connectivity and integration across Africa, a senior African Union (AU)official has said. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the China-proposed Initiative. “In those ten years, when we look at the landscape of Africa, we find very concrete evidence of the BRI,” said Albert Muchanga, AU commissioner for Economic Development, Trade, Tourism, Industry and Minerals. “You have got transportation networks, communication networks,…

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