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Al-Shabaab claims responsibility for deadly Mogadishu attack


Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu, where 31 people, mostly civilians, were killed. Wednesday’s blast was one of the deadliest to hit the city in recent times.

Kenya launches flagship standard gauge railway set to transform nation


MOMBASA, Kenya, May 31 (Xinhua) -- Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday launched the passenger train service of the 480-km Mombasa-Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway (SGR), paving way for the nation's endeavor for industrialization and prosperity.

Egypt's Sisi says Egyptian forces hit terror camps in response to Minya attack


Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said on Friday that the Egyptian forces hit terrorist training camps after the shooting attack that killed 28 Copts in Upper Egypt's Minya governorate.

Tunisian people support PM to combat corruption in Tunis


Tunisian people take part in a parade to support Prime Minister Youssef Chahed in his fight against corruption in Tunis, capital of Tunisia, on May 26, 2017.

UN envoy calls for "common strategy" on political process in South Sudan


The United Nations (UN)'s envoy in South Sudan on Wednesday urged the UN Security Council to unite behind a common strategy to advance the political process and ensure peace in the crisis-torn country.

UN donates 1.6 mln USD to assist flood victims in Zimbabwe


The United Nations Central Emergency Fund (CERF) on Wednesday handed over 1.6 million U.S. dollars to assist over 32,000 people who were affected by floods in Zimbabwe this year.

UN delivers food to 114,000 people since famine declared in South Sudan


Since the famine was declared on Feb. 20 in parts of South Sudan, the United Nations and its partners have delivered food to nearly 114,000 people across four locations in Mayendit county and to nearly 25,500 people in two locations in Koch county.

Child migrants seen on deadly journey from North Africa to Europe, UN agency warns


Refugee and migrant children and women are routinely suffering sexual violence, exploitation, abuse and detention along the Central Mediterranean migration route from North Africa to Italy, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned in a new report on Tuesday.

3 policemen injured in suicide bomb attack in eastern Algeria


Three police officers were injured late on Sunday as a suicide bomber blew himself out near a police station in the eastern province of Constantine, local media reported.

Bodies of 27 migrants recovered in west Libya, 13 in shipping container


The bodies of 27 migrants have been recovered in Western Libya, 13 of whom died of suffocation in a shipping container, the Red Crescent said on Thursday.