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New EU chief in Ethiopia for first trip outside bloc

New EU chief in Ethiopia for first trip outside bloc

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen arrived in Ethiopia on Saturday, her first trip outside Europe since assuming her post ...

Burkina Faso army says 32 'terrorists' killed in two operations

Burkina Faso army says 32 'terrorists' killed in two operations

The Burkina Faso army said on Sunday it had killed 32 ‘terrorists’ in two operations in the north of the country, the latest deadly incidents in the West African country struggling to quell a rising militant revolt.

Humanity's homeland found in ancient Botswana

Humanity's homeland found in ancient Botswana

Modern humans emerged 200,000 years ago in a region of northern Botswana, scientists claimed Monday

QRCS pursues stronger humanitarian diplomacy in Africa

QRCS pursues stronger humanitarian diplomacy in Africa

A high-profile delegation from Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has recently completed a tour to enhance humanitarian diplomacy in Africa.

Malaysia eyes Qatar as hub for African markets

Malaysia eyes Qatar as hub for African markets

Malaysia is exploring the possibility of making Qatar as its gateway to major markets in Africa, while at the same time, to be the Gulf state’s hub for the Southeast Asian region, an official of the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (Matrade) has said.

Qatar Chamber promotes local industry across African continent

Qatar Chamber promotes local industry across African continent

Qatar Chamber has sent a trade delegation to Ethiopia and Kenya to promote Qatar’s economy and to open new channels of cooperation for Qatar businessmen to invest in the African continent and to find a new destination for Qatari products and other exports.

Fighting against the clock, aid workers rescue more victims of African cyclone

Fighting against the clock, aid workers rescue more victims of African cyclone

Rescue workers plucked more survivors from trees and roofs to safety on Thursday, a week after a cyclone ripped through southern Africa and triggered devastating floods ...

Poverty not an obstacle to excellent healthcare in Africa: Gates

Poverty not an obstacle to excellent healthcare in Africa: Gates

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates said Sunday that excellent basic healthcare that would prevent easily treatable but deadly conditions was achievable even in Africa's poorest nations.

UN chief lauds Africa for elections, peace deals, refugee treatment

UN chief lauds Africa for elections, peace deals, refugee treatment

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres overlooked refugee abuses and disputed polls across Africa on Sunday as he heaped praise on the continent for recent elections, peace deals and the treatment of refugees ...

Ghana journalist who exposed African football graft shot dead

Ghana journalist who exposed African football graft shot dead

Ghanaian police on Thursday opened an investigation after an undercover journalist who helped expose corruption in African football was shot dead.

Total lunar eclipse on Jan 20-21 will be last until 2022

Total lunar eclipse on Jan 20-21 will be last until 2022

People in North and South America, a large part of Europe and Africa may get a glimpse of a total lunar eclipse overnight from January 20 to 21, the last such event until 2022.

Chamber mulls promoting Qatari products in Africa

Chamber mulls promoting Qatari products in Africa

Following the successful staging of ‘Made in Qatar’ in Oman last year, Qatar Chamber is studying plans to hold the exhibition in Africa and emerging countries, as well as other markets abroad to promote locally-manufactured products, a chamber official has said.