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  • 02:14 South African Is Possibly World's Oldest Man

    South African Is Possibly World's Oldest Man

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    Capetonian Fredie Blom has marked his 114th birthday. If confirmed by the Guinness Book of World Records, that would make him the oldest man on earth. CGTN's Travers Andrews paid this centenarian a visit.

  • 00:48 Track-laying Begins For Lagos-Ibadan Railway Project

    Track-laying Begins For Lagos-Ibadan Railway Project

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    In Nigeria, tracks are being laid for the Lagos-Ibadan railway line. The ambitious project is managed by the Chinese Civil Engineering and Construction Company. The line links Lagos with Ibadan -- stretching 156 kilometres. It's the first double-track Sta

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  • 02:18 Plastic Wastes Cause Environmental Issue In Cape Town

    Plastic Wastes Cause Environmental Issue In Cape Town

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    Cape Town has a new environmental issue that seems to be creeping up at municipal land fill sites around the city. A significant amount of plastic waste is ending up at these drop off sites, due to the large amount of bottled water being purchased by resi

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  • 02:33 Uganda Hosts First Tennis Tournament In A Decade

    Uganda Hosts First Tennis Tournament In A Decade

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    Uganda has hosted its first international tennis competition for almost a decade. The Future Pro-circuit sees several players from all over the world competing for ranking points. And Uganda hopes this competition will bring in the funds it needs to give

  • 02:04 Zimbabwe Couple Ties The Knot Weeks After Crocodile Attack

    Zimbabwe Couple Ties The Knot Weeks After Crocodile Attack

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    When a crocodile ripped off a young lady's hand in a canoeing trip with her partner, many expected them to put off their wedding plans. But the couple did not let this hamper their big day. Here is their inspiring story.

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  • 05:46 Kenya: Death Toll From Burst Dam Passes 40

    Kenya: Death Toll From Burst Dam Passes 40

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    In Kenya, the death toll after a dam in the Rift Valley city of Nakuru burst has surpassed 40. The number is expected to rise, as search and rescue efforts continue. Weeks of heavy rains have caused flooding and landslides across the country. CGTN's Thuli

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  • 02:20 Nigerian Authorities Warn Against Artificially Ripened Fruits

    Nigerian Authorities Warn Against Artificially Ripened Fruits

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    Nigerian authorities are warning citizens to avoid artificially ripened fruit. Calcium carbide enables retailers to move their fresh produce rapidly, as it ripens fruit quickly, making it ready to sell. However, regular consumption of calcium carbide can

  • 03:07 Kenya Red Cross Volunteers Help With Relief Efforts After Dam Bursts

    Kenya Red Cross Volunteers Help With Relief Efforts After Dam Bursts

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    The Red Cross is one of the organisations involved in relief efforts. Abbas Gullet, the Secretary General of the Kenya Red Cross Society, gave us this update earlier.

  • 01:46 Ugandan Health Authorities On High Alert Following DR Congo Ebola Outbreak

    Ugandan Health Authorities On High Alert Following DR Congo Ebola Outbreak

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    Uganda is also on high alert. Healthcare workers in the western districts bordering the DR Congo are monitoring everyone coming into the country. However, no travel restrictions have been imposed yet. CGTN's Isabel Nakirya reports.

  • 03:11 Uganda: More Tourists Trickling In To See Mountain Gorillas

    Uganda: More Tourists Trickling In To See Mountain Gorillas

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    Tour Operators in Uganda say there are more tourists coming in to see mountain gorillas than ever before. Gorilla Trekking is one of Uganda's top tourist attractions and it has recently been used as a marketing symbol to sell the country's image in Europe

  • 00:29 Nigerian Government Negotiates Release Of Final School Girl

    Nigerian Government Negotiates Release Of Final School Girl

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    Nigerian authorities have brokered a deal for the release of remaining Dapchi school girl.Lena Sharibu was among the school children captured by Boko Haram. According to reports the girl's reluctance to convert to Islam led to her prolonged capture.

  • 03:23 149 Migrants Repatriated From Libya

    149 Migrants Repatriated From Libya

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    149 Nigerians have returned from Libya with the assistance of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM). The migrants arrived the country on Thursday after failed attempts to cross over to Europe from Libya. CGTN's Deji Badmus reports.

  • 02:01 Special Needs Couple In Tanzania Determined To Succeed

    Special Needs Couple In Tanzania Determined To Succeed

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    A disabled woman has gone from beggar to businesswoman. She sells handmade crafts and owns two homes. And her biggest support? Her husband.

  • 02:40 Refugees Recount Journey To Uganda

    Refugees Recount Journey To Uganda

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    One major fall-out from the DRC's troubles is a mass displacement of its population.Tens of thousands have fled their homes many have fled the country.Some have even risked a perilous journey across Lake Albert. Just what are they running from? Refugees a

  • 02:11 Tunisia Citizens Celebrate Traditional Clothing

    Tunisia Citizens Celebrate Traditional Clothing

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    The national dress day is a very special cultural event in Tunisia. Every year, people wear the clothes of their native towns and regions to show the beauty of Tunisia. Let's take a look with CGTN's Adnen Chaouachi.

  • 02:39 Borno State Suspends Boarding Schools Amid Abduction Threats

    Borno State Suspends Boarding Schools Amid Abduction Threats

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    Borno state, Nigeria's north east state hardest hit by the 9 year old Boko Haram insurgency has ordered indefinite suspension of boarding schools. The call comes in the wake of increasing threats more abduction threats.The directive by the state governmen

  • 03:54 Egypt's Security Heightened Ahead Of Monday's Presidential Vote

    Egypt's Security Heightened Ahead Of Monday's Presidential Vote

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    Egypt's interior ministry and the army have been beefing up security across the country ahead of Presidential elections. The General Command of the Armed Forces says they are taking all necessary measures to address any potential hostilities that may disr

  • 01:24 SA: Proteas Fans Disappointed With Australia's Ball Tampering Incident

    SA: Proteas Fans Disappointed With Australia's Ball Tampering Incident

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    South African cricket fans have expressed disappointment over Australia's ball tampering incident on Saturday which has resulted in captain Steve Smith being handed a one-match ban.Smith admitted on Saturday that the ball-tampering carried out by Cameron

  • 01:29 Cairo Switches Off Lights To Highlight Climate Change

    Cairo Switches Off Lights To Highlight Climate Change

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    Cairo joined other global cities in switching off lights to mark Earth Hour. At exactly 8.30 pm local time, the iconic building, the Cairo Tower in the Egyptian capital dimmed its light.Participants lit candles to create natural light as the city went dar

  • 00:38 DRC Military Say It Has Killed 13 Militiamen

    DRC Military Say It Has Killed 13 Militiamen

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    The military in the Democratic of Congo says it has killed 13 militiamen after coming under attack in the country's volatile Ituri province. Army spokesman Jules Ngongo said clashes happened around the villages of Jemi and Penyi, in the Djugu territory. A

  • 03:13 A Look Into President El-Sisi's Achievements, Challenges

    A Look Into President El-Sisi's Achievements, Challenges

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    Its been a busy four years in his first term. Once in office, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi immediately began a crack down on terrorism. The country has been facing violent attacks and militant infiltration from neighbouring countries in the las

  • 02:51 Presidents Kagame, Museveni Calls For Immediate End To Conflict

    Presidents Kagame, Museveni Calls For Immediate End To Conflict

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    A meeting between Presidents Paul Kagame of Rwanda and Yoweri Museveni of Uganda has resolved to urgently put an end to the political crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Isabel Nakirya reports.

  • 01:24 UN: South Sudan Human Rights Situation Worsening Amid Ongoing Conflict

    UN: South Sudan Human Rights Situation Worsening Amid Ongoing Conflict

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    UN human rights investigators say up to 40 officials may be individually responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity in the country. The UN says the human rights situation continues to worsen in the country. CGTN's Patrick Oyet reports.

  • 03:22 Africa's Fastest Man, Akani Simbine Outlines Plans For 2018 Season

    Africa's Fastest Man, Akani Simbine Outlines Plans For 2018 Season

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    Track and field in South Africa is on a high. The athletes are producing on the world stage and many feel that dominance is set to continue for some time, but for one man, that is not enough. His dream is to win Olympic gold and become the fastest man in

  • 02:45 South African Authorities To Review Safety Measures At Table Mountain Park

    South African Authorities To Review Safety Measures At Table Mountain Park

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    South African National Parks is urgently reviewing its Safety and Security Management Plan for the Table Mountain National Park in Cape Town. That comes after a spate of attacks against tourists and locals. Rene del Came has that story. Please note some o

  • 06:51 South Sudan's President Salva Kiir Blames U.S. For Collapse Of Peace Talks

    South Sudan's President Salva Kiir Blames U.S. For Collapse Of Peace Talks

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    South Sudanese President, Salva Kiir, is blaming the United States for the collapse of the most recent peace talks held in Ethiopia. President Kiir was speaking at a regional summit in Kampala, and says America's arms embargo is emboldening opposition gro

  • 02:22 At Least One Person Dead, 2 Injured During Anti-Kabila Protests In DRC

    At Least One Person Dead, 2 Injured During Anti-Kabila Protests In DRC

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    Another wave of protests against President Kabila has resulted in at least one death and two injuries. The protest is the latest to be organised by the country's influential Catholic Church. Asta Tall has more on this developing story.

  • 02:29 Tunisia Seeks To Attract Thousands Of African Students

    Tunisia Seeks To Attract Thousands Of African Students

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    Tunisia aims to increase the number of foreign students from Sub-Saharan Africa enrolled in the country. Professionals have hailed the initiative that many believe will serve the interests of the continent. CGTN's Adnen Chaouachi has more.

  • 02:31 Nigerian Authorities Intensify Search For Missing Girls

    Nigerian Authorities Intensify Search For Missing Girls

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    Nigeria is sending extra troops and planes to the North-eastern state of Yobe as the search for missing schoolgirls intensifies. During the weekend, the government announced that 110 girls are presumed to have been abducted. That's according to informatio

  • 01:20 DR Congo Protests: Police Chief Had Assured No Live Ammunition Would Be Used

    DR Congo Protests: Police Chief Had Assured No Live Ammunition Would Be Used

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    Ahead of the clashes, the DRC's chief of police assured people that officers will not use live ammunition -- in contrast to what transpired.

  • 01:49 Ghana Agrees To Cooperate Fully With UN Over South Sudan Claims

    Ghana Agrees To Cooperate Fully With UN Over South Sudan Claims

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    The UN's peacekeeping missions are once again in the spotlight, this time in South Sudan. Members of the Ghana Police Service are being accused of sexual misconduct. Ghana has responded to the allegation, and says it will cooperate fully with the United N

  • 04:54 President Ramaphosa To Announce Cabinet Reshuffle

    President Ramaphosa To Announce Cabinet Reshuffle

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    South Africans are awaiting a probable cabinet re-shuffle. They're expecting new president Cyril Ramaphosa to make changes to his cabinet. It's not clear at this stage when that will be, though. The ruling ANC has assured people that it will move with spe

  • 07:27 Kenya Rocked By Political Uncertainty

    Kenya Rocked By Political Uncertainty

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    Kenya's electioneering drama has been going on for months now. In this special report, CGTN's Thuli Tshabala explores the main events, and International Relations Expert David Kikaya gives a deeper insight into what lead the country into this state.

  • 02:36 SA Economy Has Taken A Beating During Zuma's Term In Office

    SA Economy Has Taken A Beating During Zuma's Term In Office

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    There's growing speculation that South Africa's President Jacob may leave office before his term ends in 2019. Zuma has already been replaced by Cyril Ramaphosa as head of the ruling ANC. While he's meant to stay on as the country's president until the ne

  • 03:05 Somalia: Analysts Worried Over Increased U.S. Air Strike

    Somalia: Analysts Worried Over Increased U.S. Air Strike

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    Analysts have raised concern over the increase in U.S air strikes in the Horn of Africa nation. They say that while the drone attacks have helped in the fight against al-Shabaab, they are causing many problems for Somalis. Abdulaziz Billow has this report

  • 02:12 Egypt's Zohr Gas Field To Raise $20 Billion Annually

    Egypt's Zohr Gas Field To Raise $20 Billion Annually

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    Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has inaugurated the first stage of production at the Zohr gas field. The country predicts it will achieve its goal of self-sufficiency in terms of the supply of liquefied natural gas. CGTN's Yasser Hakim has more det

  • 11:09 Raila Odinga Swears Himself In As 'people's President'

    Raila Odinga Swears Himself In As 'people's President'

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    A day of political drama for Kenya, Opposition leader Raila Odinga has sworn himself in as people's president. The rival inauguration comes after Odinga lost last year's election to president Uhuru Kenyatta. More than 10-thousand people witnessed the riva

  • 01:36 Sudan's Investment Initiative Empowers Women In Rural Areas

    Sudan's Investment Initiative Empowers Women In Rural Areas

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    A local initiative in Sudan is looking to empower rural women following the lifting of U.S. sanctions, which ended two decades of restrictions on international banking transactions. Vik Chege has more.

  • 02:15 President John Magufuli Launches E-passports

    President John Magufuli Launches E-passports

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    In Tanzania, President John Magufuli has launched electronic passports. Ministry officials say the launch will be followed by online visa application services. The new system aims to fast-track the process of acquiring passports and remove unnecessary imm

  • 02:01 Tunisia : Economists Concerned As Inflation Peaks

    Tunisia : Economists Concerned As Inflation Peaks

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    Tunisian economists are worried about the rising inflation rate. It peaked at 6.4 percent in the last month of 2017. Authorities have been forced to increase food prices and and cut state spending much to the anger of Tunisians. Let's get more from CGTN's

  • 00:41 Schools And Markets Closed In Zambia As Cholera Kills 61 People

    Schools And Markets Closed In Zambia As Cholera Kills 61 People

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    The start of Zambia's school year has been postponed and all public gatherings banned to contain a cholera outbreak that has killed 61 people. Street vendors have been chased from the central business district and the market places have been closed.

  • 02:19 Zimbabwe To Sell State-owned Enterprises To Offset Budget Deficit

    Zimbabwe To Sell State-owned Enterprises To Offset Budget Deficit

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    Zimbabwe is planning a mass sale of state owned enterprises as it looks to offset a ballooning budget deficit. Zimbabwe aims to attract private investors to rescue the institutions among them the state power utility and the national airline. President Emm

  • 02:53 Egypt, Tanzania To Deepen Ties

    Egypt, Tanzania To Deepen Ties

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    Egypt and Tanzania have announced a stronger phase of their bilateral relations. Foreign Ministers of both countries have signed three MOU's to investigate deeper cooperation in numerous sectors, among them fighting terrorism in Sub Saharan Africa and com

  • 03:55 Nigerians Evacuated From Detention Centres Arrive Home

    Nigerians Evacuated From Detention Centres Arrive Home

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    Nigeria has begun evacuating its citizens trapped in Libya. Over 400 Nigerian returnee migrants have been flown into Port Harcourt. More are expected in the coming days. The Nigerian government is aiming to repatriate around 5,000 of its citizens from Lib

  • 02:33 Tanzania To Ban Use Of Charcoal To Save Forests

    Tanzania To Ban Use Of Charcoal To Save Forests

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    Tanzania's government is pressing ahead with plans to ban the exportation of "dirty" charcoal from districts. It further aims to totally phase out the use of charcoal by 2025.The country is losing hundreds of thousands of hectares of pristine forest due t

  • 00:49 President Kenyatta To Meet Zuma In Durban For Talks

    President Kenyatta To Meet Zuma In Durban For Talks

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    Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has begun his state visit to South Africa. This is his first foreign trip since he was sworn-in for a second term. According to a statement by the presidency, Kenyatta will hold talks with his counterpart Jacob Zuma, in Dur

  • 01:52 Tunisian Government Steps Up Efforts To Invest In Border Security

    Tunisian Government Steps Up Efforts To Invest In Border Security

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    The Tunisian government has stepped up efforts to invest in the border region and boost security. Adnen Chaouachi has more.

  • 02:02 Protests Over High Food Prices Rock Tunisia For Third Night

    Protests Over High Food Prices Rock Tunisia For Third Night

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    Protesters in Tunisia defied the threat of a security clampdown as they spilled onto the streets of the capital Tunis. There were also demonstrations in several other towns for a third day, fuelled by economic hardship. Susan Mwongeli reports.

  • 01:54 Tunisia Implements Program To Cut Over 120,000 Public Sector Jobs

    Tunisia Implements Program To Cut Over 120,000 Public Sector Jobs

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    Tunisia is implementing a voluntary layoff program for civil servants. The ambitious project aims to cut at least 120,000 public sector jobs in the next 2 years. However, less than 30 percent of the expected 30,000 voluntary layoffs in 2017 were registere

  • 01:12 Zimbabwe's Electoral Body Extends Voter Registration Period

    Zimbabwe's Electoral Body Extends Voter Registration Period

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    Zimbabwe's electoral body has extended voter registration ahead of polls slated for later this year. Previous elections in Zimbabwe have been marred by allegations of ghost voters and rigging. This time the government has introduced a biometric voter regi