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This image provided by Intuitive Machines shows its Odysseus lunar lander and the Earth on Feb. 16, 2024. U.S. company Intuitive Machines' first lunar lander touched down on the moon on Feb. 22, 2024, marking the first American spacecraft to land on the lunar surface in more than 50 years. (Intuitive Machines/Handout via Xinhua)
International
U.S. makes first lunar landing in over 50 years
With over 300 dive sites, some of which are recognised globally, dive tourism contributed more than 73 billion pesos (US$1.3 billion) to the Philippine economy in 2023, nearly twice the revenue the industry earned in 2022, the country's Department of Tourism said Friday. The Philippines as an archipelago, at the centre of the coral triangle, is home to biologically diverse marine and aquatic resources.
International
Diving tourism contributes 1.3 bln USD to Philippine economy in 2023
Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly (C) witnesses the signing of an agreement between Egypt and the United Arab Emirates in New Administrative Capital, Egypt, on Feb. 23, 2024. Egypt and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) signed the deal on Friday to build a new city on Egypt's northern coast, with the aim of boosting tourism, investment and foreign currency reserves. (Str/Xinhua)
International
Egypt, UAE sign deal to develop new city on Egypt's northern coast
Bond trading at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) has hit a record high, boosted by foreign investors seeking to cash in as yields on the securities rise.
Africa
Foreign investors push Kenya's bond market trading to historic high
China's envoy to South Sudan, Amb Ma Qiang, speaks during the opening ceremony of the Teacher Training Programme under the China-Aided Phase II Technical Cooperation Project of Education in South Sudan on November 15, 2023. Net
Education
South Sudan sends third batch of teachers to China for training
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El Nino rains leave Kenya's arid areas grappling with diseases
Grace Muzila, permanent secretary of the Ministry of Environment and Tourism,
Africa
Botswana mulls plan to reduce human-wildlife conflict
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Africa
Four police officers arrested over human trafficking racket in Kenya
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Africa
Tanzania's Zanzibar moves to boost tourism
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Africa
Death toll from Lassa fever rises to 14 in southern Nigeria
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa
Africa
South Africa sets May 29 as date for 2024 elections
Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Sama Lukonde Kyenge.
Africa
DR Congo's prime minister resigns
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Africa
Eastern DR Congo city bans vehicles with tinted glass amid security alerts
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International
Singapore records over 46,000 scam cases in 2023
Photo shows a view of the Saladin Citadel in Cairo, Egypt, on Oct. 14, 2021. The Saladin Citadel, built by Saladin (1138-1193) in the 12th century, is an attraction for tourists in Cairo. (Xinhua/Sui Xiankai)
Africa
Historical towers in Egypt's Saladin Citadel open to visitors after restoration
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Africa
African leaders unveil statue of late Tanzanian president Mwalimu Julius Nyerere at AU
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed delivers a speech during the 37th Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Assembly of the Heads of State and Government, held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Feb. 17, 2024.
Africa
Ethiopian PM urges international financial reform for developing countries
This photo taken on Feb. 17, 2024 shows an exterior view of the African Union (AU) headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The 37th Ordinary Session of the AU Assembly of the Heads of State and Government opened on Saturday at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia. (Xinhua/Li Yahui)
Africa
Roundup: 37th AU summit begins in Addis Ababa with focus on education, development

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