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How Africa will be affected by climate change
on 2019-12-15 at 00:06
The African continent is more vulnerable than any other region to the world’s changing weather patterns.
Dare to Dream: The organisation getting women into aviation
on 2019-12-15 at 00:02
Captain Phatsima founded Dare to Dream, an organisation trying to get women into aviation.
Nigerian crowned Miss World Africa 2019, Miss Jamaica overall winner
by email@example.com (Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban) on 2019-12-14 at 20:30
Miss Nigeria, Nyekachi Douglas, was on Saturday (December 14) crowned Miss World Africa at the Miss World 2019 finals in in London, the United Kingdom. This was the 69th edition of the annual event. The 21-year-old Nyekachi is a Public Health student from southern Nigeria. She replaces the 2018 winner of the continental crown, Miss Uganda 2018, Quiin Abenakyo. Miss World 2019 was won by Jamaican Toni-Ann Singh. Miss France and India were first and second runners-up respectively. The […]
Al Hilal 1-0 Esperance Sportive de Tunis: Ex-Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis scores winner to reach Fifa Club World Cup semis
on 2019-12-14 at 16:23
Former Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis scores the winner as Al Hilal beat Esperance Sportive de Tunis 1-0 to reach the Fifa Club World Cup semi-finals.
Omar al-Bashir: Sudan ex-leader sentenced for corruption
on 2019-12-14 at 15:09
Bashir has been sentenced to two years for corruption – but cannot be jailed because of his age.
Mark Boucher: South Africa name ex-Test wicketkeeper as head coach until 2023
on 2019-12-14 at 15:05
Former Test wicketkeeper Mark Boucher is named South Africa’s new head coach on a four-year deal.
Sudan court sentences former president al-Bashir to two years of house arrest for corruption
by FRANCE 24 on 2019-12-14 at 10:44
A Sudanese court convicted deposed president Omar al-Bashir of graft on Saturday and sentenced him to two years of house arrest in a social care facility.
Sudan: Bashir sentenced to two years “house arrest” for corruption
by firstname.lastname@example.org on 2019-12-14 at 10:39
Former Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was sentenced by a court in Khartoum on Saturday to two years in “house arrest” for corruption, a few months after being dismissed by the army under pressure from the street. Mr. Béchir, 75, dismissed on April 11 after 30 years in power, had been tried by a “special court” since August for funds collected from Saudi Arabia.
Somalia not only rebuilding but thriving
by email@example.com on 2019-12-14 at 08:55
After years of civil war and battling Al Shabaab militants Somalia seems to be putting itself back together. According to the African Union Mission In Somalia (AMISOM) the East African nation has a thriving real estate, with people developing the capital Mogadishu. A modern mosque set in a thriving neighbourhood in #Mogadishu town. The real estate sector is thriving, – a vivid testimony of growth, recovery and development. #SomaliaGains2019 #SomG19 pic.twitter.com/JMM9ZxpzWj— […]
Ruling on Sudan’s Bashir due
by firstname.lastname@example.org on 2019-12-14 at 08:14
A court in Khartoum is due to give its verdict on Saturday against the ex-Sudanese president Omar el-Béchir, accused of corruption, a few months after his dismissal by the army under pressure from the street. This “special court” is to rule from 10:00 am (08:00 GMT) and make a first court decision targeting the former strongman of Sudan, ousted from power on April 11 after an authoritarian reign of 30 years. In this case, which involves funds raised from Saudi Arabia, Mr. […]
UN calls on the world on first ever forum on displaced people
by email@example.com on 2019-12-14 at 08:04
The U.N. refugee agency’s new protection chief says a first-ever forum to bring together governments, civil society and business aims to drum up support for tens of millions of people displaced by war, violence, poverty, repression and other factors. Assistant High Commissioner Gillian Triggs of the office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees says the “Global Refugee Forum” on December 16-18 in Geneva aims to “deal with the unprecedented numbers of refugees, […]
Africa’s ‘condom king’ wants no more HIV infections
on 2019-12-14 at 00:04
Kenyan Stanley Ngara gives out free condoms in his bid to encourage safe sex and lower HIV rates.
Cameroon MPs grant troubled Anglophone region special status
by firstname.lastname@example.org on 2019-12-13 at 17:55
Lawmakers in Cameroon are debating a bill that seeks to grant more autonomy to the troubled Anglophone regions. The recent development comes more than two months after the Grand National Dialogue called by government which took place in the capital, Yaoundé. Parts of the new law adopted earlier this week stipulates that court decisions can be rendered “in any of the official languages, depending on the choice of the litigant and the understanding of all present in […]
Niger mourns 71 soldiers slain by Islamic State insurgents
by email@example.com on 2019-12-13 at 17:35
Niger’s government has declared three days of mourning following an attack that claimed 71 soldiers, which has been described as one of the deadliest attacks in years. The Islamic State group, active in the troubled Sahel region, has claimed responsibility for an attack on a military camp. The extremist group carried out the assault near the town of Inates not far from the border with Mali, it said in a statement late Thursday. Niger’s military has said that 12 others were […]
Algeria election: Fresh protests as Tebboune replaces Bouteflika
on 2019-12-13 at 15:29
Angry crowds return to the streets of the capital to denounce the election of Abdelmadjid Tebboune.
Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival: Akon & Kanye West to run in US elections?
by firstname.lastname@example.org on 2019-12-13 at 14:00
Thousands of attendees, including the founders of many regional startups, attended the two-day Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival (SEF) this November. It was an opportunity for business leaders and budding entrepreneurs to brainstorm, upskill their talents and even raise a little capital. According to the festival’s organiser, Najla Al Midfa, who is also CEO of the Sharjah Entrepreneurship Centre (SHERAA), the 100 startups to have joined her entity in the past 4 years have received […]
Gabon becoming a monarchy: Jean Ping on top post for Bongo’s son
by email@example.com (Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban) on 2019-12-13 at 13:19
Gabon becoming a monarchy, this is the view of opposition leader Jean Ping and former Prime Minister who served once as African Union Commission chief. The ex-presidential aspirant was speaking to reporters at a press conference in the capital Libreville, in reaction to the appointment of the president’s son as coordinator of presidential affairs. “This appointment confirms, once again, that the country is turning into a monarchy,” he is quoted to have said. Nourredine […]
Ex-Algerian PM elected president in first post-Bouteflika polls
by firstname.lastname@example.org on 2019-12-13 at 12:45
Algeria has a new president in the person of Abdelmadjid Tebboune. The 74-year-old won controversial December 12 elections with 58% of the vote, the national electoral body announced quoting preliminary results. Mr Tebboune, 74, previously served as housing, then information minister. He served seven-months as Prime Minister two years ago before resigning due to disagreements with businessmen. He beat four other candidates including a former Prime Minister and two other candidates that […]
Bouteflika-era PM Tebboune declared winner of Algeria’s presidential election
by FRANCE 24 on 2019-12-13 at 11:27
Abdelmadjid Tebboune, a former Algerian prime minister who served under deposed leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika, was elected president of the protest-wracked country after a vote marred by unrest and low turnout, results showed Friday.
Nigerian spent eight years awaiting trial before being freed
on 2019-12-13 at 11:23
Babagana Aliyu spent eight years in prison without being convicted of a crime.
Women’s football gain’s momentum in Sudan [Grand Angle]
by email@example.com on 2019-12-13 at 10:45
Sudanese female footballers have found their voice and are ready to take the sport to the next level. Women’s football experienced several difficulties after the adoption of Islamic sharia law in 1983, six years before Omar al-Bashir came to power.
Libya strongman vows to capture capital as main airport reopens
by firstname.lastname@example.org on 2019-12-13 at 10:45
Mitiga international airport, the only functioning airport in Libya’s capital Tripoli, resumed flight operations on Thursday after more than 3 months break, and is expected be fully operational by the end of this month. The airport had been shut since September 1 as it has been repeatedly targeted by shelling and air strikes blamed on forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar, who have been trying to take control of the city since April. Meanwhile, rebel leader Khalifa Haftar has announced a […]
Low voter turnout in Algeria’s disputed presidential election [Morning Call]
by email@example.com (Nyasha K. MUTIZWA) on 2019-12-13 at 10:40
After almost ten months of massive demonstrations, 24 million Algerian voters were called to the polls to find a successor to deposed former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika. A vote massively rejected by a large part of the population that marked its disapproval by abstaining from voting. Africanews correspondent Tarik Hafid gives a breakdown of events. @NyashaKMutizwa
France postpones security summit with leaders of G5 Sahel bloc
by firstname.lastname@example.org on 2019-12-13 at 10:25
French President Emmanuel Macron has agreed with Niger to postpone a key summit focusing on France’s military operation in Africa’s Sahel region until the beginning of next year. The French presidency said in a statement Thursday that Macron called Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou to express his support, a day after an attack by Islamic militants that killed at least 71 soldiers in the West African country. They agreed to postpone the summit initially scheduled on Dec. 16 in […]
Eastern DR Congo records 20 Ebola cases in three days
by email@example.com on 2019-12-13 at 10:20
Twenty cases of Ebola have been recorded in three days in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where deadly violence is hampering efforts to end the 16-month-old epidemic according to health authorities. Ten cases were reported on Wednesday alone in Mabalako in North Kivu after six on Tuesday, according to the Multisectoral Committee for Epidemic Response. Three out of the six cases involve traditional medicine practitioners. This is a significant increase in new cases of transmission, […]
Sierra Leone govt vs. Activists: ECOWAS court saves pregnant schoolgirls
by firstname.lastname@example.org on 2019-12-13 at 10:10
A West Africa regional Court has ruled that the Sierra Leone government has infringed on the rights of pregnant school girls since 2014 by barring them from attending mainstream public schools due to their condition. The Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS Court, sitting in the Nigerian capital Abuja thus ordered the government to reverse the special but downgraded schools that it had opened for these girls after initial criticism. What are the major planks of the ruling? […]
Libyan Commander Haftar orders forces to advance on Tripoli in ‘final battle’
by NEWS WIRES on 2019-12-12 at 20:09
Libyan Commander Khalifa Haftar urged his forces to advance towards the centre of Tripoli on Thursday in what he said would be the “final battle” for the capital.
Climate change in Africa: Quiz
on 2019-12-12 at 17:31
Take our quiz to test your knowledge about the effects of climate change on the continent.
EU removes Gabon from Euro airspace blacklist after 11 years
by email@example.com on 2019-12-12 at 17:25
Gabonese airlines have been removed from an European Union blacklist that meant that flights from the country could not access the European airspace. The EU Commission said it had “withdrawn them (Gabon) from the list following improvements in aviation safety in that country.” The decision announced earlier this week makes it possible for airlines as the National Regional Transport (NRT), Solenta Aviation Gabon, Tropical Air Gabon and Afrijet Business Service to commence […]
Ex-president to sue Botswana govt for defamation
by firstname.lastname@example.org on 2019-12-12 at 17:20
Ian Khama, president of Botswana till April 2018, says he will sue the government for defamation. A recent government report cited Khama and others for corruption. In a press conference from next door South Africa, Khama denied the findings in the report describing them as part of a smear campaign by the government. The said report claimed the former president, other top government officials at the time and a South African business associate had embezzled billions of dollars. The […]
Supporters of exiled Gambian president hope for his return
by email@example.com (Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban) on 2019-12-12 at 15:36
Three years after his ouster from power, supporters of Gambia’s former president Yahya Jammeh still hold him in high esteem and continue to dream of his eventual return. Jammeh left the country in January 2017 accepting an offer to live in Equatorial Guinea after losing the 2016 elections. He conceded defeat in the December 2016 polls before attempting to overturn the results citing irregularities. Talk of his return has routinely popped up in the West African country where he is […]