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  • Algerians mix protest with football as cup final looms
    Algerians were back on the streets Friday for anti-government protests boosted by anticipation as the national team prepares to battle Senegal in Cairo in the Africa Cup of Nations final.  By - (AFP) Protesters took to the streets of Algiers Friday for a rally boosted by anticipation as their team prepares to battle Senegal in the final of the Africa Cup of Nations. Demonstrators, many of them wearing the national football team’s kit, poured onto the streets following weekly midday prayers, despite a heavy security presence. The protests …
  • One dead, 14 wounded in clash near DR Congo gorilla sanctuary
    The vast Kahuzi Biega park is a wildlife jewel and a major attraction for tourists eager to see its gorillas.  By SOFIA BOUDERBALA (AFP) One person was killed and 14 were injured in clashes near a gorilla sanctuary in DR Congo where there has been mounting friction between park guards and local Pygmies, sources said Friday. The violence occurred near the Kahuzi Biega National Park, a UNESCO heritage site in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo that is a haven for the world’s larg …
  • Kosovo PM Haradinaj quits after called to war crimes court as a suspect
    REUTERS/Laura Hasani Kosovo’s Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj, who had served as a commander of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) during the 1998-99 war, said on Friday that he resigned after being called as a suspect before a war crimes court in The Hague. I received a call by the special court as a suspect and was offered to go as the prime minister or as an ordin …
  • Six missing, including aid worker, in Nigeria ambush
    Action Against Hunger said in a statement that a member of staff was among the missing after the convoy was ambushed in Kennari, a village outside Damasak Town near the border with Niger.  By J. M. Cornu (AFP) Six people are missing following an ambush by suspected jihadists on a humanitarian convoy in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state, an aid group said on Friday. Action Against Hunger (ACF) said in a statement that a member of staff was among the missing after the convoy was ambushed in Kennari, a village outside Damasak Town near the border with Nige …
  • Algerians mix protest and football with eyes on Africa cup
    Algerians were back on the streets Friday for anti-government protests boosted by anticipation as the national team prepares to battle Senegal in Cairo in the Africa Cup of Nations final.  By - (AFP) Protesters took to the streets of Algiers Friday for a rally boosted by hopes that their national team would beat Senegal to win the Africa Cup of Nations. Demonstrators, many of them wearing the national football team’s kit, poured onto the streets following weekly midday prayers, despite a heavy security presence. The protests have been hel …
  • India floods death toll rises as heavier rains predicted
    Murali Krishnan The death toll from floods in north-eastern India and the northern states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh has risen to at least 65 in the last week, with the met office predicting more rains to come. Close to nine million people in the flood affected regions have been affected with nearly 300,000 living in relief camps. Road access to various distric …
  • S.Africa's Ramaphosa rebuked for misleading parliament
    Under fire: Ramaphosa.  By MIKE HUTCHINGS (POOL/AFP) South Africa’s ethics watchdog on Friday said President Cyril Ramaphosa misled parliament last year over a 500,000-rand ($36,000, 32,000-euro) donation to his campaign fund from a company facing extensive corruption allegations. Analysts said the damning report by the country’s ombudswoman, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, could boost Ramaphosa’s opponents w …
  • Sudan protest leaders break off talks with military
    REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah Protest leaders in Sudan have called off talks with the military, saying they need more time to consult internally. There has been no new date set for negotiations to resume. On Wednesday, the two sides inked a power …
  • AFCON 2019: Algeria Beat Senegal To Win AFCON In Egypt
    7192019113526 h40o2r6eey afconfinal190726 Algeria won the Africa Cup of Nations for the second time as a freak early goal secured a 1-0 win against Senegal in the final in Cairo. Baghdad Bounedjah 39;s shot took a huge deflection off Salif Sane and looped over goalkeeper Alfred Gomes. Senegal, who have never won the competition, were awarded a penalty for handball in the seco …
  • 2019 OFID Annual Award for Development recognizes Vida Duti’s remarkable water and sanitation work in Ghana
    Photo credit: OFID Multimedia Vienna, Austria, July 18, 2019. The 2019 OFID Annual Award for Development has been conferred upon Vida Duti, in recognition of her remarkable work in striving for sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services for the population of Ghana. Duti, who is Country Director of the IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre in Gh …
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