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Today
El Hadji Diouf on himself: "I am a lion, I have got character and I want people to respect me." [...]
Mon, Jun 26, 2017
Source: BBC Africa News
Earlier
Cameroon's adventure at the Fifa Confederations Cup in Russia is over after a 3-1 defeat to reigning world champions Germany. [...]
Sun, Jun 25, 2017
Source: BBC Africa News
The new head of South Sudan's Football Association Francis Amin believes he can use the game to unite a fractured nation. [...]
Sun, Jun 25, 2017
Source: BBC Africa News
More than 80,000 people have fled their homes in Pool province surrounding Congo Republic's capital since the government began a military operation there last year, a joint U.N. and government statement said. The campaign, involving occasional aerial bombardments, aims to curb what the government says is a resurgent rebellion led by [...]
Sun, Jun 25, 2017
Source: VOA Africa News
East Libyan forces said they had gained control Saturday over one of two remaining districts of Benghazi where they faced armed resistance. The advance in the central Souq al-Hout neighborhood was the latest step in the slow progress of the self-styled Libyan National Army commanded by Khalifa Haftar, which has been [...]
Sun, Jun 25, 2017
Source: VOA Africa News
Guinea international Abdoul Camara joins French side Guingamp on a two-year deal, a day after parting company with English club Derby County. [...]
Sat, Jun 24, 2017
Source: BBC Africa News
Sierra Leone's Alhaji Kamara, who was diagnosed with a serious heart condition in 2015, is joining Saudi Arabian top flight league club Al-Taawoun FC. [...]
Sat, Jun 24, 2017
Source: BBC Africa News
Fifa brings forward a reconciliation meeting for Cameroon football stakeholders to 10 July in Guinea as it aims to settle problems within the Cameroon Federation. [...]
Sat, Jun 24, 2017
Source: BBC Africa News
HEAD: Cameroon says attacks increased during Ramadan TEASER: Defense minister dispatched to find lasting solutions Cameroon has dispatched its defense minister to its northern border with Nigeria following a recent series of suicide bomb attacks that has left dozens dead. Militant group Boko Haram is believed to be behind [...]
Sat, Jun 24, 2017
Source: VOA Africa News
The 2017 Cosafa Cup kicks off in South Africa on Sunday with 14 nations chasing the title at the annual southern African championship. [...]
Sat, Jun 24, 2017
Source: BBC Africa News
VOA's Salem Solomon appeared on “The Correspondents” program hosted by Mil Arcega to discuss the ongoing food security crisis in Africa. Below are some of Arcega's questions and Solomon's answers, along with additional information about this crisis. ​What's the latest news about food insecurity in Africa? Where is the situation [...]
Sat, Jun 24, 2017
Source: VOA Africa News
Former Sunderland, West Bromwich Albion and Everton striker Victor Anichebe joins Chinese second-tier side Beijing Enterprises Group FC. [...]
Sat, Jun 24, 2017
Source: BBC Africa News
Kenya can escape the “Groundhog Day” of recurrent hunger crises by investing in irrigated farming and leather tanneries in its arid lands, experts said on Friday, as poor spring rains have failed to relieve biting drought. With 2.6 million people across Kenya short of food due to consecutive failed rains, aid [...]
Sat, Jun 24, 2017
Source: VOA Africa News
Award-winning photographer Chris de Bode describes the desperation of people living in northern Cameroon. [...]
Sat, Jun 24, 2017
Source: BBC Africa News
A new peace deal between the Bangui government and 13 major rebel groups in the Central African Republic is being met with criticism and skepticism domestically. The agreement signed Monday in Rome promised an immediate cease-fire in exchange for political representation for the rebels. The new accord followed a series of peace [...]
Fri, Jun 23, 2017
Source: VOA Africa News
The U.S. State Department has withdrawn its reward offer for Mukhtar Robow, a former leader of the Somali militant group al-Shabab. In June 2012, the State Department offered up to $5 million for information on Robow that brought him "to justice." At the time, Robow was still considered a top leader [...]
Fri, Jun 23, 2017
Source: VOA Africa News
A Kenyan appellate court, dismissing a complaint by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, ruled Friday that presidential election results announced at the polling station level are final. "The lowest voting unit and the first level of the declaration of presidential election results is the polling station," said Justice [...]
Fri, Jun 23, 2017
Source: VOA Africa News
From cashless payments to smartphone apps offering everything from taxis to take-out food - Africa's digital revolution is gathering pace as average citizens take an active role in public discourse. "You're seeing a lot of the people changing the way they live their lives," says Maria Sarungi, founder of the #ChangeTanzania [...]
Fri, Jun 23, 2017
Source: VOA Africa News
I went back to school after getting pregnant and I'm glad I did. [...]
Fri, Jun 23, 2017
Source: BBC Africa News
It's been dubbed ‘digital democracy' – a whole new way of scrutinizing the government and those on the public payroll. Across Africa websites and mobile apps are offering citizens the chance to engage more closely in politics – everything from complaining about poor service to whistleblowing on corruption. Henry Ridgwell [...]
Fri, Jun 23, 2017
Source: VOA Africa News

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