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Sports:Moroccan rider makes history as first Arab woman to compete in Eventing

Twenty-nine-year old equestrian, Noor Slaoui, is gearing up for the Olympic Games which get underway in Paris next Friday. She is about to become the first Moroccan female rider ever to …

UK pledges £84m to Africa, Mideast in bid to stop illegal migration

The newly elected British Prime Minister seeks to reset the UK’s approach to illegal migration. Keir Starmer announced Thursday £84m (or about USD 108m) in funding to tackle illegal migration. He …

Kenya Court suspends police ban on protests in Nairobi

A Kenyan court on Thursday (Jul. 18) halted a police ban on protests in the capital. The Milimani law courts ruled the ban remains suspended pending the hearing and determination of …

Russia reopens its embassy after 31 years of closure in Burkina Faso

Russia reopened its embassy in Burkina Faso on Thursday, which it had closed in 1992, thus continuing a rapprochement with this Sahelian country led by a military regime since last year, …

Death toll rises to more than 40 in tanker truck explosion in Liberia

A leaking tanker truck exploded earlier this week as people gathered to collect gasoline, killing more than 40 people, Liberian authorities said Thursday. Tuesday’s explosion also injured at least 83 people …

Burundi’s President Calls for Stoning of Gay Couples Amid Global LGBTQ+ Rights Debate

Burundi’s President Evariste Ndayishimiye recently launched a virulent tirade against same-sex marriage, denouncing it as an “abominable practice” and advocating for the stoning of gay couples, citing religious reasons. The President, …

Many flee their homes after attacks kill 100s in central Nigeria

At least 160 people were killed in attacks by armed groups between Saturday evening and Monday in several villages in Plateau State, central Nigeria, local authorities announced on Monday. “The hostilities …

six dead and 10 missing in floods in South Africa

Six people have died and 10 people are missing following floods that swept through Ladysmith in KwaZulu-Natal on Christmas Eve. KZN department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs said search and …

Top 10 best international airports in Africa in 2023

Africa is emerging as a preferred global destination for travellers, driven by a thriving tourism and business sector. The continent’s aviation landscape is now a formidable force, fostering crucial connections between …

Direct welfare payment introduced for a million disadvantaged families in Morocco

Morocco announced on Monday that almost a million disadvantaged families would receive direct monthly assistance for the first time as of Thursday, a system unheard of in the kingdom for many …

Senegal’s supreme court upholds prison term for Dakar mayor

Senegal’s supreme court on Friday confirmed a prison sentence handed down to the mayor of Dakar, convicted of killing a man during a wave of political violence in 2011. However, Barthelemy …

Morocco heading for a sixth year of drought – Minister

Morocco, where agriculture is a crucial sector, is heading for its sixth consecutive year of drought due to a drop in rainfall in recent months linked to climate change, Morocco’s Minister …

Fire fighters in battle of blaze on slopes of mountain near Cape Town in South Africa

More than 300 firefighters were battling a blaze on the slopes of a mountain near Cape Town in South Africa for a second day on Wednesday. Meanwhile residents were evacuated from …