News Africa @newsafrica
07 December, 09:55
The Community of East African States (EAC) announced Tuesday that armed groups and the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will hold peace talks in January in eastern DRC, following three previous meetings in Kenya.

This announcement was made at the end of the third session of the "inter-Congolese dialogue", which brought together for eight days in Nairobi representatives of some 50 armed groups, the government and civil society.

#CongoDRC #EastAfricanStates

News Africa @newsafrica
07 December, 09:50
The Libyan National Oil Company (NOC) has called on foreign companies active in the hydrocarbon sector to resume exploration and production operations, citing an improved security situation.

Over the past decade, Libya has been regularly plagued by violent clashes between rival factions in the east and west, which has affected the exploitation of oil fields, and the transport of hydrocarbons and oil terminals, which are caught between the two camps.

#Libya #Libyanews

News Africa @newsafrica
07 December, 09:15
Tanzania's president, Samia Suluhu Hassan, has cancelled Independence Day celebrations scheduled for Friday, December 9 and has directed that the budget instead be used to build dormitories for children with special needs.

The 61st Independence Day event was to cost $445,000, but the money will be used to build eight dormitories in primary schools around the country.

Tanzania's minister of state, George Simbachawene, on Monday said the money had been disbursed. He said the East African country will celebrate Independence Day by having public dialogues on development.


News Africa @newsafrica
07 December, 09:08
The U.N. humanitarian coordinator for Somalia warned on Tuesday the country was undergoing a "catastrophic emergency" due to the most severe drought in the nation's history.

Speaking during a joint meeting of the League of Arab States and the United Nations, Adam Abdelmoula said Somalia was suffering from its fifth consecutive failed rainy season with a sixth failed season predicted for next year.

He outlined the situation which has left nearly half of the Somalian population affected by drought.

#Somalia #unitednations

Sport Africa @sportafrica
07 December, 08:57
The Sun UK reporter Kealan Hughes has urged Arsenal to take a look at Chelsea product of Nigerian descent, Tammy Abraham as a possible replacement for the injured Gabriel Jesus.

Jesus faces several weeks on the sidelines after undergoing surgery following an injury he suffered while on international duty for Brazil against African side Cameroon at the ongoing World Cup.

Hughes has drawn up a shortlist of five strikers Arsenal could be forced into going for in the January transfer window, with AS Roma star Abraham finding his name on the list.

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Sport Africa @sportafrica
07 December, 08:38
In a now-viral video, the 41-year-old, who is in Qatar as a World Cup legacy ambassador, was filmed attacking the Algerian who appeared to have verbally assaulted the former African Footballer of the Year.

Eto'o has been widely condemned for his action and the former Barcelona star in a statement issued on Tuesday also admitted he could have done better even in the face of provocation.

While apologising and taking responsibility for his action, Eto'o also enjoined the Algerian authorities to put an end to the bad blood their World Cup miss has generated.

#cameroon #fifaworldcup

Sport Africa @sportafrica
07 December, 08:35
Morocco defeated Spain in a penalty shootout, making the Atlas Lions the only team from outside Europe or South America to make it to the quarterfinals in Qatar -- and the first Arab team in World Cup history to make it to the last eight.

The King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, praised the national team and sent his "heartfelt congratulations" to the players, the technical team and administrative personnel, "who gave their all and blazed a trail throughout this great sporting event," according to a statement from the royal palace.

#morocco #fifaworldcup
Sport Africa @sportafrica
07 December, 08:30
Morocco thus become the only African country to qualify for the quarter final in this year's World Cup.

Morocco on Tuesday qualified for the quarter final of the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Morocco defeated Spain 4-1 on penalties after the game ended 0-0 at the end of 120 minutes.

Morocco thus become the only African country to qualify for the quarter final in this year's World Cup.

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About Africa @aboutafrica
24 October, 12:22
Libya - 6 Facts about Muammar Gaddafi

He was born, captured and killed in his hometown of Sirte.

He was killed by rebel forces following a NATO-backed revolution in 2011.

He attended the Libyan military academy and also received training in Greece and the United Kingdom

He seized power after a coup d’etat on September 1, 1969. He promoted himself from ‘‘Captain’‘ to ‘‘Colonel’‘ after the coup.

He married twice and had seven sons and a daughter.

He developed what he called the third universal theory which is expounded in his infamous ‘‘Green Book’‘ published in 1975.
News Africa @newsafrica
24 October, 10:51
Mozambique - Roadside learning centres on the rise

In Mozambique, learning is taking place in the streets, on major roads, avenues and at various traffic light stops.

Many young people in Maputo earn their living cleaning car windows and now have the green light to learn at the traffic lights, with appointments scheduled in teacher Catarina's classes.

Catarina Sive, a 25-year-old maths teacher, decided to help others and train people, by investing in the project.

#mozambiquenews #streetlearning

News Africa @newsafrica
24 October, 10:46
South Sudan: UN-run hospital faces closure over funding

Hundreds of women's lives could be in danger if the the UN proceeds with a plan to close the Mingkaman reproductive health clinic in South Sudan's Lakes State.

The lone facility serves more than 200, 000 people, mostly those displaced the 2013 war and natural disasters such as floods.

The United Nations has said it intends to end the centre's operations due to a lack of funding.

#southsudannews #unitednations

News Africa @newsafrica
24 October, 10:43
Morocco - Hundreds of Moroccans protest high cost of living

A trade union close to the main Moroccan Islamist party on Sunday mobilised several hundred supporters in the capital to protest against the high cost of living.

The rally, outside parliament and witnessed by AFP journalists, came after several protests already this week in Rabat and other Moroccan cities.

"Enough (of suffocating the people) with the purchasing power of the citizens, enough of the high prices of fuel, raw materials and foodstuffs," said Mohamed Zouiten, a trade unionist.

#protestinmorocco #morrocconews
News Africa @newsafrica
24 October, 10:36
Cameroon - Recent floods continue to disrupt livelihoods

The market town of Kousseri in the Far North Province of Cameroon, close to the border with Chad, has been struggling with major floods for a week.

Two regional rivers have their confluence here, the Logone and Chari, and both are seeing exceptionally high water levels that are predicted to rise further.

Sandbags were being used in an attempt to contain the rivers, but for many parts of Kousseri it was already too late.

#cameroonflood #cameroonnews

News Africa @newsafrica
24 October, 10:31
Tanzanian firefighters battle blaze on Mount Kilimanjaro

More than 300 people have been mobilised to tackle a blaze on the slopes of Tanzania's famous Mount Kilimanjaro, local officials said Saturday, with police and local people helping firefighters.

The fire was burning near the camp Karanga site used by climbers ascending the mountain, at about 4,000 metres altitude on the south side of mountain.

Mount Kilimanjaro, situated in the northeast of the country, is Africa's highest summit at 5,895 metres (19,340 feet).

#mountkilimanjaro #tanzanianews

Source: https://www.africanews.
News Africa @newsafrica
24 October, 10:17
Nigeria floods ground trade, road transport

According to the authorities, the floods have killed more than 600 people and displaced 1.3 million since June across the country. In the memory of Nigerians, confirmed by the weather agencies, the rise in water this year is particularly meteoric. Much more than in 2012 and 2020.

Today, the South East is the most affected region.

In Rivers State, here and there, many crowded camps for displaced people are hosting those who were able to flee.

#floodinnigeria #floodinnigeria #nigerianews


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