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FIFA Club World Cup: Egyptian giants Al Ahly win bronze medal

Egypt’s Al Ahly equalled their best-ever finish at the FIFA Club World Cup when they defeated South American champions, Palmeiras, after their third-place play-off ended goalless on Thursday in Qatar.

Ethiopian Tsegay breaks world indoor 1500m record

Ethiopian female middle distance runner, Gudaf Tsegay, on Monday in Lievin, France, posted 3:53.09 to set a new world indoor 1500m record.

American missionary gets 15 years in jail for sexually abusing orphaned children

An American missionary and philanthropist who set up an orphanage in Kenya has been sent to 15 years in prison and a lifetime of supervision after his conviction for sex crime and abuse of teenage children, a US attorney said on Thursday.

Ghana’s Akufo-Addo re-elected ECOWAS chairman

Ghana’s President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has been re-elected as Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States, COWAS, for another one-year term.

Ugandan military receive medals for outstanding peacekeeping in Somalia

The African Union Mission in Somalia, AMISOM, has awarded medals and certificates to Ugandan soldiers for their outstanding roles in ensuring a safer and stable Somalia.

COVID-19: South Africa records over 1 million cases Sunday night

South Africa has breached the one million mark for COVID-19 cases, with 9,502 new infections announced on Sunday night.

UN condemns killing of 59 journalists, says press freedom more important than ever

At least 59 media workers have been killed this year, four of them women, the UN said on Wednesday, in a call to stand up for access to information and factual reporting “as a public good”.

Goodluck Jonathan in Banjul to facilitate workable national consensus in Gambia

Former Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, arrived in The Gambia on Friday to support the country’s ongoing constitutional review process to forge a workable national...

Ethiopian Crisis: UN releases $36.6m for civilians in Tigray state

The UN has released US$36.6 million for civilians caught up in the conflict that hit Ethiopia’s Tigray region since early last month, in order to secure water, sanitation and lifesaving medical supplies.

Tunisian navy rescues 93 illegal migrants off Sfax coasts

Ninety-three illegal migrants of different nationalities, including three Tunisians, were rescued on Monday off the southern coasts of Sfax by a unit of the Tunisian navy as they were attempting to illegally get to the coasts in Europe.

Ethiopian authorities reopen Tigray regional airspace

The Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority has reopened the airspace in the troubled Tigray region in the north of the country.

Ex-Zambia President Kenneth Kaunda receives Mahatma Gandhi memento

Zambia’s First Republican President, Kenneth Kaunda, has received a memento from Gandhi Smriti, a museum where India’s icon Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated.

South Sudan President to form new Parliament

South Sudan has taken a major step towards the formation of a multiparty Parliament with 550 Members, a Cabinet official has said.

Libya generates US$700.4 million in oil revenues in November

Libya’s crude oil, gas and condensate export revenues for the month of November totalled US$700.4 million, up 204 per cent from October, the Libyan...

Libyan justice ministry lifts travel ban on Gadhafi family

Libya’s Justice Ministry of the Government of National Accord, GNA, has welcomed the decision of the UN Security Council Sanctions Committee to temporarily lift the travel ban on Safia Farkash al-Barassi, wife of the late Libyan leader, Muammar Gadhafi, her daughter, Aicha, and her son, Mohamed, in accordance with Security Council resolution 1970 of 2011.

COVID-19: President of Mali’s Transition unveils drastic measures

The President of the Transition in Mali, Bah N’Daw, on Monday announced drastic measures to break the chain of contamination of COVID-19, which is gaining ground in the country.

Cyclone Gati displaces 70,000, leaves 8 dead in Somalia

Tropical Cyclone Gati, which made landfall on 22 November in Puntland’s Bari region in Somalia, has displaced 70,000 people, the UN says.

FIFA releases names of African referees, assistant referees to feature Women’s World Cup 2023

Nineteen female referees from Africa have been selected to participate in the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2023, to be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand, during a reserved period in the FIFA Women’s International Match Calendar between 10 July and 20 August 2023.

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