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Moroccans bitter over World Cup 2026 flop

Moroccans bitter over World Cup 2026 flop

The joint ticket of the United States, Canada and Mexico won 134 votes, compared to 65 for Morocco, at a FIFA Congress in Moscow.

'Shocking' die-off of Africa's oldest baobabs: study

'Shocking' die-off of Africa's oldest baobabs: study

Some of Africa's oldest and biggest baobab trees -- a few dating all the way back to the ancient Greeks -- have abruptly died, wholly or in part, in the past decade, researchers said Monday.

QU centre hosts lecture on innovations in access to justice in Africa

QU centre hosts lecture on innovations in access to justice in Africa

The Centre for Law and Development (CLD) at Qatar University College of Law (QU-LAWC) recently hosted a guest lecture on ‘Innovations in Access to Justice for Africa’s Poorest: Lessons Learned, Insights Gained’.

Five new Ebola cases in DR Congo: authorities

Five new Ebola cases in DR Congo: authorities

Health authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo said Saturday they had detected five fresh suspected cases of Ebola in the deadly outbreak afflicting the northwest of the country.

Suicide car bomb detonates in Mogadishu, causing casualties: police

Suicide car bomb detonates in Mogadishu, causing casualties: police

Somalia's extremist group al Shabaab set off a suicide car bomb at a security checkpoint about 15 km (nine miles) outside the capital Mogadishu on Thursday, the group's spokesman and a police official told Reuters.

UN warns of rising food insecurity across Africa

UN warns of rising food insecurity across Africa

About 224 million people are under-nourished in Africa as climate change and conflicts heighten food insecurity across the continent, a top UN food agency official said Monday.

Grenade thrown at French troops in Burkina Faso wounds three before Macron's arrival

Grenade thrown at French troops in Burkina Faso wounds three before Macron's arrival

Three civilians were wounded in Burkina Faso on Monday after a grenade was thrown at French troops shortly before President Emmanuel Macron touched down for the start of his first Africa tour.

Mugabe given until noon on Monday to quit as president

Mugabe given until noon on Monday to quit as president

Robert Mugabe was replaced by Emmerson Mnangagwa, the deputy he sacked this month in a move that triggered Tuesday's intervention by the army.

Stunned Zimbabweans face uncertain future without Mugabe

Stunned Zimbabweans face uncertain future without Mugabe

Zimbabweans weighed an uncertain future Thursday without President Robert Mugabe after the army took power and placed the 93-year-old, a liberation hero turned authoritarian leader, under house arrest.

Canada will not send peacekeepers to Mali in near future

Canada will not send peacekeepers to Mali in near future

Canada will not be sending hundreds of peacekeepers to support a United Nations mission in Mali in the near future, officials said on Wednesday, a move likely to disappoint allies ...

Ghana university founder wins WISE Prize for Education 2017

Ghana university founder wins WISE Prize for Education 2017

The WISE Prize for Education is the first distinction of its kind to recognise an individual or a team of up to six people for an outstanding, world-class contribution to education.

Airline revenue of $1.2bn blocked across Africa -IATA

Airline revenue of $1.2bn blocked across Africa -IATA

The global airline industry has $1.2 billion blocked in nine dollar-strapped African countries, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said on Monday.