Category Archives: Sports

Rights Groups: Abuses on the Rise in Syria’s Afrin

Rights groups are expressing concerns over the increasing abuses against civilians by rebel forces in the northwestern Syrian city of Afrin.

Last week, a 10-year-old boy with Down syndrome, who was kidnapped by a rebel …

Nigerian President Buhari Sworn In for 2nd Term

ABUJA, NIGERIA Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari began his second term as head of Africa’s most populous nation on Wednesday, facing heightened pressure to defeat Islamic extremism and boost the oil-dependent economy amid concerns over his …

Malawi Election Campaigning Closes

BLANTYRE Campaigning has ended for Malawi’s tightly contested May 21 elections for president, lawmakers, and local leaders. As political parties ready for Tuesday’s polls, Malawi’s Vice President Saulos Chilima, who is challenging President Peter Mutharika, …

IS Down But Still a Threat in Many Countries

Driven from its self-styled caliphate in Iraq and Syria, Islamic State is down but not out.

Where once they confronted armies, the extremist Islamist group’s adherents have now staged hit-and-run raids and suicide attacks. In …

Sudanese Court Sends 9 Women Arrested in Protests to Prison

CAIRO � Sudan sentenced nine women to a month’s imprisonment for taking part in anti-government protests, an opposition group said Sunday, the latest in a crackdown aimed at quashing almost three months of protests calling …

British Museum Agrees to Return Emperor’s Hair to Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA � Two locks of hair belonging to widely revered Ethiopian Emperor Tewodros will be repatriated after a request from Addis Ababa, the National Army Museum in Britain announced Monday, as more African countries …

Executive Secretary leads Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in marking International Day of Persons with Disabilities

The Economic Commission for Africa’s management is committed to ensuring that people with disabilities have the right support to access all services, technologies and systems at the institution and that their rights are fully realized, …