Daily Archives: April 22, 2019

Mozambique After Cyclone Idai, One Month On

In mid-march, Cyclone Idai struck southern Africa, ravaging parts of Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe. Of these countries, Mozambique was hardest hit. The storm struck the port city Beira and surrounding areas, creating a massive inland flood plane. At the time, …

Ugandan Police Disperse Backers of Lawmaker with Presidential Ambitions

KAMPALA Ugandan police fired tear gas and water cannon on Monday to disperse supporters of popular musician and lawmaker Bobi Wine after they gathered at a beach resort near Kampala where he was planning to hold a news conference and …

UAE, Saudi Arabia provide $US3 billion in assistance to Sudan

The UAE and Saudi Arabia have announced a joint initiative to support the brotherly people of Sudan. The initiative will see the delivery of US$3 billion in assistance to Sudan.

The assistance bundle entails $500 million deposit into Sudan#39;s central …

FC Bayern Opens 1st African Soccer School in Ethiopia

WASHINGTON German champion football club Bayern Munich has signed an agreement to open its first soccer school in Africa, locating it in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

FC Bayern Munich told VOA’s Horn of Africa Service that it is inspired by the …

Women’s Football in Nigeria Struggles for Funds

ABUJA, NIGERIA Nigeria’s women’s football [soccer] team, the Super Falcons, has dominated the African Women’s Championship, winning nine titles since 1991. But the players have complained of low salaries, delayed paychecks, and being treated as second-class players to the men’s …

Sudan’s Military Warns Protesters to Clear Barricades as Talks Break Down

KHARTOUM Tensions are rising between Sudan’s military and protesters who have held a weeks-long sit-in around army headquarters in Khartoum. The protesters have vowed to stay until the country returns to civilian rule.

Sudan’s transitional military council on Monday warned …