Africanews RSShttp://www.africanews.com/feed/Receive free and in real-time all news published by africanews.com, by subscribing to our RSS feeds.Sun, 16 Jan 2022 08:23:29 +0000Somalia's election committee chooses new chiefhttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/16/somalia-s-election-committee-chooses-new-chief/The appointment of a new chief follows a threat of US sanctions if the new election deadline is not metSun, 16 Jan 2022 08:23:29 +0000editorial@africanews.com (Rédaction Africanews)http://www.africanews.com/2022/01/16/somalia-s-election-committee-chooses-new-chief/AFCON: Ivory Coast anticipate 'big challenge' against Sierra Leone http://www.africanews.com/2022/01/15/afcon-ivory-coast-anticipate-big-challenge-against-sierra-leone/The Leone Stars held defending champions Algeria to a surprise goalless draw in their Africa Cup of Nations openerSat, 15 Jan 2022 17:29:47 +0000editorial@africanews.comhttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/15/afcon-ivory-coast-anticipate-big-challenge-against-sierra-leone/South Africa: Cape Town's Muslim quarter protests gentrification http://www.africanews.com/2022/01/15/south-africa-cape-town-s-muslim-quarter-protests-gentrification/Developers are erecting high-rise apartment and commercial buildings, changing the area's architecture and making life expensive for the community Sat, 15 Jan 2022 14:08:52 +0000editorial@africanews.comhttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/15/south-africa-cape-town-s-muslim-quarter-protests-gentrification/Thieves loot goods trains in Los Angeles with impunityhttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/15/thieves-loot-goods-trains-in-los-angeles-with-impunity/Dozens of freight cars are broken into every day in Los Angeles by thieves who take advantage of train stops to loot packages purchased online.Sat, 15 Jan 2022 15:09:04 +0000editorial@africanews.comhttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/15/thieves-loot-goods-trains-in-los-angeles-with-impunity/DRC: Key Tshisekedi ally quits as national assembly deputy head http://www.africanews.com/2022/01/15/drc-key-tshisekedi-ally-quits-as-national-assembly-deputy-head/Jean-Marc Kabund resigned on Friday over what he described as bullying, humiliation, and tortureSat, 15 Jan 2022 11:01:06 +0000editorial@africanews.comhttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/15/drc-key-tshisekedi-ally-quits-as-national-assembly-deputy-head/Mali leaders join thousands at anti-sanctions rally http://www.africanews.com/2022/01/15/mali-leaders-join-thousands-at-anti-sanctions-rally/Interim prime minister Choguel Kokalla Maiga, wearing military uniform, addressed a crowd massed in Bamako's main squareSat, 15 Jan 2022 09:07:23 +0000editorial@africanews.comhttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/15/mali-leaders-join-thousands-at-anti-sanctions-rally/AFCON: Mighty Gabon defend position after draw with Ghana http://www.africanews.com/2022/01/14/afcon-mighty-gabon-defend-position-after-draw-with-ghana/Gabon drew Ghana to maintain position two in Group C Fri, 14 Jan 2022 22:36:14 +0000editorial@africanews.comhttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/14/afcon-mighty-gabon-defend-position-after-draw-with-ghana/AFCON 2021 Group D: Nigeria face Sudan, Egypt vs Guinea Bissauhttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/14/afcon-2021-group-d-nigeria-face-sudan-egypt-vs-guinea-bissau/Coming off a 1-0 victory against Egypt in their opening match at the Africa Cup of Nations, Nigeria coach Augustine Eguavoen says his team will go into their next game against Sudan with the same approach.Fri, 14 Jan 2022 19:25:31 +0000editorial@africanews.comhttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/14/afcon-2021-group-d-nigeria-face-sudan-egypt-vs-guinea-bissau/Tunisians defy ban to protest against presidenthttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/14/tunisians-defy-ban-to-protest-against-president/Clashes between protesters and police during a demonstration against President Kais Saied on the 11th anniversary of the Tunisian revolution in the capital Tunis. Fri, 14 Jan 2022 19:51:03 +0000editorial@africanews.comhttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/14/tunisians-defy-ban-to-protest-against-president/Tunisia: How Ben Ali planned to return when he fled (secret records)http://www.africanews.com/2022/01/14/tunisia-how-ben-ali-planned-to-return-when-he-fled-secret-records/The former Tunisian president, Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali considered turning back while onboard the plane that carried him into exile in 2011 under pressure from the street, according to recordings broadcasted by the BBC on Friday.Fri, 14 Jan 2022 17:51:59 +0000editorial@africanews.com (Rédaction Africanews)http://www.africanews.com/2022/01/14/tunisia-how-ben-ali-planned-to-return-when-he-fled-secret-records/Malians rally in support of the ruling junta, protest ECOWAS sanctionshttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/14/malians-rally-in-support-of-the-ruling-junta-protest-ecowas-sanctions/Malians took to the streets en masse on Friday, AFP correspondents saw, after the military junta called for protests against stringent sanctions imposed by the West Africa bloc ECOWAS over delayed elections.Fri, 14 Jan 2022 17:20:16 +0000editorial@africanews.comhttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/14/malians-rally-in-support-of-the-ruling-junta-protest-ecowas-sanctions/Jakarta protest calls for boycott of Beijing Olympicshttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/14/jakarta-protest-calls-for-boycott-of-beijing-olympics/Protesters in Jakarta on Friday called for a boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing over China's treatment of Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang.Fri, 14 Jan 2022 16:54:05 +0000editorial@africanews.comhttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/14/jakarta-protest-calls-for-boycott-of-beijing-olympics/Tunisians defy ban on social gatheringshttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/14/tunisians-defy-ban-on-social-gatherings/Tunisians protesters clash with security forces during a demonstration against President Kais Saied, on the 11th anniversary of the Tunisian revolution in the capital TunisFri, 14 Jan 2022 16:43:27 +0000editorial@africanews.com (Rédaction Africanews)http://www.africanews.com/2022/01/14/tunisians-defy-ban-on-social-gatherings/ South Africa: Prison inmates escape, aided by gunmenhttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/14/south-africa-prison-inmates-escape-aided-by-gunmen/A group of six prisoners escaped from a police van in South Africa on Friday after it was attacked by an armed gunman. Fri, 14 Jan 2022 16:42:19 +0000editorial@africanews.com (Rédaction Africanews)http://www.africanews.com/2022/01/14/south-africa-prison-inmates-escape-aided-by-gunmen/Afrobeats: Fireboy DML track, 'Peru' becomes global hit with Ed Sheeran remixhttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/14/afrobeat-fireboy-dml-track-peru-becomes-global-hit-with-ed-sheeran-remix/If the title has a familiar ring it is because a first rendition of the song was released last summer. Nigerian singer's offers this time a remix with megastar Ed Sheeran.Fri, 14 Jan 2022 17:19:37 +0000editorial@africanews.com (Rédaction Africanews)http://www.africanews.com/2022/01/14/afrobeat-fireboy-dml-track-peru-becomes-global-hit-with-ed-sheeran-remix/Sri Lanka: elephants feeding in garbage dumpshttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/14/sri-lanka-elephants-feeding-in-garbage-dumps/In eastern Sri Lanka, elephants are feeding on an open dump and many are dying after ingesting plastic waste.Fri, 14 Jan 2022 16:54:07 +0000editorial@africanews.comhttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/14/sri-lanka-elephants-feeding-in-garbage-dumps/Sadio Mane's side lead Group B after goalless draw against Guineahttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/14/sadio-mane-s-side-lead-group-b-after-goalless-draw-against-guinea/Liverpool teammates Sadio Mane and Naby Keita became rivals on Friday, captaining Senegal and Guinea in a drab 0-0 Group B matchday 2 deadlock at the Africa Cup of Nations.Fri, 14 Jan 2022 15:28:13 +0000editorial@africanews.comhttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/14/sadio-mane-s-side-lead-group-b-after-goalless-draw-against-guinea/ Ethiopia wants WHO chief Tedros probed for "misconduct" http://www.africanews.com/2022/01/14/ethiopia-accuses-who-chief-tedros-of-alleged-misconduct/The Ethiopian government has accused the World Health Organization director of “misconduct“ after he criticized conditions in the Tigray regionSat, 15 Jan 2022 15:57:03 +0000editorial@africanews.com (Rédaction Africanews)http://www.africanews.com/2022/01/14/ethiopia-accuses-who-chief-tedros-of-alleged-misconduct/Masked dancers chase away evil at a festival in Bulgariahttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/14/masked-dancers-chase-away-evil-at-a-festival-in-bulgaria/Masked dancers carry on an ancient Bulgarian carnival tradition, in the belief that it helps ward off evil spirits. Fri, 14 Jan 2022 15:06:03 +0000editorial@africanews.comhttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/14/masked-dancers-chase-away-evil-at-a-festival-in-bulgaria/DR Congo: city of Goma struggles with water shortageshttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/14/dr-congo-city-of-goma-struggles-with-water-shortages/Thousands of Goma's inhabitants are suffering from a lack of water in the city due to problems in the pipes that distribute the liquid to the different neighbourhoods. Fri, 14 Jan 2022 19:06:07 +0000editorial@africanews.comhttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/14/dr-congo-city-of-goma-struggles-with-water-shortages/DRC's city of Goma struggles with water shortageshttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/14/drc-s-city-of-goma-struggles-with-water-shortages/While Africa faces a new wave of COVID cases and health authorities keep asking people to take the preventive measures to avoid the virus, residents of Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo have to deal with another challenge, the lack of waterFri, 14 Jan 2022 14:41:21 +0000editorial@africanews.com (Afolake Oyinloye)http://www.africanews.com/2022/01/14/drc-s-city-of-goma-struggles-with-water-shortages/India: Thousands take holy dip in Ganges amid COVID fearshttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/14/india-thousands-take-holy-dip-in-ganges-amid-covid-fears/Hundreds of thousands of Indian pilgrims begin packing an island in the Ganges for a vast religious festival as Covid-19 cases surge nationwide.Fri, 14 Jan 2022 19:06:09 +0000editorial@africanews.comhttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/14/india-thousands-take-holy-dip-in-ganges-amid-covid-fears/Denzel Washington features on 'The Tragedy of Macbeth' filmhttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/14/denzel-washington-features-on-the-tragedy-of-macbeth-film/Denzel Washington, cast of 'The Tragedy of Macbeth' discuss collaborative atmosphere during rehearsalsFri, 14 Jan 2022 14:04:51 +0000editorial@africanews.comhttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/14/denzel-washington-features-on-the-tragedy-of-macbeth-film/Uganda to destroy 400,000 Covid 19 vaccineshttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/14/uganda-to-destroy-400-000-covid-vaccines/Uganda is set to destroy 400,000 doses of covid 19 vaccines which were meant to be utilized in a mass vaccination exercise in Acholi sub region.Fri, 14 Jan 2022 13:22:11 +0000editorial@africanews.com (Rédaction Africanews)http://www.africanews.com/2022/01/14/uganda-to-destroy-400-000-covid-vaccines/AFCON: CAF approves Mali's win over Tunisiahttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/14/confederation-of-african-football-approves-mali-s-win/Group F opener had suffered a controversy following a major refereeing blunder on Wednesday. The Tunisian delegation then decided to make a complaint to the CAF.Fri, 14 Jan 2022 13:29:20 +0000editorial@africanews.com (Rédaction Africanews)http://www.africanews.com/2022/01/14/confederation-of-african-football-approves-mali-s-win/AFCON: Cameroonians boycott stadiums during matcheshttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/14/afcon-cameroonians-boycott-stadiums-during-matches/ Many Cameroonians have decided to boycott the stadiums following the drastic measures taken by AFCON to limit the spread of the virus Fri, 14 Jan 2022 11:26:42 +0000editorial@africanews.com (Rédaction Africanews)http://www.africanews.com/2022/01/14/afcon-cameroonians-boycott-stadiums-during-matches/Tunisia : Night curfew takes effect amid political tensionshttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/14/tusinia-night-curfew-takes-effect-amid-political-tensions/Despite a night curfew, Ennahdha, Tunisia’s main political party planned a demonstration on Friday to mark the 11th anniversary of the country's revolution. Fri, 14 Jan 2022 14:19:39 +0000editorial@africanews.com (Rédaction Africanews)http://www.africanews.com/2022/01/14/tusinia-night-curfew-takes-effect-amid-political-tensions/Sudanese reject UN's latest bid to resolve political crisishttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/14/sudanese-reject-un-s-latest-bid-to-resolve-political-crisis/On Monday the UN's representative launched a series of consultations with several political and civilian actorsFri, 14 Jan 2022 08:51:05 +0000editorial@africanews.comhttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/14/sudanese-reject-un-s-latest-bid-to-resolve-political-crisis/Ethiopia: opposition figure appeals to the destruction of the TPLFhttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/14/ethiopia-opposition-figure-appeals-to-the-destruction-of-the-tplf/Opposition figure Eskinder Nega was freed by the government as a gesture of "national reconciliation"Fri, 14 Jan 2022 08:20:57 +0000editorial@africanews.comhttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/14/ethiopia-opposition-figure-appeals-to-the-destruction-of-the-tplf/UN's Secretary-General appeals to Mali's ruling juntahttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/14/un-s-secretary-general-appeals-to-mali-s-ruling-junta/UN's Secretary-General António Guterres wants to see an acceptable timetable for electionsFri, 14 Jan 2022 07:14:00 +0000editorial@africanews.comhttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/14/un-s-secretary-general-appeals-to-mali-s-ruling-junta/Burkina Faso: Many detained for attempted destabilisationhttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/14/burkina-faso-12-people-detained-for-attempted-destabilisation/The group includes a senior army officer as well as soldiers and civiliansFri, 14 Jan 2022 11:43:24 +0000editorial@africanews.comhttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/14/burkina-faso-12-people-detained-for-attempted-destabilisation/AFCON 2021: Gabon's Aubameyang readies to face the Black Stars of Ghanahttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/13/afcon-2021-gabon-s-aubameyang-readies-to-face-the-black-stars-of-ghana/Gabon's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Lemine returned to training on Thursday following the end of their COVID-19 quarantine ahead of their second game at the AFCON against Ghana in Yaounde on Friday.Thu, 13 Jan 2022 21:22:45 +0000editorial@africanews.comhttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/13/afcon-2021-gabon-s-aubameyang-readies-to-face-the-black-stars-of-ghana/AFCON: Indomitable Lions of Cameroon qualify for the next round of 16http://www.africanews.com/2022/01/13/can-2021-cameroon-moves-up-a-gear/Cameroon continues its successful debut in AFCON. After Burkina Faso, it is Ethiopia that lost to the Indomitable Lions (4-1).Thu, 13 Jan 2022 21:21:06 +0000editorial@africanews.com (Rédaction Africanews)http://www.africanews.com/2022/01/13/can-2021-cameroon-moves-up-a-gear/Pics of the day: January 13, 2022http://www.africanews.com/2022/01/13/pics-of-the-day-january-13-2022/Africanews samples the best pictures of the day’s news.Thu, 13 Jan 2022 18:33:06 +0000editorial@africanews.com (Rédaction Africanews)http://www.africanews.com/2022/01/13/pics-of-the-day-january-13-2022/Nobel prize body cautions Abiy to end Tigray warhttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/13/nobel-prize-body-cautions-abiy-to-end-tigray-war/The Norwegian Nobel Committee, which awards the prestigious Peace Prize, has cautioned their 2019 winner, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, over the current war and humanitarian crisis in his country's Tigray region.Thu, 13 Jan 2022 18:17:24 +0000editorial@africanews.com (Rédaction Africanews)http://www.africanews.com/2022/01/13/nobel-prize-body-cautions-abiy-to-end-tigray-war/Cameroon businesses hope to win big as it hosts AFCON {Business Africa}http://www.africanews.com/2022/01/13/cameroon-businesses-hope-to-win-big-as-it-hosts-afcon-business-africa/It is estimated that the state has invested no less than 760 million euros in the country's sports infrastructure and in the development of other facilities prior to hosting the event.Thu, 13 Jan 2022 17:51:41 +0000editorial@africanews.com (Afolake Oyinloye)http://www.africanews.com/2022/01/13/cameroon-businesses-hope-to-win-big-as-it-hosts-afcon-business-africa/South African indigenous 'king' released on warning after cannabis arresthttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/13/south-african-indigenous-king-released-on-warning-after-cannabis-arrest/The South African Khoisan activist arrested for growing cannabis outside President Cyril Ramaphosa's office is released on warning. The activist group led by the activist, who calls himself King Khoisan South Africa, has been camping outside the building since 2018.Thu, 13 Jan 2022 16:01:23 +0000editorial@africanews.comhttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/13/south-african-indigenous-king-released-on-warning-after-cannabis-arrest/Severe snowstorms are hitting northern and western Japanhttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/13/severe-snowstorms-are-hitting-northern-and-western-japan/A winter storm is bringing heavy snow to some parts of northern to western Japan on the Sea of Japan side on Thursday. Snowfall may accumulate rapidly overnight, creating potentially hazardous conditions for motorists. Thu, 13 Jan 2022 20:45:06 +0000editorial@africanews.comhttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/13/severe-snowstorms-are-hitting-northern-and-western-japan/Indian villages fish collectively during the Bhogali Bihu harvest festivalhttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/13/indian-villages-fish-collectively-during-the-bhogali-bihu-harvest-festival/Hundreds of villagers take part in a traditional collective fishing event during the Bhogali Bihu celebrations at Goroimari Lake in Panbari, around 50 kilometres (31 miles) from Guwahati, to mark the end of the harvesting season in India's northeastern Assam state. Thu, 13 Jan 2022 16:03:04 +0000editorial@africanews.comhttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/13/indian-villages-fish-collectively-during-the-bhogali-bihu-harvest-festival/Sudan says police general killed in protesthttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/13/sudan-says-police-general-killed-in-protest/A senior Sudanese police officer has been killed during protests by thousands against a military coup, the police media office says, reporting the first security forces fatality since the takeover.Thu, 13 Jan 2022 15:38:48 +0000editorial@africanews.com (Rédaction Africanews)http://www.africanews.com/2022/01/13/sudan-says-police-general-killed-in-protest/DRC: Rwandans escaping covid 19 vaccination "deported"http://www.africanews.com/2022/01/13/drc-rwandans-escaping-covid-19-vaccination-deported/A hundred Rwandans who arrived in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in recent days claiming to be fleeing the anti-Covid vaccination in their country have been sent back to Rwanda.Thu, 13 Jan 2022 15:09:05 +0000editorial@africanews.com (Rédaction Africanews)http://www.africanews.com/2022/01/13/drc-rwandans-escaping-covid-19-vaccination-deported/Morocco: University Lecturer jailed in “sex for grades" scandalhttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/13/morocco-university-lecturer-jailed-for-two-years-in-sex-for-grades-scandal/A Moroccan university professor has been sentenced to two years in prison for "indecent assault with violence" in a case of sexual blackmail against female students in exchange for good grades.Thu, 13 Jan 2022 14:38:24 +0000editorial@africanews.com (Rédaction Africanews)http://www.africanews.com/2022/01/13/morocco-university-lecturer-jailed-for-two-years-in-sex-for-grades-scandal/Refereeing blunder jeopardizes Tunisia vs Mali matchhttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/13/refereeing-blunder-jeopardizes-tunisia-vs-mali-match/A major refereeing blunder and serious security concerns overshadowed Wednesday's games at the African Cup of Nations in Cameroon.Thu, 13 Jan 2022 13:51:18 +0000editorial@africanews.comhttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/13/refereeing-blunder-jeopardizes-tunisia-vs-mali-match/Tunisia: Ennahdha party to hold banned protesthttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/13/tunisia-ennahdha-party-to-hold-banned-protest/Tunisia's main political party, Ennahdha has decided to go ahead with its planned demonstration on Friday, despite the imposition of a night curfew that starts on Thursday.Thu, 13 Jan 2022 13:14:22 +0000editorial@africanews.com (Rédaction Africanews)http://www.africanews.com/2022/01/13/tunisia-ennahdha-party-to-hold-banned-protest/Nigerians react to Twitter's comeback after 7-months banhttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/13/nigerians-react-to-twitter-s-comeback-after-7-months-ban/Newspapers in Nigeria lead with the government's unbanning of Twitter after seven months, while people in the streets decry what they call authorities' crackdown on free speechThu, 13 Jan 2022 12:49:45 +0000editorial@africanews.com (Afolake Oyinloye)http://www.africanews.com/2022/01/13/nigerians-react-to-twitter-s-comeback-after-7-months-ban/Devastating flooding displaces thousands in Brazilhttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/13/devastating-flooding-displaces-thousands-in-brazil/Devastation from flooding and landslides continued in Brazil's Minas Gerais on Wednesday after the state was pummeled by heavy rainfall to start the year.Thu, 13 Jan 2022 20:57:05 +0000editorial@africanews.comhttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/13/devastating-flooding-displaces-thousands-in-brazil/Taiwan gay couple confirm court adoption ruling with legal documentshttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/13/taiwan-gay-couple-confirm-court-adoption-ruling-with-legal-documents/A married gay couple in Taiwan arrives at a district office to apply for legal documents that officially show the men as parents of their child, after a local court allowed one partner to adopt his spouse's non-biological infant.Thu, 13 Jan 2022 12:06:03 +0000editorial@africanews.comhttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/13/taiwan-gay-couple-confirm-court-adoption-ruling-with-legal-documents/Nigeria lifts Twitter banhttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/13/nigeria-lifts-twitter-ban/Seven months after Twitter was made unavailable in Africa's most populous country, Nigerians could use the platform again on Thursday. Thu, 13 Jan 2022 12:45:57 +0000editorial@africanews.com (Rédaction Africanews)http://www.africanews.com/2022/01/13/nigeria-lifts-twitter-ban/Human Rights Watch highlights its areas of concerns http://www.africanews.com/2022/01/13/human-rights-watch-highlights-its-areas-of-concerns/A top rights activist feels populist autocrats could be facing a turning point as people learn that stirring words don’t always translate into actionThu, 13 Jan 2022 10:41:05 +0000editorial@africanews.com (Afolake Oyinloye)http://www.africanews.com/2022/01/13/human-rights-watch-highlights-its-areas-of-concerns/Ivory Coast's manager criticises performance against Equatorial Guineahttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/13/ivory-coast-s-manager-criticises-performance-against-equatorial-guinea/The Elephants beat Equatorial Guinea one nil and top Group E with three points but manager said performance was 'disappointing'Thu, 13 Jan 2022 08:49:57 +0000editorial@africanews.comhttp://www.africanews.com/2022/01/13/ivory-coast-s-manager-criticises-performance-against-equatorial-guinea/