Cyclone Kenneth continues to drench Mozambique
Nearly 200,000 people are in danger in the northern city of Pemba
5 killed as Cyclone Kenneth slams into Mozambique
Mozambique's National Institute of Disaster Management said Kenneth has destroyed more than 3,000 houses and displaced more than 18,000 people
Muslim cabbies’ ingenuity build airport parking lot mosque
The words of the adhan, the Islamic call to prayer, are identical wherever it is sung, in every country where Muslims worship."Hayya 'alas salah" is sung around the globe five times a day, including outside a construction trailer parked in a remote lot at Philadelphia International Airport by a city ...
Kenya taps into technology to attract youth to farm
Innovators are betting on digital technologies to attract young people to an agriculture industry that currently is dominated by aging population
Sudan’s military rulers condemn attack on Islamist party
Sudan's ruling military council has condemned an attack by protesters on a meeting of an Islamist party close to deposed President Omar al-Bashir.In a statement issued late Saturday, the military council called on people to refrain from violence.Dozens of protesters gathered Saturday outside a building where the Popular Congress Party ...
Update: Houses collapse as floods rise in Mozambique
The Latest on Cyclone Kenneth's aftermath (all times local):10:25 a.m.The United Nations says houses have begun to collapse in parts of northern Mozambique as serious flooding begins in the wake of Cyclone Kenneth.In this photo provided by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), badly damaged ...
Flooding begins in Mozambique in wake of Cyclone Kenneth
Flooding has begun in parts of northern Mozambique that were hit by Cyclone Kenneth three days ago.Mozambique's government has urged many people to immediately seek higher ground, fearing flooding and mudslides in the days ahead. It said at least five people have died since the storm arrived Thursday evening with ...
Tripoli targeted by drone strikes again
Unconfirmed reports said at least one person was killed in the attack
Aid groups scramble to assess Mozambique storm damage
Parts of southern African country brace for rain-fueled floods and mudslides following Cyclone Kenneth; death toll stands at 5
South Africa marks Freedom Day; apartheid ended 25 years ago
Calls for more jobs for South Africa's black majority and respect for the rights of the LGBTI community have marked Freedom Day celebrations commemorating the 25th anniversary of the end of apartheid.Singing and dancing punctuated one gathering on Saturday of about 3,500 people on the outskirts of Johannesburg.A quarter-century ago ...
Heavy rains lash Mozambique after Cyclone Kenneth; 4 dead
Heavy rains lashed northern Mozambique on Saturday in the wake of Cyclone Kenneth as aid groups warned of possible flooding and mudslides in the days ahead.At least four deaths had been reported. Mozambique's disaster authorities said one person was killed in Pemba city and another in hard-hit Macomia district, while ...
Sudanese protesters meet with army to negotiate transition
The organizers of the protests that drove Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir from power say they are meeting with the ruling military council for negotiations on forming a transitional government.The Sudanese Professionals Association, which spearheaded the protests, says Saturday's meeting is the first for a joint committee tasked with addressing disputes ...
New Ethiopian consulate in St. Paul seeks to build trust
From third-floor offices at the Court International Building along University Avenue in St. Paul, Ewnetu Bilata Debela helps serve "Ethiopians in diaspora" — families displaced by decades of border wars and government crack-downs on political dissidents, including many young people.Debela assumed the position of consul general of the Federal and ...
Assault on Tripoli ‘flagging,’ say government supporters
Leaders of Libya's beleaguered, internationally recognized government dismiss calls for a cease-fire, suggesting they're more confident of retaining capital
UN: Rockets hit civilian areas in Libya’s capital Tripoli
The U.N. says rockets and mortar shells have reportedly been fired on residential neighborhoods of Libya's capital Tripoli, where heavy fighting has led to a deteriorating humanitarian situation.U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Friday that the U.N. is "gravely concerned" at reports of indiscriminate shelling of populated areas, including Thursday night.Forces ...
Egyptian woman brutalized in Arab Spring protest continues rights campaign
Security forces beat and sexually assaulted Hend Nafea during clashes in 2011 in Cairo's Tahrir Square, but she’s still fighting for change
In Eritrea, jailed journalists continue to languish
A free press remains elusive in Eritrea, Sub-Saharan Africa’s worst jailer of journalists
Sudan’s military seeks to keep upper hand despite protests
Sudan's military, which ousted President Omar al-Bashir after months of protests against his 30-year rule, says it intends to keep the upper hand during the country's transitional period to civilian rule.The announcement is expected to raise tensions with the protesters, who demand immediate handover of power.The Sudanese Professionals Association, which ...
Q&A: Sudanese face uphill climb in unfinished revolution
The Sudanese Professionals Association, which led months of protests that eventually forced one of Africa's longest-ruling leaders from power, says its revolution is far from over.The umbrella group of unions succeeded where war and sanctions failed — in ending President Omar al-Bashir's three-decade rule. This week the protesters scored another ...
Cyclone Kenneth makes landfall in Mozambique
Forecasters say Kenneth could bring waves as high as five meters and some 600 millimeters of rainfall