Townsend: Beating Boks would be bigger than beating England

Africa 11/14/18, 12:38

Scotland coach Gregor Townsend regards beating South Africa on Saturday at Murrayfield would be a bigger achievement than beating England this year.Scotland hadn't beaten England in a decade when it pulled off an impressive win in February in the Six Nations.The Scots haven't toppled the Springboks since 2010.Asked where a ...

Madagascar heading toward runoff poll in presidential race

Africa 11/14/18, 10:37

A runoff presidential election in December is likely in Madagascar where two former presidents are in a tight race, according to results announced Wednesday from 70 percent of polling stations.Seven days after voting, former transitional president Andry Rajoelina is leading with 39 percent of the votes counted, followed closely by ...

Hundreds attend memorial for missionary slain in Cameroon

Africa 11/13/18, 11:06

Hundreds of people filled a northern Indiana church to remember a missionary who was killed in Cameroon two weeks after arriving there with his wife and their eight children.Charles Wesco died Oct. 30 after he was shot in the head during fighting between armed separatists and soldiers in the West ...

Zimbabwean generals deny troops shot and killed 6 protesters

Africa 11/13/18, 09:30

Zimbabweans have reacted with stunned disbelief to the testimony by two generals who denied troops killed six people in August when the military was called in to crush protests following the country's disputed elections.The generals suggested that Zimbabwe's opposition was responsible for the killings.Zimbabweans and opposition leaders on Tuesday expressed ...

Pope to visit Morocco in March in big year for foreign trips

Africa 11/13/18, 06:25

Pope Francis is going to Morocco in March in what is expected to be a heavy year of foreign travel for the 81-year-old pontiff.The Vatican on Tuesday confirmed the March 30-31 visit to Rabat and Casablanca.Previously, there were rumors that Francis would travel to Marrakesh next month to participate in ...

Parliament approves reshuffled Tunisian government

Africa 11/13/18, 05:55

The reshuffled government of Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed has passed a parliamentary vote of confidence after more than 12 hours of debate.Each of the new ministers got more than the minimum 109 votes required from the 160 lawmakers present Monday night.Chahed reshuffled his government a week ago in a ...

Tunisia PM faces confidence vote amid political tensions

Africa 11/12/18, 17:13

Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed is facing lawmakers in a marathon debate ahead of a vote of confidence needed to approve the government he reshuffled a week ago seeking to end a months-long paralyzing political crisis.The debate began Monday and was still going 12 hours later, a sign of the ...