Dozens Wounded As Police Break Up Morocco Teacher Protest

Over 70 demonstrators were left wounded Thursday after Moroccan police used water cannon to disperse a rally in the capital by thousands of contract teachers protesting over their employment terms. Teachers chanting “Social justice!” and “No to dismantling public schools!”…

DR Congo Arrests 11 Over Murder Of Doctor Fighting Ebola

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo said they arrested 11 suspects Thursday in the murder last week of a doctor with the World Health Organization (WHO) who was fighting an Ebola outbreak in the country. The judge of a…

Six Die In Ship Sinking Between Sao Tome And Principe

Six people died Thursday when a passenger ship with more than 60 people on board sank as it was on its regular route between the islands of Sao Tome and Principe, off west Africa, officials said. “Fifty-five people were rescued…

Sudan Converge On Army HQ For ‘Million-Strong’ Protest

Sudanese marchers converged from all directions on army headquarters for a “million-strong” demonstration Thursday to turn up the heat on the ruling military council after three of its members resigned following talks on handing over power. The rally comes after…

From Sudan To Libya, Nightmare For Migrants Continues

Sudanese migrants who fled fighting and turmoil in Darfur are facing war once again, caught for three weeks in the crossfire as Libyan unity government forces battle strongman Khalifa Haftar. After often brutal journeys, they have been forced to take…

Residential Areas Of Libya Capital Turning Into ‘Battlefields’: ICRC

Intensified fighting for control of the Libyan capital is turning residential areas of Tripoli into “battlefields”, the International Committee of the Red Cross said Thursday. “The humanitarian situation in and around Tripoli has deteriorated sharply over the past three weeks,”…

Bashir’s Overthrow Inspires Sudan Graffiti Artists

With the fall of veteran leader Omar al-Bashir, Sudan’s long stifled graffiti artists are finally able to express their art, painting the country’s revolution in murals and portraits flourishing across Khartoum’s walls. Inspired by the months-long protest movement that finally…

France Urged To Suspend Libya Boat Delivery Over Migrant Interception Fear

Eight international NGOs including Amnesty International and Doctors Without Borders demanded Thursday that France suspend the delivery of boats to Libya’s coastguard on concerns they would be used to intercept migrants. French Armed Forces Minister Francoise Parly had in February…

Nigeria’s Buhari on ‘private visit’ to Britain: presidency

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will leave for Britain on Thursday on a private visit, his office said, in a statement set to revive concern about his state of health. The 76-year-old — who has previously been in London for long…

Investment into South African hospitality sector set for further disruption

JOHANNESBURG, April 24, 2019 – JLL has released its 2019 SA Hotel Investment Outlook report forecasting that R1.9 billion will be invested into new hotels, and around R6.9 billion in total over the next three years. This translates into 3,900…