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Resurgent interest in art of calligraphy in Morocco

Africanews  

Since the Islamic conquest, Moroccan calligraphers relentlessly pursued their craft, despite scarcity of schools to teach the skill and a lack of raw materials. Thanks to efforts and innovation, Moroccan calligraphy is still developing.

World cup: Senegal beat Ecuador 2-1 to qualify for knockout stage

Africanews  

Senegal beat Equador 2-1 to reach the knockout stages for just the second time after they made it to the quarter-finals on their debut in 2002. They sit behind Netherlands who tops their Group A.

Janusz Walus stabbed in South African prison

BBC News Africa  

Janusz Walus is stabbed and wounded days before he was due to be released on parole.

Who Is Franklin Thomas Fox, Megan Fox’s Dad?

Answers Africa  

Franklin Thomas Fox (born 7 January 1951) is the father of Megan Fox, the American model and actress. He is a retired parole officer.

Malawi starts landmark malaria vaccination drive

BBC News Africa  

RTS,S jab will be given to five to 17-month-olds across the southern African nation.

Namibia to have first female president ?

Africanews  

“We have made history by electing the first female president come 2024,” Geingob said in a speech Monday in the capital, Windhoek. “I would like to tell her your task going ahead is heavy.”

All regions experienced water extremes in 2021: UN

Africanews  

Some 3.6 billion people face inadequate access to freshwater at least one month per year. That is forecast to rise to more than five billion by 2050, the UN's World Meteorological Organization said in a report Tuesday

Ukraine: Wagner group acknowledges the death of a Zambian recruited in prison

Africanews  

The Russian paramilitary group Wagner acknowledged Tuesday that a Zambian student recruited in prison was killed in Ukraine, two weeks after Zambia demanded an explanation from Russia on the circumstances of the death of one of its citizens.

Ethiopia offers no date for end to blackout in Tigray region

Africanews  

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed appeared to defend the shutdown in Tigray, saying the internet has “supported the spread of disinformation as Ethiopia dealt with an armed rebellion in the northern part of the country.”

Libya: Top official urges UN special envoy to prompt election talks

Africanews  

"We call upon the U.N. special envoy to invite this committee (A joint committee from the House of Representatives and the State Council) to complete drafting the constitutional base, an original right to (draft) the constitutional base is not for the House of Representatives and the State Council

Kenya community football league targets deviant youth

Africanews  

Before joining the league, Wambua terrorised Nairobi residents with violent robberies. Now he mentors young people in the community, moving them away from a life of crime and instead honing their football skills with hopes of a better future

Kenya: Kenyatta Back On Twitter, Facebook After Three-Year Break

allAfrica  

[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Former President Uhuru Kenyatta has resurfaced on social media three years after his exit.

South Africa hero Chris Hani's monument vandalised

BBC News Africa  

The incident occurred days after a court ordered the release of the far-right killer of Chris Hani.

South Africa: Health Reports Progress On Hospitals Exemption From Loadshedding

allAfrica  

[Govt of SA] The Department of Health is on the right track with efforts to ensure the priority hospitals are excluded from loadshedding as part of plans to minimise the disruptions on the provision of essential health services during power outages.

South Africa: Families Snub R1-Billion Housing Project

allAfrica  

[GroundUp] Brickvale farmers say the tiny plots are totally unsuited to their needs

Somalia: Thousands Flee Drought and Hunger in Somalia for Kenya

allAfrica  

[VOA] Dadaab Refugee Camp -- Raho Ali has just arrived from Somalia with four of her children at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) transit area in Kenya's northern border town of Dadaab.

Nigeria: Gridlock in Ibadan As Fuel Scarcity Worsens

allAfrica  

[Premium Times] Most fuel stations in Ibadan sell a litre of petrol at between N180 and N250.

Nigeria: Federal Govt Targets 57,500 Children, Youths for At-Risk-Children Programme

allAfrica  

[Leadership] The federal government is targeting 57,500 vulnerable children and youth as it begins implementation of At-Risk-Children Programme (ARC-P) in Sokoto State.

Nigeria: Anikulapo-Kuti Family Kicks Over Unauthorised Use of Fela's Song By APC

allAfrica  

[Leadership] The family of the late Fela Anikulapo-Kuti has denied supporting the use of the Afrobeats legend's song for a political campaign or supporting any presidential candidate in the 2023 elections.

Nigeria: Former Mr Universe, Slami Ifeanyi, Shot Dead in Anambra

allAfrica  

[Leadership] Nigerian singer, songwriter and former Mr Universe, Slami Ifeanyi, has been shot dead.

Africa: Africa Needs $190bn Annual Investment to Meet Energy Demand

allAfrica  

[Leadership] The head, Capital Projects, Egbin Power Plc, Seyi Sobogun, has said, Africa will require about $190billion worth of investments annually between 2026 and 2030 to meet its energy and climate goals to boost socio-economic prosperity on the continent.

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