- Edward J. Perkins, 92, Dies; First Black U.S. Envoy to South Africa
He also held ambassadorial postings in Liberia and Australia and, as director general, helped diversify the elite, mostly white Foreign Service.
Katharine Q. Seelye. New York Times. Thu, 26 Nov 2020 17:58:02 +0000.
- African Champions League: Cameroonian side PWD Bamenda's rise above adversity
Cameroon's PWD Bamenda are set for the Champions League five years after being in the fourth-tier all against a backdrop of political tension and violence.
BBC News. Thu, 26 Nov 2020 15:42:45 GMT.
- Ahly and Zamalek set for Champions League history
Friday's African Champions League final between Egyptian giants Al Ahly and Zamalek is the first between clubs from the same country.
BBC News. Thu, 26 Nov 2020 14:34:27 GMT.
- CIA officer killed during combat in Somalia
A senior CIA officer was killed during combat in Somalia, according to reports.
Fox News. Thu, 26 Nov 2020 14:20:02 GMT.
- Russian ambassador to Egypt issues responds to criticism of bilateral relations
According to Georgy Borisenko, the article blames Moscow for delays in resuming chartered air service between the two countries, but Moscow cannot ignore the major objective reasons, namely due security precautions at Egyptian airports
Tass. Thu, 26 Nov 2020 03:59:21 +0300.
- Scientists use new technique to uncover clues about the identity of a 1,900-year-old Egyptian mummy
A team of scientists from three US institutions has pioneered a new method to uncover clues about an 1,900-year-old mummy without damaging the ancient corpse, thought to be that of a young child.
Daily Mail. Wed, 25 Nov 2020 21:12:17 GMT.
- Temple St Clair Donates 20% Of Jewelry Sales To Big Life Foundation
This November, Temple St Clair is donating 20% of all e-commerce sales to Big Life Foundation in Africa. ...
By Kristen Shirley, Contributor. Forbes. Wed, 25 Nov 2020 13:11:14 -0500.
- Electricity access is declining in sub-Saharan Africa but solar offers a way forward, says IEA chief
Exclusive: Electricity access has fallen for the first time in seven years in sub-Saharan Africa, says Dr Fatih Birol
Daisy Dunne. The Independent. Tue, 24 Nov 2020 15:59:17 GMT.
- Maaza Mengiste: How can Africa reclaim its stories?
The Stream sits down with novelist Maaza Mengiste to talk about her acclaimed novel The Shadow King.
Al Jazeera. Tue, 24 Nov 2020 11:30:38 +0000.
- Ntabo Ntaberi: DR Congo militia leader jailed for crimes against humanity
- Newlywed appeals for release of husband detained in Egypt
The British wife of an detained Egyptian human rights activist has said she is hopeful that international pressure might hasten his release.
Sky News. Sun, 22 Nov 2020 21:34:00 +0000.
- South Africa want crowds back in time for Australia's Test return
South Africa's cricket boss Graeme Smith has declared Australia's first Test tour of the country since the 2018 ball tampering scandal is "not in doubt at all".
Andrew Wu. Sydney Morning Herald. Mon, 23 Nov 2020 00:01:00 +1100.
- Science reveals secrets of a mummy's portrait
How much information can you get from a speck of purple pigment, no bigger than the diameter of a hair, plucked from an Egyptian portrait that's nearly 2,000 years old? Plenty, according to a new study. ...
Science Daily. Sat, 21 Nov 2020 10:43:11 EST.
- US Minorities Push for Diverse Biden Cabinet
African Americans, Mexican Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans and other people of color played a crucial role in helping Biden defeat Trump; now they want a seat at the table.
Voice of America. Sat, 21 Nov 2020 08:59:50 -0500.
- Olympiakos accuse FIFA of failing to ensure player safety on national team duty
Greek club Olympiakos Piraeus have accused FIFA of paying little attention to concerns about player welfare after two more of their team contracted COVID-19 while on international duty in Africa.
Ekathimerini. Fri, 20 Nov 2020 13:37:31 GMT.
- Bipartisan pair of Senators call on Egypt to address case of imprisoned human rights advocate
A pair of bipartisan Senators are pushing the Egyptian government to take action on the case of an imprisoned Egyptian human rights and religious freedom activist on charges that have been criticized as arbitrary, ...
Laura Kelly. The Hill. Thu, 19 Nov 2020 23:49:12 +0000.
- Kenyan police arrest hospital officials in connection with child trafficking ring
Kenyan police have arrested three medical officers from a public hospital in Nairobi for their alleged involvement in a child trafficking ring.
ABC News. Thu, 19 Nov 2020 10:26:59 -0500.
- A New Museum of West African Art Will Incorporate the Ruins of Benin City
Designed by architect David Adjaye, the museum will reunite looted artifacts currently housed in Western institutions
Smithsonian. Tue, 17 Nov 2020 18:51:47 +0000.
- Former South African President Zuma Makes First Appearance Before Judicial Commission
Former South African president Jacob Zuma attempting to have head of commission investigating corruption allegations during his presidency removed from the inquiry.
Voice of America. Tue, 17 Nov 2020 05:04:26 -0500.
- Eight peacekeepers killed in Egyptian helicopter crash
The international force that monitors the Israeli-Egyptian peace agreement says eight peacekeepers were killed when one of its helicopters crashed during a routine mission in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. A ninth peacekeeper was ...
New Zealand Herald. Fri, 13 Nov 2020 06:58:24 +1200.