Daily Archives: March 24, 2019

Pope Prays for Nicaragua, Victims in African Attacks

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis prayed on Sunday for the victims of attacks in Nigeria and Mali, and for the success of talks underway in Nicaragua aimed at solving a yearlong political crisis in the country.

“Let’s pray for the numerous …

Nearly Half of Cyclone Idai’s Victims Are Children

GENEVA The U.N. children’s fund reports nearly half of the 1.7 million people affected by Cyclone Idai in southern Africa are children. The official number of deaths across the region has now risen to over 700. But this figure is …

Moroccan Teachers Stage New Demo Over Benefits

RABAT Thousands of teachers flooded the streets of the Moroccan capital on Sunday to demand better conditions after a nighttime protest dispersed by riot police left dozens wounded.

Teachers on temporary contracts have been on strike since March 3 demanding …

Comfortable passage for champions Cameroon as Burundi make history

Defending champions Cameroon, Burundi, Guinea-Bissau and Namibia secured 2019 Africa Cup of Nations places on Saturday, raising to 19 the number of qualifiers for the tournament.

The remaining five places will be filled Sunday with South Africa among 11 countries …