Soccer-Penalty save sees Liberia through in World Cup qualifier

JOHANNESBURG, Sept 8 (Reuters) – Liberia needed a last-gasp penalty save, Ethiopia an own goal, Tanzania shoot-out penalties and Equatorial Guinea a late strike to all win their World Cup first round ties on Sunday and advance to the group phase of the qualifiers for Qatar 2022. The quartet are the first nations through from

Tanzania Wants Burundian Refugees Sent Home. but They Face Big Challenges

Tanzania says it has reached an agreement with Burundi to begin sending back all Burundian refugees from October. The repatriation effort will take place in collaboration with the United Nations. Moina Spooner, from The Conversation Africa, asked Amelia Kuch to give some insights into the decision. How many Burundian refugees are there in Tanzania and

Ethiopia to install 4G network ahead of telecoms liberalisation

ADDIS ABABA, Aug 30 (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s state-run Ethio Telecom plans to install a 4G network in the capital and other regions and to upgrade other network services, it said on Friday, as the government prepares to open up the sector to private foreign investment. In July, Ethiopia announced it would award two telecoms licences

Africa: Not Waiting for Handouts: Five Stories of Resilience From One of The World’s Largest Refugee Camps

Today there are more than 70 million people around the world who have been forced from their homes. As crises get more prolonged, the only home that entire generations know, are refugee camps. The average length of displacement is rising, estimated at 26 years, and as of 2018, 78 per cent of all refugees were in

Burundi welcomes opposition exiles for next year’s election

By MOSES HAVYARIMANAMore by this Author The Burundian government is now calling on opposition members in exile to return home and take part in the 2020 general elections. This offer is one of the moves by President Pierre Nkurunziza’s administration and the ruling party to seek political stability ahead of the elections, amid accusations of

Burundi starts Ebola vaccines for health workers -WHO

NAIROBI, Aug 14 (Reuters) – Burundi has started vaccinating its health workers against Ebola, beginning with those near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. Burundi has had no reported cases of the deadly haemorrhagic fever, but the viral disease has been spreading in eastern Congo

FEATURE -From Prince Charles to Harrods, refugees target global markets with luxury crafts

NAIROBI, July 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Rwandan refugee Anita Claudine knows the odds are stacked against her, but the fashion designer is unfazed in her ambition to one day see her dresses in the window displays of the luxury department stores of London, Paris and New York. The 22-year-old woman, whose family fled to

Scores of LGBT+ refugees in Kenya slum face homophobic attacks, eviction

NAIROBI, June 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Scores of LGBT+ refugees are in desperate need of emergency shelter after facing homophobic threats, violence and eviction warnings from community members in a Nairobi slum, the refugees and human rights campaigners said on Tuesday. The 76 LGBT+ refugees – mostly from Congo but also from Rwanda, Burundi,

Tanzania Drops 25 Places in Press Freedom Report

Photo: UNESCO The World Press Freedom Day poster for 2019. By Louis Kolumbia Dar es Salaam — Tanzania has dropped by 25 positions in the latest World Press Freedom Index Report. The report, which was published on April 18 by Reporters without Borders (RSF), places Tanzania in the 118th position out of 180 countries they

Home market still a dream for African carmakers

* Home-grown carmakers hope for slice of huge African market * Global car giants also making a push in Africa * Local firms face same obstacles but lack finance, infrastructure By Duncan Miriri NAIROBI, April 12 (Reuters) – Since its launch in 2014, Mobius Motors, Kenya’s only home-grown automaker, has only produced around 50 test