From being property to owning one: A Maasai woman’s struggle for land | Features

[ad_1] Kona Baridi, Kenya – Ipato “Peris” Kateki knows only one female Maasai landowner – herself. And the 57-year-old, with her small plot in Kajiado county, southern Kenya, is a rarity among her people. Until 17 years ago, she was not even on the road to owning anything. Back then, Peris had just given birth … Read more

Salah-Mane rivalry highlights Africa’s Qatar World Cup playoffs | Football News

[ad_1] Two-legged playoffs set to kick off on Friday as five teams from Africa will qualify for Qatar 2022. Africa’s World Cup playoffs will serve up a Mohamed Salah versus Sadio Mane sequel as the Liverpool teammates face off on opposite sides again with their countries, this time for a place at football’s biggest show. … Read more

Ethiopia declares immediate truce, to allow aid into Tigray | Abiy Ahmed News

[ad_1] Ethiopia said it was declaring ‘an indefinite humanitarian truce effective immediately’. Ethiopia has announced an immediate ceasefire to its 16-month-long civil war, paving the way for aid to displaced people across the northern Tigray region. In a statement on Thursday, the government said it was declaring “an indefinite humanitarian truce effective immediately”, saying it hoped … Read more

Somali forces battling attackers at Mogadishu military camp | News

[ad_1] Al-Qaeda-linked armed group said its fighters are behind the attack on Halane base. Somalia’s security forces are battling a “terrorist incident” at the gates of a military camp in the capital Mogadishu, state-run television said, with a witness saying attackers had forced their way in and begun shooting. The al-Qaeda-linked armed group al-Shabab has … Read more

Burkina Faso: Trial for murder of former leader Sankara continues | Courts News

[ad_1] Prosecutors are seeking a 30-year sentence for ex-president Blaise Compaore over the assassination of his predecessor. The trial for the October 1987 assassination of former Burkina Faso President Thomas Sankara and his colleagues is to resume on Tuesday. Military prosecutors in Burkina Faso are requesting 30 years in jail for former President Blaise Compaore … Read more

DR Congo: 223 citizens rescued from Ukraine | News

[ad_1] Congolese evacuees were mostly students, most of them currently in France, according to the foreign minister. The government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has announced that it has evacuated at least 223 of its citizens out of Ukraine since the start of the Russian invasion, according to local media. Citizens made it … Read more