Study: Community mistrust high amid Congo Ebola outbreak

Africa 03/27/19, 18:52

One out of four people interviewed in eastern Congo last year believed Ebola wasn't real, according to a new study released Wednesday, underscoring the enormous challenges health care workers are now facing.The survey found that a deep mistrust of the ...

Election officials: Senegal’s president wins 2nd term

Africa 02/28/19, 10:59

Senegalese President Macky Sall easily won a second term without the need for a runoff, election officials announced Thursday in the West African country.The four opposition candidates said they would not pursue a legal challenge, ending days of uncertainty in ...

Senegal president’s party say results show he won vote

Africa 02/25/19, 04:54

Senegal's prime minister has claimed that incumbent president Macky Sall has won re-election, though the opposition rejected his assertion and said the vote should go to a runoff.Prime Minister Mahammed Boun Abdallah Dionne, who is from the ruling party, told ...

Senegal’s president Macky Sall seeks 2nd term

Africa 02/22/19, 09:04

Senegal's President Macky Sall is counting on the success of his economic record to propel him to win a second term in Sunday's elections.Sall boasted he will win in the first round, without a runoff vote, though some critics say ...

NBA, FIBA announce plans for pro league in Africa

Basketball 02/16/19, 13:19

The NBA is bringing a pro league to Africa.The Basketball Africa League, a new collaboration between the NBA and the sport's global governing body FIBA, was announced Saturday. The initial plan is for the 12-team league to begin play in ...

In Congo, the Tshisekedi no one had expected takes power

Africa 01/23/19, 04:11

Felix Tshisekedi has emerged from his father's shadow to become Congo's next president. For decades that post eluded his father, the venerated opposition politician, Etienne, whose death in 2017 helped catapult his son into the limelight.The passage of power from ...

Egypt chosen to replace Cameroon as African Cup host

Soccer 01/08/19, 06:43

The Confederation of African Football has chosen Egypt over South Africa to replace Cameroon as host of this year's African Cup of Nations soccer tournament.Cameroon was stripped of hosting duties late last year because of poor preparations and violent clashes ...

Salah, Mane, Aubameyang compete for African award

Africa 01/01/19, 10:30

Liverpool forwards Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, and Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, are the three finalists for the African player of the year award in a repeat of last year's shortlist.The winner will be announced on Jan. 8 in Dakar, ...

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