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Senegal Child Help Hotline Offers Safety for Victims of Abuse

A child help hotline in Senegal provides around-the-clock counseling and protection for young people suffering physical or emotional harm. The free phone service is working to help vulnerable children from across West Africa.At Dakar’s Ginddi Center for children in difficulty there has not been electricity for most of the week, something of the...

T-Shirts Return From Africa With Purpose

Castoff American t-shirts, which have flooded African markets for years, are starting to trickle back to the United States as part of a non-profit initiative spearheaded by two young American social entrepreneurs.American Sean Hewens said he recently was stuck in a traffic jam in Nairobi, Kenya, when he saw a t-shirt worn by a rickshaw pusher...

Algeria's Large Youth Population Has Few Opportunities

Walk down Rue Didouche Mourad - a bustling auto route lined with colonial-era buildings that winds its way toward the Algiers port - and this is what you will see: groups of children heading home from school; young girls, some with headscarves, others bareheaded, mobile phones glued to their ears; young men hanging out in cafes; a street...

Nigerian Student Athlete Finds Success in US

Exchange programs that give American high school students the opportunity to study for a year in another country are quite common.  But it is rare to find American high schools that have the resources to bring international students to the U.S. on full multi-year sports scholarships.  Episcopal High School outside Washington D.C. is an exception...

Some in Egypt's Elite Call for Change

Demonstrations in Egypt calling for President Hosni Mubarak to step down have drawn people from all walks of life, including members of the country's elite. Some in the elite have benefitted financially and politically from their close association to the Mubarak government. But ironically, many are also among those protesting against Mr....

Tunisia Islamist Leader Does Not Support an Islamic State

Islamist leader Rachid Ghanouchi has been in Tunisia's spotlight since returning to the North African country after more than two decades in exile. In the past, Tunisian authorities have cracked down hard on political Islam. Many are wondering what role it will play as Tunisia tries to build a multiparty democracy. Ghanouchi is quick to stress his...

South Sudan Aid Agencies Continue Food Aid as Need Declines

As voting in southern Sudan’s independence referendum enters its final days, relief officials say at least 1 million people will continue to need food assistance despite an improvement in food security over the past year. It is midday at a large sports field in a suburb of Juba. World Food Program workers are unloading sacks of cereal and boxes...

Hope, Celebration as Sudanese Community Votes in Kenya

As the long-awaited Sudanese referendum begins, southern Sudanese from around the world are casting their ballots to determine the future of their country. VOA visited a polling center in Nairobi, Kenya to observe the historic vote. The scene at Nairobi’s Railways Sports Club could have easily been mistaken for a large family gathering, or a...

Ghana Sweeps Four CAF Awards

Ghana sweeps three awards at the CAF Awards night in Cairo, as Asamoah Gyan misses out of the African Footballer of the Year. The Most promising talent award, Coach of the year and National team of the year prizes all went Ghana's way. Gyan was beaten to the top award by Cameroon's Samuel Eto'o who was named African Footballer of the Year Monday...

Search for Common Ground Celebrates Promoters of Peace

For the past 13 years, the US organization Search for Common Ground has celebrated individuals and groups that work on conflict resolution. This year, Search for Common Ground recognized groups that use a variety of tools to inspire others to overcome division and heal wounds of the past.American songwriter Peter Yarrow singing in English and...

Super Falcons Win Women's African Cup of Nations

Nigeria defended their Womens' African Championship title as they defeated Equatorial Guinea in the final 4-2 thanks to two late own-goals from Guinea played in Daveyton on Sunday. In a bizarre climax to the game with the scores level at 1-1 going into the last 25 minutes, it was Nigeria who ran away with the match in unusual fashion. Nigeria...

World Cup Boosts Kenya Airways (KQ) Passenger Numbers

National carrier Kenya Airways (KQ) recorded an increase in passenger numbers between July and September, boosted by the World Cup which raised traffic on its Southern Africa route. The increased customer traffic, which is in line with the ongoing global economic recovery, has raised expectations that the airline will report improved half-year...

Uganda Cranes Blast Antelopes 3-0

Uganda Cranes Blast Antelopes 3-0 Uganda Cranes got off to a winning start in the African Nations Cup opener at Namboole Stadium on Saturday. Goals from Hearts midfielder David Obua, Andy Mwesigwa and Geoffrey Sserunkuma gave them a 3-0 victory over the Black Antelopes of Angola. Ugandan Skipper Ibrahim Sekagya was at the heart of the defence joined by Andy Mwesigwa, Simeon Masaba...

Samson Siasia Named Super Eagles New Coach

Samson Siasia Named Super Eagles New Coach Barring last minute hitches, the new leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation will announce the appointment of a new coach for the senior national team, the Super Eagles and the lucky man is no other person than the former U-23 chief coach, Samson Siasia. Trustsports gathered exclusively yesterday that the former international was picked...

Africa's World Cup Ends in Spectacular Celebration

Africa's World Cup Ends in Spectacular Celebration After much anticipation, the 2010 FIFA World Cup Closing Ceremony opened at 18:40 at Johannesburg's Soccer City Stadium with all the colour and splendour it promised. Former South African President Nelson Mandela graced the event, even going onto the pitch with wife, Graca Machel, much to the delight of the many soccer lovers gathered at Soccer...