The French team of 2018 is truly multicultural and should be celebrated across France. A number of African countries can also take pride in the victory.
Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki reopened his country's embassy in neighbouring Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, marking a dramatic thaw in relations after years of stalemate.
Extraction of wood to be used as fuel has contributed to deforestation in the east African country, forcing the government to ban production of charcoal. But, this has left millions of people without an important source of energy.
"We are one people," says Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki, who is in Addis Ababa for a three-day state visit, just a month after a peace deal that ended a 1998-2000 deadly border war between two neighbours.
Armed group al Shabab claims responsibility for the double car bombing close to the presidential palace in capital Mogadishu.
Abdel Fattah el Sisi, the president of Egypt, has imprisoned most of his opponents and won a new presidential term in a rigged poll. But Sisi still feels political insecurity, which might force him to reach out to the Muslim Brotherhood.
The international rights group's call follows evidence and accusations of torture and deaths taking place at United Arab Emirates-run detention centres in Yemen.
Reforms have so far been the foundation of Abiy's government since taking office on April 2. But analysts say Abiy is facing stiff opposition within his ruling coalition.
Egypt’s Health Minister Hala Zayed issued a decree stating that the national anthem, followed by doctor’s oath will take place every morning in hospitals to promote "patriotism and loyalty."
Zimbabwe's main opposition party MDC holds a mass protest against the upcoming election, the first since Robert Mugabe was forced to resign last year. The party claims that final voters roll to be used on July 30 has not been given yet.
The Arab nation hopes to convince families they don't have to have more than two children, but many parents and would be parents are not convinced. The plans is backed by the UN and US.
The injuries in the crash in Pretoria range from minor to critical, according to Russel Meiring, a spokesman for paramedic company ER24.
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