Almaz Ayana Named World Athlete of Year

[International Association of Athletics Federations] While their names have long been familiar to athletics fans, the roads that Usain Bolt and Almaz Ayana paved and travelled on the way to their 2016 World Athlete of the Year awards provided yet anoth…

[International Association of Athletics Federations] While their names have long been familiar to athletics fans, the roads that Usain Bolt and Almaz Ayana paved and travelled on the way to their 2016 World Athlete of the Year awards provided yet another inspiring example on how to reach the pinnacle of the sport, adding even more superlatives to their already extraordinary athletic resumes.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Highveld Lions Too Strong for Knights

[News24Wire] Half-centuries from Reeza Hendricks and Nicky van den Bergh sent the Highveld Lions on their way to a comfortable 20-run win over the Knights in their T20 Challenge encounter at the Diamond Oval in Kimberley on Friday.

[News24Wire] Half-centuries from Reeza Hendricks and Nicky van den Bergh sent the Highveld Lions on their way to a comfortable 20-run win over the Knights in their T20 Challenge encounter at the Diamond Oval in Kimberley on Friday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Birch Helps Warriors Stun Titans

[News24Wire] A record five-wicket haul by Andrew Birch as well as half-centuries from Colin Ingram and Colin Ackermann helped the Warriors pull off a superb six-wicket win over the Titans in their top-of-the-table T20 Challenge clash in Centurion on Fr…

[News24Wire] A record five-wicket haul by Andrew Birch as well as half-centuries from Colin Ingram and Colin Ackermann helped the Warriors pull off a superb six-wicket win over the Titans in their top-of-the-table T20 Challenge clash in Centurion on Friday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Questions and Answers On the LRA Commander Dominic Ongwen and the ICC

[HRW] The Lord’s Resistance Army is an armed rebel group led by Joseph Kony. Organized in about 1987, it initially fought the Ugandan government in northern Uganda, with incursions into South Sudan.

[HRW] The Lord's Resistance Army is an armed rebel group led by Joseph Kony. Organized in about 1987, it initially fought the Ugandan government in northern Uganda, with incursions into South Sudan.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Parliament Is Vindicated – SABC Inquiry Committee Chair

[News24Wire] The chairperson of the ad hoc committee looking into the SABC board says he is happy the Western Cape High Court dismissed the last remaining board member’s bid to halt the inquiry’s work.

[News24Wire] The chairperson of the ad hoc committee looking into the SABC board says he is happy the Western Cape High Court dismissed the last remaining board member's bid to halt the inquiry's work.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Civilians Killed During Clashes

[HRW] Nairobi -Serious fighting in the Central African Republic in late November 2016 between two Seleka groups left at least 14 civilians dead and 76 wounded, Human Rights Watch said today. Armed groups appear to have deliberately targeted five of the…

[HRW] Nairobi -Serious fighting in the Central African Republic in late November 2016 between two Seleka groups left at least 14 civilians dead and 76 wounded, Human Rights Watch said today. Armed groups appear to have deliberately targeted five of the civilians killed during the main clashes in the central town of Bria between November 21 and 23, and nine others in the ensuing days. Three other civilians are missing and presumed dead.

source: AllAfrica News: Central African Republic

Pretoria Girls High Pupils Were ‘Victims of Racism’

[News24Wire] Black pupils at Pretoria High School for Girls were victims of racism and the school’s hair policy was enforced without sensitivity, Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said on Friday.

[News24Wire] Black pupils at Pretoria High School for Girls were victims of racism and the school's hair policy was enforced without sensitivity, Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said on Friday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Mass Burial for Victims of Uganda Unrest

[Independent (Kampala)] The bodies of 51 unidentified victims of fierce fighting in the Rwenzururu kingdom in Uganda’s restive Kasese region were buried in a mass ceremony on Sunday, officials said.

[Independent (Kampala)] The bodies of 51 unidentified victims of fierce fighting in the Rwenzururu kingdom in Uganda's restive Kasese region were buried in a mass ceremony on Sunday, officials said.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda