The Palestinian flag flew on the pitch as Morocco celebrated a historic World Cup victory

The Palestinian flag flew on the pitch as Morocco celebrated a historic World Cup victory

CNN — Several Moroccan national team players unfurled the Palestinian flag on the pitch as they celebrated a historic World Cup win over Spain in Qatar on Tuesday. After a dramatic penalty shoot-out, Morocco became the first Arab team to reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup. It is the second time that Moroccan players … Read more

Morocco beat Spain on penalties to advance to the World Cup

Morocco beat Spain on penalties to advance to the World Cup

AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — The first World Cup held in an Arab country, produced the Arab world’s first quarter-finalist. Morocco became only the fourth African country to reach the quarter-finals of the world’s biggest football tournament when they beat Spain 3-0 in a penalty shoot-out after a 0-0 draw after extra time. The Moroccans … Read more

Ronaldo sat on the bench for the World Cup against Switzerland

Ronaldo sat on the bench for the World Cup against Switzerland

LUSAIL, Qatar (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo dropped from the starting line-up for Portugal’s match against Switzerland in the round of 16 of the World Cup on Tuesday. The move came a day after his coach expressed frustration with his team captain’s attitude in the last match. Gonçalo Ramos, the 21-year-old forward who made his international … Read more

Remembering Gary Strieker, who helped establish CNN’s presence in Africa

Remembering Gary Strieker, who helped establish CNN’s presence in Africa

CNN — Gary Strieker had every reason to be pessimistic. People dying of hunger, brutal killings and many other horrific events that he covered as an international reporter were taking place right before his eyes. Yet Strieker has never lost his optimistic spirit or his passion for shedding light on critically important but often underappreciated … Read more

Nigerian black passengers found at the helm of a ship in the Canary Islands

Nigerian black passengers found at the helm of a ship in the Canary Islands

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Three black passengers have been found at the helm of a ship in the Canary Islands after an 11-day ocean voyage from Nigeria, Spain’s maritime rescue service said. The men found on the oil tanker Alithini II in the port of Las Palmas on Monday afternoon appeared to have symptoms of … Read more

Three migrants survived the 11-day voyage sitting at the helm of the ship

Three migrants survived the 11-day voyage sitting at the helm of the ship

The Spanish Coast Guard has rescued three people who were stowed on the helm of a ship that arrived in the Canary Islands from Nigeria. In a photo released by the Coast Guard on Monday, the migrants are seated at the helm of the Althini II oil and chemical tanker. The Althini II arrived in … Read more

Al-Shabab insurgents attacked a hotel in Mogadishu used by Somali officials | Al-Shabab News

Al-Shabab insurgents attacked a hotel in Mogadishu used by Somali officials |  Al-Shabab News

THE DEVELOPMENT STORYDEVELOPMENT STORY, Al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for the attack on the Villa Rose Hotel in the Somali capital, with no reports of casualties yet. Fighters from the armed group al-Shabaab attacked a hotel used by government officials in the Somali capital Mogadishu, according to police and government officials, with security officials saying the … Read more

Elon Musk accused of discriminating against Twitter Africa employees over severance pay

Elon Musk accused of discriminating against Twitter Africa employees over severance pay

CNN Business — Fired employees at Twitter’s headquarters in Africa are accusing Twitter of “deliberately and recklessly violating the laws of Ghana” and trying to “silence and intimidate” them after they were fired. The team hired a lawyer and sent a letter to the company demanding it comply with the labor laws of the West … Read more

COP27: Summit agrees ‘loss and damage’ climate fund in landmark deal

COP27: Summit agrees ‘loss and damage’ climate fund in landmark deal

Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt CNN — Delegates at the UN’s COP27 climate summit agreed to a provision to establish a loss and damage fund in a landmark deal early Sunday morning in Egypt’s Sharm el-Sheikh. However, the delegation stopped short of approving the entire draft text of the agreement as members from Switzerland requested more time … Read more