Africa 54 – November 11, 2019

Top Stories:

Pope Francis asks the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square to pray for unity in South Sudan, saying he wants to make his postponed visit to South Sudan next year. He urged the country’s leaders to unite and end the suffering of its people.

A Malaysian court orders former Prime Minister Najib Razak to present his defense against seven charges in a case linked to a former unit of scandal-linked state fund known as 1MDB. The court says was created for his own private advantage.

A new military program in Sierra Leone helps soldiers cope from emotional and physical scars by holding regular yoga sessions. The sessions help soldiers deal with the trauma from the civil war.

A54 Sports: FIFA bans former Tanzanian Soccer Federation President Jamal Malinzi for 10 years for mismanaging “a significant amount” of money from the governing body.

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