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Why African Teams Fell Short At the 2018 Russia World Cup – Again

Why African Teams Fell Short At the 2018 Russia World Cup – Again

At every World Cup tournament since 1986, at least one team from Africa has made it to the second round of the World Cup finals. That record unceremoniously ended in Russia 2018, after all five countries – Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Nigeria and Senegal – were knocked out in the preliminary round. There were high hopes […]

Egypt Sentences Tourist to Eight Years in Prison for Facebook Post

Egypt Sentences Tourist to Eight Years in Prison for Facebook Post

Human rights groups estimate that as many as 60 000 political prisoners languish in Egyptian jails under President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, which is significantly more than under the previous regime. Freedoms and liberties are waning to the extent that the country has detained a tourist for what it terms ‘incitement to overthrow the ruling system […]

Report: Reach for Change impacts over 200,000 children and youth across Africa

Report: Reach for Change impacts over 200,000 children and youth across Africa

A report released by Reach for Change highlighted the substantial impact the organization has made through its support programs for social entrepreneurs, positively impacting 237,490 African children and youth in 2017 alone. The children and youth benefitted from programming that contributes to 9 of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, including good health and wellbeing, quality […]

Sables rugby team spurred on by Tunisia’s hostile reception

Sables rugby team spurred on by Tunisia’s hostile reception

SABLES team manager Dereck Chiwara believes the hostile reception they received from the Tunisia Rugby Federation has given them the extra motivation they needed for their crucial Rugby Africa Gold Cup against the hosts in Beja on Saturday. The senior national rugby team endured a nightmarish trip to Tunisia after being delayed for close to […]

Why Has China Invited African Army Chiefs to Beijing?

Why Has China Invited African Army Chiefs to Beijing?

China wants to redefine its military engagement in Africa and has invited military officials from across the continent to Beijing to explore new forms of strategic cooperation. China’s economic influence as an investor and trade partner continues to grow in Africa and new strategies are being discussed to ensure the security of Chinese business interests […]

‘More conflict, more money:’ West not interested in peace in Africa, says mercenary leader

‘More conflict, more money:’ West not interested in peace in Africa, says mercenary leader

The Western powers are interested in prolonging conflicts in Africa as they crave after the continent’s resources, a private military company founder told RT. Most African forces are “set up to fail” by foreign advisors, he added. The Western nations see prolonged African wars and chaos as just a means to get their hand on […]

The Western Media and Its Biased Reportage Against African Teams

The Western Media and Its Biased Reportage Against African Teams

The biased reporting by the Western media against African teams at the World Cup is disconcerting. The narratives espoused by some media houses paint the victories of African teams as undeserved. The commentators also judge the African players on physicality and not techniques or tactics. As Africans we must reclaim the narrative, and tell our […]

Algeria abandons 13,000 migrants in the Sahara

Algeria abandons 13,000 migrants in the Sahara

From this isolated frontier post deep in the sands of the Sahara, the expelled migrants can be seen coming over the horizon by the hundreds. They look like specks in the distance, trudging miserably across some of the world’s most unforgiving terrain in the blistering sun. They are the ones who made it out alive. […]

Mohamed Salah considering quitting Egypt national team

Mohamed Salah considering quitting Egypt national team

Mo Salah is considering quitting the Egyptian national team due to his unhappiness over what has happened in Chechnya, where the team was based during the World Cup at Russia 2018, a source close to the Liverpool forward has told CNN. Last season Salah became an international star — ranked alongside the likes of Cristiano […]

Nigeria’s Ahmed Musa challenges Lionel Messi as Argentina hero

Nigeria’s Ahmed Musa challenges Lionel Messi as Argentina hero

Ahmed Musa’s two-goal show in Nigeria’s win over Iceland on Friday earned him a new nickname in Argentina – Lionel Musa. But the Super Eagles’ World Cup hero has warned that his new-found hero status in South America will be short-lived. Barcelona star Lionel Messi has long been regarded as the ‘greatest of all time’ […]

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