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Outcry inMorocco after ‘girl is raped, tattooed with swastikas’

Outcry inMorocco after ‘girl is raped, tattooed with swastikas’

Anger has erupted in Morocco after local media reported a 17-year-old girl was abducted, tortured and gang-raped by a criminal gang, whose members also forcibly tattooed her body. More than 12,000 people had signed a petition by early Monday demanding the government of King Mohammed VI provide the girl with urgent medical and psychological care […]

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 […]

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 […]

Morocco’s World Cup Dreams Shattered as U.S., Canada, Mexico Win 2026 Bid

Morocco’s World Cup Dreams Shattered as U.S., Canada, Mexico Win 2026 Bid

Morocco’s bid to host the 2026 Fifa World Cup were dashed after the north African nation only received 33% of the vote while the joint bid from the U.S., Canada and Mexico received 67%. US Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro welcomed the decision, saying: “Thank you so, so much for this incredible honour. Thank you for […]

Namibia Shuns Morocco’s 2026 World Cup Bid … Over Western Sahara Issue

Namibia Shuns Morocco’s 2026 World Cup Bid … Over Western Sahara Issue

The Namibia Football Association (NFA) has thrown their weight behind ongoing continental and international efforts to free the people of Western Sahara from the oppressive jaws of Morocco, after the football association resolved at last Saturday’s executive meeting not to support Morocco’s bid for the 2026 World Cup. With the Namibian government having already declared […]

We Want Western Sahara Independent says President Hage Geingob

We Want Western Sahara Independent says President Hage Geingob

President Hage Geingob has called on the international community to compel Morocco to implement a United Nations Security Council resolution calling for Western Sahara’s independence. Geingob made the call at State House yesterday during the official visit of the president of Western Sahara, Brahim Ghali, to Namibia. Ghali’s three-day state visit will focus on enhancing […]

Nigeria, Economic Community of West African States, Major World Economies Adopt Abuja Statement

Nigeria, Economic Community of West African States, Major World Economies Adopt Abuja Statement

Nigeria, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), World Trade Organisation (WTO), Friends of Investment Facilitation for Development (FIFD) and participants at the High Level Policy and Private Sector Trade and Investment Facilitation Partnership Forum today adopted a declaration titled “The Abuja Statement” at the close of the two-day event, which saw the participation […]

SA mining industry sees a turnaround in financial performance amid a challenging operating environment

SA mining industry sees a turnaround in financial performance amid a challenging operating environment

2017 was another challenging year for South Africa’s mining industry in light of a decrease in dividends and market capitalisation, various retrenchments across the industry, and marginal increases in taxes paid. However, spot price increases for bulk commodities supported the industry and resulted in a return to profitability after the first substantial increase in revenues […]

Whose Gain Is Morocco’s Accession to Ecowas?

Whose Gain Is Morocco’s Accession to Ecowas?

After the Monrovia’s summit of ECOWAS leaders, which gave its agreement in principle to Morocco’s request to join the sub-regional grouping, West African diplomatic veterans have continued to vent their disapproval to the Kingdom’s membership bid. Although the West African leaders, at the June 4, 2017 meeting, said the implications of Morocco’s membership still needed […]

March for peace in Western Sahara Saturday in Seville: no to Moroccan occupation

March for peace in Western Sahara Saturday in Seville: no to Moroccan occupation

The new secretary of the Communist Party of Andalusia (PCA), Ernesto Alba, said that the march for peace in Western Sahara, which will be held Saturday in Seville is intended to say no to the Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara. This solidarity event called by the Andalusian Federation of Solidarity Associations with Western Sahara (FANDAS) […]

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