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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 […]

As Millions Face Hunger in Sahel, More Accountability Is Needed to Attract Support, Warns Red Cross President

As Millions Face Hunger in Sahel, More Accountability Is Needed to Attract Support, Warns Red Cross President

About 5.8 million people across Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal are struggling to get enough food and require immediate assistance. To respond to their needs adequately, humanitarian actors need to manage well the funding they receive from their partners and well-wishers, warned Francesco Rocca, the President of the International Federation of Red […]

Colombia Ends Africa’s World Cup Hopes

Colombia Ends Africa’s World Cup Hopes

One cannot imagine the weight on the shoulders of 42-year-old Senegalese coach Aliou Cissé and his team as they stepped out on to Cosomos Arena in Samara, Russia. Sheer walls of yellow-adorned Colombian fans made their presence known to Africa’s last hope in the World Cup, shouting and dancing ahead of the clash between the […]

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 […]

Teranga Lions Draw Against Japan’s Blue Samurai

Teranga Lions Draw Against Japan’s Blue Samurai

How will Senegal’s physicality, power and height measure up to the speed and energy of the Blue Samurai in Russia’s artistic city of Ekaterinberg. On a Sunday no less. The Teranga Lions fans’ almost spiritual devotion may bode well for the West Africans. The atmosphere in the stadium was electric with bands giving loud and […]

Meet the Senegalese Coach Aliou Cissé – 10 Things You Need to Know About Him

Meet the Senegalese Coach Aliou Cissé – 10 Things You Need to Know About Him

Senegal claimed the first African win at the 2018 FIFA World Cup guided by their manager, Aliou Cissé, who is the only black coach at this year’s World Cup. Here are 10 interesting things you need to know about The Lions of Teranga (Les Lions de la Teranga) coach. Senegal recorded the first African win […]

Senegal takes down Poland

Senegal takes down Poland

Senegal raised the African flag high after beating Poland 2-1 in their FIFA World Cup opening Group H match in Russia. Four other African representatives faltered and Senegal collected their first set of points in today’s match and raised the continent’s hopes of having a team in the knock-out stage of the football extravaganza. Idrissa […]

Activists Abortion Laws Lead Women to Infanticide, Prison

Activists Abortion Laws Lead Women to Infanticide, Prison

Infanticide is the second most important cause of female incarceration in Senegal. Rights groups, who have raised concern over the conditions of women’s detention, blame the country’s restrictive laws on abortion. Many are calling on the government to loosen its legislation. Aminata, a name she chose to hide her true identity, was asleep with her […]

Why Senegal Is Africa’s Best Bet At Russia 2018

Why Senegal Is Africa’s Best Bet At Russia 2018

Five countries are representing Africa at the 2018 Fifa World Cup that got underway in Russia Thursday. Collectively, the continent has just three quarterfinal appearances (Cameroon at Italia ’90; Senegal at South Korea & Japan 2002; Ghana at South Africa 2010) to show as gold standards at the flagship football tournament. Needless to say, making […]

The Scams Which Drain West Africa’s Resources

The Scams Which Drain West Africa’s Resources

The international coalition of journalists which pioneered reporting on the “Panama Papers” has teamed up with West Africa’s Norbert Zongo Cell for Investigative Journalism (Cenozo)* to expose the tax avoidance, financial crime and corruption which siphon money out of the region, hindering development. In what the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) calls West Africa’s […]

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