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Liverpool’s Sadio Mané named African Footballer of the Year for first time

Sadio Mané has been crowned 2019 CAF African Player of the Year. The speedster edged Liverpool teammate Mohamed Salah – winner in 2017 and 2018 – and Algeria’s attacker Riyad Mahrez to the prestigious award The Senegal forward received his award from the four-time winner Samuel Eto’o at a star-studded ceremony in the Red Sea […]

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Zambia, US Ambassador Persona Non-Grata

Zambia, US Ambassador Persona Non-Grata

The president of Zambia Edgar Lungu has asked the United States to withdraw its ambassador, after the diplomat criticized the jailing of two men for being in a gay relationship. Last month, the US ambassador to Zambia, Daniel Foote, said he was “horrified” when a judge sentenced the men to 15 years in prison. He […]

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Sudan: Women football league kicks off first time ever after 30 years of dictatorship

Sudan: Women football league kicks off first time ever after 30 years of dictatorship

Sudan’s women football league made its debut Monday for the first ever, less tan year after a revolution ended 30 years of dictatorship of former leader Omar Beshir, Le360.ma reports.   The opening match opposing Tahadi and Difaa was took place in Khartoum stadium in the presence of the Sport Minister Wala Essam and several […]

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Kenya introduces world’s first malaria vaccine

The government of Kenya on Friday introduced the world’s first malaria vaccine to the routine immunization schedule for children under two, Reuters reported. Malawi is the first country to launch the vaccine earlier this year in a landmark pilot program. The country was the first of three in Africa in which the vaccine, known as […]

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Rwanda: First Jewish synagogue in Africa with permanent Rabbi becomes effective

A Jewish Rabbi has launched in Rwanda’s capital Kigali, the first East-Africa-based Jewish public worship place. The synagogue will be manned by Rabbi Chaim Bar Sella from the Chabad Jewish movement, according to Times of Israeli and the movement’s website Chabad.org. Chaim arrived in the central African country last week with his wife Dina, and […]

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More than 100,000 girls in Tanzania work in slave-like conditions

In Tanzania, more than 100,000 young girls have been tricked into a life of fear and, in effect, slavery. According to BBC, some of the girls are sold to households where they are forced to work from sunrise to sunset. Others end up being forced into prostitution. Their parents are usually told that the girls […]

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Tunisia: record tourist numbers in 2018, revenues jump by 45%

Tunisia’s tourism revenues have soared in 2018 to $1.36 billion as the country saw the arrival of a record 8.3 million visitors, official figures released on Monday showed. Tourism revenues rose in 2018 by about 45 percent compared to 2017, the central bank figures showed. The number of tourists jumped to 8.3 million from 7 […]

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Aubameyang, Mane and Salah nominated for CAF best player award

Reigning Confederation of African Football Player of the Year, Mohamed Salah, Senegalese player, Sadio Mane and Gabonese player, Pierre-EmerickAubameyang, are the best players of the continent in 2018, CAF said on Tuesday. According to the African football governing body, the three players were the top three finalists for last year’s awards. The awards gala night […]

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Morocco: Vivo Energy & Zakoura Foundation partner with Education Ministry to educate on environment

Vivo Energy and the Zakoura Foundation have signed a partnership agreement with the Ministry of National Education to bolster environmental education in Morocco. The aim of this innovative partnership is to unite efforts for the Mama Tabiaa environmental education program. The Mama Tabiaa program (Mother Nature) will be generalized in the primary cycle in order […]

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Egypt or South Africa to host AFCON

Egypt and South Africa have officially put in bids to host the next African Cup of Nations, the continent’s football body said. Cameroon has been stripped of the rights to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations earlier this month, with CAF saying that Cameroon has been unable to complete the necessary logistics. CAF also […]

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