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African Youngsters Given Opportunity to Play as Premier League Stars

African Youngsters Given Opportunity to Play as Premier League Stars

Manchester, England, 24 August 2017 – Leading mobile phone brand, TECNO Mobile, has today launched a new experiential initiative which will see 13 youngsters from across Africa spend a week enjoying the very best in coaching with Manchester City Football Club. The Blue Squad scheme, announced today at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium, will see the youngsters train at City Football Academy fo... »

28 African World War 2 Veterans Given French Citizenship

28 African World War 2 Veterans Given French Citizenship

Twenty-eight Africans, aged between 78 and 90, who fought for France in WWII and other conflicts have been made French citizens by French President Francois Hollande who said that France owed them “a debt of blood”. The veterans have long struggled for equality and recognition in France having received restricted access to certain benefits, and lower pensions than their French counterp... »

Africa Gets It’s Own .Africa Domain Extension

Africa Gets It’s Own .Africa Domain Extension

Individuals and businesses can now use the “dot Africa” (.africa) top level domain extension for their websites as an alternative to the dominant “dot com” (.com) domain extensions. The African Union (AU) hopes that the official launch of this unique .africa web address will create a new identity for the continent on the Internet. According to AU commission Chairperson, Nko... »

Wealthy Nigerians Spend Over $6.5bn On Private Jets Despite Aviation Challenges

Wealthy Nigerians Spend Over $6.5bn On Private Jets Despite Aviation Challenges

Despite recent aviation challenges, it has been revealed that Nigerians have spent over $6.5bn (N1.02tn) on the acquisition of private jets in recent years with an overall monetary value of $7.5bn (N1.18tn). Security concerns, privacy and the need for urgency were cited in 2012 as some of the reasons for this sudden rise when private jet ownership in Nigeria grew by around 650%. This is perhaps no... »

Watch Cameroon Defeat Egypt to Win 5th AFCON Title

Watch Cameroon Defeat Egypt to Win 5th AFCON Title

Cameroon came from behind to beat Egypt 2-1 in an exciting 2017 African Cup of Nations final.  Mohamed Elneny had opened the scoring for Egypt on 22 minutes with a brilliant finish that meant the Pharaohs went in at the break one goal to the good. However, substitute Nicolas Nkoulou equalised for Cameroon with a powerful header on the hour mark and super-sub, Vincent Aboubakar swept in the winner ... »

Plan to Stop Libya Migrant Influx Agreed with EU Leaders

Plan to Stop Libya Migrant Influx Agreed with EU Leaders

A plan to reduce the influx of thousands of migrants making the perilous journey to Europe, across the Mediterranean from Libya every year, has been agreed at a European Union meeting in Malta. As part of the agreement, Libya’s UN-backed government will receive €200m ($215m, £171m), including funding to reinforce its coast guard. The EU hopes that this agreement will assist Libya with the di... »

Plane Crash Halt Flights In Kenya

Plane Crash Halt Flights In Kenya

Flights into Nairobi’s main airport in Kenya have been suspended following the crash-landing of a passenger plane on the runway. The plane, a Fokker 50 turboprop was carrying six people when it crash-landed at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on its belly following a landing gear failure. So far, no deaths or injuries have been reported, according to the BBC. The aircraft was travelling fro... »

Winner of BBC African Footballer of the Year 2014 Announced

Winner of BBC African Footballer of the Year 2014 Announced

Yacine Brahimi has emerged as the surprise winner of the BBC African Footballer of the Year 2014. The 24-year-old midfielder who was voted by African football fans becomes the first Algerian to win the prestigious award. Brahimi, who plays for Portuguese club Porto, told BBC Sport: “It’s a big honour for me to receive this wonderful trophy. I owe it to my country, Algeria, and to all t... »

Mind-Blowing Pictures Of Little Girl Who Grew Up With Wild Animals In Africa

Mind-Blowing Pictures Of Little Girl Who Grew Up With Wild Animals In Africa

The story of Tippi Degre is as captivating as they come. Tippi’s french parents, Alain Degre and Sylvie Robert, who were filmmakers and wildlife photographers, migrated to Namibia where she was born. However, growing up, Tippi’s life has been far more exciting than many other children and adults could dream of. Indeed, instead of just playing with toys, Tippi spent time alongside some beautiful as... »

Africa’s Under-18 Population to Reach 1 Billion by 2050

Africa’s Under-18 Population to Reach 1 Billion by 2050

According to Unicef, one in ten people in the world will be African as a result of a population growth that will see the number of under-18’s rise by two-thirds to almost 1 billion by 2050. The results of the findings showcase what has been described as “a massive shift in the world’s child population towards Africa” in spite of the high child-mortality rates on the contine... »