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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... »

How Nairobi Is Pioneering Science & Technology

How Nairobi Is Pioneering Science & Technology

Science, technology and investment are a key component of development and sustainable growth of any country. The capacity of African countries to compete in the global market depends on their ability to innovate and apply the relevant science and technology to productive sectors and industries. Nairobi is taking centre stage for pioneering science, technology and investment and integrating them in... »

Science & Technology Can Save Africa

Science & Technology Can Save Africa

Internet access has often proved to have been a problem for the African continent. But, November of this year saw a number of various attempts to rectify the situation. There have also been a wide range of other scientific and technology-related launches in Africa recently. Included in the November rollouts were Facebook’s Internet.org app, a free online initiative from Outernet, and the res... »

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... »