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Egypt’s Salah beats Moses to BBC African footballer

Egypt and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah has been voted BBC African Footballer of the Year for 2017. The Liverpool star was named following a record number of votes ahead of Nigeria’s Victor Moses, Gabon’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Guinean Naby Keita and Sadio Mane of Senegal, according to the BBC. Many Nigerians were hopeful Moses could win after the 2004 edition won by his compatriot Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha. “I am very happy to win this award,” the 25-year-old told BBC Sport. “It’s…

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South Africa: Ramaphosa and the Ghost of Kuzwayo

The attempt to succeed the incumbent South African President Jacob Zuma is creating a lot of scrutiny and controversy. What else do you expect when you are dealing with or close to an incredibly controversial leader like Lord Zuma? To some South Africans, their aspiring ANC leader cum Presidential aspirant, Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa is a different political entity. Yes, different from the corrupt-ridden President Jacob Zuma, they would argue. However, to others, Mr. Ramaphosa is just the same old…

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The Kenyan Police Shoe-Gate

The Police should be our best friends because they protect our lives. Right? Logically, governments should do all they can to encourage the police and other law enforcement agencies to do their work patriotically and diligently. That includes providing them with the necessary tools and equipment to make their work easy. The recent report from Kenya’s ministry in charge of policing indicates that the department may have lost at least $1.7m (£1.3m) due to corrupt practices in the purchase…

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Africa: The Land of Scavengers.

In African, we often like to complain about our woes. We blame our leaders for all the shortcomings, from endemic corruption, nepotism, favouritism to miserable basic social services like water, housing, electricity, education, healthcare etc. But have we once asked ourselves who voted those lousy leaders in? We hear that power belongs to the people, but how much have we tried to transcend this into a reality? Hardly ever. Yes, elections are often manipulated and corrupt judges bought over…

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Liberia Election Verdict: Court Orders a run-off poll

Following a petition filed by the Liberty Party’s Presidential candidate Charles Brumskine, challenging the result the October Presidential election, the Liberia’s Supreme Court has ordered the final round of voting between the two leading candidates – ex-footballer George Weah and Vice-President Joseph Boakai to go ahead. Delivering its judgment, the Supreme Court maintained that there was insufficient evidence of fraud during October’s first round of the elections to order a re-run. Mr. Charles Brumskine came third in the first…

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Family Planning

In Africa and many third world countries, family planning can be a big challenge. Disccusion of sex or sex-related topics openly in this part of the world can be a taboo. On the other hand, sex education is not only a normal discourse in the West, it is indeed an important part of the school curriculum. Furthermore, women and girls in the Western world have a human right to decide if and when to become pregnant. Sadly, statistics have…

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Ronaldo sets incredible Champions League record

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo once again broke a UEFA Champions League all-time record on Wednesday night. The Portuguese scored his side’s second goal in their 3-2 win over Borussia Dortmund. Borja Mayoral had opened the scoring for Los Blancos before Ronaldo added the defending champions’ second. However, Dortmund pulled two goals back thanks to a brace from a former African Footballer of the Year, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, but Lucas Vazquez score a late winner for Zinedine Zidane’s side. That…

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Women and Sexual Politics

We live in the world where human beings and their lives, identities, and social expectations are carefully and socially defined, articulated and reinforced according to their sexes, using discourse and other social tools and apparatus. Has it ever occurred to you why male and female bodies are judged differently? Why would the two bodies carry different connotations? Why would people frown at a topless woman, while a half-naked man walking next to her with a short only is hardly…

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World Cup Final Draw: Nigeria, Argentina in the Same Group

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have drawn Argentina once again in the World Cup. And the teams will be meeting for the fifth time in a World Cup final with the Argentineans winning all previous four encounters. The other countries in Group D are Croatia and Iceland. The Eagles will be playing their opening game against Croatia. The ceremony held at the state Kremlin Palace in Moscow on Friday. Nigeria had met Argentina in four previous editions of the tournament and…

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FIFA World Cup: All Set for a Colourful Draw Session in Russia

Friday’s Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia is set to improve upon whatever has been done previously in the final draws for the past 20 championships. For a start, the draw ceremony is being held inside the State Kremlin Palace – the Parliament of the Russian Federation, which served the same purpose when the country was a much bigger, more intimidating Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). It is a long way from 1934, when the…

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