Category Archives: Sports

US Promoters Push to Make Basketball Big in Africa

PARIS – The death of American basketball star Kobe Bryant has caused worldwide mourning, and Africa is no exception. But along with the grief, there are signs of new enthusiasm for a sport that has, until now, not taken hold in much of the continent.Pr…

Kobs Shine as Warriors Register First League Loss

Betway Kobs climbed to 2nd place on the 10-team log of the Nile Special Stout Premier League after defeating Stanbic Black Pirates 23-11 on Saturday at Legends grounds. Pirates mounted early pressure on the hosting team kobs scoring the first try of th…

Sailing: Luanda hosts qualifying races for Olympic Games

The capital city will also host simultaneously the African Sailing Tournament in 420 and 470 classes for men and women.According to a note from the Angolan Water Sports Federation (FADEN), sent to ANGOP, both competitions will take place on the coast …

UNAMID Organizes a Peaceful Co-Existence Workshop for Darfuri Farmers and Nomads in Zalingei, Central Darfur

On 16 December, more than 80 farmers, nomads, members of civil society and local journalists attended a one-day workshop organized by UNAMID’s Communications and Public Information Section (CPIS), in partnership with the Mission’s Governance and Commun…

Benin: head of mission to the EU declared persona non grata

The Council today decided that the head of the mission of the Republic of Benin to the European Union will be declaredpersona non grata. This is a response to the decision by the Beninese government to declare the head of the EU delegation to Benin as…

Equatorial Guinea Grants ExxonMobil Extension on Offshore Blocks

The Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea has granted ExxonMobil a six-month extension for offshore blocks EG06 and EG-11. Located next to legacy oil-producing Block B and EG-11, the licenses are considered highly prospective acreage….