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CHAN 2021: Zambia draw with Guinea as Tanzania record first win

Guinea and Zambia are joint leaders of Group D after a 1-1 draw on Saturday night. Victor Kantabadouno came off the bench to score for Guinea in the 58th minute in their second Group D game at the ongoing Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) in Cameroon. Zambia needed a late Spencer Sautu goal to deny the west Africans victory. The midfielder headed in the equalizer with just three minutes remaining to rescue the tie for the Chipolopolo. After a goalless first half, the two sides returned from the break determined to…

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CHAN: Cameroon seeks Eto’o inspiration ahead of Burkina Faso tie

With one point separating them, Burkina Faso face hosts Cameroon on Sunday at the Ahmadou Ahidjou Stadium in Yaoundé, with the quarterfinal ticket at stake for both sides. Hosts Cameroon made a good start to their CHAN campaign, defeating Zimbabwe and going on to draw against Mali to gather four points, one more than Burkina Faso who lost to Mali before defeating Zimbabwe to garner 3 points. Cameroon’s training session Saturday afternoon ended with a surprise visit from one of the country’s most decorated footballers Samuel Eto’o. Armed with motivational…

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Mozambique: Cyclone Eloise leaves massive flooding in its wake

People in the Mozambican port city of Beira breathed a sigh of relief on Saturday as Cyclone Eloise caused less damage than feared, although the danger of flooding remained in a region still recovering from a devastating cyclone two years ago. In 2019, Cyclone Idai killed several hundred people and displaced well over 100,000 others. Ahead of the arrival of Cyclone Eloise, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) warned that at least 100,000 people would be affected. “There have been floods, but we have been…

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Africa 

Tunisians defy police to stage more anti-government rallies

Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets of Tunisian cities on Saturday to protest police repression, corruption and poverty, following several nights of unrest marked by clashes and arrests. Saturday’s protests come as the North African nation struggles to stem the novel coronavirus pandemic, which has crippled the economy and threatened to overwhelm hospitals. Over 6,000 people have died from Covid-19 in Tunisia, with a record 103 deaths reported on Thursday. The government on Saturday extended a night-time curfew from 8 p.m. (1900 GMT) to 5 a.m. and banned gatherings…

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Profile: Singer-songwriter Alicia Keys turns 40

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Alicia Keys turns 40-years-old, Monday (January 25, 2021). Born Alicia Augello Cook in New York on 25 January 1981, the piano playing-star made her breakthrough debut in 2001, with No.1 single “Fallin”, from debut album “Songs in A Minor.” She won her first five Grammy Awards the following year. To date, she has won 15 Grammys and been nominated 29 times. Other hit songs have included “No One”, “My Boo” with Usher, “If I Ain’t Got You,” and her collaboration with Jay-Z, “Empire State of Mind.” The star…

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Africa 

Libyan rivals agree to appoint heads of key government agencies

Representatives from rival Libyan camps said a candidacy process would open Tuesday for key institutional appointments, after a new round of talks in Morocco on ending nearly a decade of conflict. The process, set to run until February 2, aims to quickly fill several strategic posts in order to facilitate collaboration with an interim executive body set to be elected next week in Geneva, a joint statement said Saturday. Oil-rich Libya has been riven by civil war since a NATO-backed uprising that ousted long-time dictator Moamer Kadhafi in 2011. The…

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Ethiopian official claims Egypt behind ‘destabilisation’ campaign

The Egyptian government has been stepping up its long-standing policy of destabilizing and weakening Ethiopia by “providing full support to anti-peace elements” and pitting neighbors against it, according to a top Ethiopian diplomat. The official, who holds a high position in the Ethiopian Foreign Ministry and asked for anonymity, told Anadolu Agency that “Egypt has intensified its destabilization efforts against Ethiopia and the volatile Horn of Africa region.” Ethiopia’s administration led by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who took office in 2018, has faced multiple domestic and external security challenges. Last…

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Malawi ex-President Mutharika loses bid to unfreeze his accounts

Malawi’s former President Peter Mutharika’s quest to remove restrictions on his bank accounts which were frozen as part of a corruption investigation has ended in failure. On Friday, Malawi’s high court dismissed his application to have his accounts unfrozen by the country’s anti-graft agency. Malawi’s Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) last August froze the personal bank accounts of Mutharika and his wife, Gertrude, in a probe seeking to uncover his role in a 5-billion kwacha ($6.6 million) cement scandal. In his petition, the former President also wanted to court to order Standard…

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Nigeria readies for Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines

Nigeria will receive 100,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine by early February, according to officials. But they have to be stored in cold temperatures and getting them to rural areas will prove difficult. Nigeria has found a way though through its ultra-cold chain equipment. “What we do have coming to the country is the Pfizer vaccines that require about -70 degrees Celsius,” said Dr Faisal Shuaib, director-general of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHDA) “This is why we are actively making sure that we have those vaccines and also…

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Ghana’s Virgil Abloh Stuns with Louis Vuitton Paris Fashion Show

Ghana’s Own Blesses High Fashion Men’s Wear The latest Louis Vuitton (LV) menswear show was streamed live from Paris on Thursday, January 21, 2021 — and was part catwalk, part installation. The show possessed the standard showcase of designs by models but also featured a static presentation too — with the highlight of a dance sequence. Black American Hip hop artist Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) also made an appearance — performing a track at the end of the show. Ghana in the Fashion House Tailoring was a prominent theme…

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