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Okello: Uganda have a good chance of reaching Qatar 2022

Allan Okello plays in Algeria but dreams of a move to Europe He believes Uganda can reach the next FIFA World Cup They have been grouped with Mali, Kenya and Rwanda Allan Okello wasted no time in making a name for himself in the Ugandan Premier League with Kampala Capital City Authority. After joining the club’s training academy at 15, he made his professional debut while still 16 and went on to compete in the CAF Confederation Cup 2016/17. In three years with KCCA, Okello racked up 39 goals in…

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Ghana: Court dismisses petition challenging re-election of Akufo-Addo

– Advertisement – Ghana’s Supreme Court has dismissed a petition filed by Ghana’s former President, John Mahama challenging the re-election of incumbent President Nana Akufo-Addo. Mr. Mahama was challenging the credibility of the results declared by the Electoral commission alleging that they were flawed. But after over 42 days of trial, the court said there was no evidence to proof the issues raised by the petitioner. The judgment brings an end to the legal challenge to the presidential election results of 2020. The legal team of the incumbent President has…

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Over 20 migrants die after they were thrown into sea off Djibouti

– Advertisement – The United Nation has said more than 20 African migrants died after their smugglers threw them overboard off the coast of Djibouti. According to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), at least 80 people were thrown off to reduce the load on the vessel. The boat was reportedly carrying about 200 migrants, including women and children at the time of the incident. IOM officials say the migrants were headed to Yemen in order to reach Saudi Arabia to seek for jobs. The head of IOM, António Vitorino…

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Africa World 

Opinion: Embracing the Challenge – A Case for Africa’s Bright Future

– Advertisement – 2020 was tough not only for Africa and its people but the rest of the world and in no small measure. The Covid-19 pandemic and ensuing aftermath of the virus, including the new strains that found their way into the continent in January this year has made 2021 begin in the manner of which nobody hoped. The year is already facing its own challenges which are natural progressions from the year before. As a trained medical doctor, a specialist in infectious diseases, and having vast experience in…

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Referees preparation for FIFA Futsal World Cup 2021™: 'Road to Lithuania project' officially launched

FIFA launched for the first time a Futsal referees preparation project for a World Cup 76 potential candidates started their preparation Final appointments for the FIFA Futsal World Cup™ to be made in August 2021 The Road to Lithuania 2021 has become a reality thanks to the vision, and commitment of FIFA Referee Committee Chairman Pierluigi Collina and FIFA Director of Refereeing Massimo Busacca. Their leadership has empowered a group of Futsal refereeing specialists (one from each Confederation) to develop a strategic plan to develop, train, and prepare the top…

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Referees preparation for FIFA Futsal World Cup 2021™: 'Road to Lithuania project' officially launched

FIFA launched for the first time a Futsal referees preparation project for a World Cup 76 potential candidates started their preparation Final appointments for the FIFA Futsal World Cup™ to be made in August 2021 The Road to Lithuania 2021 has become a reality thanks to the vision, and commitment of FIFA Referee Committee Chairman Pierluigi Collina and FIFA Director of Refereeing Massimo Busacca. Their leadership has empowered a group of Futsal refereeing specialists (one from each Confederation) to develop a strategic plan to develop, train, and prepare the top…

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Plane crash kills 10 people in South Sudan

– Advertisement – At least ten people have died in a plane crash in South Sudan. The incident occurred in the eastern Jonglei State, at Pieri airstrip shortly after takeoff while heading to the capital, Juba. A team of investigators is being sent to the site to conduct preliminary investigations. The plane belonged to a local aviation company, the South Supreme Airlines. The firm has not yet issued a statement on the crash. Jonglei State Governor Denay Jock Chagor said he received the news with “shock and horror” and sent condolences…

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Plane crash kills 10 people in South Sudan

– Advertisement – At least ten people have died in a plane crash in South Sudan. The incident occurred in the eastern Jonglei State, at Pieri airstrip shortly after takeoff while heading to the capital, Juba. A team of investigators is being sent to the site to conduct preliminary investigations. The plane belonged to a local aviation company, the South Supreme Airlines. The firm has not yet issued a statement on the crash. Jonglei State Governor Denay Jock Chagor said he received the news with “shock and horror” and sent condolences…

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Over 7,000 Nigerian refugees flee to Niger

– Advertisement – Some 7,600 Nigerian refugees have reportedly fled to Niger since January this year. The United Nations which made the revelation said the violence in north-western Nigeria has caused its citizens to flee into neighbouring Niger, where violence is also on the rise. The UN refugee agency UNHCR attributed the development to the fear of armed groups and communal clashes in Nigeria. “Most of the refugees are women and children, displaced following recent attacks in Nigeria’s Sokoto state,” spokesperson Boris Cheshirkov said. The UNHCR said people fleeing are in urgent need of…

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Over 7,000 Nigerian refugees flee to Niger

– Advertisement – Some 7,600 Nigerian refugees have reportedly fled to Niger since January this year. The United Nations which made the revelation said the violence in north-western Nigeria has caused its citizens to flee into neighbouring Niger, where violence is also on the rise. The UN refugee agency UNHCR attributed the development to the fear of armed groups and communal clashes in Nigeria. “Most of the refugees are women and children, displaced following recent attacks in Nigeria’s Sokoto state,” spokesperson Boris Cheshirkov said. The UNHCR said people fleeing are in urgent need of…

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