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FIFA WORLD CUP MOZAMBIQUE TO HOST WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS AGAINST MALAWI AND CAMEROON IN MOROCCO

FIFA WORLD CUP MOZAMBIQUE TO HOST WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS AGAINST MALAWI AND CAMEROON IN MOROCCO

AFRICA, FIFA, Football, Sports, WORLD
Mozambique look certain to host its forthcoming World Cup qualifying matches against Malawi and Cameroon in Morocco after the Confederation of African Football (CAF) banned the Mambas’ home stadium in Maputo. Mozambique Football Federation (FMF) has confirmed via a statement posted on its website that CAF has declared Zimpeto National Stadium in Maputo as unfit to host the Group D matches against Cameroon on October 10 2021 and Malawi on November 16 2021. FMF quoted Vice-President for the National Teams, Matinho Mucuana and the Mambas coach, Horácio Gonçalves, as having said on Sunday that the association had reached an agreement with their Moroccan counterparts for the matches to take place in Tangier, Morocco. Mucuana is quoted saying FMF had earlier contacted FAs for Kenya and...
Abdelaziz Bouteflika: Former Algerian president dies aged 84

Abdelaziz Bouteflika: Former Algerian president dies aged 84

GOVERNMENT, INTERNATIONAL, PRESIDENT, Uganda Government, WORLD
The former president of Algeria, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, has died after a long illness at the age of 84. Bouteflika led the country for almost two decades, stepping down in 2019 after his bid for a fifth term in office led to massive street protests. He played a key role in Algeria's war of independence in the 1950s and 60s. Then in 1999, as Algeria emerged from a brutal civil war that killed almost 200,000 people, he became president at the urging of the military. Bouteflika had rarely been seen in public since a stroke in 2013, which affected his speech and mobility. Obituary: Child prodigy to octogenarian leader His political career began early: After Algeria's independence from France in 1962, he became the world's youngest minister of foreign affairs in his mid-twenti...
Aukus: France recalls envoys amid security pact row

Aukus: France recalls envoys amid security pact row

France, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, WORLD
France has said it is recalling its ambassadors in the US and Australia for consultations, in protest at a security deal which also includes the UK. The French foreign minister said the "exceptional decision" was justified by the situation's "exceptional gravity". The alliance, known as Aukus, will see Australia being given the technology to build nuclear-powered submarines. The move angered France as it scuppered a multibillion-dollar deal it had signed with Australia. The agreement is widely seen as an effort to counter China's influence in the contested South China Sea. It was announced on Wednesday by US President Joe Biden, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison. France was informed of the alliance only hours before the public ann...
AFRICA SOCCER SEE WHAT AFRICAN TOP 10 LOOK LIKE IN LATEST FIFA RANKING

AFRICA SOCCER SEE WHAT AFRICAN TOP 10 LOOK LIKE IN LATEST FIFA RANKING

AFRICA, Football, Senegal, Sports, WORLD, World Cup
FIFA has just revealed it World Ranking of September after matchday 1 and 2 of the 2022 Qatar World Cup qualifiers. Teranga Lions of Senegal are still leading the Top 10 in Africa as they won all of their two games during this month’s qualifiers. Sadio Mané and teammates defeated Togo 2-0 in Thiès on matchday 1 before beating 3-1 Congo in Brazzaville. Nigeria on the other hand remain at thye fifth position despite winning their two matrches earlier this month. Read more : Sebastien Haller makes history as Ajax trash Sporting in UCL Moreover, Ghana and Cameroon keep their positions also despite losing their second qualifying game to South Africa and Ivory Coast respectively. South Africa are in the 13th position, Zambia rank 17th while Uganda Cranes are 18th. In a...
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE UCL : CONFIRMED LINE-UPS OF BESIKTAS VS BORUSSIA DORTMUND CLASH

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE UCL : CONFIRMED LINE-UPS OF BESIKTAS VS BORUSSIA DORTMUND CLASH

FIFA, Football, Sports, UEFA, WORLD
Turkish Super Lig side are hosting German Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund for their UEFA Champions League opener in Group C. Below are the line-ups : Besiktas XI : Destanoglu – Rosier, Montero, Welinton, N’Sakala – Josef, Pjanic – Ghezzal, Hutchinson, Larin – Batshuayi. Borussia Dortmund XI : Kobel – Meunier, Akanji, Hummels, Guerreiro – Dahoud, Bellingham – Malen, Reus, Brandt, Haaland. Kick off time : 16:45 Read more : UCL – Koeman calls for patience with Barcelona after loss to Bayern Munich The second game of this Group will come later tonight and will see Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon taking on Eredivisie giants Ajax Amsterdam.
Rapper G-Eazy was arrested on Monday, Sept. 13, after an alleged fight with two men inside a bar within The Standard Hotel in NYC.

Rapper G-Eazy was arrested on Monday, Sept. 13, after an alleged fight with two men inside a bar within The Standard Hotel in NYC.

Entertainment, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNET, LIFE STYLE, WORLD
Featured Photo Caption:G-Eazy (Photo Image Press/Shutterstock) Rapper G-Eazy was arrested and charged with assault on Sept. 13, a NYPD spokesperson confirmed to HollywoodLife. TMZ and Page Six were first to report the news, saying the arrest came as a result of a nightclub brawl that left one person needing stitches in his head. While HollywoodLife hasn’t independently confirmed the details of the fight, the NYPD spokesperson did tell us the following: “He was arrested on September 13th inside of 233 West 10 Street (Standard Hotel) for punching a 32 year old male and a 29 year old male.” We also reached out to G-Eazy’s rep for a comment, but we didn’t receive an immediate response. The rapper’s crew allegedly clashed with another group at the Standard hotel early Friday morning, ...
Be part of SWIFT’s open API revolution – Paper

Be part of SWIFT’s open API revolution – Paper

AFRICA, TECHNOLOGY, WORLD
SWIFT has published a white paper on APIs that I’d like to share with you. Please find attached. SWIFT, the world’s leading provider of secure financial messaging services, has today published a paper that outlines the potential for Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to transform international finance, and details how SWIFT is leveraging APIs as part of its strategy to enable instant transactions anywhere in the world. APIs are the firepower behind many of today's most popular online products and services, connecting and exchanging data between applications and web servers. SWIFT has been a leader in unlocking the potential of APIs for years having launched their first API in 2017. Since then, adoption and usage of the SWIFT API channel has grown significantly with more than ...
Spanish Bishop Quit For Love For Erotic Writer

Spanish Bishop Quit For Love For Erotic Writer

HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Religion, SPAIN, WORLD
Spain: When Spanish bishop Xavier Novell resigned last month, the Roman Catholic Church cited strictly personal reasons without going into detail. It has now emerged in Spanish media that he fell in love with a woman who writes Satanic-tinged erotic fiction. In 2010 at the age of 41, he became Spain’s youngest bishop, in Solsona in the north-eastern region of Catalonia. He has backed so-called conversion therapy for gay people and carried out exorcisms. Seen as a rising star in Spain’s Catholic Church, his decision to resign with the Vatican’s approval came as a surprise last month. He is said to have met several times with Vatican officials as well as the Pope himself. Xavier Novell was traditional in his remarks on abortion but his strident views on homosexuality and ...
NIGERIA NFF HAS FINALLY BROUGHT AHMED MUSA’S APPEARANCE FOR THE SUPER EAGLES TO 98

NIGERIA NFF HAS FINALLY BROUGHT AHMED MUSA’S APPEARANCE FOR THE SUPER EAGLES TO 98

FIFA, Football, INTERNATIONAL, Nigeria, Sports, West Africa, WORLD, World Cup
Nigeria captain Ahmed Musa started and was in action for 73 minutes as the Super Eagles came from behind to defeat Cape Verde 2-0 in a 2022 World Cup qualifier on Tuesday, September 7. This game should have been the 100th appearance of Musa for the Super Eagles. However, the Nigeria Football Federation says it has deferred to FIFA’s own record of 98 caps for Super Eagles captain following the nullification of two of the matches he played in which should have made his tally 100. It’s reportedly revealed that Musa’s appearances in the 3-0 defeat of Togo in a friendly match in Paris in June 2017 and the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 qualifier against Algeria in Constantine in November 2017 did not count. The match against Togo was struck off as both Nigeria and Togo made more than the ...
Zambia’s new president, H.E. Hakainde Hichilema, to join the IMF, WHO and IFC at The Africa Debate next week

Zambia’s new president, H.E. Hakainde Hichilema, to join the IMF, WHO and IFC at The Africa Debate next week

AFRICA, PRESIDENT, WORLD, World Health Organization, Zambia
The virtual broadcast will see President Hichilema outline his plans to restore macro-economic stability to Zambia in conversation with the Chairman of Invest Africa LONDON, United Kingdom, September 6, 2021/ -- The newly elected President of Zambia, H.E. Hakainde Hichilema, will address over 1000 global businesses and investors at Invest Africa (www.InvestAfrica.com)’s flagship event, The Africa Debate (www.TheAfricaDebate.com), on 15th September. The virtual broadcast will see President Hichilema outline his plans to restore macro-economic stability to Zambia in conversation with the Chairman of Invest Africa, Rob Hersov. Zambia’s new president, H.E. Hakainde Hichilema Hichilema was elected to Zambian presidency last month on the promise to tackle the county’s debt problem...
QATAR 2022 NIGER COME FROM BEHIND TO BEAT HOSTS DJIBOUTI

QATAR 2022 NIGER COME FROM BEHIND TO BEAT HOSTS DJIBOUTI

Djibouti, Football, NIGER, Sports, WORLD, World Cup
Djibouti suffered a 2-4 home loss to Niger to remain bottom of Group A of the World Cup qualifiers on Monday afternoon. The hosts were looking to put behind their disappointment of last week when they lost 8-0 in Algeria. And the start was promising. Djibouti drew first blood when they scored through Anas Ali in the 32nd minute of the second-round match at Stade Moulay Abdellah. In the second half, Victorien Adebayor equalized for Niger five minutes after restart before adding his second goal of the afternoon in the 56th minute. Niger were cruising upfront as Amadou Wonkoye scored Niger’s third goal in the 64th minute before Amadou Sabou sealed the comfortable win four minutes later. The visitors finished with 10 men on the field of play when Hassane Adamou r...
Egyptian Football Association announced the dismissal of Hossam El-Badry as Egypt national team head coach.

Egyptian Football Association announced the dismissal of Hossam El-Badry as Egypt national team head coach.

Egypt, FIFA, Football, Ministry Of Education and Sports, National Council Of Sports, Sports, WORLD, World Cup
El-Badry was named as Egypt’s head coach by the EFA after Javier Aguirre was sacked following the 2019 African Cup of Nations. During his period as a head coach, El-Badry led the Pharaohs in nine games, five of which he won and four he tied. However, Egypt’s performance in the current 2022 World Cup qualifications was questioned by many, especially after the draw with Gabon yesterday. Following that, EFA decided that it was time to look for a change as they decided to dismiss Hossam El-Badry and his staff from their position. The decision came through EFA official social Media platforms, the statement came as follows: “The Egyptian Football Association would like to thank Hossam El-Badry and his technical staff for the work they have done for the national team. We...
Taliban militants in Afghanistan have shot dead a policewoman in a provincial city, witnesses have told the BBC.

Taliban militants in Afghanistan have shot dead a policewoman in a provincial city, witnesses have told the BBC.

Afaghanstan, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNET, WORLD
The woman, named in local media as Banu Negar, was killed at the family home in front of relatives in Firozkoh, the capital of central Ghor province. The killing comes amid increasing reports of escalating repression of women in Afghanistan. The Taliban told the BBC they had no involvement in Negar's death and are investigating the incident. Spokesman Zabiullah Mujaheed said: "We are aware of the incident and I am confirming that the Taliban have not killed her, our investigation is ongoing." He added that the Taliban had already announced an amnesty for people who worked for the previous administration, and put Negar's murder down to "personal enmity or something else". Details of the incident are still sketchy as many in Firozkoh fear retribution if they speak out. But th...
600 Taliban fighters killed as heavy fighting continues in Afghan holdout province of Panjshir

600 Taliban fighters killed as heavy fighting continues in Afghan holdout province of Panjshir

Afaghanstan, INTERNATIONAL, TALIBAN, WORLD
Featured Photo provided by ZEE News The spokesperson further added that the Taliban had problems with getting supplies from other Afghan provinces, Sputnik reported. Meanwhile, the Taliban offensive against Panjshir resistance forces has slowed down due to the presence of land mines in the area. A Taliban source said fighting is continuing in Panjshir but the advance had been slowed by landmines on the road to the capital Bazarak and the provincial governor's compound, reported Al Jazeera. Panjshir is the stronghold of the National Resistance Front, led by Ahmad Massoud, the son of late ex-Afghan guerrilla commander Ahmad Shah Massoud, and ex-Vice President Amrullah Saleh, who had declared himself caretaker President. In Panjshir, former Vice-President Amrullah Saleh holed out...
Gordon Brown: Western leaders ‘holding all the cards’ and ‘must act now’ to vaccinate world against COVID-19

Gordon Brown: Western leaders ‘holding all the cards’ and ‘must act now’ to vaccinate world against COVID-19

COVID-19, INTERNATIONAL, UK, UK Parliament, WORLD
The ex-PM says 200 million vaccines are lying unused or are about to arrive in American and European warehouses but by the end of October the number will be 500 million. Former prime minister Gordon Brown has accused rich countries of committing a "moral outrage" by stockpiling hundreds of millions of COVID-19 vaccines while many poorer countries are struggling to access any. Mr Brown said that 200 million vaccines were lying unused or were about to arrive in American and European warehouses. By the end of October the number would be 500 million, he said, citing research by data firm Airfinity - enough to immunise almost half of Africa, where just 70 million people have been vaccinated. He wrote in the Sunday Mirror: "We are in a new arms race - to get vaccines into peopl...
‘TODAY Show’ Anchor Willard Scott Dead At87: Katie Couric, Al Roker & More PayTribute

‘TODAY Show’ Anchor Willard Scott Dead At87: Katie Couric, Al Roker & More PayTribute

AFRICA, Asia, Australia, Entertainment, EUROPE, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, USA, WORLD
Iconic weatherman Willard Scott was part of the iconic ‘TODAY Show’ team for over three decades before his retirement. Former TODAY Show weatherman Willard Scott has sadly passed away at the age of 87. The news was broken by his former co-hosts on Instagram, including Katie Couric and current weatherman Al Roker, who paid tributes to their former colleague and friend. Katie, who was anchor of the popular morning show between 1991 and 2006, posted a sweet throwback photo of herself with a smiling Willard. “I am heartbroken that the much loved Willard Scott has passed away. Willard played such an outsized role in me,” she began in her caption, going on to reference his prior radio career and portrayal of McDonald’s icon Ronald McDonald. “Whether i...
FIFA WORLD CUP IHEANACHO AND IWOBI WIN AWARDS AS NIGERIA BEAT LIBERIA IN WCQ OPENER

FIFA WORLD CUP IHEANACHO AND IWOBI WIN AWARDS AS NIGERIA BEAT LIBERIA IN WCQ OPENER

FIFA, Football, LIBERIA, Nigeria, WORLD, World Cup
Nigeria won 2-0 over Liberia in a Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifying game at the Teslim Balogun Stadium on Friday. And Super Eagles duo Kelechi Iheanacho and Alex Iwobi won the Man-of-The- Match and Most Valuable Player awards for their performance. A first half brace from Leicester City forward, Iheanacho, secured a dominant win for the three-time African champions. And he was rewarded with the sum of N1m by one of the sponsors of the Nigeria Football Federation after the game. The former Manchester City player scored in the 23rd and 45th minutes to shoot the Eagles to the top of Group C after match-day one fixtures, following Cape Verde’s 1-1 draw with Central Africa Republic on Wednesday. Iwobi was adjudged the MVP of the game and was handed N1m for his performance. The Eagles...
On this day: Samoa’s Alatasi Tupou makes history as first U20 Championship graduate

On this day: Samoa’s Alatasi Tupou makes history as first U20 Championship graduate

EDUCATION, INTERNATIONAL, WORLD, World Cup
Thirteen years ago, on 3 September, 2008, the first player graduated from the World Rugby U20 Championship to make their test debut. Thirteen years ago, on 3 September, 2008, the first player graduated from the World Rugby U20 Championship to make their test debut. Since its inception in 2008, the World Rugby U20 Championship has unearthed countless stars of the future that have gone on to enjoy successful senior careers. COVID-19 may have deprived us of the last two editions of the World Rugby U20 Championship but the pathway is a proven one with Rugby World Cup winners, Six Nations and Rugby Championship winners, British and Irish Lions series winners and Super Rugby winners among the 809-strong group who made their test debuts after appearing in internation...
International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) and FCI to host Online Conference on Islamic International Factoring

International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) and FCI to host Online Conference on Islamic International Factoring

AFRICA, DUBAI, ISLAM, WORLD
This webinar will focus on factors that will drive socio-economic growth and stability with Islamic finance to support businesses which is integral to global supply chains DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, September 3, 2021/ -- The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) (www.ITFC-idb.org), member of the Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDB) is partnering with FCI to host an online conference on Islamic International Factoring. To be held on the 13th September from 11:00 AM to 01:30 PM KSA Time, the event will explore key topics including the benefits and principals of Islamic factoring. Keynote speakers include Mr. Peter Mulroy, Secretary General, FCI and Mr. Basel Al Hussain, ITFC Dubai Branch Manager who will share their perspective on Islamic factoring and what ...
HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series to double-up in Canada and Dubai

HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series to double-up in Canada and Dubai

INTERNATIONAL, National Council Of Sports, Sports, WORLD, World Rugby
Following its successful second Olympic appearance in Tokyo, men’s and women’s international rugby sevens returns with HSBC Canada Sevens events in Vancouver and Edmonton in September. Following its successful second Olympic appearance in Tokyo, men’s and women’s international rugby sevens returns with HSBC Canada Sevens events in Vancouver and Edmonton in SeptemberSingapore and Cape Town rounds are unable to take place in 2021 due to the impacts of COVID-19, while back-to-back combined Emirates Dubai 7s events will now open the 2022 SeriesHSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2022 schedule to be announced later this month, with alternative host options being explored to replace Sydney and Hamilton events in JanuaryBusy and exciting year ahead for rugby sevens in 2022 with Commonwealth Games ...