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South Sudan: The Epitome of Irony

South Sudan: The Epitome of Irony

South Sudan, since July 201, the newest independent country in the world, is an epitome of irony; and the leaders of the country are increasingly doing all within their powers to maintain that infamous status quo. Once upon a time, the Southern part of Sudan, habited by a majority Christian population of about 12 million, complained discriminated, marginalized and mistreated by the predominately Muslims (North) Sudan. While centuries of exploitation and slave-raiding by the “Arab” north against the “African” south, as well as Britain and Egypt’s imperialist blueprints might account...
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Usain Bolt Signs For Football Club as Mamelodi Sundown Claim Deal

Usain Bolt Signs For Football Club as Mamelodi Sundown Claim Deal

The 100-meter world record holder, Usain Bolt, says he has signed for a football club, with South African team Mamelodi Sundowns hinting at an announcement to come on Tuesday. Bolt, 31, retired from athletics last summer after a glittering career in which he won eight Olympic gold medals. He has always spoken of his desire to play football once his sprinting career was over, and on Sunday he tweeted to say “I’ve signed for a football team! Find out which one this Tuesday at 8 am GMT.” Bolt is a...
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The Boko Haram Insurgency and the Urgent Need for a Lasting Solution

The Boko Haram Insurgency and the Urgent Need for a Lasting Solution

The latest kidnap of 110 innocent schoolgirls from a school in the town of Dapchi in the North East of Nigeria on Monday by the Boko Haram terrorist group, has increasingly put incredible pressure on the Nigerian government, to take a decisive action aimed at bringing an end the Boko Haram insurgency. The recent audacity of Boko Haram is indeed a big blow and challenge to President Muhammadu Buhari, a former army general and an ex-Military Head of State, who won the election on one of his foremost campaign promises...
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Nigeria beat Uganda 102-86 in World Cup qualifier

Nigeria beat Uganda 102-86 in World Cup qualifier

Returnee Michael James Efevberha hit 20 points and gave 6 assists while Ike Diogu shot 19 points and grabbed 7 rebounds as Nigeria defeated Uganda 102-86 in FIBA Basketball World Cup qualifying match played in Bamako, Mali on Friday, Extrasportsnigeria.com reports. The Ugandans had started off very well winning the first quarter 17-11 before Nigeria recovered at 36-29 in the next quarter. D’Tigers would go on to win the remaining two quarters at 28-20 and 27-20 as the East Africans got beaten. Ugandan’s Robison Odoch was, however, the top scorer...
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Obesity in Africa and The Deadly Consequences

Obesity in Africa and The Deadly Consequences

Overweight and obesity, which are abnormal or excessive fat accumulation in the body, are not only dangerous to the health; they have other social consequences.  Due to the recent increased intake of energy-dense foods, high in fat, globally, we expose ourselves to obesity. Worse still, with the latest technological advancement, human beings have become increasingly inactive. The changing modes of transportation and increasing urbanization do not help minimize obesity, as many rarely move physically. It complicates matters that many have recently changed their diet, preferring unhealthy food. All these have...
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Cassper Nyovest  Records Official 2018 World Cup Song

Cassper Nyovest  Records Official 2018 World Cup Song

South African superstar, Cassper Nyovest inked a major global deal to work with the corporate giant, Coca-Cola to record the official world cup song Colours with American Artist Jason Derulo. The duo was pictured at the Coca-Cola office putting pen to paper the official collaboration; a big plus for South African music and Africa as a continent. Jason Derulo added: “I was honoured to work with Coca-Cola to create an anthem celebrating every team and their fans. ‘Colours’ represents the different flags and cultures from around the world and will get everyone...
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Blood Donation

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Blood Donation in Africa and Misconception

Blood Donation in Africa and Misconception

  In Africa, a lot of attention is paid to blood. In some African cultures, it is believed that blood is one’s identity. But more than that, medically speaking, blood is the engine of life. Life ceases without blood. It is therefore not a coincidence that the UNO and other aid agencies are actively trying to sensitize the world on the importance of blood donation. Ask an average African to donate blood, they would tell you they don’t “waste” blood like water. Even a sachet of water is expensive now,...
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South Africa: Embattled Zuma Resigns and Perhaps Writes his Political Obituary

South Africa: Embattled Zuma Resigns and Perhaps Writes his Political Obituary

After enormous pressure from many disgruntled South Africans and his ANC party alike, President Jacob Zuma of South Africa bowed to pressure and resigned on Thursday. In a televised statement, the embattled and scandal-ridden President said he was quitting with immediate effect as the President, even though he totally disagreed with his party’s decision to sack him as their leader. The ruling party, The African National Congress (ANC) had taken an unprecedented move and told him to step down or face a vote of no confidence in the parliament. Although...
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Kiprotich, Herpha Win 2018 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon

Kiprotich, Herpha Win 2018 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon

Abraham Kiprotich has won the 2018 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon 42km race. The Frenchman won the pack for the third edition on a day rain opened up the day for runners. The Kenyan-born 32-year-old finished in 2:13:04hrs to emerge the winner on Saturday, carting away the grand prize of $50,000. Abraham’s time set a new Lagos Marathon record, three minutes better than the record set by his fellow compatriot, Abraham Kiptum in the second edition of tourney held last year. Kenyan duo of Ronny Kipkoech Kiboss and Benjamin Bitok...
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