Tag Archives: Africa

Women Football Players In Africa Have Overcome Enormous Barriers – New Book Tells The Story

Chuka Onwumechili, Howard University Women’s Football in Africa, the first in-depth book on the subject, traces the history of women’s soccer from initially being banned through to today’s growing numbers of fans and broadcasting potential. It’s a story of triumph despite enormous barriers – among them sexism, abuse, homophobia and religion. We asked its author, sports communication professor Chuka Onwumechili, ...

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We’re Committed To Positioning Lagos As Premier Digital Hub In Africa — Sanwo-Olu

•Performs groundbreaking of NXTRA by Airtel Data Centre Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday, said his government is committed to positioning Lagos as a premier digital hub in Africa. Governor Sanwo-Olu spoke at the ground-breaking ceremony of NXTRA by Airtel Data Centre, held on Tuesday at the Eko Atlantic, Victoria Island, Lagos. He said the event is not ...

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Nigeria Risks Losing All Its Forest Elephants – What We Found When We Went Looking For Them

Rosemary Iriowen Egonmwan, University of Lagos and Bola Oboh, University of Lagos Nigeria is one of 37 African countries where elephants are found in the wild. Savannah elephants (Loxodonta africana) can be found in the north and forest elephants (Loxodonta cyclotis) in the south. It’s not clear how many elephants there are in Nigeria. Eighteen years ago, the African Elephant ...

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Coups All Over The Continent

Uzor Maxim Uzoatu Coups and earthquakes! Foreign journalists from America and Britain who covered Africa back in the day never tired on writing headline stories on coups and earthquakes in Africa. There is no point to be gained denying the hard news that military coups are making fast and furious comebacks all over Africa. The impossible death of the military ...

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AFCON: Tinubu To Watch Final Sunday

The President of the Confederation of Africa Football, Patrice Motsepe, says President Bola Tinubu will attend the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations final in Ivory Coast. Nigeria and hosts Ivory Coast clash in the final of the competition at the Alassanne Ouattara Stadium, Ebimpe, Abidjan, on Sunday. Motsepe made this known during a press conference on Friday at the Palace ...

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AFCON: Nigeria Triumph Over Cameroon, To Play Angola In Quarterfinals

  The Super Eagles of Nigeria will face Angola in the next round of the ongoing African Cup of Nations in Cote d’Ivoire. Nigeria will play the Giant Sable Antelope in the AFCON 2023 Quarterfinals by 6pm, at the Felix Houphouet-Boigny Stadium, Abidjan, on Friday, February 2, 2024. Decisively, Ademola Lookman’s brace gave Nigeria the win over the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon ...

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Afcon’s Decision To Allow 24 Countries To Play Is Paying Off – And Having Dramatic Repercussions

Chuka Onwumechili, Howard University By the end of the group stage, the 34th Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) was one of the most exciting and memorable Afcon tournaments in recent memory. This was particularly true of the performances of the continent’s best players on the field. As a scholar of sports communication with a focus on African football, I’ve followed ...

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Afcon: Everything You Need To Know About A Record Year For Africa’s Biggest Football Event

Chuka Onwumechili, Howard University Africa’s biggest football festival – the men’s Africa Cup of Nations 2023 – is being hosted by Côte d’Ivoire in west Africa and will culminate in its final match on 11 February 2024. More than ever before, the world will be watching the action at the 34th edition of the cup, given that some of football’s ...

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