President Calls for Unity and Cooperation

[Shabelle] The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo has been keenly following the concerns of the leaders of the federal member states, and in effect underscores the need for closer cooperation between the…

[Shabelle] The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo has been keenly following the concerns of the leaders of the federal member states, and in effect underscores the need for closer cooperation between the Federal Government and the Federal Members States to achieve the hope of peace and prosperity for our country.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Nigeria’s Unity Depends On Restructuring – Lawmaker

[Leadership] Prince Albert Abiodun Adeogun is a two-time member of the House of Representatives in the National Assembly. The lawmaker representing Ife Federal constituency in Osun State during this interview with MUYIWA OYINLOLA said restructuring is …

[Leadership] Prince Albert Abiodun Adeogun is a two-time member of the House of Representatives in the National Assembly. The lawmaker representing Ife Federal constituency in Osun State during this interview with MUYIWA OYINLOLA said restructuring is the only panacea for the unity of the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

OPINION: FAZ’s Stance on the Appeal against FIFA Referee is Suspicious

Following events of Saturday where the Zambia national team was booted out from the race to Russia by Nigeria after losing 1-0 some soccer fans have been imploring the Football Association of Zambia to file a complaint with FIFA. The … Continued

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Following events of Saturday where the Zambia national team was booted out from the race to Russia by Nigeria after losing 1-0 some soccer fans have been imploring the Football Association of Zambia to file a complaint with FIFA. The basis of the cry has been a wrongfully disallowed goal by Botswana referee Joshua Bondo who controversially ruled offside an Augustine Mulenga goal. FAZ has categorically said that it will not appeal the decision as they firmly believed that the referee’s decision is final. The association has also went ahead and said that they could only have appealed if there was evidence that the decision by Bondo may have been influenced by external factors. They have cited the case of the South Africa versus Senegal where the decision to order a replay was ordered on the basis of the referee having connived with betting companies to influence the outcome of the match. However what we find baffling in all this explanation is why FAZ has so spiritedly put up a strong defence against appeal? We are also left wondering as to why FAZ has plainly stated that apart from themselves believing that it was a legitimate goal everyone they asked including referee assessors told them it was a clear goal. We think was not for FAZ to consider the outcome of their case predetermined. Why not leave it to FIFA to decide? Unless there is something else that FAZ is not telling us. After all do not the gods of football repeatedly preach fair play? What was so hard about filing an appeal and if it falls through everyone moves on with their lives? After all it would not be the first time we would have been let down by FIFA. Does FAZ not feel the resentment that this stubbornness to refuse to appeal is fuelling among the fans? After all that Botswana referee was sent away from the Cosafa Castle Cup for having disastrously officiated the Zimbabwe versus Madagascar goal. We are mindful that the complaint should have been filed within 48 hours of the match being played but the deafening silence from FAZ until the 48 hour window had lapsed is hugely suspicious. The post OPINION: FAZ’s Stance on the Appeal against FIFA Referee is Suspicious appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Trump, Global Right-Wing Extremism Hurt South Africa – Brand SA

[News24Wire] The election of Donald Trump as US president and the global rise of right-wing extremism are some of the factors influencing South Africa’s brand perception.

[News24Wire] The election of Donald Trump as US president and the global rise of right-wing extremism are some of the factors influencing South Africa's brand perception.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

More Than 413 Girls Forced Into Marriage in 2016

[Iwacu] Burundian girls still suffer the consequences of forced marriage especially when they are pregnant before adult age, say civil activists on the occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child.

[Iwacu] Burundian girls still suffer the consequences of forced marriage especially when they are pregnant before adult age, say civil activists on the occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

Kaduna Nickel – Boost for Nigeria’s Economic Expansion

[This Day] In 2016, when Australia’s Comet Minerals first disclosed its discovery of a vast, unique deposit comprising an abundance of balls of almost pure nickel in Dagoma, Kaduna – northeast of Nigeria, its chairman, Mr. Hugh Morgan, was not too sure…

[This Day] In 2016, when Australia's Comet Minerals first disclosed its discovery of a vast, unique deposit comprising an abundance of balls of almost pure nickel in Dagoma, Kaduna - northeast of Nigeria, its chairman, Mr. Hugh Morgan, was not too sure on the best method to separate the balls from the surrounding soil. A year after, at the 2017 Africa Down Under conference in Perth Australia, he indicated that Nigeria may eventually leverage the nickel find to diversify her revenue base.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Court Orders Safe Custody for Kisumu Poll Materials

[Nation] Kisumu High Court has directed the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to secure gubernatorial election materials in a case where former Kisumu Governor Jack Ranguma is contesting Prof Anyang’ Nyong’o win.

[Nation] Kisumu High Court has directed the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to secure gubernatorial election materials in a case where former Kisumu Governor Jack Ranguma is contesting Prof Anyang' Nyong'o win.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Akintola – Nigerians, Too Lazy to Hold Their Leaders Accountable

[This Day] A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Adeniyi Akintola who is planning to temporarily drop his successful legal practice to enable him serve the people of Oyo State as governor, contends that Nigeria will be better served if her people work ha…

[This Day] A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Adeniyi Akintola who is planning to temporarily drop his successful legal practice to enable him serve the people of Oyo State as governor, contends that Nigeria will be better served if her people work hard to make their leaders accountable. He spoke with Tobi Soniyi. Excerpts:

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria