Burkina Faso: Latest News
Peter Pedroncelli, 9:00 am AFKI Original
Africa loves the beautiful game, and the popularity of soccer has created fertile ground for brands to provide funds in the form of sponsorship deals to be associated with the various competitions taking place around the continent. These brands sponsor African soccer and provide funding to take the game forward. We take a look at 8 big brands that are involved in sponsorship of soccer on the African continent.
Peter Pedroncelli, 5:52 am
New FIFA president Gianni Infantino has suggested that Africa should receive two more World Cup qualification spots if his plan to expand the flagship competition from 32 to 40 teams is successful. Swiss UEFA Secretary General Gianni Infantino was elected as the new FIFA president at the end of February, and began working for world football’s governing body with immediate effect.
Dana Sanchez, 12:03 am
Ethiopian has served Newark in the past but suspended service in 2004 in order to serve Washington Dulles International Airport instead. Ethiopian said it would resume service to the New York metropolitan area. The service will allow passengers to connect between Newark and many cities throughout Africa, according to Ethiopian Airlines. Newark will become Ethiopian’s 93rd international gateway and its fourth gateway in North America. Ethiopian says it has had average annual growth of 25 percent the past seven years.
Dana Sanchez, 4:19 pm AFKI Original
Several theories link polygamy to poverty. Both are widespread in sub-Saharan Africa. Scholars suggest that polygamy reduces investment in girls’ education. But some of Africa’s wealthiest and most influential people engage in the controversial practice, which is legal in much of Africa. The debate around polygamy is fierce in Africa. Some argue men are polygamous “by nature.” What about women? Others say polygamy has no place in modern Africa. Here are 8 things you should know about the economics of polygamy in Africa.
Dana Sanchez, 4:43 pm
Africa has the world’s largest population of motorcycle taxis. This patent protection secures the company coverage of an area representing more than half the continent’s population. Mototaxi operators are messengers, deliverers, and personal assistants. More than automobile taxis, this is a strategic segment that needs to be captured to become a global leader in local transport and commerce, said Paul Giles, CEO and founder of World Moto. His is one of the only public companies actively pursuing this industry, Giles said.
Lillian Mutiso, 6:32 am AFKI Original
Africa is renowned for having some of the longest serving presidents in the world. Some rose to power through coup d’états while others took over from their fathers in monarchies such as Swaziland. There are also those who hold the distinction of ruling for the shortest time. Most of them ousted from power through coup d’états while some were peacefully forced out of office. Some of the shortest ruling leaders in Africa are;
Dana Sanchez, 4:30 pm
The working arm of Akon Lighting Africa worked out a deal with Chinese suppliers for a $1 billion line of credit. Akon and partners use this money as part of a financing package to offer to African governments as they bid for contracts or tenders. “Until now, we have used $240 million out of the $1 billion that we have at our disposal. We are present in 14 countries and want to expand into an additional 30 countries very soon,” a partner said. The know-how already exists to power Africa, Akon said. What’s still needed is greater technical innovation and more creative financial models. Akon is looking to the Middle East for that.
Peter Pedroncelli, 8:23 am AFKI Original
The African national teams are currently involved in Gabon 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying with matches to decide the teams that will progress to the next round of the qualification campaign to take part in the Nations Cup in early 2017. There are many fixtures taking place, with some of Africa’s best national teams involved in the campaign in an effort to earn their ticket to Gabon and a chance to be champions of Africa.
Staff, 11:42 pm
They targeted high-end vehicles like luxury SUVs made by Land Rover, Mercedes Benz, BMW, Honda, Porsche, Jaguar and Aston Martin. They would load the cars into shipping containers, which were taken to ports for transport by ship to West Africa. In West Africa, luxury vehicles command prices higher than the new market value in the U.S. The gang of car thieves had many methods of stealing the vehicle, prosecutors say.
Staff, 3:59 am
Recent attacks on West Africa’s luxury hotels reveal many things about the landscape of Islamist terrorism – from the global creep of Al Qaeda-branded extremism to its ability to rattle even the most stable countries in the regional neighborhoods of sub-Saharan Africa, where borders are often porous and security unsteady. The repeated decision to strike luxury hotels is, in part, based on the calculation that resorts are expatriate hubs, and expatriate deaths garner international attention.
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