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Staff, 8:40 am
Professional soccer player Patrick Ekeng died after collapsing during a home match in Bucharest on Friday, reportedly from a heart attack. Ekeng, a 26-year-old midfielder for Dinamo Bucharest, wasn’t given first aid at the stadium, according to soccer reporter Emanuel Roşu, who cited a hospital spokesperson. Ekeng was given CPR during a two-minute ambulance ride to the hospital,
Joe Kennedy, 7:00 am
West African food features some of the most potent and hearty flavors in the world, and some of the stars of the cuisine just happen to come in the form of soup. The flavors of West African soups include lots of chili peppers, palm oil, fish, yams, peanuts, goat meat and more. While many of these ingredients might seem a bit strange compared to what you’re used to eating, we guarantee they are all delicious. From spicy Nigerian concoctions to hearty dishes from the Ivory Coast, here are 10 west African soups that are sure to fill your belly.
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.
Dana Sanchez, 12:04 am
What makes one an expat? The term embodies a double standard, according to one source. Many African governments have made it difficult for companies to get work permits for expats, hoping instead to fill executive positions locally. One alternative for multinational companies is to recruit Africans returning from the diaspora. This aligns with the push in most African countries for indigenisation – a policy to use local people to fill senior positions rather than going expat.
Dana Sanchez, 1:44 pm
Specialty insurance in Africa can cover anything from currency inconvertability and political violence to insuring oil rigs and footballers’ legs. A new entity, AXA Africa Specialty Risks, will insure risks in Africa’s political, energy and infrastructure sectors. Sub-Sahara’s insurance market is increasingly attractive to global insurers. African innovations such as mobile and cashless payments may soon disrupt developed insurance markets, according to Ernst & Young.
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.
Peter Pedroncelli, 7:00 am AFKI Original
The English Premier League is the most popular European soccer league, with a huge fanbase within Africa. This popularity has made the EPL a great attraction to top players throughout Africa, and as a result, there are many African players who ply their trade in the English top flight. With this in mind, we decided to take a look at eight well-represented African countries with regards to players in the English Premier League.
Dana Sanchez, 5:26 pm
Young Nigerians are constantly looking for ways to generate income and make a living by establishing their own businesses. Boko Haram is filling a critical gap. Mercy Corps conducted interviews with 145 people including youths who resisted joining Boko Haram, and family members of those who did join. The report called for Nigeria to increase financial and business inclusion, support conflict-ridden communities and do a better job of reintegrating people who have fled Boko Haram.
Dana Sanchez, 6:34 pm
South Africa’s tourism industry has seen its ups and downs, and right now, it’s up, thanks in part to Chinese tourists. Tourist arrivals from China were up 93 percent in January. A fairly horrible year in 2015, SA tourism was hurt by Ebola fears over an outbreak thousands of miles away and changes in the country’s visa regulations. Tourism contributed more than agriculture to SA’s GDP in 2014.
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