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Dana Sanchez, 12:26 pm
South Africa’s version of the beloved board game, Mzansi Monopoly, is due out Nov. 25. Locals got to vote for the names and places that will make the board, including favorites such as the Big Hole in Kimberly and Johannesburg’s Maboneng Precinct. The woman who invented the game in 1903 was lost to history until recently. She designed the game in protest against the big monopolists of her time like Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller. A few streets and places that made it onto the board game have been leaked. Here’s what we know.
Keren Mikva, 6:05 pm AFKI Original
Air pollution in African countries could develop into health and climate crises like China and India have endured. A day spent breathing in Cairo has been likened to smoking a pack of cigarettes. Industrial plants burning low-quality fuel, seasonal sandstorms that often smother the city in a yellow haze, and high vehicle emissions have made the problem worse. Little regulation is in place to enforce environmentally friendly industry processes. Here are 10 of the most polluted African cities.
Peter Pedroncelli, 2:31 am AFKI Original
The 2017 Africa Cup of Nations draw was held in Gabon’s capital city Libreville on Wednesday evening, as the Confederation of African Football (CAF) determined the four groups of 16 teams that will be aiming for glory come the AFCON in January 2017. The four host cities that will stage matches include Libreville, Franceville, Oyem and Port Gentil, as Gabon hosts the continental showpiece on their own, six years after co-hosting the competition alongside Equatorial Guinea.
Dana Sanchez, 11:00 pm
A year ago, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates was flying high on increased business activity between Africa and Asia. It had 27 African destinations and plans to link to almost every African market. Africa accounted for 10 percent of Emirates global passengers and revenue. Now Emirates is cutting back flights to Nigeria and more countries could have routes cut as economic challenges such as fuel scarcity and unfavorable exchange rates hurt profits.
Peter Pedroncelli, 6:22 am AFKI Original
The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) have decided to allow a total of 50,000 fans to attend the 2018 World Cup qualifier between the Pharaohs of Egypt and the Black Stars of Ghana at the Borg El Arab Stadium on Sunday November 13. There have been strict restrictions on fans at soccer matches in Egypt since 2012, when 72 Al Ahly fans were killed in violence that broke out at a match in Port Said.
Peter Pedroncelli, 5:15 am AFKI Original
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) revealed two shortlists for major awards over the weekend, including a shortlist of 25 players who are nominated for the 2016 African Player of the Year – Based in Africa award. A total of five players have been selected from South African club side Mamelodi Sundowns, meaning that a fifth of the nominees represent the Pretoria-based team.
Peter Pedroncelli, 3:05 pm AFKI Original
The hotel industry in Africa is growing with opportunities and excitement, as investors make plans to enter the market while other more established players look to expand their footprint on the continent. Here are 12 things that perhaps you did not know about the hotel industry in Africa.
Staff, 1:08 pm
Russian and Egyptian airborne forces are conducting first-ever joint military exercises in Egypt, the Russian Defense Ministry said Saturday. The drill, code named “Defenders of Friendship 2016” is aimed at practicing joint anti-terrorist actions. Russia brought quad bikes to cross terrain inaccessible to tracked or wheeled armored vehicles. In 2015 the Russian and Egyptian Navies conducted first-ever joint naval drills in the Mediterranean.
Peter Pedroncelli, 5:23 am AFKI Original
The third round of African World Cup qualifiers began this past weekend, with the 20 teams from the continent left with a chance of securing one of the five spots allocated to Africa in action throughout the continent. Drawn into five groups of four teams each, with the winner of the group after a round-robin format qualifies for Russia 2018.
Derek Dias, 10:12 am
Egypt isn’t the only African country with pyramids. UNESCO has designated 135 extraordinary sites on the continent you can add to your bucket list. Because of sanctions and Sudan’s human rights record, the Pyramids of Meroe in the Nubian Desert are a more recent addition you may never have heard of. The capital of the ancient Kingdom of Kush was the seat of power for the Nubian pharaohs — part of the same system of religion and rule in ancient Egypt. Meroe gets far fewer visitors because it’s in Sudan. If you make it, you will likely be one of the only visitors.
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