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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.
Peter Pedroncelli, 7:23 am AFKI Original
The third round of African World Cup qualifying is upon us, with 20 teams from the continent left with a chance of securing one of the five spots allocated to the African continent. This weekend will see the opening matches of the third round group stage. Here are 10 African World Cup qualifying matches to look out for this coming weekend.
Staff, 4:45 am
Many innovations in Africa fail to materialize due to of lack of knowledge about registering intellectual property. Resident applications for patents are low in African countries. In 2014, there were 132 patent applications in Kenya, 14 in Zambia and five in Rwanda compared to over 280,000 in the U.S. and 19,000 in the U.K. The registration of copyright in many African countries has not taken off and this data is not taken into account in economic surveys. Microsoft’a online IP registration system replaces traditional paper-based forms.
Peter Pedroncelli, 5:48 am AFKI Original
Italy’s Serie A has long been an attractive league to top quality soccer stars the world over, including some of the best African players. The 2016-17 season is well under way at this point, with players from the continent determined to make the difference for their teams with quality performances in Italian top-flight league matches. Here are 12 African players to look out for in the Italian Serie A this season.
Derek Dias, 9:47 am
From 1549 until 1875, Jolof or Wolof, was a powerful kingdom in what is now Senegal and Gambia. In 1875, the theocratic Imamate of Futa Jallon brought jihad upon its neighbor. The kingdom never recovered and the French took over soon after. C’est la vie. The next time you eat Jollof rice, you can thank this kingdom. Not enough people besides history buffs know about the great empires, kingdoms, and sultanates of Africa. Here are some of the great African empires you may never have heard of.
Kevin Mwanza, 7:24 am
Libya, once one of Africa’s most booming economies and politically stable nations, has become a pale shadow of its former self since the Arab Spring that swept across the nation from February 2011. The wave that ended eight months later after claiming the life of strongman, Muammar Gaddafi, who had ruled the Maghreb nation since 1969 led to a civil war that has put the nation on the brink of total destruction.
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