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Tunisia Rescues 166 Migrants As 16 Die At Sea

Tunisia has rescued 166 migrants stranded at sea for nearly a week, recovering the bodies of 16 others who died attempting the dangerous Mediterranean crossing to Europe security officials said. The Tunisian defence ministry spokesman Mohamed Zekri disclosed that the migrants, who included 65 Moroccans, 62 Bangladeshis and 15 Egyptians, aged between 15 and 48, […]

Sultan Announces Sighting Of Moon, Says Ramadan Begins Tuesday

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has announced the sighting of the moon and noted that the 2021 Ramadan will begin on Tuesday, April 13, 2021.  This is according to a broadcast by the President-General of NSCIA and Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, on Monday night, April 12, 2021. The Sultan of […]

Nile Dam Dispute Spills Onto Social Media

As Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan struggle to resolve a long-running dispute over Addis Ababa’s mega-dam project on the Nile, some of their citizens are sparring online over their rights to the mighty waterway. For nearly a decade, multiple rounds of talks between Cairo, Addis Ababa and Khartoum have failed to produce a deal over the […]

EXCLUSIVE: “Nigerians Are My Toughest Opponents”, Africa’s Number 1 Table

Africa’s number one female Table Tennis Player, Egyptian Dina Meshref has confessed that Nigerian Table Tennis Players are extremely tough to beat. Meshref made this revelation during a live chat video on the BCOS TV Sports Programme Fans’ Forum anchored by Boluwaji Ogunmola and produced by Mary Akinsola. In response to a question on who […]

Egypt Shuts Hospitals, Isolates Villages To Slow Coronavirus

Egypt has shut down several hospitals and quarantined villages in an attempt to slow down the spread of the deadly coronavirus pandemic in the country. The AFP reports that a Cairo hospital was closed for sterilisation late Saturday after two COVID-19 cases were confirmed. An official at Al-Salam hospital told AFP on Sunday: “We are currently […]

Egypt’s Population Hits 100 Million

The statistics agency on Tuesday revealed that Egypt’s population has reached 100 million. A counter installed atop the Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics ticked over into nine digits for the first time, the agency said. A new baby is born in Egypt roughly every 17.9 seconds, the statistics body calculated. Prime Minister Mostafa […]

CAF Awards 2019: Algeria’s Belmadi crowned Men’s African Coach of

Algeria’s Djamel Belmadi has been crowned Men’s African Coach of the Year after a historic 2019. He beats Aliou Cisse (Senegal – Senegal) and Moïne Chaâbani (Tunisia – Esperance) to win the award. He was announced as the winner at the awards ceremony holding in Albatros Citadel Sahl Hasheesh, Hurghada, Egypt on Tuesday, January 7, […]

CAF Awards 2019: Oshoala Emerges Best Women’s Player For Fourth

Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala has emerged as the African Women’s Player of the Year for the fourth time. Oshoala beats South African Thembi Kgatlana and Cameroon’s Ajara Nchout Njoya to win the award staged at Hurghada, Egypt on Tuesday, January 7, 2020. The Nigerian Superstar has earlier been crowned winner in 2014, 2016 and 2017 and […]

Morocco’s Hakimi beats Chukwueze, Osimhen To Emerge CAF Awards 2019

Super Eagles’ aces Samuel Chukwueze and Victor Osimhen lost the CAF Young Player of the Year award to Morocco’s Achraf Hakimi. He was announced as the winner at the awards ceremony holding in Albatros Citadel Sahl Hasheesh, Hurghada, Egypt on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.

CAF Awards 2019: Cameroon emerge Women’s National Team of the

Cameroon beat Nigeria and South Africa to win the Women’s National Team of the Year at the CAF 2019 Awards. They were announced as the winners at the awards ceremony holding in Albatros Citadel Sahl Hasheesh, Hurghada, Egypt on Tuesday, January 7, 2020. CAF tweeted, “OFFICIAL! There is no better side on the African continent […]