June 20, 2018

How Senegal’s coach Aliou Cisse became a meme

How Senegal's coach Aliou Cisse became a meme Image copyright Getty Images Senegal's coach not only led his team to victory last night - he also became a meme. Aliou Cisse provided what has been dubbed "one of the great World Cup coaching celebrations" - a fist-pump perfect for a reaction gif. The memeable moment came as Senegal secured their first win at the 2018 World Cup against Poland. The former Portsmouth midfielder's reactions from the side of the pitch have proved a hit with the internet. Skip Twitter post by @NutmegRadio Senegal's Aliou Cissé with one of the great World Cup coaching celebrations. You may meme this if you would like, internets. pic.twitter.com/zVkaWiotky — Miriti Murungi (@NutmegRadio) June 19, 2018 Report End of Twitter post by @NutmegRadio Skip Twitter post by @DanMolloyTV Aliou Cissé is me when there's free food at work pic.twitter.com/n9cAyF58IC — Dan Molloy (@DanMolloyTV) June 19, 2018 Report End of Twitter post by @DanMolloyTV..
June 19, 2018

President Oramah Leads Afreximbank Delegation on Courtesy Call on Gov. El-Rufai of Nigeria’s Kaduna State

The President of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), Dr. Benedict Oramah, has met with Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State of Nigeria, and some senior officials from […]
June 19, 2018

Equatorial Guinea Joins Afreximbank as 50th Participating State During Country’s 50th Anniversary Year

Abuja, 8 June 2018: (CABNCTV)– The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has welcomed Equatorial Guinea as its 50th member state with the country’s signing of the Instrument of […]
June 19, 2018

Afreximbank has Approved $17 Billion in Financing to Nigeria, Bank Chief Tells President Buhari

Abuja, 10 June 2018: – The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) approved financing amounting to $17 billion for Nigerian entities between its commencement of operations in 1994 and […]
June 19, 2018

Boris Becker ‘CAR diplomatic immunity’ claim descends into confusion

Boris Becker 'CAR diplomatic immunity' claim descends into confusion Image copyright AFP Image caption Boris Becker says the legal action being taken against him is "unjustified and unjust" Confusion surrounds a claim by former tennis champion Boris Becker that he holds diplomatic status on behalf of the Central African Republic (CAR). He asserted last week in London that his appointment as a diplomat by the CAR gave him protection from legal action in a bankruptcy case. The CAR embassy in Belgium confirmed it had issued him a diplomatic passport. However, a top official in the CAR foreign ministry told a French news agency the passport was fake. Cherubin Moroubama told AFP the serial number on the document matched one of a batch of "new passports that were stolen in 2014". He added that the passport, dated 19 March 2018, does not bear the signature or the stamp of the foreign minister. CAR foreign minister Charles Armel Doubane later told Reuters an inquiry was being launch..
June 18, 2018

Former Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi denies receiving ‘cash gift’

Former Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi denies receiving 'cash gift' Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAfrican referees filmed taking cash The second-most powerful man in African football has branded video of him apparently taking cash gifts "lies". Former Ghana Football Association (GFA) head Kwesi Nyantakyi was seen taking $65,000 (£48,000) from an undercover reporter. But Mr Nyantakyi says the footage was doctored, dismissing it as "shoddy work with cut and paste". He also says that audio snippets have been "inserted" and rearranged so as to falsely incriminate him. It is against the rules of Fifa, football's world governing body, to accept any gifts of cash. Mr Nyantakyi resigned from his posts with Fifa and the Confederation of African Football (Caf) after the footage was made public in June. It is the first time he has commented on the allegations since stepping down. Africa Live: More on this and other other stories African officials filmed ..
June 18, 2018

Diane Rwigara: Rwandan politician’s assets auctioned

Diane Rwigara: Rwandan politician's assets auctioned Image copyright AFP Image caption Diane Rwigara was blocked from challenging President Kagame in the 2017 election Rwandan authorities have auctioned off assets from the family business of a jailed critic of President Paul Kagame. Diane Rwigara was barred from running in last year's election, and was later arrested on accusations of forgery and inciting insurrection. The Rwanda Revenue Authority sold machinery from the family's tobacco business for almost $2m (£1.5m) in a bid to recover $7m in tax arrears. The family says the auction and charges against her are politically motivated. Africa Live: Latest updates from around the continent Rwanda's Paul Kagame - visionary or tyrant? Rwanda genocide: 100 days of slaughter A previous auction of Ms Rwigara's family business assets - of processed tobacco - netted $595m (£449m). Ms Rwigara is a renowned women's activist in Rwanda and her family says their pro..
June 17, 2018

Inside Tunisia’s Shams Rad – the Arab world’s ‘only gay radio station’

Inside Tunisia's Shams Rad - the Arab world's 'only gay radio station' Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBouhdid Belhedi says his radio station now has 10,000 weekly listeners across 15 countries Homosexuality is both illegal and widely considered to be unacceptable in Tunisia. But since the 2011 revolution, activists have seen that standing up for their beliefs can result in change. Now LGBT people are gaining confidence and are coming out of the shadows to push for equal rights. "I was the first person to annoy people in the media and speak openly about LGBT issues in Tunisia on air," says Bouhdid Belhedi, director of Shams Rad. In the Tunisian capital, Tunis, the 25-year-old shows us around an office space that has been converted into what he calls "the Arab world's first LGBT radio station". It is low budget but professional, with enough space for seven contributors. The corridors are painted in the colours of the LGBT rainbow flag...
June 17, 2018

Violence hits Eritrean cycle festival

Police condemn 'appalling' violence at cycle festival Image copyright Ashley Stocks Image caption Police attended Tameside Stadium when violence broke out at the cycling festival Police have condemned the "appalling" violence at a cycling festival in Greater Manchester that saw nine people hurt and eight men arrested. Thirty protesters stormed the Eritrean event at Curzon Ashton's Tameside Stadium on Saturday, throwing bottles, food and beer kegs. Organisers said frightened young children were put in danger by the violence. It is thought the men were protesting against the Eritrean government. Image copyright Ashley Stocks Image caption Police escort away two young men after the trouble at Curzon Ashton's ground The Eritrean Cycle Festival was attended by hundreds of people, with singing, dancing and appearances from cyclists who appeared at the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo and 1960 Games in Rome. Organiser Goitom Seyoum, 48, said: "This had nothing to do with poli..
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