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Tanzanian honours first woman to reach Mount summit Everest peak

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By Kwanta Douglas - Rawan Dakik, the first Tanzanian woman to reach the peak of Mount Everest, has been been appointed the country’s Tourism Ambassador. The 20-year old Ms Dakik, who performed the feat on May 25, is also the...

President Akufo-Addo lures Chelsea’s Hudson-Odoi to play for Black Stars of Ghana

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By Lawrence Oshodi (SPORTS REPORTER) - President Nana Akufo-Addo has stepped up the campaign by Ghana to get Chelsea star, Callum Hudson-Odoi to lace his boots for country’s national football team, the Black Stars. The 20-year-old Ghanaian-born Callum, who was part...

COVID-19: Olympics public viewing area in Tokyo to become vaccination centre

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By Lawrence Oshodi (SPORTS REPORTER) - Governor of Tokyo, Yuriko Koike, has announced plans to use a park supposed to host public viewing for the Olympic Games as a coronavirus vaccination centre. Koike, who told the city parliament of the...

ITTF confirms qualification of Nigeria’s Quadri Aruna for Tokyo 2020

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By Lawrence Oshodi (SPORTS REPORTER) - Nigerian table tennis star, Quadri Aruna, has been cleared tp participate in the rescheduled 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. This follows todays announcement by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF), confirming the qualification...

Manchester City legend Sergio Aguero on free transfer to FC Barcelona

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FC Barcelona completed the signing of Manchester City legend Sergio Aguero on a free transfer on Monday. The 32-year-old striker underwent medical tests in Spain Monday, just two days after his last match for Manchester City ended in a 1-0 UEFA...

D’Tigers drawn in Group C of 2021 Afrobasket scheduled for Rwanda.

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D’Tigers, Nigeria‘s senior men’s national basketball team, were drawn alongside Kenya, Mali and Cote d’Ivoire in Group C of the 2021 Afrobasket FIBA ​​scheduled for Rwanda. The Nigeria News Agency (NAN) reports that the tournament will be held from August...

Basketball Africa League 2021: By the Numbers

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The inaugural Basketball Africa League (BAL) season would tip off today at 4:00 p.m. CAT / 10 a.m. ET when Rwanda’s Patriots Basketball Club (BBC) takes on Nigeria’s Rivers Hoopers at the Kigali Arena in Rwanda. Below are facts and...

Ahead of Inaugural Season, Basketball Africa League unveils Team Rosters

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By Lawrence Oshodi (SPORTS REPORTER) - Ahead of the league’s inaugural season, which tips off on May 16 at the Kigali Arena in Rwanda, the Basketball Africa League (BAL), has unveiled the rosters of all 12 BAL teams. A statement...

Rwanda and RwandAir join Basketball Africa League as official partners

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By Lawrence Oshodi (SPORTS REPORTER) - The Basketball Africa League (BAL) and the Rwanda Development Board (RDB), have announced a multi-year partnership that makes “Visit Rwanda” - the country’s marketing and tourism initiative - a Founding and Host Partner...

Algeria, Burundi become full members of Rugby International Federation

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World Rugby’s reach across Africa has increased as Algeria and Burundi become full members of the International Federation. This follows the approval of the two countries’ membership at the virtual meeting of the World Rugby Council held on Wednesday. World Rugby...

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Uganda finalises $2.2bn China loan for new rail line

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With many African countries including Nigeria getting assistance from China, Uganda said on Friday it would finalise a $2.2 billion loan deal with China’s...

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