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Saudi Arabia fuels sports diplomacy to cement and expand economic ties with Africa

Saudi Arabia fuels sports diplomacy to cement and expand economic ties with Africa

SAUDI Arabia is intensifying sports partnerships with Africa to explore new opportunities beyond oil. This strategy highlights Africa's rich sporting heritage and its growing economic significance on the global stage. Recently, Patrice Motsepe, t...
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Kamala Harris takes steps toward becoming the US’s first woman president

Kamala Harris takes steps toward becoming the US’s first woman president

CURRENT US vice president Kamala Harris has taken significant steps toward potentially becoming the first woman to occupy the Oval Office, as she emerges as the leading Democratic candidate for the 2024 U.S. presidential election. Following Presiden...
Olympics: Senegal won silver in 1988 – why it’s never managed to repeat this feat

Olympics: Senegal won silver in 1988 – why it’s never managed to repeat this feat

SINCE Senegal first competed in the Olympic Games in 1964, its success has been marked by a single medal, a feat achieved in 1988 by El Hadji Amadou Dia Bâ at the Seoul Games. His remarkable performance in the 400m hurdles secured him a silver medal...
Africa muscles in on the semiconductor value chain

Africa muscles in on the semiconductor value chain

AFRICA could finally insert itself into the chip-making value chain as the U.S. taps Kenya for a groundbreaking semiconductor manufacturing partnership. In the World Economic Forum's latest analysis, this development represents a pivotal moment f...
Wole Soyinka at 90: writer and activist for justice

Wole Soyinka at 90: writer and activist for justice

AKINWANDE Oluwole Soyinka, the legendary African author and activist, is proof of what words and acts can achieve in the struggle for justice and human rights. Soyinka, aged 90, embodies unrelenting activism and literary excellence. The importanc...
Cyril Ramaphosa’s speech to parliament listed South Africa’s old problems – but no new solutions

Cyril Ramaphosa’s speech to parliament listed South Africa’s old problems – but no new solutions

SOUTH African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s opening of parliament speech successfully captured the spirit of a diverse and cohesive multi-party government ready to get down to work. But it failed to tell South Africans how the new dispensation will do...

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The Disturbing story of first Africans at the Olympics

The Disturbing story of first Africans at the Olympics

WHO were the first Africans to compete in the modern Olympic Games? The answer to that question reveals the surprising story of a 1904 marathon – and...
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