Category Archives: Sports

Former Ivory Coast International Footballer Runs for Football Federation Presidency

Former internationally known Ivory Coast football player Didier Drogba entered the race to be president of the Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) Saturday. Hundreds gathered to cheer the former Chelsea and Marseille striker when he arrived at FIF’s Abidjan headquarters. Members of his team signed paperwork for his candidacy. However, Drogba, the leading goal scorer in

In Spain’s Complex Migration Game, Africans See a Disadvantage

Ousmann Umar knows only too well how tough it is for migrants from Africa to reach Europe. Dumped in the Sahara by trafficking gangs when he was only 13, he believed he would share the fate of other migrants whose bodies lay strewn on the route northwards. Unlike the others, he survived, not just the desert but every

Blitzboks tear up the script to claim HSBC LA Sevens crown

The Springbok Sevens team claimed a dramatic 29-24 win over Fiji in the final of the HSBC LA Sevens in Los Angeles early Monday morning (SA time) for their second tournament victory in the 2019/20 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. The sudden death victo…

Doping Trial Involving Former World Athletics Chief Adjourned After Opening in Paris

PARIS – A Paris corruption trial against a once-powerful figure in world sports opened Monday but was quickly adjourned. The trial against 86-year-old Lamine Diack, the Senegalese former head of World Athletics’ governing body, has been adjourned until…

When Did You Last See an African Video Game Hero?

What’s wrong with being a plucky hero running from demon monkeys or a glamorous model in dress up games? Players too often get sucked into worlds full of violence and unhealthy body images, according to Jay Shapiro, co-founder of Kenya-based Usiku Game…

Africa’s Only Wheelchair Rugby League Battles It Out

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA – South Africa is home to one of the world’s top rugby’s teams. It’s also home to Africa’s only national league of wheelchair rugby. But while wheelchair rugby is an amateur sport with limited resources, there is no shortage of d…

Kenya’s First Football Team of People Living with Albinism

Growing up with albinism, 24-year-old Allan Herbert, a Kenyan journalism graduate, knew he was different. While he did not experience the same stigmatism and discrimination of his peers living with albinism, he had to be shielded from the sun by his pe…

Kenya’s First Football Team of People Living with Albinism

Growing up with albinism, 24-year-old Allan Herbert, a Kenyan journalism graduate, knew he was different. While he did not experience the same stigmatism and discrimination of his peers living with albinism, he had to be shielded from the sun by his pe…