Africa: Obama Strategic Partner of NBA Africa

Africa: Obama Strategic Partner of NBA Africa

WASHINGTON, DC, 29 July 2021 – Former American President Barack Obama has taken on minority ownership of NBA Africa, making him the league’s most high-profile “strategic partner”. “In Africa basketball has the power to promote opportunity, wellness,...
Uganda: Weightlifter Released from Detention

Uganda: Weightlifter Released from Detention

KAMPALA, 28 July 2021 – The Ugandan weightlifter deported from Japan last week after going missing has been released from detention. Police in Uganda released Julius Ssekitoleko, Tuesday on a police bond, pending further investigation. The weightlifter had traveled to...
Liberia: Weah Fetes Son’s Win of French Title

Liberia: Weah Fetes Son’s Win of French Title

MONROVIA, 25 May 2021 – Liberian President George Weah Opong has congratulated his son, Timothy Weah, after his French club, Lille, won the French league title. “As a winner of the Ligue 1 title myself, I know it takes immense determination, hard work,...
Africa: Athletics Championships Postponed

Africa: Athletics Championships Postponed

ALGIERS, 15 May 2021 – The fate of this year’s African Athletics Championships is unclear after Algeria announced a third postponement of the competition. In a statement Friday, Algeria’s Ministry of Youth and Sports (MJS) said the delay is “due to the...
Rwanda: Favored to Host World Cycling Championship

Rwanda: Favored to Host World Cycling Championship

KIGALI, 4 May 2021 – Rwanda is the firm favorite to host the first UCI World Championships on African soil, according to a majority of bookmakers. The roots of “Tour du Rwanda” (cycling race), which closes in Kigali next Sunday, date back to 1988. It...
Africa: Basketball Africa League Unveils Game Ball

Africa: Basketball Africa League Unveils Game Ball

DAKAR, 25 April 2021 – Basketball Africa League (BAL) and Wilson Sporting Goods Co. (Wilson) on Saturday unveiled the Official Game Ball in Dakar. The historic inaugural BAL will tip off Sunday, May 16 at the Kigali (Rwanda) Arena, with the first final scheduled to be...
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