Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Tag "Africa"

    Falling crude oil prices ‘worse than Ebola’

Falling crude oil prices ‘worse than Ebola’

Decline in oil prices has affected Africa more than Ebola if both situations were to be judged on purely economic terms.According to an economic analysis by Reuters, recent fall in oil prices across the world has dealt more severely with Africa’s economy than the deadly viral disease, causing a setback on investment in exploration and plans to industrialise Africa.According to [...]

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    Ebola has cost Africa ‘less than expected’

Ebola has cost Africa ‘less than expected’

Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) has cost Africa’s economy less than expected, a World Bank chief has said.Francisco Ferreira, World Bank's chief economist for Africa, stated on Wednesday that the Ebola epidemic, which broke out in March 2014, has cost the region about $3-$4 billion, as against the $32 billion estimated by the financial institution.Speaking at a lecture in Johannesburg, Ferreira [...]

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    Facebook to open office in Africa by 2015

Facebook to open office in Africa by 2015

World’s number one social networking site, Facebook, says it is considering opening an office in Africa by the year 2015.Although the company did not reveal which African country will house its new office, its spokesperson in Africa, Iain MacKenzie, said back in June that the group was “really optimistic” about South Africa.The recent announcement follows a revelation that Facebook has hit a [...]

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    Keshi 28th on World Cup managers’ earning list

Keshi 28th on World Cup managers’ earning list

Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, is the 28th highest-paid manager at this year's World Cup.A MailSport review of what the 32 managers of the World Cup nations earn shows that Keshi is on a salary of £233,750 per annum.The Big Boss is among the five lowest-paid managers who are all nationals of their own countries. In the order of smallest [...]

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    Eagles have been written off and Musa is happy

Eagles have been written off and Musa is happy

Nigeria forward, Ahmed Musa, is happy that the Super Eagles have already been written off even before a ball has been kicked in Brazil. This, Musa believes, is a good omen for the team.After unimpressive pre-World Cup games that ended in two draws and a loss, Argentina and Bosnia-Herzegovina are now favourites to emerge from Group F with Nigeria and [...]

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    FIFA ‘World Cup’ ranking: Nigeria rooted to 44th

FIFA ‘World Cup’ ranking: Nigeria rooted to 44th

Nigeria’s position remains unchanged in the latest FIFA World Rankings.The Super Eagles are 44th in the world, and 6th in Africa, following recent draws against Scotland and Greece.It was a different ball game for their World Cup Group F opponents, two of which ascended the log.Argentina moved up to fifth, Bosnia moved four places up from 25th to 21st [...]

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    COUNTDOWN 15: Enigmatic Suarez to lead Uruguay’s assault in familiar territory

COUNTDOWN 15: Enigmatic Suarez to lead Uruguay’s assault in familiar territory

Mercurial Suarez or Cannibal Suarez? Love him or hate him, he delivers on all fronts.Be it catching a shot like a goalkeeper, falling like a pack of cards without being touched, instigating racial abuses, biting off an opponent’s hand, scoring unbelievable goals or tapping them in with ease, this enigmatic Uruguayan will turn heads in Brazil.Luis Suarez’s bad-boy status precedes [...]

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    ‘Super Eagles are still learning,’ say Ogunjobi, Ekpo

‘Super Eagles are still learning,’ say Ogunjobi, Ekpo

Former Super Eagles midfielder, Friday Ekpo, and erstwhile Secretary General of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Taiwo Ogunjobi, has dismissed the target set for the Super Eagles at the Brazil 2014 World Cup, saying it puts unnecessary pressure on the team.The Super Eagles are going to Brazil as champions of Africa and the expectations of most fans was recently echoed by [...]

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    Enyeama wins historic Ligue 1 award

Enyeama wins historic Ligue 1 award

Vincent Enyeama is the first Nigerian, the first goalkeeper and first player from English-speaking Africa to be named France’s Ligue 1 African player of the season.The Super Eagles' vice-captain has played all 37 championship games for his club Lille this season, conceding just 25 goals.The 31-year-old, at one point this season – which comes to an end next weekend – went [...]

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    Brazil 2014 World Cup: The countdown begins!

Brazil 2014 World Cup: The countdown begins!

It is exactly 32 days to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, but there is enough to whet the appetite already before the tournament begins on June 12, 2014.Protests have been held across the country; stadia have collapsed and casualties abound; accusations of embezzlement have been traded among the country’s senior figures; the Amazon forest is causing nightmares in [...]

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China’s billions set to unite Africa

Li Keqiang, the premier of China who is currently on a trip to Africa, has revealed his country's plan to link capital of all African countries by high-speed rail, in order to boost pan-African communication and development.Kegiang made the disclosure at the African Union headquarters in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on Monday May 5, 2014, while unveiling extra aid package [...]

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    Kerry in Ethiopia on regional peace mission

Kerry in Ethiopia on regional peace mission

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, as a first stop of his three-country Africa visit to discuss various issues bordering on peace and security.Kerry, who arrived in Addis Ababa on Wednesday night, responded to a few issues raised by newsmen via email.He said: "In Ethiopia, I will co-convene the Fourth Session of the U.S.-AU High-Level [...]

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