Scientist who pioneered DNA stripped of titles for racist theories

By Daily Mail, London Scientist James Watson, who won the Nobel Prize for his work on DNA has been stripped of honorary titles over his ‘racist’ theories on genetics that repeated his claim that black people are inherently less intelligent. The American biologist, 90, who shared his Nobel Prize for his work at Cambridge with Francis Crick, said in a TV documentary shown this month that he stood by his views that ‘all our social policies are based on…

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Tanzanian side Simba FC stun Algerian giants JS Saoura 3-0 in CAF Champions League

By Duncan Mlanjira  Simba FC from Tanzanian 🇹🇿 stunned Algerian 🇩🇿 giants JS Saoura 3-0 at home on Saturday to top Group D of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League match played at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam. The East Africans scored through Emmanuel Okwi and a brace from Maddie Kagere. Coming hot on the East Africans are another North African giants Al Ahly SC of Egypt 🇪🇬 who beat AS Vita Club from DR…

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DRC’s Catholic Church Challenges Presidential Election Results

By: VOA News The Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo is challenging the official results of last month’s presidential election, saying they do not match the vote tallies collected by the church’s election monitors. The country’s election board, CENI, announced that opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi won the election with just over 38 percent of the vote. The results were a surprise after pre-election surveys projected that another opposition candidate, Martin Fayulu, would prevail. The body representing Congo’s…

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DRC Opposition Leader Wins Elections But Who Is Really Felex Tshisekidi?

Felix Tshisekedi Tshilombo was born in Kinshasa 13 June 1963. Nicknamed “Fatshi”, short for three of his names Felix Antoine Tshilombo. Felix Tshisekedi Tshilombo studied business and marketing. He became leader of UDPS in March 2018. Felix Tshisekedi Tshilombo was one of the main opposition candidates vying for votes in this month’s presidential election in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Felix Tshisekedi Tshilombo father of five, mostly known for being the son of the late veteran opposition leader Etienne…

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Mo Sallah retains African Player of the Year award; Egypt awarded rights to 2019 AFCON finals

By Duncan Mlanjira  Egypt’s and English Premier League side Liverpool’s international, Mohammed Sallah has retained the African Footballer of the Year accolade which he was awarded on Tuesday, January 8 at a ceremony in Dakar, Senegal. And earlier, during the Confederation of African Football executive committee, Egypt were awarded the rights to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), officially replacing original hosts Cameroon, who were stripped of their duties in November because of slow preparations and security…

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U.S. Air Force honours black woman who invented GPS

By Duncan Mlanjira Dr. Gladys West, the black woman who invented the Global Positioning System (GPS) has finally received the recognition she deserves by being inducted into the Air Force Space and Missile Pioneers Hall of Fame by the United States Air Force during a ceremony held at the Pentagon on December 22. According to balleralert.com, the now 87-year-old West began to work at Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division in 1956 where she was the second black woman…

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Pogba’s mother appointed Guinea women’s football ambassador

By Duncan Mlanjira  French football World Cup winning international and Manchester United star midfielder, Paul Pogba’s mother has been appointed as an ambassador for women’s football for Guinea Football Federation (Feguifoot), Goal.com and the BBC report. Yeo Moriba is herself a former Guinea women’s football international and got married to a Frenchman, Fassou Antoine Pogba, but they got separated in 1996. According to reports, Yeo Moriba brought up her three sons single-handedly after she separated from Fassou Antoine and…

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North Africa again dominate group stages of CAF Champions League

By Duncan Mlanjira  The preliminaries of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League we’re concluded last week and from the 16 teams that made it for the group stages North Africa dominates by having seven teams. Two teams each from Tunisia 🇹🇳 (Esperance Tunis and Club Africain), Algeria 🇩🇿 (CS Constantine and JS Saoura), Egypt 🇪🇬 (Ismaily SC and Al Ahly SC) and one from Morocco 🇲🇦 (Wydad AC) make up the seven. Southern Africa has three representatives…

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Manchester United appoint Solskjaer as caretaker manager until end of season

Manchester United have named former player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as caretaker manager until the end of the season, a day after sacking Jose Mourinho. The BBC reports that 45-year-old Solskjaer, who spent 11 seasons at Old Trafford, scoring the winning goal in the 1999 Champions League final, has accepted the challenge to take over with United sixth in the Premier League. “Manchester United is in my heart and it’s brilliant to be coming back in this role,” the Norwegian…

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Manchester United sack Jose Mourinho after Liverpool defeat

Manchester United have sacked José Mourinho following Sunday’s defeat at Liverpool, ending a tenure that began in May 2016, UK’s The Guardian online news web reported on Tuesday, December 18. A poor start to the Premier League season has seen United slip 19 points behind the leaders, Liverpool and fall off the pace in the hunt for a top-four place, reports The Guardian. They have won only once in six league matches, drawing during that sequence with struggling Southampton…

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