George Floyd laid to rest amidst call for racial justice in America

www.freepressjournal Hundreds of teary-eyed mourners wearing attended the solemn funeral service of George Floyd, whose custodial killing led to widespread protests in the US and other countries against police brutality and racial injustice. Floyd, an African-American, was laid to rest on Tuesday as hymns played in the background and his friends and family shared personal stories about him and made impassioned pleas for racial justice in America. Floyd died in Minneapolis on May 25 when a white police officer…

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Cameroon’s 2017 AFCON winning coach resisted temptation to recall Eto’o from retirement

By Angu Lesley, kick442.com Former Cameroon coach, Hugo Henry Broos has revealed that he resisted the temptation to impress on Samuel Eto’o to come out of his retirement as he prepared for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). Speaking in a recent interview with kick442.com, Hugo Broos — who arrived Cameroon in February 2016 two years after Eto’o had retired from international football — said by then the Indomitable’s all-time top scorer was still very productive with Turkish side, Antalyaspor. When the 68-year-old Belgian coach arrived in Cameroon for to prepare for the 2017, he set his…

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Former Ghanaian footballer claims fathering Man United’s Rashford

Ghanasoccernet.com A former Ghanaian footballer, Michael Boye Marquaye is claiming to be the biological father of Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford, insisting the England international has Ghanaian roots. The 65-year-old, based in the United Kingdom, claims he fathered the sensational Man United forward, who is — however— known to have been born to a Jamaican Joseph Rashford and Brit Melaine in Wythenshawe, Manchester in the UK. But Boye Marquaye has told Ghanaian radio station Starr FM that he is…

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Burundi President Nkurunziza dies of cardiac arrest

BBC & Al Jazeera Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza, who was due to step down from the presidency this coming August has died, aged 55, after suffering a cardiac arrest, the government says. He was admitted to hospital on Saturday after feeling unwell and his condition improved but on Monday he had a cardiac arrest and efforts to revive him were unsuccessful, the government says. In 2015, the announcement that he would run for a third term plunged the country…

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Live football back on DStv, GOtv as three major European leagues resume

By Duncan Mlanjira After the German Bundesliga resumed their league matches last month, three other major European leagues — the English Premier League, the Spanish La Liga and the Italian Serie A are now set to follow suit. The English Premiership, which Malawians closely follow live through SuperSport on DStv and GOtv, will resume next week with two catch-up fixtures — Manchester City v Arsenal and Aston Villa v Sheffield United — on Wednesday, June 17. The next first…

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The Sultanate of Oman’s frontline environmentalist Dr Manal urges proper disposal of COVID-19 medical waste

By Dr Ahmed Mohiuddin Siddiqui In celebrating the World Environment Day, which falls on June 5, the Sultanate of Oman’s frontline community activist, cancer and COVID-19 warrior and environmentalist, Dr Manal Abdul Majeed Al Zadjali says there is huge medical waste generated all over the world every year and could be more hazardous because of COVID-19.  Dr Manal believes that waste management is an essential public service in the fight to beat COVID-19 and she referred to the UN…

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CAF executive back Ahmad’s candidacy for 2021 presidential race

By Angu Lesley, kick442.com Following last Sunday’s video conference meeting of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), reports gathered are that the of the executive committee members have approved the candidacy of president Ahmad Ahmad in the next CAF presidential election in March 2021. The Malagasy football administrator braved the odds three years ago to oust long-serving Issa Hayatou from the biggest football position in Africa. Barely nine months before the next presidential race, reports have emerged from Algerian…

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Asamoah Gyan wants befitting send-off from Ghana to make his soul happy

kickgh.com & newsghana.com.gh Ghana’s legendary striker, Asamoah Gyan has said that his soul will be happy if he can be accorded a befitting farewell for his services to the national team. The 34-year-old Gyan, says he deserves the befittng farewell from the West African country considering his achievements for the national team since 2003. At age 34, Gyan looks forward to his official retirement from the national team and he recounts how some national team heroes never received their…

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COVID-19 cases across Africa exceed 107,000

allAfrica.com As of Sunday, May 24 confirmed the COVID-19 total cases from 55 African countries has reached 107,747 with reported deaths reaching 3,257 and recoveries 42,924. The numbers are compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University using statistics from the World Health Organization and other international institutions as well national and regional public health departments. South Africa has the most reported cases — 21,342, with deaths numbering 407.  Other most-affected countries include Egypt…

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MultiChoice partners with One Africa Global Foundation on COVID-19 Hope For Africa Concert

Maravi Express As part of efforts to support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa, MultiChoice has partnered with One Africa Global Foundation for a continental broadcast of the COVID-19 Hope For Africa Concert on Sunday, May 31 from 20:00hrs CAT on Africa Magic Family (DStv channel 154 and GOtv channel 2). The One Africa Global Foundation, the development arm of One Africa Global, is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization working for the social development of vulnerable and less…

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