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Ostrava – Bolt’s home from home

Athletics – International 27th June, 2017  – 11:31 a.m. Ostrava is a place Usain Bolt calls a second home, an unlikely compliment for a polluted steel city in the northeastern Czech Republic and as far removed from Jamaica as one could imagine. Antiquated trams snake through rows of tenement housing …

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Video assistant referee system needs improvement, says FIFA

Football – FIFA/International 27th June, 2017  – 11:26 a.m. The video assistant referee (VAR) technology being tested at the Confederations Cup in Russia should be refined, the head of refereeing at world soccer’s governing body FIFA said on Monday. “In general we have really good results but for sure … …

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TP Mazembe hit by DR Congo political feud

Football – Democratic Republic of Congo/Africa 27th June, 2017  – 11:20 a.m. The training pitches and classrooms are fit for one of Africa’s most illustrious football clubs, but the political battles rife in Democratic Republic of Congo have stopped Tout Puissant Mazembe from using their new academy. The teenagers who …

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Bertrand Traore: Lyon sign Chelsea striker for £8.8m

Football – Burkina Faso/Africa 27th June, 2017 – 10:59 a.m. Chelsea striker Bertrand Traore has joined Lyon for £8.8m (10m euros). The 21-year-old Burkina Faso international, who spent last season on loan at Ajax, has signed a five-year deal with the French side. Traore joined the Blues in 2014 and …

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Zambian Opposition Leader Hichilema Faces More Charges

By Peter Adamu The knives are out for incarcerated United Party for National Development (UPND) Hakainde Hichilema with police instituting investigations on his alleged issuance of disparaging and contemptuous remarks against Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini. On Tuesday Matibini said that he had referred Hichilema’s case to the …

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Zimbabwe: Opposition Parties Confuse Electorate

By Hazel Ndebele “IF you take two Zimbabweans to the moon, leave them there and visit them the next morning, they would have formed three political parties,” the late Professor Masipula Sithole, one of Zimbabwe’s most venerated political scientists, once remarked. Although his remarks were in jest, they served to …

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South Africa: Jazzing Up Langa

By Masixole Feni Nigerian Trumpeter Joseph Kunnuji joined local musicians at the Guga S’thebe Community Centre. On the weekend, Gugulethu and Langa residents were treated to international jazz with Nigerian trumpeter Joseph Kunnuji teaming up with marimba player Bongani Sotshononda and local musicians to do a gig at the Guga …

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