Africa change World Cup qualifying format for 2022 – Reuters Africa

Africa change World Cup qualifying format for 2022 – Reuters Africa

CAIRO (Reuters) – African teams will contest a final playoff round in their World Cup 2022 qualification campaign, a system last employed for the 2014 tournament, the Confederation of African Football has decided. Tunisia’s Ferjani Sassi scores their first goal REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh Qualifiers for the next World Cup in Qatar will be divided into […]

South Africa's Jacob Zuma denies being 'king' of corruption – BBC News

South Africa's Jacob Zuma denies being 'king' of corruption – BBC News

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJacob Zuma: I have been vilified South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma has told a judge-led inquiry that allegations of corruption against him were a “conspiracy” aimed at removing him from the political scene. He was appearing for the first time at the inquiry, which is investigating […]

Elephant extinction in Africa would ‘speed up climate crisis by letting more greenhouse gases escape’ – The Independent

Elephant extinction in Africa would ‘speed up climate crisis by letting more greenhouse gases escape’ – The Independent

Wiping out all of Africa’s elephants could accelerate Earth’s climate crisis by allowing 7 per cent more damaging greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, scientists say. But conserving forest elephants may reverse the trend, providing a service worth $43bn (£34.3bn) in storing carbon, the academics found. The research, published in Nature Geoscience, shows that the presence […]

Jacob Zuma Makes First Appearance at South Africa Corruption Inquiry – The New York Times

Jacob Zuma Makes First Appearance at South Africa Corruption Inquiry – The New York Times

CAPE TOWN — Jacob Zuma, the former president of South Africa whose tenure was marred by corruption scandals, appeared for the first time on Monday before a high-profile commission looking into accusations that he enabled the plundering and misuse of state resources. Under Mr. Zuma’s leadership, the governing African National Congress became embroiled in what […]

Out of Africa and into an archaic human melting pot – Phys.org

Out of Africa and into an archaic human melting pot – Phys.org

Proposed route of the ancestors of modern humans out of Africa and through Island Southeast Asia. Credit: University of Adelaide Genetic analysis has revealed that the ancestors of modern humans interbred with at least five different archaic human groups as they moved out of Africa and across Eurasia. While two of the archaic groups are […]

Canal+ acquires Nollywood studio ROK from IROKOtv to grow African film – TechCrunch

Canal+ acquires Nollywood studio ROK from IROKOtv to grow African film – TechCrunch

French television company Canal+ has acquired the ROK film studio from VOD company IROKOtv for an undisclosed amount. Founded by Jason Njoku in 2010—and backed by $45 million  in VC—IROKOtv boasts the largest online catalog of Nollywood film content in the world. Nollywood is a movie genre popularized in Nigeria that has become Africa’s de […]

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