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Poland vs Senegal: Teranga Lions lift African spirits


Senegal’s Teranga Lions made Africans here in Moscow proud on Tuesday evening with a 2-1 defeat of Poland at the Spartak Stadium in their opening Group H match.

Senegal’s forward Mbaye Niang (R) celebrates after scoring their second goal during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group H football match between Poland and Senegal at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow on June 19, 2018. / AFP PHOTO

Africans at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia have been wearing forlorn faces after four of their five teams lost.

But Senegal gave signs of making the difference by holding their own before the 44,190 crowd who were witnessing a match fought from end to end in the opening minutes.

The Poles did hold the advantage in possession though, but after a neat move in the 37th minute, Senegal opened scoring.

Idrissa…

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South African Consumers Lift Discretionary Spending as Inflation Continues to Abate


2018 records the highest retail sales growth for the month of April in six years, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse

Total South African retail sales for April 2018 grew by 3.7 percent year-on-year after removing the effects of inflation, showing the highest growth rate seen in April in the past six years. This is according to the Mastercard SpendingPulse April 2018 report, which provides a macroeconomic analysis of retail spending trends in South Africa.

The health of retail performance for April 2018 follows a strong first quarter for the South African retail market. Total retail sales including the impact of inflation climbed 6.4 percent year-on-year. Inflation contributed just 2.7 percentage points to retail sales – the lowest inflation contribution since SpendingPulse…

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Football: Africa must tackle graft to lift world standing – Anas


ACCRA (Reuters) – The undercover Ghanaian journalist who filmed football officials appearing to take bribes said on Monday that African football will continue to be held back on the world stage unless corruption is tackled more vigorously.

Anas Aremeyaw Anas released a documentary last week showing African football officials, including 77 referees and Ghana’s football chief Kwesi Nyantakyi, allegedly taking bribes.

The documentary generated widespread uproar, prompting Ghana to launch a process to dissolve its national football union. On Friday, Nyantakyi said he was resigning after he was suspended by world football’s governing body FIFA.

“I think that we in Africa would have done better at the world (football) stage if we had not allowed people to infiltrate the camps of football setting,” he…

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Rev. Jesse Jackson to Amazon: You have the power to lift up our youth, diversify boardroom


Jackson calls on CEO Jeff Bezos to create a board of directors and a workforce that looks more like America.

His step is slow and a bit unsteady. His once powerful voice — a voice that gave hope to millions of African Americans — is now a gravelly whisper. His hands tremble slightly and his gaze, at times, is fixed on the horizon, as if looking at something we cannot see.

But like all good politicians, the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson can summon an inner resolve, and shake off his age and illness. His trademark cadence and passion is reignited when he’s questioned about immigration, voter suppression, Obamacare, the NFL protests, and of course, President Donald Trump.

Although he is living with Parkinson’s disease, Jackson, at 76, can still reel off distant dates, names and details…

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Cloud of African dust to lift on Saturday | News


A cloud of African dust began to descend on many parts of the country on Wednesday, with meteorologists warning that the phenomenon would not start to lift until later on Saturday.

According to the Athens Observatory, the concentration of dust in the atmosphere will be at its worst at the Cretan port of Iraklio today and in Athens tomorrow and Saturday, with 240 micrograms of dust per cubic meter of air in the Cretan port and 130 mg of dust per cubic meter of air in the capital.

The atmosphere is forecast to clear by Saturday evening. In any case the phenomenon is expected to be less acute than last month when a cloud of thick African dust engulfed the entire country with concentrations said to be the highest in the last 10 years.

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