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Caf Confederation Cup Saturday review: Raja Casablanca held by African Stars, Nkana thump San Pedro at home

The first leg matches of the Caf Confederation Cup play-offs took place on Saturday with defending champions Raja Casablanca held in Namibia

Caf Confederation Cup defending champions Raja Casablanca were held 1-1 by Namibian champions African Stars in the first leg of the playoff rounds in Windhoek on Saturday.

Alfeus Mbwale Handura was on target for the hosts while Raja had to thank Soufiane Rahimi for the 51st minute away goal that could prove crucial when they host the Namibians next week.

Fighting for a place in the group stages, the Namibians were resilient against Raja and could still fancy their chances in the second leg.

Elsewhere, Nkana were at their best as they beat San Pedro of Ivory Coast 3-0 at Nkana Stadium in Kitwe.

Ronald Kampamba opened the scoring for…

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David Pilling’s African Year in Review

David Pilling has written a review of what he sees as some of the most important African events of 2018 for the Financial Times, a highly influential paper with respect to Western perspectives of Africa, published in London. He recalls the popular challenge now underway against Omar al-Bashir’s rule in Sudan; the deaths of Kofi Annan, the first African secretary General of UN, and Winnie Mandela, a flawed leader of the South African liberation movement; the highly positive emergence of the reform-minded Abiy Ahmed, the Ethiopian prime minister; and the international attention to Congolese surgeon Denis Mukwege, who won a Nobel Peace prize for his work with rape victims. He notes a continent-wide growth rate of 2.7 percent that was highly uneven: disappointing in Nigeria and South Africa,…

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Review: ‘From U Street to the Cotton Club’ by The In Series

Rising from its roots in the Deep South, African American music journeyed north with the Great Migration, invigorating urban culture with rhythms derived from shouts to spirituals, work songs and hollers. In the early 20th century, a mélange of Black music began to thrive in Washington, D.C. — home to the largest number of African Americans in any U.S. city by 1915.

The Company of The In Series’ production of From U Street to the Cotton Club. Photo by Angelisa Gillyard.

The In Series celebrates the emergence of D.C.’s U Street corridor as the “Black Broadway” in a revival of their 2009 production, U Street to the Cotton Club. It’s just in time to commemorate the 50th anniversary of 1968’s shattering events, which shuttered most of the area. The U Street corridor has…

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St Kitts-Nevis opposition reaffirms pledge to review and revoke economic citizenships granted illegally

Dr Denzil Douglas

By Caribbean News Now contributor

BASSETERRE, St Kitts — Following a statement last month by the leader of the opposition, former prime minister Dr Denzil Douglas, to the effect that he will revoke the citizenship of any applicant who is found to been illegally granted St Kitts and Nevis citizenship by investment (CBI), a spokesperson for the opposition St Kitts-Nevis Labour Party confirmed to Caribbean News Now on Friday that this was indeed its policy position if and when it is returned to government.

Multiple allegations of systemic fraud in the St Kitts and Nevis CBI programme have surfaced recently, involving forged letters of approval, unauthorised switching from the donation option to the real estate investment option, and illegally financed…

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The Bell Still Rings For The African Debate – OpEd – Eurasia Review

For more than two decades, Russia has been struggling to establish some economic influence, but such efforts have hit stumbling blocks which policy experts and Russian authorities themselves have attributed to inadequate knowledge of investment and economic possibilities in Africa.

Quite recently, Keir Giles, Associate Fellow (on the Russia and Eurasia Program) at Chatham House in London, wrote in an emailed interview “surely lack of knowledge about investment opportunities is one factor holding back economic engagement, but it is certainly not the only one. The problem remains that there are whole sectors of the economy where Russia is simply irrelevant – to take the most obvious example, consumer goods – and so their engagement will always be dwarfed by China.”

“The only exceptions…

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2018 in review: Top Buncombe tourism accomplishments, by Stephanie Pace Brown

Tourism is essential to Asheville’s vitality. The Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority’s investment in tourism promotion drives $3.1 billion in economic impact, creating a customer base for local businesses and investing in community assets enjoyed by residents. 2018 highlights include:

  1. BCTDA awards $10 million for community projects. The six recipients of the 2018 Tourism Product Development Fund, including a $6 million investment with Buncombe County Parks, will be used by thousands of residents in addition to visitors.
  2. African-American heritage initiative partnership develops. $1.6 million in TPDF funds will support a series of projects in the Eagle Street area. Additionally, Explore Asheville will work with project stakeholders to develop interpretive experiences for an…

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