Why African fans love European football – a Senegalese perspective

Mark Hann, University of Amsterdam Casillas throws the ball to Thuram, standing on the edge of his penalty area. The big defender passes to Zidane, who turns and dribbles past two opponents before playing a precise through-ball for Iniesta, who lays it on for Alves on the right wing. Alves curls in an accurate cross, …

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South Africa should do more to promote women in sport

Michelle Sikes, Stellenbosch University and Nana Adom – Aboagye, University of Johannesburg South Africa fancies itself to be passionate about sports and over the past two decades has launched a series of initiatives to promote women’s participation. But it doesn’t have a great deal to show for it. Women still remain underrepresented in all sports …

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Africa News Headlines for 14 November 2015 – Paris Attacks Edition

This is a selection of Africa news headlines related to the terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13, 2015, collected from publications over the past 24 hours. African leaders stand in solidarity with France following Paris attacks Source: RFI English AU strongly condemns ‘despicable’ terrorist attacks in Paris Source: Jacaranda FM SPLM-N condemns deadly terror …

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More sex during South Africa’s World Cup meant more boys nine months on

Gwinyai Masukume, University of the Witwatersrand and Victor Grech, University of Malta Nine months after South Africa hosted the 2010 football World Cup a disproportionately higher number of male babies were born compared with the previous eight years. There are two reasons for this: people were having more sex and they were happy. In our …

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Africa News Headlines for 7 June 2015

Do African countries need instant noodles to build their middle class? Source: Quartz African Union summit to focus on women, development Source: The Guardian 5 Forecasts for the Future of African Cities Source: TakePart How Fintech Can Disrupt Africa’s Cash-Based Economy Source: Techcrunch International Scholarships: Regional Studies in Africa Source: Inside Higher Ed Time might …

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