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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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 4 July 2015

Burundian Refugees in Tanzania Predicted to Reach 250,000 Source: Save the Children Facebook’s next billion likes hinges on Africa Source: Daily Herald UN Concerned Over Early Marriages in Zimbabwe Source: Voice of America Zambia, Kenya trade flourishing Source: ZNBC Ethiopia Should Leave Africa Source: Nazret.com Ghana-China trade is more than $ 5 billion Source: GhanaWeb …

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FIFA, Blatter and Africa: a special relationship

Peter Alegi, Michigan State University On Tuesday, June 2, Sepp Blatter announced his intention to resign as FIFA president just four days after winning reelection to a fifth term — an electoral victory that simply could not have happened without the support of FIFA’s African members. According to unofficial calculations, the 133 votes secretly cast …

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Africa News Headlines for 4 June 2015

South African police investigating World Cup bribes Source: San Diego Union-Tribune/AP Security Assistance to Africa Source: U.S. Department of State ‘Game Over’ for Democracy in Rwanda Source: Freedom House Is Kenya prepared for the gay culture? Source: The Nairobian Same Sex Marriages Coming to Zambia? Source: UKZAMBIANS The Age of Plunder: How We Traded Africa …

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