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FIFA Congress to decide on hosts for future editions of the FIFA Women’s World Cup ™

FIFA Congress to decide on hosts for future editions of the FIFA Women’s World Cup ™The Council attributes the decision to organize the FIFA Women’s World Cup to the FIFA Congress; also approves the financial statements for 2020 and the budget for 2022, published on FIFA.com Meeting by videoconference, the FIFA Council today conferred on the FIFA Congress the decision to award the rights to organize the FIFA Women’s World Cup ™ (https://fifa.fans/3vGb89k) . So far, the decision has been taken by the FIFA Council, most recently in June 2020 when the hosting rights for the 2023 edition were awarded to Australia and New Zealand. As FIFA seeks to raise the profile of women’s football, this represents an important step in aligning the FIFA Women’s World Cup with the flagship men’s competition, the FIFA World Cup ™ (https://fifa.fans / 38qjc3Z). The proposal will be submitted for final decision to the 71st FIFA Congress, which will meet virtually (for the second time) on May 21. Calendar […]

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Helicopter crash kills 9 in Afghanistan

Helicopter crash kills 9 in AfghanistanAn Afghan military helicopter crashed in central Wardak province, killing all nine on board, officials said Thursday. According to a statement from the Afghan Ministry of Defense, the crash of the Mi-17 helicopter landed in the Hesa-e Awal Behsud district, killing four crew members and five members of the security forces. An investigation was underway, the statement said. Local officials said the helicopter was en route to evacuate a wounded soldier from the disputed province at the time of the incident. Meanwhile, four people were killed and nine others injured in the capital Kabul in an explosion that targeted a minibus, Kabul police said. The vehicle was owned by the telecommunications ministry and was also carrying employees of other government departments, spokesman for Kabul police chief Ferdous Faramarz said. The incident has not been claimed by any group to date. The incidents unfolded as a high-level summit aimed at finding […]

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Federer withdraws from Dubai event to focus on training

Federer withdraws from Dubai event to focus on trainingRoger Federer has withdrawn from the upcoming ATP 500 event in Dubai after the former world number one defeated in the Qatar Open quarter-finals on Thursday. It was his first tournament in over a year. The 39-year-old Swiss, who returned to the game after two knee surgeries last year, beat Great Britain’s Dan Evans in straight sets in his return match in Doha. But he lost 3-6 6-1 7-5 to Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili in the next round. “It was great to be back on @atptour, loved every minute of playing Doha once again,” 20-time Grand Slam winner Federer said on social media. “I decided it was best to resume training and therefore decided to retire from Dubai next week.” World number two Rafa Nadal has also withdrawn from the Dubai Duty Free event, which runs from Sunday to March 20. Federer is an eight-time Dubai champion and won his 100th […]

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Namibia plans to increase red meat exports to China and Middle East

Namibia plans to increase red meat exports to China and Middle EastNamibia plans to increase its red meat exports to China and the Middle East with a view to expanding its market access and increasing its export earnings from agricultural products. The Namibia National Meat Board (MBN) revealed this on Thursday. MBN Marketing Director Desmond Cloete said Namibia has used the services of the University of the Northwest in South Africa to conduct desktop market research targeting China and the Middle East with a view to increase red meat with particular emphasis on beef, mutton and lamb exports. to these destinations. The survey, which focused on the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and China, showed that these markets are lucrative and will enable Namibia to withstand the competition from other African producers, according to Cloete. “The next step would be to select a clear approach to market entry and the study proposed the following strategies, including exporting […]

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Omotayo Exits, Aruna Ready To Compete At WTT Tournament In Qatar

  Olajide Omotayo bowed has crashed out of the World Table Tennis (WTT) Middle East Hub taking place in Doha, Qatar in the second stage of the preliminary round. Omotayo, on Sunday, set an African record as the first player from the continent to win a match at the WTT tournament after beating Kazakhstan’s Alan … Continue reading Omotayo Exits, Aruna Ready To Compete At WTT Tournament In Qatar Read Full Story

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African Energy Chamber Investment Committee commits to facilitate multi-billion USD investments in 2021 for African energy projects

African Energy Chamber Investment Committee commits to facilitate multi-billion USD investments in 2021 for African energy projectsMembers of the AEC Investment Committee (www.EnergyChamber.org) bring a wealth of finance and energy industry experience and creative thinking that is essential to address the enormous funding gap facing the energy sector is facing in Africa. African Energy Chamber to focus on new ways to bring investors directly to opportunities in Africa Members of the investment committee bring over 100 years of combined industry experience across Africa. Committee members present were: Rolake Akinkugbe-Filani, Commercial Director – Mixta Africa; Folarin Lajumoke, vice-president – Africa, LOI; Nosizwe Nokwe-Macamo, Executive Chairman and Founder – Raise Africa Investments; Gontse Moseneke, CEO – Infrastructure Mahube and Robert Erlich, Partner and Executive Director – Upstream, Cayo Energy LP Join the conversation on social media using #ChamberNews #ChamberBoard The Investment Committee of the African Energy Chamber (the Chamber) has met for the second time since its appointment in mid-last year, to set an agenda that will facilitate […]

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Ahly coach Mosimane praises Qatar’s organisation of FIFA Club World Cup

Al Ahly SC manager PitsoMosimane applauded Qatar’s commitment to safely hosting the FIFA Club World Cup during a press conference on Sunday. Mosimane and his players have spent five weeks in a medical bubble in order to participate in the tournament, which got underway on Thursday night. Qatar has implemented strict health and safety protocols
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Top UN Court Throws Out Qatar Blockade Case Against UAE

  The UN’s top court on Thursday rejected a case brought by Qatar accusing the United Arab Emirates of discrimination during a blockade of Doha, which has since been lifted. Qatar filed the case in 2018, a year after Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt cut transport links over claims the gas-rich nation backed … Continue reading Top UN Court Throws Out Qatar Blockade Case Against UAE Read Full Story

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Suriname Oil Discoveries are Cause for Celebration, but Only If We Apply Proven Lessons to Make it Work for Everyone (By Clarence Seedorf and NJ Ayuk)

Suriname Oil Discoveries are Cause for Celebration, but Only If We Apply Proven Lessons to Make it Work for Everyone (By Clarence Seedorf and NJ Ayuk)By Clarence Seedorf (Chair, Black Impact Foundation) and NJ Ayuk (Chair, African Energy Chamber [www.EnergyChamber.org]) There’s no question that the COVID-19 pandemic has sent global energy markets reeling. Oil and gas has undeniably been one of the hardest-hit industries, with prices still struggling to rebound from the collapse in demand during the first quarter of 2020. Coupled with increasing concerns about climate change and its effect on conventional energy production, it seems difficult to find a bright spot.  But there is one, and it’s Suriname. In the year since news reports first began describing a novel coronavirus in China, the resource-rich waters off the South American nation have become the target for increased drilling activity, and a growing number of producers are taking a chance on the region’s potential. Last April, for example, Apache Corporation and Total reported a significant oil offshore discovery. The successful Sapakara West-1 well was actually […]

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