Akinwumi Adesina Starts Work As President of AfDB

He was sworn in by Zambia’s Finance Minister and Chair of the Board of Governors, Alexander Chikwanda at a ceremony in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. “I consider this duty with a great sense of responsibility, with enthusiasm, devotion, and total engagement,” Adesina said in his speech. “Today, I can well support myself on the strong and deep structures built by the founders of the African Development Bank, and I am inspired by the great work that [the bank] has done in Africa.” Adesina went on to speak of his mission as…

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Africa’s Richest man Dangote Launches Major Expansion Drive

Dangote Cement, the largest listed company in Africa, has signed a $4.3bn contract with a Chinese contractor to build seven new plants across Africa, and one in Nepal. The plants, which will together add 25 million tonnes to Dangote’s current annual capacity of 45 million tonnes, are to be built by the China National Material Group, the largest cement equipment maker in the world. In Africa the new plants will be in Ethiopia, Kenya, Niger, Senegal and Zambia. In addition, work on two new grinding units have begun in Mali…

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Kofi Woods Challenge President Sirleaf Govt To Take him to Court

M O N R O V I A—Woods is challenging the government of Liberia to take him to court to enable him answer to his stewardship at the Public Works Ministry. Said Woods: “I therefore challenge the government to do what is right, take me to a court of competent jurisdiction to answer for my stewardship”. The human rights lawyer indicated that he is grateful that Liberia is reaching a point where the culture of impunity will be addressed by officials accounting for their actions. “I am grateful that we…

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Liberia Vs. Tunisia Youssef Msakni Recalled

By Oluwashina Okeleji BBC Sport—Youssef Msakni returns to the Tunisia squad for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Liberia six months after he last played for the team. The 24-year-old, who plays in Qatar, is part of coach Henry Kasperczak’s 23-man group for the 6 September Group A tie. Kasperczak has chosen eight Etoile du Sahel players, but has left out CS Sfaxien’s Ali Maaloul and Club Africain’s Houcine Nater. “With due respect, Etoile are the best team in Tunisia right now,” he said. “I will never ignore or…

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Open Letter Liberia Football Association: James Debbah’s Contract

Dear Liberian Football Association, Our editorial staff bring you greetings. We also want to thank you for steering football activities in our beloved Liberia. We have received letters from our readers that Liberia’s newly appointed coach James Salinsa Debbah’s contract, and those appointed along with him have not been revealed publicly, since he was signed to manage the national team, the Lone Stars. If however the details were made public we are yet to see same. We would be glad were you to please abreast us of this contract, in…

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Liberia: NPP Charles Taylor’s Party Convention Rejected

Staff Report The National Elections Commission (NEC) has said it will not honor the result of the just-ended convention of the National Patriotic Party, aiming to end a two-year rift within the former ruling party. The NPP has endured months of upheaval over leadership squabble and had hoped the biennial 6th Convention would have ended the imbroglio, but the NEC has nullified the outcome of the Tuesday polls, which drew dozens of partisans that produced Representative James Biney of Maryland County as chairman. The Commission said it did not acknowledge…

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Nigeria’s Segun Odegbami unveils Fifa presidential bid

Former Nigeria international Segun Odegbami has announced his intention to become the next Fifa president. The 63-year-old, who won the 1980 Africa Cup of Nations as a player, is the second African to go for football’s top job, after Liberia’s Musa Bility. “Africa must play a big role in world football,” Odegbami told BBC Sport. Candidates wishing to replace the outgoing Sepp Blatter have until 26 October to receive the backing of five Fifa members. “My life’s ambition has always been to use football to make a difference in my…

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