Kenya announces financial support to players

The Kenyan government on Tuesday announced that 12 needy Kenyan premier League clubs are set to receive a monthly stipend of 100USD (Ksh10,000) for the next two months with the possibility of an extension to three, in a bid to aid them cushion from the effects of the COVID-19 endemic. Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed says they picked 12 needy clubs from the 18-team league to kick start the process which will be reviewed for any case of improvement. “We are going to release Sh10,000 per month for 30 players…

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Africa mourns sudden passing of Cameroonian youngster Bouasse

The world of football is mourning the sudden demise of Cameroonian youngster Joseph Bouasse who tragically passed away on the night of May 21 after suffering a cardiac arrest. The young Cameroonian was part of AS Roma’s Academy in 2016 after being scouted the previous year. He made his professional debut for Serie B side Vicenza while on loan from Roma in 2017. And prior to his passing, he played for Romanian club Universitatea Cluj, having signed for them in February. Tributes flowed freely on social media from friends, football…

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South Africa Eases Restrictions on Religious Gatherings

JOHANNESBURG – South Africa has softened its coronavirus restrictions on houses of worship, with President Cyril Ramaphosa announcing Tuesday night that religious gatherings will now be allowed under strict conditions. Ramaphosa also announced a national day of prayer for Sunday, the day before restrictions are expected to ease across much of the country. While the nation’s influential religious leaders have greeted the move with rapturous approval, not everyone agrees with it. “Go ahead and pray — it’s okay.” That’s the word from the man at the top, South African President…

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Cameroonian Villagers Flee Military Base at Site of Civilian Massacre

YAOUNDE – Cameroonians are fleeing the northwestern village of Ngarr-buh after the military began building a base this week near where troops in February massacred at least 13 civilians. Cameroon says the base is needed to stop separatists from getting supplies in neighboring Nigeria. But, villagers fear they may once again be targeted or get caught in crossfire. Twenty-two-year-old Cameroonian farmer Emelda Tatah says she and her family were among around a hundred villagers who fled Ngarr-buh on Sunday morning after several military trucks full of troops arrived. The troops…

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