FIFA World Cup: How Africa Has Lost

The FIFA World Cup is here again, this time in Russia. The FIFA World Cup epitomises the predicament of African economies vis-à-vis the global system. Most African vendors will not be allowed anywhere closer to the stadiums. FIFA has to protect its sponsors from the ‘illicit’ use of its private sporting event to earn profits, […]

Talent Exodus: Africa’s Sports Sector Needs Revamping

<p style="text-align: justify;">The great accomplishments exhibited by African athletes who have since relocated to foreign countries in the Rio Olympic games has elicited mixed reactions. Many African countries are losing talented athletes to other countries such as Israel, US, Canada and Turkey as the athletes feel that their talent is not appreciated and rewarded at […]

Bearing the Olympic Torch: The First Refugee Olympic Team

<p style="text-align: justify;">The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced in June 2016 a team of ten refugee Olympic athletes to compete at the 2016 summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from August 5 &ndash; 21, 2016 as independent Olympic participants. The IOC intends to highlight the plight of refugees globally, stand in solidarity with them […]

Samuel Eto’o Fete: A Plus for Africa

Samuel Eto’o, the Cameroon-born four-time African player of the year, was awarded the European Medal of Tolerance for countering racism. Eto’o’s other side came into the limelight when he castigated European fans for taunting him with monkey chants and threatened to walk off the pitch, while playing for Barcelona. Racism persists in games across Europe. […]

London Olympics and Kenya’s Predator Legislators

David Rudisha leads the pack Photo courtesyAs most Kenyans live from hand to mouth, the country’s legislators are recklessly spending billions of shillings in the name of official trips overseas. The country’s Prime Minister disclosed how billions of taxpayers’ money has been spent by various departments of government in overseas trips. The Prime Minister, whose […]