The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the International Basketball Federation’s (FIBA) aim to permanently include Africa in their professional basketball league is manifesting. The Association announced the African cities that will host the inaugural Basketball Africa League (BAL) when it sets off in March 2020 and other pertinent details about the tournament.
Rwanda has completed the 10,000-seat Kigali Arena, which is one of Africa’s largest indoor stadia. The arena could host major regional and international sports events, including the 2020 Basketball Africa League and the 2021 FIBA Africa Basketball Championships
Osmond Tshuma is a Zimbabwean award-winning artist, designer, art director, typographer and curator who specialises in African-inspired themes. Meet the young, and talented artist who developed the visual language for the Obama Foundation Africa Leaders program, and is transforming African design, one pattern at a time.
PhD student Takunda Chitaka has received the 2019 Excellence in Academia PETCO Award for her engineering approach towards tackling plastic marine pollution. This recognition highlights the need for peer-reviewed research that supports strategic interventions in the areas of recycling, waste minimisation and sustainability.
Ethiopia’s Minister of Innovation and Technology claims that the country has broken the current one-day tree-planting record where over 50 million saplings were planted in India three years ago. The National Steering Committee confirmed that Ethiopia planted 353 million, 633 thousand, 660 trees in a space of 12-hours.
Kenya’s interior ministry has ordered the deportation of 17 foreign betting firm directors as the government clamps down on betting due to negative social impact concerns. The country’s Betting Control and Licensing Board had also declined to renew licences of 19 firms in order to review their operations.
The LGBTQI+ documentary, Under The Rainbow follows Pamela Adie, as she guides viewers through her first-hand experiences of navigating sexuality in homophobic Nigeria and the alienation that often comes from family, friends and society as a whole.
A Chinese University has set up a Zulu department officially promoting the language as a programme offered at undergraduate level thus strengthening ties between the two countries.
What #Heroes Look Like: Nigerian Imam Abubakar Abdullahi, along with four religious leaders was awarded the 2019 the International Religious Freedom Award for sheltering 262 Christians in his home and mosque during an attack in central Nigeria.