Former Marseille President Bernard Tapie disclosed that he purposefully leaked false information in 1987 to AS Monaco to secure football legend Abedi Ayew Pele for Olympique Marseille. Tapie said he initiated a rumour in 1987 that the Ghanaian football legend Abedi Pele was HIV positive leading to the player’s rejection by AS Monaco during a transfer from Mulhouse.
Abryanz Franchise brings you 2017’s Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards (ASFAs) under this year’s theme “The Fashion Takeover” to recognize and reward outstanding personalities in the fashion industry who have impacted Uganda and Africa through excellence and creativity.
Everton FC stars recently met with Albino United FC players and joined the Tanzanian based team in a training session. The team aims to, and continues fighting stigma. Amid widespread discrimination, Albino United FC is proving that people living with albinism are no different from other people.
Nigerian reggae artist Patoranking has become the first African to perform at the Reggae Sumfest Festival, the largest concert festival in Jamaica. The Nigerian artist who is currently a judge in The Voice Nigeria is living true to the testimony of his first album God Over Everything.
Louis Vuitton has again met with criticism this time from South Africans, after turning the culturally significant Basotho blanket, into the latest fashion trend for men. For the Basotho, the blanket signifies a sacred ritual and normally does not go for more the R1,000 ($77) much less than the Louis Vuitton hefty price tag of R33, 000 ($2,553).
The Scottish Government will hand out free sanitary products to those in need as part of a pilot project in Aberdeen in what is essentially the first national government-sponsored effort of its type. Several African countries are on the path to establishing sanitary dignity by providing free sanitary products to low income girls and women. However, there is need for a comprehensive policy framework to tackle the availability of the products and the lack of education and sanitation infrastructure.
Nigeria is a big footballing nation. After decades of mismanagement, its football governing body finally took a ‘big business’ approach to reforming the country’s premier league. This more conventional management and corporate structure has been a big determinant of the league’s recent success, says Promise Okwuchukwu.
Today an African literary giant Prof Wole Soyinka celebrates his birthday. Soyinka is considered one of the foremost African poetry, and prose writers. He was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature, the first African to be honoured in that category. As we celebrate Prof Soyinka’s birthday, we look at some moments in his life in pictures.
We have a secret in our culture, it’s not that birth is painful it is merely that women are strong. The belief that women are strong also applies even to abortion, and women who choose to have an abortion might just need a doula too just as other women who get emotional support from doulas during childbirth. An abortion doula provides emotional, physical, and informational support to people choosing to have an abortion.