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The NBA and FIBA announce host cities for inaugural Basketball Africa League
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Lifestyle The NBA and FIBA announce host cities for inaugural Basketball Africa League

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.

Shrok Yahya; a female Egyptian artist stuns with hyper-realistic portraits
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Arts and Culture Shrok Yahya; a female Egyptian artist stuns with hyper-realistic portraits

The continent is full of young emerging talent such as Egyptian artist Shrok Yahya, who would unfortunately remain in obscurity if it wasn’t for social media and the exposure it affords everyone. U.S actor Will Smith congratulated the artist for the artwork depicting him and shared the portrait of himself on his Instagram account.

Only South African and Egyptian universities make list of a world’s top 1000
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Politics and Society Only South African and Egyptian universities make list of a world’s top 1000

It is not going to come as welcome news to universities in Nigeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and many other African countries, but none of them made the cut to be ranked anywhere on the list of the world’s top 1000 universities. The only exceptions in Africa are universities in South Africa and Egypt. Are such lists accurate or is this just another example of excellent African learning institutions being overlooked?

Remembering Boutros Boutros-Ghali
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Politics and Society Remembering Boutros Boutros-Ghali

Boutros Boutros-Ghali, the first United Nations chief from the African continent, has passed away at the age of 93, it was announced last Tuesday in the UN Security Council, where a minute’s silence was observed. According to the prominent Al-Ahram newspaper, Boutros-Ghali died in a hospital where he was admitted after suffering a broken pelvis.