#BringBackOurGirls: Parents of Nigerian schoolgirls deny refusing to meet President Jonathan

by Farid Abbas

Reports from BBC say parents of the schoolgirls abducted on April 14 by the terrorist sect, Boko Haram, in Nigeria have denied playing politics by refusing to meet President Goodluck Jonathan. Read more about #BringBackOurGirls: Parents of Nigerian schoolgirls deny refusing to meet President Jonathan

Death toll from Ebola outbreak in West Africa hits 603 – WHO

by Farid Abbas

A report given today from the World Health Organisation says that the death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has spiked to 603 since February, with at least 68 deaths reported in the last week alone. Read more about Death toll from Ebola outbreak in West Africa hits 603 – WHO

World Cup: North Korean media tells country that its team has reached the finals

by Farid Abbas

With all the happenings in Brazil 2014, this just has to be the best World Cup ever, right? (especially if you’re a North Korean football fan); apparently, the drama of Brazil 2014 continues as North Korea’s state controlled media is unabashedly telling the country’s football fans that the national team has reached the World Cup final in Brazil. Read more about World Cup: North Korean media tells country that its team has reached the finals

Who will train the elephants? Ivory Coast requests applications for new coach

by Farid Abbas

Following the departure of Sabri Lamouchi, whose contract expired at the end of the team’s World Cup campaign, the Federation of Ivorian Football (FIF) has invited interested candidates to apply to become the new head coach of the National team. Read more about Who will train the elephants? Ivory Coast requests applications for new coach

World Cup: Nigerian and Algerian goalkeepers make top 10 list

by Farid Abbas

Less than a week to the end of the 2014 World Cup Competition- one marked by several shocking defeats and a classic case of the rise of the under achievers- The Guardian Sports has made a list of the top 10 goalkeepers in Brazil for the 2014 World Cup.  Though our African teams are out, two African goal keepers made the list, they are: Nigeria’s Vincent Enyeama in 4th place and Algeria’s Rais M’Bolhi in 7th place. Read more about World Cup: Nigerian and Algerian goalkeepers make top 10 list

World Cup: Michael Essien responds to indiscipline allegations

by Farid Abbas

At a press conference yesterday, Ghana’s head coach Kwesi Appiah stated that Ghanaian midfielder, Michael Essien, had refused to take part in a warm-up session before the team’s match against Portugal. Read more about World Cup: Michael Essien responds to indiscipline allegations

World Cup: ”No one cares about the injustices of an African team”- Toure

by Farid Abbas

After Ivory Coast’s painful exit from the 2014 World Cup; one of the country’s football stars, Yaya Toure has aired his views, saying the officiating team was biased and no one cares because it concerns an African team. Read more about World Cup: ”No one cares about the injustices of an African team”- Toure

World Cup: Algeria secures last spot in Final 16

by Farid Abbas

For the first time ever, Algeria has reached the World Cup last 16 after a 1-1 draw against Russia, which helped them to clinch second place in Group H. Algeria is to play against Germany in the second round. Read more about World Cup: Algeria secures last spot in Final 16