January 27th, 2010

Wavin' Flag by Somalian rapper K'Naan has been chosen as the anthem of this year's world tournament

Pavarotti's World Cup heir: Muslim rapper who thinks pirates are misunderstood
As Luciano Pavarotti sang Nessun Dorma at the 1990 World Cup, his unlikely successor was a barefoot boy cowering from civil war in a Somali suburb known as River of Blood.

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Ghana Vs. Nigeria: Will it be the question of David and Goliath again?

LUANDA (Reuters) - Ghana's new generation continue their bid for the country's first African Nations Cup title in 28 years when they face a Nigeria side that needs freshening up as the World Cup-bound teams clash in Thursday's semi-final.

The Black Stars, who are in Angola without several key experienced players, have had to rely on some of their Under-20 world champions to get past the group stage and knock out host nation Angola in the quarter-finals.

Nigeria, on the other hand, are a little weary after needing a penalty shootout to see off unfancied Zambia in the last eight and then having to travel from Lubango to Luanda for the semi-final at the November 11 stadium (1600).

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Give S. Africa a chance to host the world cup…

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - President Jacob Zuma dismissed on Wednesday fears of any attack at the World Cup later this year, promising South Africa would host a safe competition which would leave a legacy of economic development.

Gunmen attacked Togo's soccer squad at the African Cup of Nations earlier this month, killing two members of the delegation and raising questions over security at the world's biggest single-sport event in South Africa in June and July.

But Zuma said it would be wrong to compare security in his country with Angola, which he said had "just emerged from war" and was four hours' flight time from South Africa.


Mauritius hunts investors for Mozambique land deal

PORT LOUIS (Reuters) - Mauritius said on Wednesday it is seeking investors to buy into a plan to lease farmland in Mozambique to ease growing food security worries on the Indian Ocean island.

"The government of Mozambique is proposing to lease the government of Mauritius some 23,500 hectares of land," the financial secretary of Mauritius' finance ministry, Ali Mansoor, told reporters.

"A meeting is scheduled for February 2 in Mauritius with potential investors to discuss the projects and the way forward," said Mansoor.

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Medal dividends in Uganda for positive contribution to nationhood

PRESIDENT Yoweri Museveni, his wife Janet and former Kenyan President Daniel arap Moi were among the over 190 persons honoured with national medals yesterday for their contribution to the liberation of Uganda.

Most of them were honoured for the struggle against the Idi Amin dictatorship between 1971 and 1979. The recipients included combatants and civilians who belonged to the three liberation groups.

in the 1970s, namely, the Front for National Salvation that was under President Museveni’s command, Kikosi Maalum that was linked to Apollo Milton Obote and Save Uganda Movement.

For the first time, liberation war combatants who never belonged to either FRONASA or the National Resistance Army received medals during the NRM’s 24th anniversary celebrations held in Mbale yesterday.

The celebrations, presided over by Museveni, attracted a big gathering, with a big number of people wearing the NRM yellow T-shirts.

Moi received the Nalubaale Medal for his contribution to the political struggle against dictatorship in Uganda. The medal is for civilian activists who have contributed to the political development of Uganda either through armed struggle or civil disobedience. Museveni referred to Moi as a freedom fighter.

Moi was accompanied by the Kenyan High Commissioner to Uganda, Japhet Ratemo Gitugi and former nominated MP Mark Too.

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