ANC leaders echo shameful past on corruption

The African National Congress (ANC) is living up to the shameful stereotype of what is wrong with post-colonial Africa – unethical and corrupt African leaders who exercise power through patronage. The widespread corruption in post-apartheid South Africa is epitomised by what is now referred to as “state capture”. The effects of the entrenched...

Magufuli promises free and fair elections

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has invited international monitors to observe proceedings at this year’s general election and promises a “free and fair” democratic process amid concerns of a potential crackdown in Tanzania. Magufuli’s long-ruling CCM party won 99 percent of seats in local government polls in November that the US...

Diamond Platnumz and Samuel Eto’o plan football academy

Tanzania celebrated musician Nasib Abdul a.k.a. Diamond Platnumz has said that he is in talks with International football star, Cameroonian footballer Samuel Eto’o to build a football academy in Tanzania. According to the report by Daily News the megastar recently performed at the CAF awards gala that got Fifa boss...

Wilson Kipsang accused of doping

Athletics Integrity Unit alleges two-time London Marathon winner Wilson Kipsang committed 'whereabouts failure' and 'tampering.' The 37-year-old Kenyan has been prohibited from competing pending a hearing. Kipsang - the London 2012 marathon bronze medallist - has also won the Berlin, New York and Tokyo marathons. His management stressed he has...

Francis Kahata named Player of the Month

The Tanzanian Football Federation has named 28-year-old Kenyan Francis Kahata the December Vodacom Premier League Player of the Month. The former Gor Mahia midfielder, now at Simba, pipped teammate Hassan Dilunga and Coastal Union’s Bakari Mwanyeto to win the award that comes with a Sh50,000 reward and an Azam decoder....

South African cricket falls short of diversity goals

South African cricket will again fail to meet diversity targets, prompting Faf du Plessis to state form takes precedence over progress. To meet their target, the team must tap six non-white players for the second Test against England at Newlands. Temba Bavuma has recovered from the hip injury that ruled him...