Connect with us

Motherland News

Kenya staring at possible ban after IOC cuts off funding

Published

on

Kenya is staring at a bleak Olympic future after the IOC said in a statement on Thursday that it would cut funding to country, with suspension likely to follow next week.

FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAMLINKEDINYOUTUBETWITTER & FACEBOOK

This comes after the country’s troubled Olympic Committee refused to make changes to its constitution. The IOC said it would discuss the matter at its executive board meeting in Pyeongchang South Korea next week to decide on any further action.



The IOC wants a series of new regulations addressing issues of good governance within the country’ Olympic committee which has been marred by issues on doping, mismanagement and political pressure.

An IOC ban would mean Kenya, which finished second behind the United States in the track medals table in the Rio Olympics, would not be allowed to send a team to the Olympics or participate in an IOC-run event while it is suspended.

TO DOWNLOAD OUR MOBILE TV APP CLICK HERE

WATCH FREE MOBILE TELEVISION CHANNELS HERE

24 Hours Across Africa

Thousands bid fare well to Mugabe..

Published

on

Zimbabwe’s founder Robert Mugabe was honored as an icon, principled leader and African intellectual giant at a state funeral on Saturday, after a week of disputes over his burial threatened to embarrass President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Mugabe led Zimbabwe for 37 years, from independence until he was ousted by the army in November 2017, by which time he was viewed by many at home and abroad as a power-obsessed autocrat who unleashed death squads, rigged elections and ruined the economy to keep control.

He died in a Singapore hospital on Sept. 6 aged 95, far away from a country he left polarized by a raging political rivalry between its two largest political parties, ZANU-PF and the opposition MDC.

His remains will be interred in a mausoleum at the National Heroes Acre in the capital Harare in about 30 days, his nephew said on Friday, contradicting earlier comments that a burial would be held on Sunday.

On Saturday, Mnangagwa walked behind the casket carrying Mugabe’s body as it was wheeled into the center of Harare’s National Sports Stadium and placed on a podium decorated with flowers so that heads of state could say their farewells. Senior army generals and Mugabe’s wife and children followed, as a brass band played.

The 60,000 seater stadium was only half-filled.

In a tribute to his predecessor, Mnangagwa said Mugabe stood in defense of Africans. He urged the West to remove sanctions that were imposed during Mugabe’s rule.

“We who remain shall continue to hear his rich, brave, defiant and inspiring voice … encouraging and warning us to be vigilant and astute,” Mnangagwa said in a speech.

“A giant tree of Africa has fallen. Today Africa weeps.”

Mnangagwa and the ruling ZANU-PF party wanted Mugabe buried at the national shrine to heroes of the 15-year liberation war against white minority rule. But some relatives, expressing bitterness at the way former comrades ousted Mugabe, had pushed for him to be buried in his home village.

Walter Chidhakwa, who spoke on behalf of Mugabe’s family, said Mugabe was an icon who was determined and unflinching in pursuing policies like land reform and later the black economic empowerment program.

Mugabe left behind a country wrecked by hyperinflation, dollarization and deeply entrenched corruption.

But many Zimbabweans also remember Mugabe as their country’s liberator from white minority rule and for broadening people’s access to education and land

Continue Reading

24 Hours Across Africa

Nigeria: FG approves $5.3bn Ibadan-Kano rail project

Published

on

Continue Reading

Facebook

Advertisement
Flag Counter
Advertisement

Trending

Copyright © 2018 Anttention Media. All rights reserved