Thursday, June 26, 2014

World Cup 2014: Algeria joins Nigeria into round of 16

Islam Slimani
Islam Slimani opened the score-sheet against South Korea in a 4-2 win and ensured Algeria reach the round of 16 with an equaliser in Thursday's 1-1 draw with Russia (Photo Credit: Reuters) 

World Cup 2014: Ghana out after internal unrest

Asamoah Gyan scores equaliser
Ghana had looked to Asamoah Gyan to deliver them but unrest within the team overshadowed their final group G fixture. The Black Stars follow Cameroon and Ivory Coast into the exit (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

World Cup 2014: What 'magician' Messi can do 'superb' Musa can do

Ahmed Musa (centre) celebrates his second goal
Nigeria are through to the knock-out stage despite losing 3-2 to Argentina. Here, they celebrate an Ahmed 'superb' Musa goal (Photo Credit: EPA)

World Cup 2014: Greece sent Côte d'Ivoire packing

A dejected Wilfried Bony, Die Serey and Max Gradel of the Ivory Coast look on
The Ivorians stunned by World Cup exit. They've never made it pass the group stages since Germany 2006. On the other hand, Greece progressed to the last 16 in a World Cup for the first time. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Saturday, June 21, 2014

World Cup 2014: Ghana fails to secure first win but still alive

Ghana's Asamoah Gyan (left) scores against Germany
We where all saying it is a win for Ghana as Asamoah Gyan fired them into the lead at 2-1 but Miroslav Klose was having none of that. He equalled Brazil's Ronaldo 15 goals record and forced a German Machine draw against the Black Stars (Photo: Getty Images)

Thursday, June 19, 2014

World Cup 2014: Côte d'Ivoire lose 2-1 to Colombia

Gervinho beat three Colombian defenders before firing into the net in brilliant solo effort. The Elephants still stand a chance of progressing to the round of 16 (Photo taken from BBC Swahili)

World Cup 2014: Cameroon joins defending champions into exit

Out of 'madness', Alex Song bow out of the game after seeing red, as Cameroon was sent packing. They are the first African side to be knocked out of the finals (Photo Credit: BBC).

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

World Cup 2014: Stars and stripes win black stars in group G opener

Kevin Prince Boateng blast high and wide, one of many shots off target taken by several black stars in inaccurate fashion (Photo shared by CitiFM)

Thursday, June 12, 2014

World Cup 2014: Brazil scored 4 to win 3-1 in opening game

Marcelo beautifully tap in a cross from Olic sending his goalkeeper César to the wrong side, as if in contention for scoring the first goal of the competition (Photo Credit: Super Sports).

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

ECOWAS court rules Gambia failed to investigate journalist murder

The son of the late journalist Deyda Hydara, in blue, stands outside the ECOWAS court with his lawyers. (CPJ/Peter Nkanga)
CPJ - Abuja, Nigeria, June 10, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes today's ruling by a West African regional court, which found that the Gambian government failed to conduct a meaningful investigation into the murder of journalist Deyda Hydara. The ruling is the first ECOWAS case relating to the murder of a Gambian journalist.

Hydara, the founder of the independent newspaper The Point, was shot dead by unidentified assailants as he drove home from his office in the capital, Banjul, on December 16, 2004. Hydara, a regular critic of President Yahya Jammeh's harsh policies, had received multiple death threats in the months leading up to his death. His murder remains unsolved.

BRAZIL'S OWN GOAL: Response to protests more suited to years of military dictatorship

Brazil Government estimates it will spend around 1.9billion reals (£494million) on 'security' equipment, such as tanks with water cannons, pepper spray and surveillance drones, for the games – the rights group said this is hardly a sign of a country which respects its citizens’ rights to protest. Photo Credit: Total Football

BRAZIL 2014: TNBES announce coverage of African World Cup games

Press Release

Photo credit: MS Joof/TNBES/Nov2011

The North Bank Evening Standard (TNBES) has announced Tuesday it will bring its audience special coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup with specific focus on Africa’s five representatives: Algeria, Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Nigeria.

The blog ‘Telling the stories of Africa to over 1 billion Africans’ stated it is committed to bringing home in a unique style the actions involving African teams in Brazil in a form of summary-reports and photos.

TNBES editor and publisher, Modou S. Joof, explains: “We will not bore you with who has taken a throw-in or goal-kick or those long, boring reads of minute by minute match reports.

“This is simply going to be summarized reports telling exactly what you need to know: the winner, the goals and goal scorers, red cards, controversies if there is and who is kicked out of the finals.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

West Africa: UN Rep, Jammeh discuss threat of insecurity

A TNBES simple search on the internet shows the West African country has undergone ‘a long process of destabilisation’ since independence – mainly through military coups and civil war.

Scratchylus: Jammeh gave me diplomatic passport

“I promise I will be a good ambassador of The Gambia in the Diaspora and will maintain the credibility, trust and confidence the president have in me,” Scratchylus told local journalists. (Photo Credit: Jamaican Observer)
Jamaican singer, Scratchylus, has revealed President Yahya Jammeh has given him a Gambian diplomatic passport. 
He also told journalists that Jammeh has given him the Gambia name Sainey Jammeh and his daughter Empress Reggae is now knows as Awa Jammeh.

The singer said he has composed a new song for President Jammeh called “grow what you eat and eat what you grow” – a usual phrase that Jammeh uses almost daily in his call on Gambian to “go back to the land” and food sufficiency plans.