African News International

The African oil industry denounces BBC Panorama’s attack on Senegal as a much Ado about nothing

Oil and gas production over the next 10 years would inject billions of dollars into the Senegalese economy and support more than 1 million jobs JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, — The African Energy Chamber (EnergyChamber.org) rejects the accusations made by the recent BBC Panorama program on Senegal and believes this case is about a sinister rush […]

African News International

Innovators from Africa recognised at Commonwealth 70th anniversary

Fifteen trailblazers won the Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Innovation for Sustainable Development Award, with winners attending a special ceremony on Friday, 14 June. LONDON, United Kingdom, — The Duke of Sussex presented prizes to innovators in international development at a garden party celebrating the Commonwealth’s 70th anniversary in London. Fifteen trailblazers won the Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Innovation for […]

Sports

Raptors Toronto victory parade marred by organizational problems

City says barricades lining parade route were ‘quickly ignored’ by exuberant fans Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard takes a selfie holding his playoffs MVP trophy during the team’s championship parade in Toronto on Monday. (Frank Gunn/Canadian Press) A once-in-a-lifetime celebration for Toronto Raptors fans on Monday was not without organizational problems, as millions of people waited to […]

Sports

Raptors announcer credited with calming massive crowd after shooting

Matt Devlin urged fans to remain strong and ‘stay together’ Raptors broadcaster Matt Devlin interrupts championship ceremony to calm spectators after gunshots rang out near the festivities. 2:03   The Toronto Raptors’ seasoned play-by-play announcer is winning widespread praise for calming a jittery crowd after gunfire broke out at a jammed Nathan Phillips Square, convincing fans […]

Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard, centre, holds Larry O'Brien NBA Championship Trophy after defeating the Golden State Warriors basketball action in Game 6 of the NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif. on Thursday, June 13, 2019. Raptors have won their first NBA title in franchise history. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
NBA Sports

Classy Warriors congratulate Raptors on first NBA championship with full-page ad

TORONTO — The Golden State Warriors are showing their championship pedigree even in defeat. The Warriors took out a full-page ad in Monday’s Toronto Star to congratulate the Raptors on their first NBA title. The Raptors beat Golden State in six games to win the championship series and deny the Warriors a third straight Larry […]