Sports

New African football role for Fifa head Samoura

Fatma Samoura became Fifa secretary general in 2016Image caption: Football’s international governing body has appointed its secretary general, Fatma Samoura, as a General Delegate for Africa in a bid to improve governance on the continent. Ms Samoura, 56, will take charge for six months from 1 August, with the relationship “renewable” should Fifa and the […]

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Joint statement from FIFA and Confederation of African Football (CAF)

FIFA and CAF will undertake as soon as possible a full forensic audit of CAF ZURICH, Switzerland, June 21, 2019/ — The President of CAF (http://www.CAFonline.com) Ahmad Ahmad has proposed its Executive Committee gathered in Cairo on 19 June 2019, to seek FIFA’s (http://www.FIFA.com) expertise to assess the current situation in the African governing body […]

Anderson Whitehead, 11, was overwhelmed with emotion after meeting Carey Price on stage at the NHL awards gala in Las Vegas. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images) comments
Sports

Hockey fan’s teary-eyed feel-good moment with Carey Price recognized at NHL awards

Canadiens goalie comforts sobbing Anderson Whitehead, 11, on stage as he hands him a signed Canadiens jersey. Young Montreal Canadiens fan Anderson Whitehead was reduced to tears when he was reunited Wednesday with goalie Carey Price, on stage in front of thousands during the NHL awards gala in Las Vegas. Before the 11-year-old lost his mother to […]

Football Sports

African football affairs: CAF attack on press freedom

Another attempt to control the news regarding African football affairs ACCRA, Ghana, June 21, 2019/ — In another attempt to control the news regarding African football affairs, the journalist Nazim Bessol, working for Algerian newspaper Botola, has seen his accreditation for the African Cup of Nations revoked. Initially Bessol received a confirmation approval letter with […]

ILE - In this Monday May 14, 2012 file photo, Cypriot President Dimitris Christofias smiles before his statement to the media at the presidential palace in divided Nicosia, Cyprus. Cyprus' president says his predecessor Dimitris Christofias has died. President Nicos Anastasiades said he was informed of Christofias' death on Friday, June 21, 2019, with "deep sorrow." (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias, File)
International

Cyprus ex-president Dimitris Christofias has died

NICOSIA, Cyprus — Cyprus’ president says his predecessor Dimitris Christofias has died. He was 72. President Nicos Anastasiades said he was informed of Christofias’ death on Friday with “deep sorrow.” Anastasiades said he and Christofias may have been on divergent political paths, but he did what he thought was best for his country. Conveying his […]

Ghana

U.S. and Ghana complete Fifth Military Medical Readiness Training Exercise

Medical military personnel from Ghana and the United States participated in this three-week exercise KUMASI, Ghana, June 21, 2019/ — In partnership with the Ghana Armed Forces, U.S. Army Africa conducted a combined Medical Readiness Training Exercise (MEDREX) from June 3-20, 2019 at the 37th Military Hospital in Accra, Ghana.  This marks the fifth iteration of […]

Doug Ford speaks with CTV News Toronto's Michelle Dube on June 5, 2019
Canada

Doug Ford revokes two appointments to posts abroad

TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford has revoked the appointments of two people to lucrative foreign posts a day after announcing them, following reports that they had ties to his chief of staff. Ford announced four agents-general appointments, which come with salaries between $165,000 and $185,000, shortly after a massive cabinet shuffle Thursday intended as […]

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with President Donald Trump in Washington on Thursday afternoon.
Canada

Trump promises help with Canadian detainees in China as Trudeau visits D.C.

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump says he will raise the issue of two Canadians being detained in China when he meets with the Chinese president next week, if Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wants him to. Speaking to reporters as the two sat in the Oval Office, Trump vowed to do “anything I can do […]

Ontario Provincial Police are seen during a press conference to announce the result of a years-long investigation into a child pornography operation. (Kenneth Dishman)
Canada

Owners of Toronto web-hosting company charged in massive child pornography bust

A years-long investigation into an online “big box store” for child pornography has led to the arrest of five people associated with the Toronto-based web hosting company where the site stored its “horrific” content, Ontario Provincial Police say. The investigation, dubbed Project Greenwell, began in October, 2012 after Toronto police received numerous tips alerting them […]