Ethiopians Urged to Preserve Sovereignty, Pass Country Intact to Next Generation

Ethiopians should preserve their country and pass it on to the next generation as forefathers kept the nation independent through huge colossal scarifies, Culture and Sports State Minister Worknesh Birru said. Speaking at a symposium organized in connection with the 126th Adwa Victory Day to be celebrated tomorrow, she noted that Victory of Adwa was a phenomenon […]

Frankfurt Tells Putin to ‘Stop’ Amid Drama in Bundesliga

BERLIN — After telling Russian President Vladimir Putin to “stop” on Saturday, Eintracht Frankfurt proceeded to frustrate Bayern Munich in their Bundesliga game until substitute Leroy Sané scored late for the league leaders.Frankfurt prominently displa…

Olympic spirit needed now more than ever: UN chief

The qualities of fair play and solidarity that characterize the Olympics must shine throughout the games and beyond, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in a video message to the opening of the Winter Olympics in Beijing, China, on Friday.  The UN chief congratulated the competitors, saying they embody the Olympic spirit of peace, mutual respect, […]

Invoking Olympic Truce, Secretary-General Makes ‘Strongest Possible’ Appeal for All Parties in Ethiopia to Immediately Cease Hostilities

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres: The people of Ethiopia continue to suffer greatly from ongoing conflict and bloodshed. For millennia, the tradition of the Olympic Truce has called on all parties, everywhere, to stop hostilities throughout the course of the Games. As I prepare to leave […]

Afcon group stage: a stride forward for the African game despite low scoring

Until tragedy struck in the form of a stadium crush killing eight people at the start of the knock-out round in Cameroon, the headlines generated by the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) tournament were mostly positive. Despite the fears from western media and football pundits about COVID-19 outbreaks and of players not being made available by international clubs, the 2021 Afcon tournament […]

Football Matches at Cameroon Stadium Suspended After Deadly Crush

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has suspended matches of the Africa Football Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament at Yaounde’s Olembe Stadium after eight people were killed and scores injured in a stampede.Confederation of African Football (CA…

Cameroon Begins Mass COVID-19 Tests to Encourage Football Turnout

YAOUNDE — Cameroon launched a massive campaign Sunday for fans to be tested and vaccinated against COVID-19 to fill stadiums in the ongoing Africa Football Cup of Nations the country is hosting. Cameroon and African football officials say only 2,000 su…