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Egyptian ultras. File photo.


Egyptian Campuses And Soccer Emerge As Flashpoint In Resistance To President Al Sisi – Analysis

Soccer fans exploiting stadia as contested public space emerged more than three years ago as a key force in anti-government protests that toppled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and opposition to subsequent military rule. With stadia closed to spectators for much of the period since then, protesting students backed by militant football fans have turned university […]

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South Africa flag


South Africa: Task Team To Investigate Meyiwa’s Death

A multi-disciplinary task team has been established to investigate the fatal shooting of Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa, National Police Commissioner General Riah Phiyega said on Monday. Phiyega told reporters in Johannesburg that the team will be led by the Gauteng Deputy Provincial Commissioner, Major General Tebello Mosikili. The investigators in the […]

Pistorius running in the Olympic Stadium during the heats of the 400 metres at the 2012 Summer Olympics on August 4
Pistorius running in the Olympic Stadium during the heats of the 400 metres at the 2012 Summer Olympics on August 4


South Africa: Prosecutors To Appeal Pistorius Verdict

South African prosecutors will appeal the verdict and sentencing of Oscar Pistorius, who was handed a 5-year prison term after being convicted of culpable homicide, the country’s National Prosecuting Authority said Monday, Oct 27, according to the Associated Press. “We are appealing it,” said Nathi Mncube Mncube, a prosecution spokesman. “Both conviction and sentence.” Prosecutors […]

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Palestine - Israel flags


Mounting Israeli-Palestinians Tensions Reverberate On Soccer Pitch – Analysis

Mounting tension between Israel and Palestinians on the occupied West Bank and in East Jerusalem have spilt on to Israeli Palestinian soccer pitches in Israel proper as Israel swings towards ultra-nationalists that make Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu look like the best card in a bad hand. Israeli human rights and legal advocacy group Adalah – […]