Archive for the ‘Africa’ Category

African Football Dreams


By  on July 13th, 2008

Are African Football Dreams in a way similar to African Football Slavery?

FIFA president Sepp Blatter casually uses the term “slavery” in referring to the £ multi-million contract of Cristiano Ronaldo, who in turn “dreams” of leaving the greatest football club in the world to play in Madrid.

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Kenya’s slum dwellers versus the elite


Sick of their living conditions, Nairobi’s poorest are suing their plutocrat landlords for the right to their land


When bulldozers came to demolish Yophinalis Nyakundi’s home five years ago, there was nothing he could do to stop them. The assault on his part of Nairobi’s vast Mukuru slum, known to residents as “Gateway”, started at around midnight and the wrecking machines were backed by armed police. The hundreds of families living in the tin shacks were given no time to retrieve anything. Furious residents were waved away with a court order obtained a fortnight before but never shown to the people whose lives it would ruin.

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