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Bayern’s Sporting Director Declares Mbappe’s Transfer to Madrid a ‘Death Blow’ to Football

Kylian Mbappe's transition to Real Madrid could spell dismay for football as a whole, a sentiment echoed by Max Eberl, the sporting director at Bayern Munich. Having waved goodbye to Paris Saint-Germain after a fruitful seven years, Mbappe inked a lucrative deal with Madrid that includes an eye-watering €150 million signing bonus. The French striker, with a fresh five-year pact, will bag an annual €15 million from the Champions League holders. Eberl casts doubt on the sustainability of such exorbitant payouts, suggesting…

Belgium’s Technical Director Announces No Late Euro 2024 Call-Up for Courtois

Thibaut Courtois shined in Real Madrid's recent Champions League victory but is set to miss Euro 2024 with Belgium. Courtois's absence marks a critical gap in the national team's lineup, following a notable dispute with the Belgian coach that led to his omission. The conflict arose when Courtois exited the team after a disagreement over leadership roles. His spat followed his non-selection as team captain, a role he aspired to fill after Eden Hazard hung up his boots. Meanwhile, Belgium's squad now features Koen Casteels,…

Survival of Somalia: A Post-Apocalyptic Tale Revealed by the Director of ‘The Village Next to Paradise’

The art of storytelling is embedded in Somalia's culture, just like many other African societies. In the 1960s, Somali filmmakers and artists began crafting their own stories on the big screen. Harawe stands out among a wave of filmmakers striving to elevate Somali cinema on the global stage. Exploring themes of militancy and counter-terrorism "The Village Next to Paradise" (2024) delves into the lives of a family grappling with personal adversities while striving for a better future amidst challenging circumstances,…

Former Immigration Director and Finance Ministry Official Cleared of Corruption Charges by Banadir Regional Court.

In Mogadishu, the Banadir regional court has acquitted Mohamed Adan Jimale Koofi, the former director of Somalia's immigration and citizenship agency, and Muhidin Hassan Jurus 'Saabey', the head of taxation at the Ministry of Finance. They were accused of corruption but the court cleared all charges and their rights are now restored. The court's chairman made it clear that the corruption charges against these two officials have been completely dismissed. The legal battle that lasted for nine months included accusations of…

Exclusive Interview with Groundbreaking Somali Filmmaker, Mo Harawe, Delves Into Cannes Debut ‘The Village Next to Paradise’:…

The Cannes Film Festival makes history with Mo Harawe's debut feature 'The Village Next To Paradise,' a groundbreaking Somalian film. Harawe, born in Mogadishu, moved to Austria to study film at 18. His film follows a single father in a Somali village, exploring daily challenges and striving for a better future for his son, Cigaal. The story also revolves around Araweelo, navigating life post-divorce. The film stars Ahmed Ali Farah, Anab Ahmed Ibrahim, and Ahmed Mohamud Saleban, depicting a unique side of Somalia rarely seen…

Initiating High-Level Discussions: NISA Chief and Legislative Leaders Convene Talks with al-Shabab in Beledweyne

In Beledweyne, the Director of NISA, Abdullahi Mohamed Ali Sanbalolshe, engaged with locals and elders to bolster the fight against al-Shabab. Sanbalolshe, along with parliament members and elders, arrived in Beledweyne before Ugas Yusuf Ugas Hassan Ugas Khalif's inauguration on May 13. The gathering centered on the security situation in Hiran and strategies to escalate operations against al-Shabab. Sanbalolshe stressed the need for cooperation between the government and the community to combat terrorist threats. Federal…

Cécile Mégie (Director of RFI): nominations for

On Monday, August 16, applications for the Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon Scholarship open today. This is the eighth edition of this scholarship, which each year trains ten young journalists and radio technicians from French-speaking Africa. An award bearing the name of our colleagues who were murdered in 2013 while reporting in Kidal, in northern Mali. The selected candidates will first be trained for one month, then the scholarship…

“Lingui”, a feminist tale by the Chadian director

The most feminist film to date in competition at the Cannes Film Festival has been directed by an African man. In Lingui, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun questions the links and values ​​that are considered sacred in a patriarchal society like Chad: the absolute ban on abortion, the excision of girls and the submission of women. The Chadian filmmaker manages to turn a tragic story into an optimistic utopia thanks…

the director of the Airways Authority accused of embezzlement

In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Abdallah Bilenge, Director General of the Airways Authority (RVA), was arrested on 10 November. He has since been held in Makala Central Prison in Kinshasa. He is accused of embezzling tens of millions of dollars. This money should be paid specifically to certain socio-professional services such as the National Social Security Fund (CNSS), according to legal…

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