Top 10 African Fighters in UFC’s History

Brazil’s Alex Pereira, right, fights Nigeria’s Israel Adesanya during the third round of a middleweight bout title bout in the UFC 281 mixed martial arts event, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in New York.InternationalIndiaAfricaMuhammad Nooh OsmanWriter/EditorLongreadThis weekend, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 283 event is set to take place on the night of January 21 at […]

Africa’s Hotshots: Top 10 Best Football Players of Continent

Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, front left, celebrates with Liverpool’s Sadio Mane after scoring his side’s opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Sheffield United at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool, England, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020InternationalIndiaAfricaLongreadOne of the outstanding features of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar was the success of Morocco, which […]

US-Led Democracy Summit Shows Africans Need to Protect Their Interests: Pundits

US President Joe Biden speaks during the Summit for Democracy virtual plenary on “Democracy in the Face of Global Challenges” in the South Court Auditorium of the White House in Washington, DC, March 29, 2023.InternationalIndiaAfricaMuhammad Nooh OsmanWriter/EditorLongreadOn Thursday, Washington DC witnessed the conclusion of the so-called second “Summit for Democracy”, where President Joe Biden gathered […]

Jazz Legend Hugh Masekela’s Nephew on His Legacy of Loving Traditional Culture

Hugh Masekela and his nephew Mabusha Masekela. InternationalIndiaAfricaExclusiveApril 4 marked the birthday of Hugh Masekela, a South African jazz legend, who was one of the country’s most famous instrumentalists, known worldwide for his distinctive style and anti-apartheid songs. On this occasion, Sputnik sat down to interview his nephew, Mabusha Masekela, who spent many years alongside […]

Sheikh Karume Day Inspires Tanzania to Stay United, His Son Says

President Abeid Amani Karume of Zanzibar, right, is welcomed by President Julius Nyerere of Tanganyika on his arrival at Dar-Es-Salaam airport, Tanzania on April 27, 1964.InternationalIndiaAfricaExclusiveOn April 7, Tanzania celebrates Sheikh Abeid Amani Karume Day, a holiday that commemorates the first president of Zanzibar and vice-president of Tanzania. On this occasion, Sputnik sits down with […]

Africa Turning to China for Loans as IMF Austerity Demands Impoverish Nations

China’s Foreign Minister, Qin Gang, center, arrives at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. InternationalIndiaAfricaJames TweedieThe IMF’s demands that countries raise taxes and cut public spending in return for development loans have impoverished much of Africa. Linwood Tauheed, associate professor of economics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, said […]

International Women’s Day in Africa: Achievements, Aspirations, Challenges

Angel Pooe, a South African actress, businesswoman, international speaker, and soccer academy owner, poses for a photo.InternationalIndiaAfricaMuhammad Nooh OsmanWriter/EditorLongreadAs the world celebrates International Women’s Day on March 8, Sputnik takes a look at unique experiences of African women, who still face significant challenges. On March 8, which serves as a reminder of the need to […]