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Meet Van Niekerk, the South African Superstar Who Could Replace Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt annoints Van Niekerk? (AP Photo/Bryan Cummings)

In a rather disappointing manner, Usain Bolt, the three-time Olympic 100m and 200m champion, an unbeaten champion of the past decade, ended his long fascinating career in London. During his last race, 4x 100m final, Bolt suffered a muscle cramp and collapsed halfway. With that, he ends his final championship with only a bronze from the individual 100m. Now that ...

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The Changes to African Cup of Nations Competition Favor Everyone but Africans

What does the future hold for the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) logistics?

Starting in 2019, the number of participating countries in Africa’s biggest soccer event, the African Cup of Nations (AFCON), will increase to 24 national teams from 16 teams. Also significant, the competition, usually hosted in January and February, will be moved to June and July. Why exactly did CAF change the AFCON time-table? The decisions were made following recommendations by ...

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Wyclef Jean: The Real Reason I Named My New Single ‘Fela Kuti’

Wyclef Jean (photo credit: Billboard)

The legendary musician Wyclef Jean is set to release a new single titled “Fela Kuti,” so as to celebrate the legacies of the influential Nigerian Afrobeat and jazz music superstar. Wyclef revealed this in an exclusive interview with XXL. “I decided to name it Fela Kuti because for me, I feel like we be thinking of [Bob] Marley, we give ...

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Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has directed Nigerians that are not metered to stop paying estimated bills and therefore report in case they are disconnected by any of the electricity distribution companies (DISCOs). This directive was contained in a statement published on the website of the agency on Wednesday. The statement reads in part; “Maximum Demand (MD) meters are ...

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