Archive For: The Crunch

Sunderland's Eboue banned for failing to pay agent fees

Apr 4, 2016 Sunderland’s defender Emmanuel Eboue was recently banned for one year by FIFA, following his failure to pay his former agent Sebastien Boisseau. The former Arsenal and Galatasaray player was fined 30,000 Swiss francs in September 2014 for failing to comply with the decision and given four months to settle the debt. However, ... Read More

Pacquiao gets ready for final fight

Apr 4, 2016 Philippine boxer, Manny Pacquiao, recently talked about retirement ahead of his fight with rival Tim Bradley. Pacquiao, who is making a bid for a seat in the Philippines Senate in May, joined his trainer Freddie Roach for a workout in front of the media at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Los ... Read More

Egypt mobile App to offer valet parking

Apr 1, 2016 A mobile application in Egypt is currently offering a private valet service in a bid to resolve traffic congestion and parking issues in Cairo. The application, which is labeled “Rakna”, is currently in its experimental phase, with 10 users and four valet drivers. However it is expected to launch within six months. ... Read More

France calls for urgent set-up of Libya unity government

Apr 1, 2016 French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault recently called for the urgent set-up of a Libya unity government, in a bid to stabilize the country and to push back terrorist groups. Libya is currently split between rival factions, one of which is controlling the capital Tripoli in the west and the other operates out ... Read More

Japan passes record budget, security law takes effect

Apr 1, 2016 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe recently moved to defended loosening the limits of Japan’s pacifist constitution on its military. Speaking at a news conference, Abe said the law is expedient given the harsh global security conditions. “The security situation surrounding our nation is getting harsher and harsher. I think many people may ... Read More

Colombia's Santos calls for disarmament deadline to be set in peace process

Apr 1, 2016 Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos recently demanded a deadline for the complete disarmament of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, as the government and rebels work to end the country’s protracted armed conflict. Both parties had earlier failed to meet a self-imposed deadline to reach a comprehensive pact. Speaking to this regards, ... Read More

Uganda harnesses sun’s energy to power solar bus

Mar 31, 2016 Engineers from Uganda’s Kiira Motors recently unveiled Africa’s first solar powered bus. The automobile, which has been dubbed “Kayoola”, runs on two batteries that are charged using solar panels fitted on the vehicle’s roof. On a full charge, the bus can travel a distance of up to 80 kilometers. Built by over ... Read More

Delays in forming transition government could harm peace process in South Sudan – Envoy

Mar 31, 2016 The chairman of South Sudan’s Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission, Festus Mogae recently expressed concern over how long it is taking to establish a transitional government in the country. After months of ineffective negotiations and failed ceasefires, the warring sides in South Sudan agreed in January 2016 to share positions in a ... Read More