Africa Daily News

Historic Titanic Expedition Launched Post-OceanGate Catastrophe

A new expedition to the Titanic's resting place has started, marking the first mission since the tragic OceanGate disaster. This operation aims to capture precise images and create detailed maps of the famed wreck using advanced unmanned vehicles. The previous mission ended in tragedy, raising serious questions about the stringent safety protocols in underwater explorations.

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Cucurella Silences Gary Neville with Stunning Euro Cup Performance

Spanish defender Marc Cucurella has responded to criticism from Gary Neville following Spain's victory in the Eurocup. Neville, former Manchester United player and TV commentator, initially doubted Cucurella's abilities. Cucurella's performance in the tournament proved otherwise, effectively silencing his critics.

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Amadou Onana Nears Aston Villa Transfer Amid Everton Financial Reshuffle

Aston Villa is on the brink of securing a £50 million deal for Everton midfielder Amadou Onana. The move comes as Villa seeks to bolster its squad ahead of its Champions League campaign, while Everton aims to alleviate financial pressures and generate revenue following a period of monetary difficulty.

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New Zealand Triumphs Over England 24-17 in Epic Rugby Union Test at Eden Park

In a nail-biting rugby union test match at Auckland's Eden Park, New Zealand claimed a 24-17 victory over England on July 13, 2024. With this win, the All Blacks secured a 2-0 series win. The match saw multiple errors but was marked by strong performances from Mark Tele'a and Beauden Barrett. England's captain Jamie George lauded his team's effort despite the loss.

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President Tinubu Replaces NPA Head: Abubakar Dantsoho Takes Charge

In a significant reshuffle, President Bola Tinubu has dismissed Mohammed Bello-Koko as the managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority and appointed Abubakar Dantsoho in his stead. This marks a new chapter for the NPA leadership aiming for improved port services and industry outcomes.

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Tatu City Accuses Kiambu Governor of Extortion Over Land Approval

Tatu City, a prominent investor in Kenya, has raised accusations against Kiambu County Governor Kimani Wamatangi, claiming he attempted to extort Sh4.3 billion in land. The company argues this delay cost 4,500 jobs and Sh16 billion in investments. Governor Wamatangi has denied the allegations, demanding an apology and threatening legal action.

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Argentina Reacts to Drake's $2.88 Million Loss on Copa America Bet

In a lighthearted response, Argentina reacted to Canadian rapper Drake's $2.88 million loss betting on Canada in the Copa America semi-final. Drake had anticipated a win but Argentina triumphed with goals from Julian Alvarez and Lionel Messi. The response featured Kendrick Lamar's song, showcasing humor amid the sporting tension.

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Civil Society and Political Parties Outraged by John Hlophe’s Election to Judicial Service Commission

The election of impeached judge John Hlophe to the Judicial Service Commission has sparked outrage among civil society organisations and political parties. Critics argue that his controversial past makes him unsuitable for the role, and opposition parties are calling the appointment irrational and unreasonable. This decision raises concerns about the integrity of judicial appointments.

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Cycling Community Mourns: Tour of Austria Neutralised After Tragic Death of André Drege

The Tour of Austria's final stage was neutralised following the tragic death of Norwegian cyclist André Drege. After falling during a descent, the decision to replace the stage with a condolence ride was made in consultation with teammates, family, and race organizers. The cycling community worldwide, including the Tour de France, has paid tribute to Drege.

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Kaizer Chiefs Officially Appoint Nasreddine Nabi as Head Coach Amid High Hopes

Kaizer Chiefs have made a significant change by appointing Nasreddine Nabi as their new head coach. Hailing from Moroccan club AS FAR Rabat, where he narrowly missed out on the league title, Nabi's mission is to revive the struggling Chiefs. The Tunisian coach has already joined the team's pre-season camp in Turkey, signaling the beginning of a new era.

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Emma Raducanu's Wimbledon Journey Halted by Dominant Qualifier Lulu Sun

Emma Raducanu's thrilling Wimbledon run ended after a hard-fought three-set loss to New Zealand qualifier Lulu Sun. Raducanu, focusing solely on singles after pulling out of mixed doubles, struggled against Sun’s aggressive net play, ultimately succumbing 6-2, 5-7, 6-2. Despite an ankle injury, Raducanu fought valiantly but couldn't prevent her early exit.

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Portugal vs France UEFA Euro 2024 Quarterfinal: Ronaldo and Mbappe Head-to-Head in Highly Anticipated Clash

Friday's UEFA Euro 2024 quarterfinal match between Portugal and France is highly anticipated as a contest that goes beyond Cristiano Ronaldo versus Kylian Mbappe. With Portugal's dramatic run and France's tactical prowess, this game is set to be a thrilling encounter between two top teams.

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