Offbeat Cycling - Global: In Rwanda in 2025, Great First for Africa!
Despite COVID-19, South Africa to hold key local polls
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — After uncertainty if COVID-19 would force South Africa to postpone local government elections, the courts have ruled that the crucial polls should move ahead. Despite concerns about political rallies spreading the disease, South Africa's courts ruled earlier this month that the Independent Electoral Commission should hold the polls on November 1. The elections may see erosion of support for the ruling party, the African National Congress party, which failed to register candidates in about 90 municipalities across the country before the deadline.
For the first time in history, cycling championships will take place on the African continent. Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, was selected to organize the world in 2025.
in 2025, will write a new page of the World Cycling Championships. For the first time in history, the world will take place this year on the African continent. The UCI announced Thursday that the Kigali application file, the capital of Rwanda, had been retained. The city will host the appointment in 2025. It will therefore at the same time become the first African city to host the World Championships since their creation. In competition with Morocco for the organization of these Worlds 2025, Kigali had to wait until September 23 to shout victory. Nevertheless, for several months, the Rwandan capital seemed to hold the rope and was a great favorite, clearly in front of the application of Morocco (the only two applications received on the Office of David Lappartant). The French President of the UCI had promised upon election, in 2017, that it would do everything for the African continent to be rewarded with its efforts in the development of cycling.
'Hotel Rwanda's Paul Rusesabagina found guilty on terrorism-related charges
Paul Rusesabagina, who inspired the film 'Hotel Rwanda,' has been found guilty by a court in Kigali of being part of a terror group, MRCD-FLN. Rusesabagina, along with 20 other people, was accused of conspiring to launch attacks on Rwandan territory in 2018 and 2019, resulting in at least nine deaths. © Getty Images Hotel Rwanda hero Paul Rusesabagina arrested ctw vpx_00000000.
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- Rwanda Cycling Federation # Rwanda2025 (@cyclingwanda)
The infrastructure of the Great Lakes region had typed in the eye of the appartant, which had found it on the spot last February. The new world of world cycling made the trip to Kigali, where the start of Rwanda's turn, now open to the World Tour teams. The UCI Technical Assessment Committee was also seduced by the country's emergence. A country especially famous for its hills, many, especially in Kigali, which will therefore have the pleasure of welcoming the best runners of the planet in four years. Rainbow jersey in play. A great first.
Africa internet riches plundered, contested by China broker .
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Outsiders have long profited from Africa’s riches of gold, diamonds, and even people. Digital resources have proven no different. Millions of internet addresses assigned to Africa have been waylaid, some fraudulently, including through insider machinations linked to a former top employee of the nonprofit that assigns the continent's addresses. Instead of serving Africa's internet development, many have benefited spammers and scammers, while others satiate Chinese appetites for pornography and gambling. New leadership at the nonprofit, AFRINIC, is working to reclaim the lost addresses.