Protests have swept Iran since the 16 September death in custody of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian of Kurdish origin arrested by the morality police for allegedly flouting the sharia-based law. The hijab headscarf became obligatory for all women in Iran in April 1983, four years after the Islamic Revolution that overthrew the US-backed monarchy. Hundreds killedAfter the hijab law became mandatory, with changing clothing norms it became commonplace to see women in tight jeans and loose, colourful headscarves. In September, Iran's main reformist party called for the mandatory hijab law to be rescinded. Iran's top security body, the Supreme National Security Council, on Saturday said the number of people killed during the protests "exceeds 200".
Many football lovers hope an African team will finally win the men's 2022 Fifa World Cup . That didn't happen, but it didn't stop Patrice Motsepe , president of the Confederation of African Football, from saying (in 2021):An African team must win the World Cup in the near future. This gap is not encouraging for those hoping for an African World Cup win. This is an impressive record, but few people outside Greece consider the country a potential World Cup winner. I would also bet that African countries that choose to keep playing down will never win the World Cup.2 months ago Modern Ghana
Senegal must stick to their attacking principles to beat England in the last 16 of the World Cup, according to former international Omar Daf. The West Africans won their first continental title in February but will come up against a side which reached the World Cup semi-finals in Russia four years ago and then finished as runners-up at the European Championship last year. "Senegal are the African champions so we must continue to be ambitious," the 45-year-old, part of the Senegal squad which reached the last eight of the 2002 tournament in Japan and South Korea, told BBC Sport Africa. "Senegal has a chance, because most of their players play in the Premier League or the Championship. Omar Daf (right) helped Senegal reach the quarter-finals on their World Cup debut in 2002, where the Teranga Lions were beaten by Turkey1 month ago Modern Ghana
"This is the first strike and it means that there will be others,” said Philippe Martinez, head of the hardline CGT union. For now, the transport, energy, oil, education and health sectors have have confirmed they will join the strike. The energy unions, which say they expect a strong turnout for 19 January, are due to meet three days beforehand to determine their "battle plans". The CGT-FNME mines and energy union has warned of potential power cuts and maintenance delays in power stations, but promised that customers would not be penalised. Confirming that oil refinery workers would also be downing tools, the CGT-Petroleum union urged employees to multiply and intensify their strike action over the coming weeks.10 days ago Modern Ghana
27.10.2022 LISTENGhana’s 2010 World Cup campaign was by far the most successful as the Black Stars were just seconds away from a historic semi-final appearance but were made to pay the penalty in the most painful way. Kwadwo AsamoahHe was considered one of the most gifted players on the team and has helped the Black Stars reach the quarter-final of the tournament. Even though the former Juventus star didn’t score at the World Cup, his contribution was invaluable to the team’s success. His stock rose since playing for the Black Stars and became the centre of European clubs jostling for his signature until he was captured by AC Milan. The 41-year-old, who made 89 appearances for the Black Stars, has since retired and set up the John Painstil Football Academy where he works as the coach.3 months ago Modern Ghana
Ballon d'Or runner-up Sadio Mane was named in Senegal's World Cup squad by coach Aliou Cisse on Friday in spite of a recent injury. "We will give ourselves all the necessary means to allow Sadio Mane to recover." "Losing Sadio Mane is not an easy thing for a coach, for the team, even for African football," he said. "We don't want to think about it but inevitably we have to be prepared should Sadio Mane be absent. I don't want to talk about the absence of Sadio Mane even if, in the back of my head, I'm trying to prepare for it."2 months ago Modern Ghana
Especially after French football champion Karim Benzema won the 2022 Ballon d'Or. A new house for his mother; to play for Real Madrid and to win the Ballon d'Or - world football's most esteemed individual honour. The 34-year-old Frenchman became on Monday night the oldest winner of the Ballon d'Or since a 41-year-old Stanley Matthews claimed the inaugural trophy in 1956. "This is the people's Ballon d'Or," Benzema said. "If you don't appreciate Karim Benzema, you don't understand football," said Zidane after handing over the Ballon d'Or.3 months ago Modern Ghana
We were locked in a debate on who makes it to the top 4 Ghanaian artistes list, at present. My Facebook survey, although quite anecdotal, seems to give a picture of which artistes are on top at the moment. It gives an idea about Ghanaian musicians who have won the hearts of music consumers either through their songs, shows, tours, stunts, or controversy. Shatta Wale, Sarkodie or Stonebwoy? Gyakie and King Promise are two artistes who are also making great strides in the music space.3 months ago Modern Ghana