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bird basketball roundup: Safaricom, NBA Africa partner up, Uganda dominates FIBA U-18, Petro de Luanda are 2024 BAL champs

          By Sillei Shani, bird story agency     The NBA Africa and leading East African telecommunication company, Safaricom last month forged a multi-year partnership aimed at impacting over 10,000 Kenyan youth. The collaboration includes Jr. NBA tournaments, coaching clinics, and an elite camp for top high school talents, all designed to ignite the basketball dreams of boys and girls under 16 across the region. “Our […]

todayJune 24, 2024 2


Burkina Faso blocks access to nine more news sites, bringing banned media total to 13

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns an alarming decline in press freedom in Burkina Faso, whose military junta suspended access to nine international news outlets in the space of 48 hours for covering a Human Rights Watch report about an alleged massacre by the army. A total of 13 international media are now banned in this West African nation. The latest victims of the junta’s ban on providing or sharing news […]

todayApril 30, 2024 6


CRAN holds hearing to determine dominant players within telecommunication sector.

    Last week Friday, 25 April 2024, the Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) conducted a public hearing in terms of section 78 of the Communications Act, Act No. 8 of 2009 on market dominance within the country's telecommunications sector. The hearing focused on the discussion document to determine dominant operators identified the following markets within the telecommunications sector, namely National Data Transmission, Wired End-User Access, Mobile End-User Access, […]

todayApril 30, 2024 5


NBA Africa ‘hoops’ into African tech with a startup accelerator

      By Bonface Orucho, bird story agency   The NBA, through its business franchise in Africa, NBA Africa, has stepped onto Africa's tech startup scene, launching an accelerator tailored for early-stage startups in sports and creative industries. In a statement, NBA Africa explained that the initiative, known as the Triple-Double: NBA Africa Startup Accelerator, will support Africa’s tech ecosystem and the next generation of African tech entrepreneurs by […]

todayApril 30, 2024 4


NBA Africa-Africell collaboration points to the growing influence of private sector in Africa sport

      By Bonface Orucho, via bird story agency   The recent unveiling of a new indoor basketball court by NBA Africa and Angolan telecoms company Africell is another example of how private sector partnerships are helping to fast-forward sports development across Africa, while governments are missing the opportunity, according to a Nigerian sports analyst. Sports and entertainment expert Adedamilola Adedotun, lead sports strategist at The Temple in Nigeria, […]

todayApril 17, 2024 10