5Five 4Four, Kamaru Usman launch MMA in Africa, to debut first ‘Face-Off Fight Night’ in Lagos

UFC Welterweight Champion, Kamaru Usman, in partnership with 5five 4four Limited, is set to host the first official Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight in Nigeria, leading the development of MMA in Nigeria and Africa. Kamaru Usman, who returned to Nigeria to organise the Face-Off Fight Night – the first edition of the Martial Mixed Art… Read More 5Five 4Four, Kamaru Usman launch MMA in Africa, to debut first ‘Face-Off Fight Night’ in Lagos

Several protesters killed as Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev gives security forces shoot-to-kill order

Security forces appeared to have reclaimed the streets of Kazakhstan’s main city on Friday after days of violence, and the Russian-backed president said he had ordered his troops to shoot to kill to put down a countrywide uprising. A day after Moscow sent paratroopers to help crush the insurrection, police were patrolling the debris-strewn streets… Read More Several protesters killed as Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev gives security forces shoot-to-kill order

Senegalese lawmakers reject bill seeking to toughen anti-LGBT law

Senegalese lawmakers on Tuesday stopped from passing to parliamentary vote a draft bill that sought to toughen already severe laws against same-sex relations. Gay sex is punishable by up to five years in prison in Senegal, where arrests and prosecutions have risen sharply, according to a 2020 global review by the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,… Read More Senegalese lawmakers reject bill seeking to toughen anti-LGBT law

Eight dead as protests escalate in Kazakhstan

The president of ex-Soviet republic Kazakhstan appealed to a Russian-led security bloc for help on Thursday after failing to quell days of protests that have seen state buildings torched and eight security personnel reported dead. Initially angered by a fuel price rise, protesters have been storming buildings and chanting against President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s predecessor Nursultan… Read More Eight dead as protests escalate in Kazakhstan

5Five 4Four Limited announces first-ever MMA face-off fight night in Lagos

5Five 4Four Limited (54 for short) is an African-oriented Nigerian Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) professional promotion company, tailoring its productions, fights and events to not only Nigerians but viewers on the African continent. 54 announces the first-ever face-off fight night in Africa’s most-populated city, Lagos as it brings mixed martial art fighters to slug it… Read More 5Five 4Four Limited announces first-ever MMA face-off fight night in Lagos

Apply: 2022 Savvy Global Fellowship for Aspiring and Early-Stage Entrepreneurs (Fully-funded Virtual Program)

Application for the 2022 Savvy Global Fellowship Program for Aspiring and Early-Stage Entrepreneurs is now open! Are you passionate about solving some of the world’s most pressing problems through innovation? Have you ever wanted to build a successful impact-driven business, but didn’t know how to? Do you own an early-stage business that you want to… Read More Apply: 2022 Savvy Global Fellowship for Aspiring and Early-Stage Entrepreneurs (Fully-funded Virtual Program)

Australia denies entry to tennis star Novak Djokovic over visa issues

Novak Djokovic, the No. 1 tennis star in the world, was denied entry into Australia on Thursday after initially being granted a medical exemption for the country’s COVID-19 vaccination requirements so that he could play in the Australian Open. The tennis star, left stranded at Melbourne’s Tullamanrien airport overnight, was issued a letter by the… Read More Australia denies entry to tennis star Novak Djokovic over visa issues

North Korea test-fires hypersonic missile

North Korea test fired a “hypersonic missile” this week that successfully hit a target, state news agency KCNA reported on Thursday, as the country pursues new military capabilities amid stalled denuclearisation talks. The launch on Wednesday was the first by North Korea since October and was detected by several militaries in the region, drawing criticism… Read More North Korea test-fires hypersonic missile