Africa tells FIFA it wants 10 places at expanded World Cup

By Mark Gleeson JOHANNESBURG, Feb 22 : Africa will be looking to double the number of places it has at an expanded World Cup, the continent’s football association presidents have told soccer’s world governing body FIFA. Africa wants at least 10 spots in the 48-team World Cup that FIFA president Gianni Infantino has proposed from […]

Infantino calls unprecedented African summit meeting

By Mark Gleeson JOHANNESBURG, Feb 19 : FIFA President Gianni Infantino will meet more than 50 presidents of African football associations in an unprecedented summit in Johannesburg this week, officials said today. Each of the continent’s 54 member countries has been invited to a day-long executive summit with Infantino, called to discuss general issues in […]

South African mine tries faster drilling technique to cut costs

By Tanisha Heiberg and Barbara Lewis CULLINAN, South Africa, Feb 7 : – Engineering services company Master Drilling will next month complete a diamond mine pilot project aimed at roughly doubling the drilling rate and cutting costs, as miners turn to technology to maximise output from depleted reserves. Although they have recovered from a deep […]

African Union to choose new leader, review Morocco membership

By Ed Cropley ADDIS ABABA, Jan 30 : The African Union is due to choose a new leader today in a vote more likely to expose differences over the International Criminal Court and other issues than reaffirm the continent’s solidarity and common purpose. In a clear split, three of its four major regions – the […]