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Mo Farah, Amma Asante Receive Orders of The British Empire

Somali track star, Mo Farah was knighted by The Queen, while Ghanaian director Amma Asante received an MBE.

These African stars have been recognized by the Queen of England for their incredible contributions.

British-Somali star athlete and four-time Olympic gold medal winner, Mo Farah, was knighted on Tuesday, and recognized by Queen Elizabeth II for being the most successful track star in British history.

The athlete changed his Twitter name to "Sir Mo Farah" not shortly after.

Check out some footage of the track star after receiving his award below:

Ghanaian screenwriter and director, Amma Asante, received an MBE from Prince Charles this morning, for her contribution to film.

Earlier this month, Nigerian clothing designer, Ade Hassan, who created the Nubian Skin underwear line for black and brown women, received an MBE from The Queen for her success in the field of fashion.

Congrats to all these deserving talents!

Sports

5 Out of 6 Finalists For This Year's World Athlete of The Year Award are African

Africans are dominating this year's World Athlete of the year award.

Africans are literally running the world of sports.

The finalists for the IAAF's World Athlete of the year have been announced, and five out of six athletes completing for this year's title are of African descent, reports BBC Africa. In fact, all three male finalists are African.

The list of competitors includes, British-Somali long-distance champion Mo Farah who won his last race ever earlier this year in an unforgettable display, is up against Qatari-born Mutaz Essa Barshim, whose parents are Sudanese as well as South African champion Wayde van Niekerk, who will also compete for the coveted title.

The women's category is also heavily African. Ethiopian long distance runner Almaz Ayana is in the running, as well as heptathlete Nafissatou Thiam, whose father is Senegalese. They'll both go up against Greek pole vaulter Ekaterini Stefanidi.

The winner of the award will be announced in on November 24 in Monaco.

We're rooting for every single African that's nominated!

News

Mo Farah Just Won the Final Race of His Career By the Skin of His Teeth

Mo Farah won the last race of his track career on Thursday in an unforgettably dramatic display.

Quadruple Olympic winner, Mo Farah, ran to victory on Thursday in the last race of his career.

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