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Kenya Dominated At The World Athletics Championships and Now It Wants to Host the 2023 Games

After coming in second place overall in the World Athletics Championship this year, Kenya is vying to become the first African country to host the games in 2023.

Kenya was the most successful African country at this year's World Athletics Championships in London. Kenyan athletes raked in 11 medals total—five gold, two silver, and four bronze—coming in second place overall in the event, reports Konbini. South Africa finished in third place with six medals.


Given all of its success in the athletics sphere, Kenya is now vying to host the 2023 games.

"We have shown that we are capable to host smaller events, and it has now reached a time when we should host big competitions," Kenyan sports minister Hassan Wario told the Daily Mail.

"Kenya became the first African nation to win the world championships in Beijing in 2015. It is only fitting that we should be the first country to bring the championships to Africa," he continued.

He spoke of Kenya's plans to grow it's sports sector even more in the upcoming years. "We have a plan to build three big stadiums in Nairobi, Mombasa and Eldoret and seven additional new ones in other parts of the country."

We're rooting for you, Kenya!

Music

The Fugees Will Be Playing Live Concerts In Ghana & Nigeria

Ready or not.

The legendary Fugees have announced that they will be reuniting for their first shows in 15 years for a string of concerts across North America, Europe and West Africa.

The reunion tour will be celebrating the anniversary of their classic 1996 album, The Score.

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will be embarking on a 12-city global tour, which will have them landing in Nigeria and Ghana for a pair of December show dates — we'll have more details on those to come.

The tour starts this week with a 'secret' pop-up show at an undisclosed location in New York City on Wednesday (9/22) in support of Global Citizen Live. The rest of the dates will kick-off in November and see The Fugees playing concerts across Chicago Los Angeles, Atlanta, Oakland, Miami, Newark, Paris, London, and Washington DC, before finishing off in Nigeria and Ghana.

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