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Senegal Has Been Chosen to Host the 2022 Youth Olympics

This is the first time an Olympic event will be held in an African country.

After a bidding competition between Tunisia, Botswana and Nigeria, Senegal has been selected to host the next Youth Olympics, reports Al Jazeera.

The 2022 games will be held in Senegal's bustling capital city of Dakar, the newly developed city of Diamniadio as well as the coastal town of Saly.

This makes Senegal the first African nation to host an Olympic event.

"It is time for Africa. Africa is the home of many successful and prominent Olympic athletes," said Thomas Bach, the head of the International Olympics Committee (IOC), "Africa is a continent of youth."


The IOC voted unanimously during the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang to grant hosting duties to an African nation. The committee says they chose Senegal because the country "offers a strong project and the greatest opportunities at this moment in time."

The nomination will be made official this October during the IOC's meeting in Argentina.

More and more, African nations are gaining recognition for their contributions to global athletics at the youth level. In July, it was announced that the upcoming Under 20 IAAF games will be hosted in Nairobi.

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The 10 Best Ghanaian Songs of the Month (September)

Featuring Sarkodie, Amaarae, Stonebwoy, KiDi x Teddy Riley and more.

In September 2020, Ghana's most talented artists and producers came through as usual, and blessed us with several songs that have been the soundtrack of our month. Debut projects, international collaborations and more were dished out, so here we give you the cream of the crop. Check out our best Ghanaian songs of the month below!

Follow our GHANA WAVE playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

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Togo Makes Historic Appointment with First Ever Woman Prime Minister

Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe recently appointed Victoire Tomegah Dogbe as the country's first ever woman Prime Minister.

Togo made history this past Monday after it appointed Victoire Tomegah Dogbe as the country's first ever woman Prime Minister, according to the BBC. Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe appointed Dogbe, his chief-of-staff since 2009, following the resignation of Komi Selom Klassou last week Friday. President Gnassingbe was reportedly due for a cabinet reshuffle in February of this year, however, this was delayed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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The 8 Best East African Songs of the Month (September)

Featuring Willy Paul, Diamond Platnumz, Fik Fameica, Ali Kiba, Zuchu and more.

These are the hottest tracks from East Africa released in the month of September.

Follow our East African Grooves playlist on Spotify and Apple Music.

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