Turkish sports in grip of doping scandals, imported athletes

Weightlifting legend Naim Suleymanoglu, who passed away in November at the age of 50 after a serious illness, was Turkey’s top “imported” athlete who elevated Turkish weightlifting to a world-class status. Born in Bulgaria as a member of the country’s Turkish minority, Suleymanoglu defected to Turkey during the 1986 world weightlifting championships in Melbourne, after which

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Rwanda Coach Hopes For Fully Fit Squad For CHAN

Rwanda coach Antoine Hey hopes his team will avoid injuries as they continue their build-up to the African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco which will be held from 13 January to 4 February. The Amavubi are in Group C along with Nigeria, Libya and Equatorial Guinea. Hey’s charges arrived in Sousse, Tunisia on Tuesday after

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5,000 displaced return to Turba, South Darfur

SMC- The Second Vice-President of Sudan, Hassabo Abdulrahman accompanied by the Wali of South Darfur, Adam El Faki, and the Sultan of the Fur tribe, Ahmed Hussein Ayoub Ali Dinar, attended the voluntary return of 5,000 displaced people at Turba in El Wehda locality South Darfur on Sunday. Hassabo affirmed Sudan’s commitment to implementation of

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As millions flee South Sudan, how is Canada helping?

violence spread to Kajo Keiji County, where Moini’s family lived. Moini’s mother Lea was reluctant to leave behind the beautiful house he had helped her build just a few years earlier, but he convinced her to flee with her children to Uganda. They spent days sleeping in the rough before arriving at the United Nations

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Sudan’s Bashir extends ceasefire with rebels for 3 months

The Sudanese President has extended the unilateral cessation of hostilities for three months, according to a statement released in the early hours of Thursday. “The President of the Republic, Marshal Omer Hassan al-Bashir, on Thursday issued a decree extending the cease-fire declared in the operations areas for another three months,” reads the statement. The purpose

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Sudan turns out over 100 tons of gold in 2017

Sudan’s Ministry of Minerals announced Wednesday that the country produced over 100 tons of gold in 2017 worth around 400 million U.S. dollars. “In the past year we produced over 100 tons of gold worth of around 400 million dollars, which is equivalent to the country’s oil revenues before the separation of South Sudan,” said

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