Algeria: Election Gets Low Turnout Amid Opposition Boycott

Algeria held its first parliamentary election since a 2019 uprising. But the women-led Hirak movement boycotted the vote, citing repression and “old guard” networks. Algeria’s election authority head Mohamed Chorfi said late on Saturday that the turnout in the country’s parliamentary elections had reached 30.2%. The vote, earlier in the day, was the first legislative…

Algeria: Nation Votes in Parliamentary Elections Amid Disillusionment, Repression

Algeria is holding its first parliamentary election since a 2019 uprising. There are 24 million eligible voters, but the woman-led Hirak movement is boycotting it, citing repression and “old guard” networks. Algerians headed to polling stations on Saturday for the country’s first parliamentary election since former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika was ousted. President Abdelmadjid Tebboune shrugged…

South Africa: Wheelchair Basketball Thrives Amid Lack of Funds

Despite the pandemic and limited funds, Wheelchair Basketball South Africa successfully staged a women’s wheelchair basketball tournament. With stable sponsorship deals, the sport will strive. The Covid-19 pandemic that wreaked havoc in every sphere of our lives, including sport, coincided with a challenging but promising period for Wheelchair Basketball South Africa (WBSA). The restrictions imposed…

Former Patriots WR Chris Hogan Compares Lacrosse Debut to NFL: ‘Exact Same Intensity’

Austin McAfee/Icon Sportswire via Getty ImagesEarlier this year, two-time Super Bowl champion wide receiver Chris Hogan made the decision to return to his roots and join the Premier Lacrosse League. After making his debut with the Cannons Lacrosse Club on Saturday in Atlanta, he told reporters that hitting the field for lacrosse wasn’t that different from…

Christian Eriksen Messaged Teammates; Will Remain in Hospital for Evaluation

Wolfgang Rattay/Pool via APThe Danish football association provided an update on Christian Eriksen on Sunday, noting he is in stable condition and that he sent greetings to his teammates:DBU – En Del Af Noget Større @DBUfodboldUpdate regarding Christian Eriksen. pic.twitter.com/YuKD9hS9LVHe will remain in the hospital for further evaluation.”The tests that have been done so far…

Govt urged to ‘give people the facts’ on vaccine shortages

Namarak Hospital director Youwanush Kongdan describes the shortage of vaccines during a Facebook Live session on Sunday. (Photo from Youwanush Kongdan Facebook account) The vaccine problem at a small hospital in Bangkok reflects a question many are asking: Where are they?Youwanush Kongdan, the director of Namarak, a 10-bed, private hospital specialising in breast cancer treatment,…