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Basketball Africa League 2023 Playoffs and Finals: Tickets Now On Sale

The Basketball Africa League (BAL) has announced that tickets for the playoffs and finals of the 2023 season are now available. The playoffs and finals are set to kick off on Saturday, May 20, and will run through May 27 at the BK Arena in Kigali.

The BAL comprises 12 teams divided into the Sahara and Nile Conferences. The top four teams from each Conference will meet in Kigali for the playoffs.

The BAL playoffs will showcase a single-elimination tournament, culminating in the championship game on May 27 at BK Arena. The season promises to be their most competitive and impactful yet.

The BAL has introduced various price points to cater to all fans. You can get your ticket here.

Rwanda’s New Airport Set to Become One of Africa’s Busiest: Uncover the Exciting Facts and Progress Photos!

The new airport located about 40 kilometers south of Kigali is expected to be completed in the next 3 years, at an estimated cost of $2 billion.

Once completed, the new airport will boast a 130,000-square-meter main terminal building capable of initially accommodating 8 million passengers annually. This figure is expected to rise to more than 14 million in the future, making it one of the busiest aviation hubs in Africa.

Adjacent will be a dedicated cargo terminal, capable of accommodating 150,000 tons of cargo a year.

Qatar Airways will have a 60% ownership of the new airport. The Middle Eastern airline will also acquire 49% of shares in the African country’s flag carrier airline, Rwandair, offering access to over 65 locations around the world.

The new airport a significant upgrade on the existing Kigali International Airport, which is set to remain operational for special arrivals, some chartered flights, and a pilot training school.

Message from H.E. the President to population affected by flooding and landslides.

President Paul Kagame on Wednesday, May 3, expressed solidarity with families of victims who lost their lives after heavy rains caused floods and landslides in Western, Northern and Southern provinces on Tuesday and Wednesday night.

By around 4:00 pm, at least 127 lives had been confirmed dead by the Rwanda National Police, leaving more injured as well as property destroyed.

My deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims of the landslides and floods that occurred last night in the Western, Northern and Southern Provinces. We are doing everything within our means to address this difficult situation. I am personally following up the response closely.

Jack Ma appointed visiting professor at Rwanda’s African Leadership University

The world’s greatest business man, Jack Ma, the founder of the Alibaba Group company, has been appointed as a permanent professor at the African Leadership University (ALU) in Kigali, Rwanda. It is a responsibility given by this school.

In a statement released by the university administration last week it said it is “pleased to inform everyone that Prof Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba Group and the Jack Ma Foundation, has been appointed as a Permanent Professor at the African University of Management.”

The administration of this university says that the fact that Jack Ma is going to teach at this school will encourage young African entrepreneurs to seek knowledge that will allow them to expand their activities.

Dr. Fred Swaniker, the founder of ALU University, says that this school is expected to bring positive changes to the African continent, so being taught by Jack Ma is another step towards its goals.

He said, “Ma’s experience, especially in technology and innovation, will be a trigger for our students and inspire them to think big, look far, and more to implement their dreams with effort and purpose.

Jack Ma, who was given the task of teaching at this University of Rwanda, is already a mirror for many and has led to various positions such as being a special advisor for sustainable development goals. The mandate was given by the United Nations in 2016.

In 2018, he started a project called ‘Africa’s Business Heroes’ which aims to recognize 100 African entrepreneurs who have performed well, and receive financial assistance and training.

ALU University gave Jack Ma the responsibility of teaching there, while some time ago, his home university in China, Hong Kong University, also recently agreed with him that within three years, he is going to teach about job creation.

Last year, Jack Ma was also appointed as a permanent professor at the University of Tokyo in Japan and Tel Aviv University in Israel.