Archive for the 'Africa' Category

Without a doubt, there is a lot of online activity during the global crisis and it is creating energy in places that were rather isolated. Particularly in the African Diaspora, there has been a fire ignited with a number of cage matches and activity on lichess.org and broadcast on streaming site, Twitch. Some of the […]

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Interview with chess personalities Philip Ameku and Joe Ditse on GBC News in Ghana

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Since 2016, Senegal has been riding the chess wave of momentum seen on the African continent. Francophone Africa has been making quite a bit of inroads in countries where draughts has a more prominent following. The Federation Senegalaise des Echecs or “FESEC” is currently led by Mr. Amadou Lamine Cissé who serves as President. Last […]

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Aijibola Olanrewaju Photo by Sierra Leone Chess Federation While many organizers have canceled tournaments worldwide, the Africa 4.2 Zone is holding the subzonal tournament in Freetown, Sierra Leone at Hotel Barmoi. According to the Facebook post, “All the measures against COVID-19, are taken for the tournament to be safe.” There are available bottles of hand […]

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Tani Adewumi on the rise!Photo by Angel Lopez Just after the recent announcement of the upcoming book, Tanitoluwa Adewumi continued his rapid rise. Last weekend at an Action tournament at the Marshall Chess Club, Tani scored 3/4 including wins over three masters including IM Jay Bonin. He would lose to eventual winner GM Michael Rohde, […]

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One of the biggest viral chess stories of 2019 is about to be released in book form. The story was miraculous in itself. A royal family left Nigeria seeking political asylum and ending up in a homeless shelter. They stayed in the shelter for two years during which Kayode Adewumi took on a job as […]

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Nikita Pearl Waligwa who played as Gloria in the Disney movie, “Queen of Katwe” has died. The Ugandan media has reported the death The 15-year old who gained international acclaim for her role in the movie. The cause of death given was a recurrent brain tumor. Nikita was first diagnosed in 2016, but was given […]

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Dr. Daniel Shawul Abdi is currently a staff Research Scientist II at CIRES/NOAA in Monterey, California. There have been many famous pioneering computer scientists, but there is one you probably don’t know. Daniel Shawul Abdi is an Ethiopian computer scientist and civil engineer who has become a noted author of the DanChess program and its […]

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Levon Aronian sharing wisdom prior toSouth Africa Junior Chess ChampionshipsPhoto by Tendai Mubayiwa Africa is starting off the year with hopes of capitalizing off of the momentum generated from last year’s progress. Last year an elite contingent of chess Grandmasters visited Africa as part of the historic Grand Chess Tour in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. This […]

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Left to Right: Former Champions James Stephen Tondo III and FM Barcon Harmon with Thomas Saah wearing his championship medal. Photo by Mario Kpan. Kenya Chess Masala has just reported on the Liberian National Championship ending this past weekend in Buchanan City, Liberia. The winner of the championship was Thomas Saah, who in his impassioned […]

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