HMS Richmond Pays Visit to Goa, India

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today HMS Richmond Pays Visit to Goa, India View post tag: India Authorities View post tag: Goa HMS Richmond Pays Visit to Goa, India View post tag: asiacenter_img September 29, 2015 View post tag: HMS Richmond Share this article In an effort to strengthen ties between UK and India, HMS Richmond, Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate, is visiting Goa from September 27 to October 01. Currently moored at Goa’s Mormugao Port Trust, HMS Richmond has been operating in the Arabian Sea to counter heroin smuggling; these smugglers aim to reach the western shores by passing through the African countries.HMS Richmond has been on deployment for the last nine months. After it departs Goa, Richmond will be undertaking Humanitarian and Disaster Relief Operations during its transit back to England.[mappress mapid=”17036″]Image: Royal Navylast_img read more

Schools in Cameroon re-open under tight security

first_imgUp to six million children have returned to school in Cameroon, under tight security. Learning had been disrypted following recent deadly attacks carried out in the northern region by suspected Islamist group Boko Haram.While most of these pupils and students do not fully understand the situation, their parents have welcomed the new security checks, after the increase in cross border terror attacks.last_img

Algeria bans hiring foreign players

first_imgAlgerian football clubs have been banned from signing foreign players because of a severe financial crisis caused by a plunge in oil revenues, the national football federation said on Monday.Algeria’s oil export revenue has almost halved so far this year, crippling the economy of the North African nation, whose oil sales account for more than 95 percent of export revenues.The football federation said the slump has created a “difficult” financial situation in Algeria, which can no longer “legally obtain currency to pay the salaries of foreign players”.As a result, “the federal bureau has decided to stop the recruitment of foreign players in professional clubs,” it said in a statement posted on its official website.The decision is immediate, the federation said.But it added that football players who have already signed to play with Algerian clubs will be allowed to continue until their contracts expire. Foreign currency transfers from Algeria are restricted and football clubs must get approval from the central bank.Anyone who tries to move money out of the country through illegal channels risks prosecution and possible imprisonment.There are around 30 foreigners, mostly Africans, in Algerian teams, as well as several footballers born in Europe — mostly in France — of Algerian origins.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more