BPJS Kesehatan books deficit below 50% of 2019 projection

first_imgThe Health Care and Social Security Agency (BPJS Kesehatan) has recorded a deficit of Rp 15.5 trillion (US$1.13 million), 51.56 percent lower than the late-2019 projection of Rp 32 trillion, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati has said. The reduced deficit could be largely attributed to the government’s Rp 13.5 trillion cash injection provided through Presidential Decree No. 75/2019, she said.“With the Presidential Decree, we were able to provide Rp 13.5 trillion to BPJS Kesehatan in the period between August and December [2019]. It has helped to reduce BPJS’ deficit from the projected Rp 32 trillion to Rp 15.5 trillion,” Sri Mulyani said on Tuesday, as quoted by kompas.com. The cash injection was made to cover the difference in premiums between low-income customers, known as contribution assistance recipients (PBI), and earning employees (PPU).The minister went on to say that the government had allocated an additional Rp 48 trillion to help BPJS Kesehatan fulfill its obligation to finish reimbursing 5,000 medical centers and hospitals.Read also: Can BPJS Kesehatan survive after drastic premium hikes?BPJS Kesehatan executive director Fahmi Idris had said earlier that the agency had cleaned up its PBI data late last year. It discovered 27.44 million pieces of problematic data, including erroneously inputted national identity numbers. The data cleansing was a requisite for obtaining the government’s approval to increase the BPJS premiums.BPJS Kesehatan has booked a huge deficit since its establishment in 2014 to manage the National Health Insurance (JKN) program, primarily due to its insufficient premium income to pay insurance claims.This year has marked a new phase for Indonesia’s universal healthcare program, with the government raising JKN premiums for the first time since it was launched.The government announced last month that it would not provide cash injections this year to cover the BPJS deficit following the premium hike. (rfa)Topics :last_img read more

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Borne fire reported too late?

first_img Share LocalNews Borne fire reported too late? by: – March 2, 2012 Share 5 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Fire officials say they are disappointed in the delay of reporting a fire which completely destroyed a house in the vicinity of Borne this week.On Tuesday, fire officials responded to the fire and Acting Public Relations Officer Wayne Letang said the Portsmouth Fire Station responded to the fire at around 9:45 am on Tuesday.“On arrival at the scene they met the house of Mr. Aldington Leblanc fully ablaze. He was out of state but it was occupied by his son Roy Leblanc. The entire building and its contents were destroyed by fire. The fire department engaged in fire fighting as soon as they arrived at the scene. Upon investigation it was found out that there were people in the yard but we reported a concern that the fire was reported by a bus driver who drove from the scene to the Portsmouth police station,” he said.Letang said every Dominican should get acquainted with the emergency numbers in the country.“This is happening at a time when we have been encouraging people to know their emergency numbers in their areas. We are making special calls to Dominicans to do that. These numbers include the police station, health centers, fire station, and district nurse. We need to have these numbers posted,” he explained.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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German football outlines plan for May return

first_imgPlayers and backroom staff will be tested before and after games to reduce the risk of spreading the infection. There is also debate about whether the squads should be quarantined in separate hotels to further reduce the risk. – ‘Follow the rules’ – According to DFL calculations, around 22,000 tests, for players and club staff, will be needed to complete the league season. The DFL’s plan has the support of key politicians, most noticeably health minister Jens Spahn, but there are still further hurdles to clear. Scientists at the Robert Koch Institute, which advises the government, and numerous health experts are sceptical about the testing of footballers in the midst of the pandemic. Germany’s police union has warned they expect locked-out fans to congregate outside stadiums on match days despite a nationwide ban on assemblies. Even some groups of fans are critical of a restart, accusing the DFL and Germany’s clubs of being motivated by money. Bundesliga CEO Christian Seifert says the league has a duty to “repay the trust” shown by Germany’s politicians. Bayern Munich forward Thomas Mueller says the clubs must follow the rules in order to complete the season. Bundesliga joins the bandwagon Read Also: UEFA open to seasons ending early due to COVID-19 “As long as the rules (for the restart) are compatible with the laws and regulations, we will play, even if we have to be in quarantine,” Mueller told Sport Bild magazine. “It is quite clear that football would follow the rules.” Bayern were four points clear at the top of the table when the season was put on hold in March. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Bayern Munich’s Allianz ArenaIt is planned that the league season will finish by June 30, which would free up around 300 million euros ($323 million) in television money, an essential boost for several cash-strapped clubs.Only up to 300 people — players, coaches, officials, stewards and media — would be allowed in stadiums for each match. The German football league is set to announce plans Thursday for the Bundesliga to restart without spectators in the first half of May, but a move hailed as a welcome return to normality by some is meeting opposition from some scientists and fans.Football fans hope to see Bundesliga stars like Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski, seen here training this week, back playing again next month.The Bundesliga would be the major European league to restart, potentially making it the focus of sports fans starved of action across the world. Promoted Content14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You10 Characters Who Deserve To Be Official Disney Princesses8 Shows That Went From “Funny” To “Why Am I Watching This”Top 9 Scariest Haunted Castles In Europe11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top20 Amazing Facts About The Daenerys Of The House Of Targaryen6 Most Overpowered Live Action Disney CharactersThe Best Tarantino Movie YetCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way Germany has been less affected by the coronavirus pandemic than other European countries, partly due to mass testing. That situation has allowed the leaders of the powerful states of Bavaria — home to reigning German champions Bayern Munich — and the football hotbed state of North-Rhine Westphalia to back football’s resumption, albeit in empty stadiums. But the move to allow players back onto the pitch is being treated with caution. Bavaria state leader Markus Soeder made it clear that football will not be given a “blank cheque” to continue at a time of competing funding priorities, and the situation will be constantly reviewed. “I can imagine that things will develop from one match day to the next,” he said. The German league (DFL) will still need the green light from Angela Merkel’s government and the heads of Germany’s states to resume. Germany’s top 36 clubs, who make up the first and second divisions, were meeting via video conference Thursday to outline details of the restart. According to the Bild daily, a leaked 41-page document states the goal is for matches to be played “with an acceptable medical risk”. One scenario envisages matches starting on May 9, while other plans set May 16 as the target date.last_img read more

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O’Neill welcomes Paterson return

first_imgMichael O’Neill has welcomed Martin Paterson back into the international fold and set him the challenge of leading Northern Ireland’s line against Russia next week. The Burnley striker withdrew from the squad to face Portugal in October and began a self-imposed exile as he looked to finally conquer the fitness issues that have plagued him in recent seasons. O’Neill insisted at the time the door was not shut and, after remaining in contact with him, has restored the 25-year-old for the World Cup qualifying double-header against Russia and Israel at Windsor Park. It is certainly handy timing, with first-choice centre-forward Kyle Lafferty suspended for the first of those matches and Dean Shiels missing with a season-ending knee injury. “At the time, Martin was in a difficult place injury-wise with his club and he’s had a lot of problems in the last 12 months,” O’Neill told Press Association Sport. “In light of that he just felt at the time he needed to concentrate on his fitness and get a run of games together. He felt being involved at international level would not help and I understood that. I wanted to have him involved but he felt it was better to take himself out. “We kept the dialogue open and I spoke to Martin soon after Christmas when he’d played for the best part of three months injury-free and he is happy to come back.” Paterson, who scored his first international goal from the penalty spot in his last appearance against Finland, still faces competition for a starting spot though. Will Grigg has scored seven times in his last four matches, albeit in npower League One with Walsall, Billy McKay and Niall McGinn are enjoying prolific seasons in Scotland, and Jamie Ward has netted 11 times for Derby this term. However, McKay, Grigg and Ward have just seven caps between them and McGinn has been used exclusively as a winger by O’Neill, leaving Paterson with a big chance. “Martin is obviously a bit more experienced than the other options like William or McKay. “They are both doing extremely well but are relatively inexperienced at international level. Martin has experience of the Championship and the Premier League and although he hasn’t played as much internationally as we’d like, partly because of his injuries, he’s certainly a nice option to have. Kyle’s ban is an opportunity for someone to state their case.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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MDI Sailors Edge GSA to Win Downeast Fleet Regatta

first_imgCASTINE — It wasn’t all that long ago that high school sailors from eastern Maine could be pretty sure that they would finish in the middle of the fleet at major regattas. The top finishers at those events usually came from private schools with nationally recognized sailing programs.Gutsy when its gusty, Mount Desert Island High School sailing team members Tyler Steel, skipper, and Nick MacCulloch, crew, high side before the start of the Downeast Fleet Racing Invitational regatta that would eventually be called because of high winds. The Trojans won the whole enchilada, the state championship and the regatta, a feat never before accomplished by a Maine team.—JEFF WALLSCASTINE — It wasn’t all that long ago that high school sailors from eastern Maine could be pretty sure that they would finish in the middle of the fleet at major regattas. The top finishers at those events usually came from private schools with nationally recognized sailing programs.That was then. This is now.Last weekend, a team of sailors from Mount Desert Island High School finished first overall in the Downeast Fleet Racing Invitational Regatta. The George Stevens Academy team finished second, just two points behind their island rivals.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textSailed on Smith Cove and hosted jointly by GSA and Maine Maritime Academy, the two-day event drew 131 sailors from 16 private and public secondary schools throughout New England. Weather played a major role in this year’s event. A light to moderate breeze on Saturday allowed the race committee to run 12 races. Sunday was a different story. The wind was so strong that the committee boat, MMA’s 47-foot steel research vessel Friendship, had to be moored at the starting line.Members of the Mount Desert Island High School sailing team proudly display the hardware they earned when they won the Downeast Fleet Racing Invitational and the Maine State Sailing Championships on May 10. Left to right are: Sophia Krevans, Will Dickey, Paige Speight, Andre Stevens-Rosa, Micah Welch, Ben Steel, Shawn Murphy, Finn Jordan, Joe Keif, Tyler Steel, Solomon Krevans, Mae Speight, Zach Dewey, Liana Folger, Marina Karnofsky, Lily Madeira, Nic MacCulloch, and Hannah Welch.—JEFF WALLSWhile both MDI and GSA sailed well on Saturday, their one-two finishing positions were a product of the sportsmanship of the sailors and sailing coach from Tabor Academy, in Marion, Mass. The Tabor team was far and away the fastest on the water. An inadvertent rules violation, though, dropped them to 10th.The Eagles finished ninth overall in Division B. That was enough to leave them two points behind MDI in the overall standings.The Downeast Regatta also determines the Maine State High School Sailing Championship. MDI won its second consecutive state sailing championship, with GSA second. This was the first time that two Hancock County high school sailing teams have finished in the top two spots at the regatta. For more maritime news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. Bio Latest Posts Nicole OuelletteColumnist at Breaking Even CommunicationsWhen Nicole isn’t giving advice she’s completely unqualified to give, she runs an Internet marketing company in Bar Harbor, where she lives with her husband Derrick and their short dog Gidget. She loves young adult novels, cooking and talking French to anyone who’ll talk back. asknicole@ellsworthamerican.com Kickstarter has lots of gray areas – May 5, 2015center_img Ask Nicole: What do I do about ignorant Internet commenters? – April 21, 2015 Hold the pickles and the piercings, please – April 28, 2015 Latest posts by Nicole Ouellette (see all)last_img read more

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Patriots trade star linebacker to Browns

first_imgELLSWORTH — The New England Patriots are known for making interesting personnel decisions. A day after improving to a league-best 7-1, they made one nobody in the NFL saw coming.New England traded star linebacker Jamie Collins to the Cleveland Browns for a compensatory third-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, the team announced Monday.The move was somewhat of a head-scratcher for those around the league. Although there were questions over how the Patriots would be able to pay Collins in the offseason, the trade now leaves the team with a hole at linebacker.Collins, whom New England drafted out of Southern Mississippi in 2013, led the Patriots in total tackles each of the past two seasons. He also had a team-leading two interceptions prior to the trade.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

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Eoin Morgan on 2019 World Cup final: ‘For a split second I thought we were dead and buried’

first_imgBy Alan GardnerMUCH has changed about cricket and the world, in general, since this time last year. But for Eoin Morgan, one of the benefits of lockdown is that he has at last been able to sit down and watch back the 2019 World Cup final in all its harum-scarum grandeur – including the moment when he thought the game was lost.England’s World Cup win, a four-year project overseen from start to finish by Morgan, was the crowning achievement during a summer that promised to rejuvenate the game in the UK. The final was screened simultaneously on Sky and Channel 4 – the first time cricket had been free-to-air since 2005 – with more than 8 million viewers tuning in as England prevailed, by the barest of margins, in a dramatic Super Over finish against New Zealand.Morgan has subsequently had to get used to an increased level of recognition in the street, posing for selfies and being regaled with individual anecdotes about watching the game.And while the ECB’s hopes of building on that success this summer have been severely impacted by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, England’s limited-overs captain remains convinced that legacy of that July day at Lord’s can “do wonders for the sport” in this country.“I think that the profile of the game has lifted quite substantially,” Morgan said. “Just going off the back of people coming up to me in the street or in a pub or a cafe. It is not just at home. When we go on holiday there will be someone who flicked over during the tennis or the Grand Prix or who heard someone shouting next door and wondered what they were watching. It was just a celebration of sport and people obviously love it when they win trophies.Cricket has certainly become higher profile and with that that’s how my life has changed. People recognise me more.“I think in life when you have to work harder for anything regardless of whether it’s a World Cup or a forward defensive, the harder you work the better it feels after.That’s human nature and that’s how I feel. But the dramatic nature of the day really does do wonders for sport. The final is, actually; it’s bigger than cricket, and it’s actually propelled up as one of the highlights of a sporting day ever in British history. That will be around for a very long time so it was probably more satisfying that it will continue to be like that.”Having become a father in March, Morgan could be forgiven for not having much spare time on his hands – but admitted he had had multiple opportunities to relive the final during cricket’s enforced shutdown. Despite calmly marshalling his team through one of the most fraught days in the history of the English game, Morgan revealed there was one point when he briefly considered they were “dead and buried” as Ben Stokes attempted to drag New Zealand’s target within reach.“Obviously the last four months has been a bit of a challenge but that’s actually allowed me to watch the World Cup final – I’ve watched it three times now. And that’s allowed me time to sit back and actually enjoy it for the first time. I suppose I haven’t had it on DVD or computer from start to finish, full production, but now I have it I’ve watched it three times and it’s been an incredible day to sit back and watch. It’s still tense throughout the whole day every time I watch it back, the ebbs and flow of the game, is a privilege.“There’s only one (moment of doubt) for me and it probably came to me the second time I watched it. Jimmy Neesham’s bowling to Ben, he bowls a slower ball, Ben hits it down to long-on and I remember the ball being in the air and you can see the trajectory of the ball – and you full well know when you hit it up the hill you have to absolutely smoke it to hit it for six. And it’s gone high and not quite as long as he’d liked and for a minute I just thought ‘That’s it, it’s over, Ben’s out, we still need 15 an over’ – that’s when I thought for a split second we were dead and buried.”Fortunately for England, Trent Boult stepped on the boundary rope, before Stokes scrambled his side to a tie and Jofra Archer completed the resurrection from the final ball of an epic contest.Although Morgan subsequently took some time to consider his future, he opted to stay on in charge of England’s white-ball teams ahead of back-to-back T20 World Cups. The fate of this year’s competition, still scheduled to be held in Australia in October and November, remains undecided due to COVID-19 restrictions, but Morgan will return to action later this month in three ODIs against Ireland, followed by a T20I series against Pakistan later in the summer.With his 2019 winner’s medal now parked “on a shelf” at home, Morgan’s focus is on attaining another peak with England – though he admitted topping the country’s maiden 50-over World Cup win would be difficult.“There hasn’t been a team who have held T20 and 50-over World Cups so that would be a nice challenge,” he said. “But, realistically, probably out of the next two World Cups, winning one of them would be unbelievable.To win two would be a bigger achievement than winning the 50-over World Cup. Just because both of them are away from home and would favour Australia in Australia and India in India, so you would have to win both of them to top the 50-overs win.” (ESPN Cricinfo)last_img read more

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Alex Rodriguez net worth, salary, and relationship with fiance Jennifer Lopez

first_img Alex Rodriguez is one of the most popular baseball players in the world who has been a huge influence on the up and coming stars in the sport. His baseball career was something most players in the game could only dream of. With a 0.295 batting average, he made over 600 home runs and stole over 300 bases throughout his career. Rodriguez has proved himself to be one of the best all-round players in the game as he went on to put his skills on display over the years. The 44-year old has been highly awarded during his 22-season career and his achievements have put him on the track to be regarded as one of baseball’s all-time greats.Also Read | Andy Ruiz Jr Net Worth, Salary And Money From Fight Against Anthony JoshuaAlex Rodriguez net worthAccording to Forbes, Alex Rodriguez has a net worth that stands at an estimated $350 million dollars as of 2019. He has reportedly earned a total of $600 million throughout his career.Also Read | Jerry Jones Net Worth: Where Did The Dallas Cowboys Owner Make His Money?Alex Rodriguez salaryIn 2001, Alex Rodriguez signed a 10-year mega-deal with the Texas Rangers worth $252 million. After being traded to the New York Yankees, the deal was renegotiated into a 10-year deal standing at a $275 million contract, as reported by Forbes. These were two of the biggest MLB deals at the time. Rodriguez was the one baseball player to sign two of the three largest contracts in baseball history that were worth over $250 million. He has also had notable endorsement deals with major brands like Nike, Rawlings, Topps and Vita Coco. His deals alone made him around $2 million on an annual basis. His current earnings have not been revealed in the media.Also Read | Jennifer Lopez Revealed That She Worked On Hustlers For FreeAlex Rodriguez: Relationship with Jennifer LopezAlex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez have been fascinating the masses for over two years. The two are finally on the path to becoming an officially married couple after getting engaged earlier this year in March on a romantic beach getaway. This will be Jennifer Lopez’s fourth time down the aisle and second for Alex Rodriguez. Written By First Published: 8th December, 2019 04:18 IST FOLLOW US Also Read | Ron Rivera Net Worth, Salary And The Reason Why He Was Fired By Carolina Panthers Last Updated: 8th December, 2019 04:18 IST Alex Rodriguez Net Worth, Salary, And Relationship With Fiance Jennifer Lopez Alex Rodriguez net worth and salary: He is one of the most accomplished baseball players. Find out his current worth and relationship with Jennifer Lopez. COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE Danish Ansari LIVE TVlast_img read more

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Olympiakos 2 – 1 Arsenal

first_imgArsenal’s poor run of form continued as they wasted the chance to finish top of Champions League Group B with defeat by Olympiakos in Athens.A Gunners side featuring seven changes started well and Tomas Rosicky slotted them ahead shortly before half-time.But Olympiakos equalised through a close-range finish by Giannis Maniatis and took a deserved lead thanks to Kostas Mitroglou’s curling strike.Arsenal had already qualified for the last 16 but came second in the pool.That means they could face the likes of Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain or Borussia Dortmund in the last 16. While they will be pleased to have reached the knockout stage for the 13th consecutive season, the Gunners have now won just four of their last 13 matches in all competitions. Attention now turns to Saturday’s visit of West Brom in the Premier League, where Arsenal sit 10th with only 21 points from 15 games.This was the third time in four years they have lost at Olympiakos in their final group game, and the manner of their surrender should concern manager Arsene Wenger.The Frenchman and his side complained bitterly about the award of a corner that led to the equaliser, but in truth an average Olympiakos team punished Arsenal for another poor defensive show.It looked so different early on as the Gunners, away from their domestic troubles, played with a relative lack of pressure.Wenger started Marouane Chamakh, Francis Coquelin and Sebastien Squillaci, with 20-year-old Jernade Meade given his full debut at left-back and five teenagers named on the substitutes’ bench. The alterations seemed to give Arsenal the freshness they needed and their 4-3-3 formation posed a reasonable attacking threat.Gervinho, Chamakh and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain all had early chances before Aaron Ramsey miscued from a fine position.As is so often the problem, though, they looked vulnerable at the back – Thomas Vermaelen intercepted a Djamel Abdoun cross and Pablo Contreras saw a header cleared off the line by Rosicky.It was a period of dominance for Olympiakos, but Arsenal held firm and then pushed forward again – and their reward arrived.Gervinho advanced to the byline and played a pinpoint cut-back for Rosicky to clip an impressive first-time finish. It was Rosicky’s first goal since 6 March but would be the Czech’s last contribution as he was replaced by Andrey Arshavin at half-time.Arshavin missed two clear chances and that appeared to give the hosts and their noisy supporters renewed energy.Then came the moment of controversy as Paulo Machado’s header hit the post and went behind, only for a corner to be awarded for an apparent touch by the diving Wojciech Szczesny.Following the resultant set-piece, Abdoun’s centre was headed against Squillaci and fell to Maniatis, who forced the ball home.Olympiakos were now in complete control and, moments after Rafik Djebbour somehow nodded wide, they struck again. Manager Leonardo Jardim replaced Abdoun with Mitroglou – scorer of Olympiakos’s goal at Emirates Stadium – and with almost his first touch the striker curled a brilliant finish past Szczesny.That would prove the winner as Arsenal failed to muster a response.last_img read more

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Egypt in race against time to host Africa Cup of Nations

first_imgSince the 2011 revolt and ousting of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013, the country has been hit by jihadist attacks and its forces have launched an operation against them in the Sinai Peninsula.It has also witnessed deadly violence in and around stadiums during club matches, in response to which it has beefed up security and banned fans from attending, a measure eased only recently.But the authorities say Egypt can cope.“We are a safe country,” said Karam Kurdi, a member of the EFA board.Egypt specialists say that the continent’s football colossus will be able to organise the event even at such short notice.“Compared to other African countries, Egypt is considered one of the best in terms of infrastructure,” said Tarek Talaat, a journalist specialising in African football for the Yalla Kora website.For him, the CAF opted for the most reliable alternative after Cameroon was stripped of hosting the event.The second favourites to stand in were Morocco, the failed candidates to organise the 2026 World Cup, but to everyone’s surprise, they announced they were unwilling to host this year’s Cup of Nations.“There is not much time to organise it of course but I am sure that Egypt will manage to stage a great Africa Cup of Nations,” said FIFA President Gianni Infantino, who is currently in Benin.“We know the power of the Egyptians and of Africans in general, they are a bit like the Italians — everything is done at the last minute, but everything is fine in the end,” added the Swiss-Italian.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2 Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Chosen to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, Egypt faces a race against time to get ready for the event in five months, but experts say it will meet the challenge.The Confederation of African Football (CAF) on Tuesday said it selected Egypt ahead of South Africa to stand in for original hosts Cameroon, who were dropped due to delays in preparations and security concerns.Since the announcement, the government and the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) have given assurances the country is ready, a point they have sought to hammer home since Cameroon lost the right to host it in November.“We have to be ready two months before the competition, so we have three months,” EFA spokesman Ossama Ismail said.An organising committee would be formed, including the sports ministry, security services and football authorities, he told AFP.Details about preparations for the competition, scheduled to be staged between June 15 and July 13, would be known “in the coming days”, he added.It is not the first time in the history of the Cup of Nations (AFCON) that the staging of Africa’s showpiece sporting event has run into trouble.– Security challenge –Morocco backed out as hosts of the 2015 tournament for fear of an Ebola outbreak, making way for Equatorial Guinea to stage it.Security will be one of Egypt’s main challenges at the tournament, which has been expanded to 24 teams for the first time, up from 16 at the 2017 edition in Gabon.last_img read more

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