Posts Tagged ‘world cup 2010’

Football (soccer) fans without tickets in the western African nation of Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) decided to rush the gate Sunday of the Houphouet Boigny arena and caused a stampede that killed 19 people; 132 were injured. World Cup 2010 qualifying matches were being held in the 35,000-capacity stadium in the coastal city of Abidjan, […]


South Africa would not grant the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader, a visa to attend a Johannesburg peace conference this week, along with fellow Nobel laureates Archbishop Desmond Tutu, former South African President Nelson Mandela, and FW de Klerk. The conference is linked to the 2010 Football World Cup, hosted by South Africa. Tutu and […]