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CMG launches “Great to Meet You” China-Africa Youth Video Contest

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The CMG China-Africa Youth Video Contest officially launched on July 25.

Through the original works of young African and Chinese video producers on the continent, the contest hopes to ‘meet’ the beautiful faces, places, and stories that make up the China-Africa relationship, while showcasing moving moments of cross-cultural friendship.

“Youth is the hope of China-Africa relations”

The China-Africa Youth Video Contest aims to build a platform for Chinese and African youth to exchange and learn from each other with short video creations, showcase the vigor and vitality of young people in both places, and promote the sustainable development of the China-Africa friendship.

In its engagement with the African media landscape, CMG has always made use of new technologies, new applications, and high-quality content to appeal to the continent’s younger generation.

At present, the trend of short video content is taking Africa by storm. This contest will provide a platform for Chinese and African short video creators to showcase the ‘youthful and positive energy’ of their peers and their potential to become an important force in building a China-Africa community with a shared future in the new era.

Participants are expected to submit entries before August 25th. After extensive collection and expert review, the contest will finally select winners for the first, second, and third place prizes, as well as an honorable mention award, with each to receive 1,000, 800, 600, and 300 US dollars respectively, in addition to a prize certificate.

These video works will have the opportunity to appear on CMG’s main outlets and other mainstream media platforms in Africa.

The contest is a joint collaboration between CMG Africa and the College of Media and International Culture at Zhejiang University.

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Ex Footballer Peterside joins NFF Presidency race, vows to Restore Football in Nigeria

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…Rolls out 8 points agenda
Joel Ajayi
As September 30th NFF election is draw nearer,  A sports analyst/commentator with a super Sports Idah Peterside joined the race to be next president of NFF.


An ex super eagles goalkeeper Peterside said that Nigeria has a rich history as strong football nation that need someone who has all it take to drive it globally.


He gave this assurance on Wednesday in Abuja, when he officially declared his intention to run for the position of President of the Nigeria football governing body NFF.


While speaking he said Nigeria football need surgery, it need surgery in two ways the national team and Nigeria league that must be fix.


According to him, I pledge to work with people various levels of society, government, corporate world, to do my all in restoring the pride of Nigeria football.
“If I become President of the Nigerian Football Federation, I will propose and undertake to establish a world-class football centre at the national level like Morocco’s Mohammed the 6th football centre that features world-class equipment, and accommodation designed to develop high-achieving football stars.


“Women’s football will be given the priority it deserves. I will work towards galvanising the women’s league by not only increasing the prize money for the eventual winners of the league but also actively seek for sponsorship for teams that are struggling to maintain their status in the league. 


“We will work towards increasing TV coverage as well as seek sponsorships for all the club sides in the country. No football club should have to be in a position where they are unable to pay their players or afford to travel to away match venues.
“Nigeria deserves to benefit from the experiences and know-how of ex-footballers like me who want to serve this beautiful country of ours.”


He however, rolled out 8 points agenda to toward the full restoration of Nigeria football.


The. agenda include; a more inclusive and Democratic NFF, Developing the standard of the local league including the pro league and second division, to focus on women’s football, establishing a world-class football centre at the national level.


Other agenda are; Funds for state football and affiliated association; Registration scheme for ex-football international; introduction of TV right and sponsorship packages as well as develop Grassroot football.

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