Saturday, February 18, 2012. Category: Sports
African soccer authorities are giving $150,000 to the families of victims caught during the violence at an Egypt stadium.
The donation by the Confederation of African Football was approved at a meeting late Saturday during the African Cup of Nations in Gabon. FIFA has already said it will give $250,000 to the families.
Flags have been flying at half-staff at Africa’s continental championship in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea. A minute of silence has been observed before games.
The violence came after a league game in Port Said on Feb. 1. More than 70 died, sparking renewed protests in Egypt against the country’s military rule.
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