Africa 54

On this edition of Africa 54, the NBA-sponsored and VOA-affiliated Basketball Africa League tipped off Sunday in Kigali with the hometown Patriots Basketball Club defeating Nigeria’s Rivers Hoopers, 80-63; South Africa launches phase two of its vaccine rollout with the aim of inoculating five million citizens aged over 60 by the end of June; A group of 55 migrants are rescued on Sunday, after traveling on a canoe-shaped open vessel, forty miles south off Gran Canaria.