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Sierra Leone captain Umaru Bangura set to continue national team career

Umaru Bangura has been included in Sierra Leone's squad for their upcoming matches as he decides to continue his international career. Bangura, who plays for the former Swiss champions FC Zurich, was considering his international future after angry fans vandalised his house...

Eto’o says African players not respected in Ballon d’Or vote

African players still do not get the recognition they deserve, Cameroon legend Samuel Eto'o told AFP in an exclusive interview, as he hopes that this will finally be the year another player from the continent wins the Ballon d'Or.George...

Two Kenyans power to victory in New York City Marathon

Kenyan half marathon world record holders Geoffrey Kamworor and Joyciline Jepkosgei powered to victories in the New York City Marathon on Sunday.Kamworor reclaimed the New York title he won in 2017 in two hours eight minutes and 13 seconds...

South Africa demolish England 32 – 12 to win Rugby world cup

South Africans celebrated in their thousands, drinking beers, dancing and singing in Johannesburg on Saturday as the country celebrate a hat-trick of Rugby World Cup titles.The 32-12 triumph in Japan was beyond the wildest dreams of most Springboks supporters,...

Tiger Woods wins again to equal record USA PGA Tour’s win

Tiger Woods said Monday his latest injury comeback to win the Zozo Championship and tie the US PGA Tour's win record had ended the "most challenging" phase of his storied career.Woods held off Hideki Matsuyama at Accordia Golf Narashino...

Former Benin national team captain Osseni Bachirou dies at 33

Benin captain Stephane Sessegnon has led the tributes to former Benin international and teammate Osseni Bachirou, who has died at the age of 33. Bachirou passed away on Tuesday at a hospital in Benin, with no further details of the...

Eto’o’s son miss out of Cameroon’s U-17 final 21-man squad

Etienne Eto'o, the son of African football legend Samuel Eto'o, will not play at this year's U-17 World Cup in Brazil after he was left out of Cameroon coach Thomas Libiih's final 21-man squad. Eto'o, along with Roma forward Barel...

Kenyan marathoner Eliud Kipchoge, breaks two-hour barrier

Eliud Kipchoge has become the first ever man to break the two-hour barrier in a marathon after finishing with a time of 1:59:40 in Vienna.The Kenyan had boasted in run-up to Saturday's attempt that "Vienna is running and making...

Five Eritrean under 20 footballers disappear in Uganda

Five players with Eritrea's under-20 national football squad have absconded in Uganda and have sought asylum, according to multiple reliable sources. The players disappeared from their hotel and did not show up at their training ground, reports say. The team travelled...

S/Leone’s national team captain may quit after attack on home

Sierra Leone national team captain Umaru Bangura says he is considering his international future following the vandalisation of his house in Freetown by angry supporters. The attack happened after the 31-year-old had a crucial stoppage-time penalty saved in a World Cup...
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1,100 Africans applying for legal status arrested in U.S.

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Candidates ramp up campaign ahead of Guinea-Bissau presidential elections

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U.S. blacklists former Kenyan attorney general over corruption allegations

The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on Kenya’s former attorney general, Amos Sitswila Wako, accusing him of involvement in “significant” corruption, according to...