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Ex-world athletics head, Diack sentenced to two years in prison for corruption

From FRANCE 24 with REUTERS and APThe former head of world athletics’ governing body, Lamine Diack, was convicted in France on Wednesday of corruption in a Russian doping scandal and sentenced to spend at least two years in jail.Diack,...

Fmr IAAF chief Lamine Diack goes on trial for doping cover-up

Trial of Senegalese born former head of IAAF athletics’ governing body (IAAF), Lamine Diack, begins Monday in Paris on charges of corruption and money laundering linked to a Russian doping scandal reports Reuters.The former IAAF is being prosecuted for...

Kipchoge to go head to head with Ethiopia’s Bekele in London Marathon

Eliud Kipchoge and Kenenisa Bekele, the only men to go under two hours, two minutes for the marathon, will go head to head over the classic distance in this year’s London Marathon, organizers said on Friday.Kenya’s Kipchoge had already...

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...

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...

Ethiopia’s Dibaba to miss world championship due to injury

Ethiopia’s 1,500 metres world record holder and 2015 world champion Genzebe Dibaba has withdrawn from the world championships starting in Doha next week due to a foot injury, her management company said on Thursday. The Ethiopian, who set a new...

Caster Semenya gets some reprieve can contest without medication, court rules

Caster Semenya will not need to take testosterone-reducing medication to compete after a Swiss court temporarily suspended a new IAAF ruling.The Olympic 800m champion, 28, last month lost her challenge to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) against...

Caster Semenya takes case to Switzerland Supreme Court

Double Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya is to appeal a Court of Arbitration ruling against her.AFP reports that the South Africn athlete has lodged an appeal in Switzerland's Federal Supreme Court after losing her case against controversial IAAF rules forcing...

Caster Semenya to run 3,000m in Prefontaine

Caster Semenya will race in the 3,000m at the Diamond League Prefontaine Classic on 30 June, a distance she can compete at without having to lower her testosterone levels.Under new IAAF rules, the double 800m Olympic champion can run...

Semenya accuses IAAF of breach of regulations at CAS hearing

Caster Semenya has said the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) breached confidentiality regulations ahead of her appeal hearing on Monday where she is fighting for her athletics future.The South African 800-metres double Olympic champion is seeking to overturn...
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Hundreds of Ethiopian immigrants on Thursday arrived to a festive ceremony at Israel’s international airport, as the government took...
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Tigray leader to Ethiopia’s PM; stop the madness

The fugitive leader of Ethiopia’s defiant Tigray region on Monday called on Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to “stop the madness” and withdraw troops from...

Explosions hit 3 Malian cities amid jihadist attacks

The cities of Kidal, Gao and Menaka in northern Mali were hit by simultaneous attacks on Monday against military camps housing international forces, according...

Ethiopia: Leader of Tigray forces says fighting continues near Mekelle

The leader of Ethiopia’s rebellious northern forces has said he is still fighting close to the regional capital of Mekelle after it was captured...

Suicide bomber kills at least 7 at Mogadishu ice-cream shop

A suicide bomber blew himself up in an ice-cream parlour in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Friday, killing seven people and wounding eight, an...