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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...

Serena Williams storms into US Open final again

Serena Williams was by no means perfect at the start of her U.S. Open semifinal, she faced three break points in the opening game and managed to pull it out. She trailed 40-love in the second, then came through...

Trump, Obama unite to hail Woods for wining the Masters

President Donald Trump and Barack Obama were among those hailing Tiger Woods on social media after his 11-year major drought was ended by a thrilling and emotional Masters victory on Sunday."Congratulations to...

Tiger Woods wins tour championship after 5-year drought

Tiger Woods has capped one of the most remarkable individual comebacks in sporting history with a victory at the Tour Championship, his 80th PGA Tour title.The 14-time major champion and overnight leader...

AIU confirms Kenya’s Kiprop positive test, rejects tampering claim

The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) confirmed on Friday that Kenyan former three-times world 1,500 metres champion Asbel Kiprop had tested positive for the banned blood booster EPO, and rejected some of his extraordinary allegations against officials. Kiprop, 28, said on...

Nigeria bobsledders welcomed home in Lagos ahead of winter games

Three women set to make history by becoming the first people to represent Nigeria in the winter Olympics arrived in Africa’s most populous country on Thursday amid final preparations ahead of the Games. The trio, all raised in the United...

Kenya to send first female athlete to Winter Olympics

Kenya's Olympic officials said Monday plans have been finalized to send the country's first female athlete to the Winter Olympic Games. Sabrina Wanjiku Simader, 19, will be Kenya's sole representative at the Winter Olympics scheduled for Feb. 9-25 in PyeongChang,...

French speaking African nations converge in Ivory Coast for games amid security fears

Thousands of young athletes launched the International Francophone Games in Abidjan on Friday after a series of shootings in Ivory Coast's main city that raised security concerns. The 10-day Jeux de la Francophonie is held every four years and includes...

English born Nigerian boxer Joshua to face Klitschko in heavyweight battle of ages

Heavyweights Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko meet Saturday in a bout which pits the young and seemingly invincible champion against the ageing and deposed former title-holder. The Briton's International Boxing Federation title and the vacant World Boxing Association belt will...
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Two killed, 20 wounded as suicide bomber detonates near Somali capital

At least two people were killed and more than 20 others wounded when a suicide car bomber targeted a...
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South African man shoots his wife, son and mother then himself

The Secunda community in South Africa is reeling in shock after a man Carel Naude, shot his wife, their disabled child, his own mother...

Museum in Benin rep. celebrates return of stolen artifacts from France

More than two years after France promised to return colonial-era treasures to their African homes, Benin — ostensibly the first recipient of the groundbreaking...

Suspense in Guinea-Bissau as Supreme Court calls for clarification of presidential vote result

The outcome of Guinea-Bissau’s presidential election was thrown into doubt on Friday after the Supreme Court called for a clarification of the tally hours...

Eastern Libya halts more than half the country’s oil output

Eastern Libya ports controlled by commander Khalifa Haftar, who is trying to seize the capital Tripoli, are shutting down oil exports, slashing national crude...