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Dangote says will ‘sack Wenger if he buys Arsenal’

Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote, who ranks as Africa's richest person, has said he will he will sack Arsena's long-serving manager Arsene Wenger if he succeeds in buying the English Premier League club, Bloomberg news agency reports. In an interview with...

How €2M made Barcelona lose Marco Asensio to Real Madrid

In the 89th minute of the Spanish Super Cup final first leg last Sunday night, Barcelona trailed 2-1. They pushed for an equaliser when their forward Luis Suarez coughed up possession outside Real Madrid's box. Real Madrid swept up field. The...

Uganda releases final list for IAAF World Championships in London

The Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF) has named the final squad that will represent the country at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London. Namayo Mawerere, the UAF publicity secretary told Xinhua that they have selected the best 20 athletes that...

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...

Ghana condemns racist acts against Ghana star Sulley Muntari in Italy

Ghana's deputy sports minister Pius Hadzide on Friday condemned the racist attack on former Black Stars midfielder Sulley Muntari who plays for Pescara in the Italian Serie A, calling on the Italian FA to take firm unbiased and fair...

Kenyan marathoner, Kipchoge seconds shy of breaking 2 hour mark.

Eliud Kipchoge ran the quickest recorded marathon on Saturday, crossing the line at the Monza Formula One track in two hours and 25 seconds but missing out on an ambitious attempt to break the two-hour barrier. The 32-year-old's time smashed...

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...

Kenyans Geoffrey Kirul and Edna Kiplagat sweep to victories at Boston Marathon

Geoffrey Kirui and Edna Kiplagat produced a Kenyan sweep at the Boston Marathon, winning the men's and women's races on Monday by conquering the race's hilly final miles to establish their dominance. Kirui finished in two hours nine minutes and...

Ghana names former Coach Kwesi Appiah as Avram Grant replacement

Ghana have returned Kwesi Appiah to his former post as national team coach after appointing him on a two-year contract, the West African country's football association announced on Tuesday. He replaces Avram Grant, whose contract was not renewed after...

Senegal turned down French request to question Diack in France

Senegalese authorities have blankly refused to allow French judges to question Papa Massata Diack as part of a corruption probe into his father, disgraced former IAAF chief Lamine Diack, judicial sources said on Tuesday. Both Papa Massata Diack and...
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UN calls for independent investigation into Cameroon anglophone village massacre

The UN called on Cameroon Tuesday to conduct an independent investigation into the "shocking" killing of 23 villagers in...
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Nigeria military invade community burns homes after sea pirates attack

Nigerian soldiers torched more than 20 homes in a community in the oil-rich Niger Delta after "suspected pirates" killed six people, security sources and...

Police in South Africa hunt for female guard who stole $267k in cash

South African Police are still on the hunt for a female security official who allegedly stole R4m(about $267,000) in cash from her employer, SBV...

Spain searching for over 100 aboard 3 missing migrant boats

Spanish authorities are searching for possibly dozens of migrants missing on three boats en route to the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, maritime...

Lesotho 1st lady set for trial in PM’s ex-wife murder March 27

The wife of Lesotho’s prime minister, who is charged with murdering her predecessor, will stand trial on March 17, a magistrate ruled on Tuesday...