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Top Kenyan athletes set to miss Rio Olymipics over country’s WADA code breach

Kenya are set to be declared in breach of the World Anti-Doping Agency's rules, meaning some of the world's top athletes could miss the Rio Olympics, sources close to WADA's executive committee said on Thursday. WADA's executive committee, which...

Oscar Pistorius sentencing hearing set for June

A South African court will convene in June to determine disgraced Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius's sentence for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, a judge said in Pretoria on Monday. Pistorius's lawyers last month failed in their final legal bid...

Ethiopia makes a clean sweep at Boston Marathon

Lemi Berhanu Hayle and Atsede Baysa led an Ethiopian clean sweep at the Boston Marathon on Monday with victory in the men's and women's races of the prestigious event. Hayle clinched victory in the men's race in a time...

Rio Olympics draw: Nigeria to face Sweden, S. Africa to play Brazil

Nigeria's under-23 team, Dream Team, has been drawn in Group B of the men' s football tournament of 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. According to the draws made on Thursday in Rio, the 1996 champions and...

Nations Cup qualifiers, Sao Tome, Guinea Bissau record wins

African football outsiders Sao Tome e Principe and Guinea-Bissau achieved rare Cup of Nations victories Wednesday as seven days of qualifying kicked off. A couple of late goals gave Sao Tome a dramatic 2-1 triumph over Libya while Guinea-Bissau...

Football trafficking and dream of football stardom by young Africans

They dream of being the next Cristiano Ronaldo, but for many budding young stars who arrive in Portugal from Africa and Latin America, Europe's football riches remain an illusion. Abandoned by unscrupulous agents, some are unceremoniously deported, others left...

Kenya makes a clean sweep at Rabat International Marathon

Kenyan athletes dominated the Morocco's Rabat International Marathon as they swept all the medals, both men's and women's races on Sunday. In the men's race, Sammy Kigen won the gold medal after crossing the finish line in a time...

Nigerian midfielder Mikel Obi dubbed the elegant enforcer in Chelsea progress

Anyone seeking to understand Chelsea's steady return to form under interim manager Guus Hiddink will find a partial explanation in the unassuming figure of holding midfielder John Mikel Obi. Having started just two of Chelsea's final 16 Premier League...

Court throw out Oscar Pistorius’s appeal for murder conviction.

South Africa's Constitutional Court on Thursday rejected Olympian Oscar Pistorius' right to appeal against his conviction for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The Supreme Court of Appeal changed the 29-year-old's conviction to murder in December after the state...

IAAF Ethics Board suspends Kenya Athletics CEO Mwangi

IAAF Ethics Board chairman Michael Beloff on Monday provisionally suspended Athletics Kenya CEO Isaac Mwangi over a potential anti-doping violation. The IAAF, the world athletics governing body, issued a statement saying it had received information "warranting investigation" and that...
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Nigerian international Orji Okonkwo ‘feels lucky’ to play under Thierry Henry

Nigeria youth international Orji Okonkwo feels lucky to return for a second loan spell with Major League Soccer (MLS) side Montreal Impact under manager...

France urges US to stay in fight against Islamists in Africa

France hopes “good sense” will prevail and the United States will not slash support for French military operations in West Africa, where groups linked...

Beninese singer Angélique Kidjo dedicates her Grammy to Burna Boy

The Beninese singer Angélique Kidjo has dedicated her Grammy award to the Nigerian singer Burna Boy who was up against her to win the...

Gambia cracks down on protest movement, 3 dead, 137 arrested

The Gambian government on Sunday launched a crackdown on a weeks-old movement demanding the departure of President Adama Barrow, following violent demonstrations in which...