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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...

FIFA President Gianni Infantino confirms visit to Uganda

Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) President Gianni Infantino has confirmed a two day working visit to Uganda at the invitation of Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA ) President Eng. Moses Magogo. ‘I am very pleased to confirm...

17 killed in Angola stadium stampede, scores injured

At least 17 people died and scores were injured in a stampede at an Angolan football match on Friday when hundreds of supporters stormed the stadium gates, a medical official said. The stampede occurred seven minutes into the game...

Ethiopia’s Dibaba breaks world 2000m record

Ethiopian athlete, Genzebe Dibaba, sets a new record for the women’s indoor 2,000m race Genzebe,25, broke the 2000m indoor world record with a time of 5:23.75 surpassing the previous record with about seven seconds set by Gabriela Szabo (Romanian...
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Son of Angola’s ex-leader handed 5 yrs jail term in $500m graft case

Angolan Supreme Court sentenced Jose Filomeno Dos Santos, son of former Angolan president Eduardo Dos Santos to five years...
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Death toll from fighting from disarmament exercise in S.Sudan now 148

The death toll in South Sudan’s Warrap State has risen to 148 following fighting this past weekend during a disarmament exercise, a local government...

DR Congo struggle to dislodge armed groups

DR Congo's army launched an offensive last October aimed at fulfilling a pledge by President Felix Tshisekedi to root out the armed groups that...

UN experts accuse top Mali military officials of obstructing peace efforts

United Nations experts have accused senior army and intelligence officials in Mali of deliberately obstructing a shaky 2015 peace accord, originally designed to reduce...

Five dead in Ivory Coast protest against Ouattara 3rd-term bid

Protests against Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara’s decision to seek a third term in the coming election, has left at least five people dead...