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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...

Eto’o wins case to keep ex-lover’s tell-all book out of the public

Cameroon soccer star Samuel Eto’o on Thursday succeeded in having a tell-all book written by his former girlfriend banned by the High Court of Paris, but the editor confirmed they have appealed the decision. Nathalie Koah’s ‘Revenge Porn — Football,...

Zambia under-23 national team coach, Fighton Simukonda dies

Head coach of the Zambia under-23 national soccer team Fighton Simukonda has died, the country's soccer governing body said on Monday. The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) said on its official website that Simukonda died in the early hours...

15 football fans jailed for trying to kill Zamalek of Egypt boss

A court in Egypt on Monday jailed 15 hard core football fans known as "ultras" for trying to kill the chairman of the popular Cairo-based Zamalek club, an official said. "Ultras", who were at the forefront of the 2011...

DR Congo thrash Mali by 3 goals to nothing to lift CHAN cup in Kigali

DR Congo sealed their second African Nations Championships title when they defeated Mali 3-0 in a one-sided final at Kigali’s Amahoro National Stadium on Sunday. Meshack Elia scored a double and Jonathan Bolingi added a third as the Leopards...

Mali beat Ivory Coast to set up final with DR Congo

Mali qualified for the final of the 2016 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) after ejecting giants Cote d'Ivoire 1-0 on Thursday. Second half substitute Yves Bissouma was the hero for Mali when he dribbled past two defenders and sent a...
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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...