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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...

Refugees in Kenya gets chance to be at the Olympics

Refugees living in Kenya will have a chance to compete at the Olympics under the International Olympic Committee (IOC) flag if they attain the recommended qualifying times. Kenya, which is home to more than 600 refugees, has selected about...

South Africa’s Sexwale calls for anti-Europe campaign at FIFA

South African FIFA presidential contender Tokyo Sexwale on Friday called for a campaign to stop European rival Githe leadership of football's scandal-tainted world body. Without naming Infantino, the UEFA general secretary, Sexwale said the next FIFA leader must come...

Prosecutors in South Africa argue against Pistorius appeal

South African prosecutors have asked the nation's highest court to reject a bid by Oscar Pistorius' lawyers to appeal the double-amputee runner's murder conviction, a spokesman said Monday. The National Prosecuting Authority filed papers with the Constitutional Court arguing...

CHAN 2016 Update: Cameroon hit DR Congo 3- 1, to move into quarters

Cameroon beat DR Congo 3-1 in a thrilling Group B match at Rwanda's Stade Huye on Monday to book their place in the African Nations Championship (CHAN) quarter-finals.After a 1-0 victory against Angola and a goalless draw with Ethiopia,...

Aubameyang hurt by Toure, Ayew comments on African footballer of year award

Borussia Dortmund and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang admitted he was hurt by comments from Yaya Toure and Andre Ayew that he was undeserving of his African Player of the Year award.Ivory Coast star Toure and Ghana international Ayew both...
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Guinea-Bissau president sworn in despite request for annulment

Former army general Umaro Cissoko Embalo was sworn in Thursday as president of Guinea-Bissau despite a pending Supreme Court...
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‘I used to guard the ministry, now I’m the minister’ – Somaliland minister

It's not often you hear of a security guard rising through the ranks to become a government minister, but Suleiman Yusuf Koore did just...

35 migrants rescued off Libyan coast – UN Agency

A commercial ship has rescued 35 Europe-bound migrants off Libya’s Mediterranean coast and returned them to the capital, Tripoli, the U.N. migration agency said.The...

US warns of a possible repeat of Kenya hotel attack

The United States embassy in Kenya has warned of a terrorist attack at a major hotel in the capital, Nairobi, although the exact hotel...

Congo DR set to sign peace deal with armed militia

The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo is set to sign a peace deal with leaders of an armed militia that's been active...