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Kenya withdraws first batch of troops from U.N. South Sudan mission
The first batch of Kenyan troops who had served in a U.N. peacekeeping mission in South Sudan arrived home...
Egypt’s Sisi congratulates Trump, looks forward to new era of closer ties
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi congratulated Donald Trump on Wednesday on his victory in the U.S. presidential election and...
How are elections really rigged, Consult Robert Mugabe
“The Donald’s” claim that the American elections are rigged in his opponent’s favour (while it appears that in fact...
(Reuters) – Yaya Toure could continue his unprecedented domination of the African Footballer of the Year accolade after being named on Monday as one of three finalists for the 2015 award. Manchester City’s midfield powerhouse will go up against Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Andre Ayew, the Confederation of African Football... Read more
Captain Ammar Jemal scored for a second successive match to hand Etoile Sahel of Tunisia victory in the African Confederation Cup as they beat Orlando Pirates 1-0 at home in the second leg of the final on Sunday. The 28-year-old centre back, who previously played in the Bundesliga with... Read more
(Reuters) – Botswana has granted asylum to a group of 10 Eritrean soccer players who sought refuge after playing in a World Cup qualifying match earlier this month, their lawyer said on Thursday. The Eritreans refused to board their plane home on Oct. 13 after playing the match against... Read more
Louis Berger announced it is providing project management oversight for the modernization of several stadiums in Yaoundé, Cameroon’s capital and host city of the 2016 Africa Women Cup of Nations and the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations men’s tournament. “We are honored to support Cameroon’s infrastructure needs ahead of... Read more
(Reuters) – The FIFA scandal swept up one of the greatest soccer players of all time on Wednesday, when Franz Beckenbauer’s name appeared on a new list of individuals under investigation by the scandal-hit body’s ethics committee. FIFA and UEFA vice-president Angel Maria Villar of Spain and other former... Read more
Yaya Toure’s performances for Manchester City speak much louder than words, said manager Manuel Pellegrini as he shrugged off suggestions the Ivory Coast midfielder is unhappy at the club. Toure told L’Equipe on Tuesday that winning trophies and earning a lot of money had not made him any happier... Read more
(Reuters) – Michel Platini said the two million Swiss francs ($2.1 million) he received from FIFA, a payment which has cast a cloud over his bid to become president of the world football body, was legitimate reward for genuine work. In an interview with Le Monde newspaper published on... Read more
(Reuters) – Trinidadian Jack Warner, once one of the most powerful men in world soccer, has been banned from all football-related activities for life, the ethics committee of the global governing body FIFA said on Tuesday. Warner, 72, was one of 14 soccer officials and sports marketing executives indicted... Read more
(Reuters) – Two goals in the last three minutes from El Arabi Soudani gave Algeria a 3-1 win away to Lesotho in their African Nations Cup qualifier and a second victory in the Group J campaign. A header from Mehdi Zeffane’s cross in the 87th minute was followed by... Read more
(Reuters) – Holders Ivory Coast were held to a draw in their first match under new management in Sunday’s African Nations Cup qualifiers but former champions Algeria, Cameroon, Egypt and Zambia all won potentially difficult away games. There was victory on the road for the Cape Verde Islands, surprise... Read more