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Heroic Ethiopian runs part of her Rio Olympics 3,000m steeplechase hit...

Ethiopian athlete Etenesh Diro was forced to run the last 800 meters of the 3,000 meters steeplechase race with just one shoe after she...

Nigeria sets up mouthwatering clash against Germany after beating Denmark

Nigeria’s football team set up a mouth-watering Olympic semi-final clash against Germany after beating Denmark 2-0 courtesy of captain John Obi Mikel and Aminu...

Athletes and fans wear Olympic logo tatoos

The symbol of the five Olympic rings is one of the most distinctive images across the globe. And this year it is more visible...

Kenyan coach John Anzrah had gone for a decent meal at...

A Kenyan sprint coach had one thing in mind when doping testers came calling at the Rio Olympics athletes’ village – a decent, free...

Ethiopia’s impressive Almaz Ayana sets new world record in women’s 10,000m

Ethiopian long-distance runner Almaz Ayana has today set a new world record in the women’s 10,000 meter race, clocking a winning time of 29...

Nigerian footballers in Rio boycott training ahead of quarter-final game

Nigeria’s football players in Rio de Janeiro have boycotted a training session in the build-up to their Olympic quarter-final game against Denmark in a...

Uganda athletes warned to keep away from Brazilian women

Ugandan male athletes have been warned to avoid getting close to female casual workers in the Olympic Village. The warning comes on the heels of...

Chinese swimmer tests positive for hydrochlorothiazide in Rio

  Chinese swimmer Chen Xinyi has failed a doping test at the Rio Olympics, the official Xinhua news agency reported Friday, citing the Chinese Swimming...

Kenya’s Deputy President in Brazil to support country’s team

Deputy President William Ruto is in Brazil to support the Kenyan team at the Olympic Games. Kenya is participating in seven disciplines — athletics, boxing,...

Reason given for green water at Rio Olympic diving, water polo...

On Tuesday the diving pool at the Rio Olympics turned green. According to the Rio 2016 Local Organizing Committee, the green hue seen in the...

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IGAD leaders say Riek Machar is not welcome in their countries

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East Africa’s leaders say South Sudan opposition leader Riek Machar is not welcome in their countries except to join peace talks on his country’s...

UN: Ghana economy is booming but few are benefiting

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A United Nations report finds millions of people in Ghana are not benefiting from the country’s booming economy, but remain mired in poverty. The...

U.S. to send FBI experts to investigate Ethiopia bomb blast

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The United States will send experts from the Federal Bureau of Investigation to Ethiopia to investigate a bomb blast that took place during a...

EU has ‘frank talk’ but doesn’t have solution to migrant crisis

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The leaders of 16 countries survived the “frank talk” of an emergency meeting on immigration and emerged with a veneer of common purpose Sunday...

Opinion

Deji Badmus

NIGERIA: BUHARI’S ANTI-CORRUPTION WAR

There is something about corruption in Nigeria that is, for me, a huge contradiction. Everyone in the country knows it is about the biggest...

How did Zimbabwe get here?

In 2013 a resounding electoral victory handed back full control of Zimbabwe’s Government to ZANU- PF, ending an uncomfortable coalition with the opposition. The four-year...
Robert Kagiri

What China’s ‘New Era’ means for Africa

The curtain finally came down on the Communist Party of China’s (CPC) 19th Congress held between October 18-24, 2017 at the Great Hall of...
CGTN Africa
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