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Vincent Kompany’s father becomes Belgium’s first ever black mayor

Manchester City’s defender and captain Vincent Kompany’s father has become the first ever black mayor in Belgium after winning local elections for the municipality...

Kenya beats Ethiopia 3-0 in Afcon qualifier

Kenya on Sunday thrashed Ethiopia 3-0 in their return leg match in the AFCON qualifiers at the Safaricom Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi,Kenya hence consolidating...

Benin national team wants to dump ‘Squirrels’ nickname

The Benin Football Federation (FBF) would like to change the name of its national team from the Squirrels to something evocative and respectable. Les Ecureuils,...

FIFA ban leads to cancellation of Sierra Leone’s match against Ghana

Sierra Leone’s African Nations Cup qualifier against Ghana in Kumasi will not go ahead on Thursday after the country’s football association failed to get...

Senegal to be the first African country to host Youth Olympics

Senegal will host the next edition of the Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2022, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It...

Knee injury knocks out Cote D’Ivoire defender for rest of Turkish...

Cote D'Ivoire and Goztepe defender has been ruled out for the rest of the Turkish season after damaging knee ligaments. The left-back, 28, picked up...

FIFA suspends Sierra Leone to punish government interference

FIFA says it suspended Sierra Leone from international football because of government interference in how the national federation is run. FIFA acted on Friday, six...

Springboks go for second straight win over All Blacks on Saturday

South Africa hold high hopes of a rare double over New Zealand as this year’s Rugby Championship comes to a close on Saturday, but...

Sierra Leone coach focused on football, not FIFA ban

Sierra Leone coach John Keister says he is not letting the possibility of a FIFA ban affect him as he focuses on the task...

CAF: No plans to withdraw 2019 African Cup from Cameroon

Confederation of African Football (CAF) President, Ahmad Ahmad has reassured Cameroon of its hosting rights for the 2019 African Cup of Nations finals. Ahmad, who...

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WHO emergency committee to meet on DR Congo’s Ebola outbreak

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The World Health Organization (WHO) will on Wednesday convene an emergency committee to decide whether the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ebola outbreak constitutes a...

Tunisia will not impose new taxes in 2019 – draft budget

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Tunisia will not impose new taxes on its citizens in 2019, and will cut the tax burden for some sectors to boost growth, that’s...

European Commission to give Somalia €100m over next 2.5 years

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The European Commission has pledged a €100M grant to the Somali government over the next two and a half years, to support reforms in...

Fire incident at Kenya’s main airport, no injuries reported

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A fire broke out in Kenya’s main airport on Monday afternoon, though no flight interruptions were reported. A thick cloud of black smoke was seen...

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