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2021 AFCON: Cote d’Ivoire furious over of losing bid to Cameroon

Ivory Coast has reacted angrily to the possibility that they could be replaced as 2021 Africa Cup of Nations hosts by Cameroon. After ditching Cameroon last week as 2019 hosts due to delays with preparations and security concerns, CAF president Ahmad Ahmad said on Monday that African football’s governing body could “give Cameroon more time” and allow them to stage ...

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2030 FIFA World Cup: Spain, Morocco Are Considering A Joint Bid

According to an announcement made by the Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, Spain and Morocco are discussing the possibility of placing a joint bid for the 2030 FIFA World Cup. Africa and Europe could jointly host the World Cup if the plan was to be successful. The Spanish premier has already held talks with Morocco’s King Mohammed VI about the ...

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2019 FIFA WWC: Nigeria & Co to know opponents Dec 8

Nine times African Women Cup of Nations champions, Super Falcons of Nigeria, South Africa and Cameroon will on Saturday, December 8, know their 2019 FIFA Women World Cup opponents with the draw billed to hold in France. With all Confederations qualifying series decided, players and coaches are anxiously looking forward to knowing their group opponents and which Cities in France ...

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Nigeria’s largest online digital library

Nigeria’s largest online library which was launched in Lagos last October has gained over two thousand members. The platform by ‘Bambooks’ Limited is aimed at empowering local authors to get their works across a larger audience and make some money. Founder and CEO of ‘Bambooks’, Ugo Okoye told Africanews that his team saw a big opportunity to bring African content ...

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DRC classifies cobalt, coltan as ‘strategic’ minerals

Cobalt and coltan, used in electric vehicle and renewable energy technology have been classified as strategic minerals in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Congolese Prime Minister Bruno Tshibala and Minister of Mines, Martin Kabwelulu signed a decree to this effect late November. According to a Reuters report in March, this means the Central African nation will earn higher royalties. Kinshasa ...

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Nigeria issues arrest warrant for ex-oil minister Diezani Alison-Madueke

Nigeria’s main anti corruption body has issued an international arrest warrant for its former oil minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke. The authorities accuse her of misappropriating public funds worth several millions of US dollars. Alison-Madueke is currently being investigated in the United Kingdom but Nigeria wants her to face trial in her country for an alleged act of illegal acceptance and giving ...

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Morocco king visits Gabon president in Rabat hospital

The King of Morocco, Mohammed VI has met with Gabonese president Ali Bongo Ondimba who is currently in the country for medical recovery. The royal palace on Monday shared a photo of the two leaders reportedly at the facility where he is convalescing after being flown in last Thursday. Bongo was hospitalized in the King Fahd hospital in the Saudi ...

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Kenya’s Harambee Stars set to grace 2019 AFCON

Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF) has confirmed Kenya’s place in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, set to be held between June 15, and July 13, 2019. Following Sierra Leone’s disqualification from the Qualifiers, a decision arrived at during the CAF Executive Committee meeting held on Friday, November 30, 2018, in Accra, Ghana. “Sierra Leone is disqualified from the qualifiers ...

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Goodluck slams Obama

Nigeria’s former President Goodluck Jonathan has accused the US administration under Barack Obama of undermining his failed re-election bid in 2015. Around the time of the election, Mr Obama made a video address directly to the Nigerian people and sent his secretary of state, John Kerry, to Nigeria. Mr Jonathan made the comments in an exclusive BBC interview, as Africa’s ...

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Ghana 2018: Nigeria’s Super Falcons promised $10k each to win

Nigeria Football Federation president Amaju Pinnick on Thursday promised to reward the Super Falcons with $10,000 if they retain the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations title in Ghana on Saturday. The Falcons battle Banyana Banyana of South Africa in the final of the competition at the Accra Sports Stadium in Ghana on Saturday. The two teams have qualified for the ...

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