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Akufo-Addo wins Ghana’s Election 2020 In “Electoral College” Fashion

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President of Ghana Nana Addo-Danquah Akufo Addo has won re-election to form a new government for a final four-year term. This follows a final declaration by the independent electoral commission of the results of the December 7 2020 general elections held in the West African nation. Ghana's Electoral commissioner Jean Mensah made the declaration...

Africa Finance Corp. Secures New Funders from South Korea, Dubai

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Africa Finance Corp., which focuses on infrastructure across the continent, raised $400 million in a syndicated loan to bolster its balance sheet as the region seeks to recover from the coronavirus pandemic. The three-year facility, the first by the development-finance institution since 2018, was 2.5 times oversubscribed and was increased from an initial target...

Female Referee Makes History As Guinea Progress

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Guinea reached the last 16 at the Africa Cup of Nations despite losing their final Group B match 2-1 against already-eliminated Zimbabwe. Knowledge Musona's downward header and Kudakwashe Mahachi's low strike put the Warriors two up at half-time. Guinea captain Naby Keita replied with a stunning goal in Yaounde, in a...

Ghana Dumped Out of Afcon By Comoros

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Ghana suffered a humiliating group-stage exit at the Africa Cup of Nations after the four-time champions were beaten by debutants Comoros. El Fardou Ben Nabouhane put the islanders ahead early on, and Ghana then went down to 10 men when Andre Ayew was shown a straight red card. Ahmed Mogni doubled...

Former Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita dies: family

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Former Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita died this Sunday in Bamako, the capital of Mali, announced sources close to his family in the national capital Sunday. He was 76. The cause of death was not yet known. Having come to power in September 2013 and being re-elected in 2018, Keita was...

Hosts Cameroon cemented top spot in Group A at the Africa Cup of Nations following a 1-1 draw with Cape Verde.

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The Indomitable Lions took the lead when captain Vincent Aboubakar drilled home his fifth goal of the tournament after 39 minutes.  Cape Verde equalised eight minutes after the break as half-time substitute Garry Rodrigues stylishly flicked home.  Aboubakar should have won it midway through the second half only to blaze over...

Tanzania, Burundi sign agreement for construction of 282 km standard guage railway

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Tanzania and Burundi have signed an agreement for the joint construction of a 282-kilometer standard gauge railway (SGR), according to a statement issued by the government of Tanzania. The statement, issued late Sunday by the Tanzanian Ministry of Finance and Planning, said the rail line will start in Uvinza, in Tanzania's western region of...

Nzalang Nacional end Algeria’s unbeaten run

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Equatorial Guinea stunned Algeria to leave the defending champions on the brink of a group-stage exit from the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon. Esteban Obiang slid in at the far post to convert a flick-on and net the only goal with 20 minutes left in Douala. Algeria have just one...

Nigeria lifts Twitter ban after seven months

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Nigeria has lifted its ban on Twitter - seven months after clamping down on the social networking site. Nigeria's government suspended Twitter last June after the company deleted a tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari about punishing regional secessionists. Authorities accused the social media firm of siding with the secessionists.

Cameroon to confirm, Ethiopia to revive

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The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon will aim the three points to qualify for the next round of TotalEnergies AFCON 2021 when they face Ethiopia in the second day of the competition. Vincent Aboubacar and his teammates, winners against Burkina Faso (2-1) in the previous match, will be happy to continue their momentum on Thursday to secure...

Historic victory for The Gambia

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A day of history. The Gambia' Scorpions achieve a historic feat by winning their first match for their first appearance in AFCON finals. T The RFC midfielder Seraing also entered the history of Gambian football, scoring the only goal of the match. First achievement for The Gambia in TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations, Cameroon 2021.

Mali triumph over Tunisia in Group F

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The Eagles of Mali kicked off their TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021 campaign with a narrow 1-0 victory over Tunisia in Limbé. Ibrahima Kone scored from the spot two minutes into the second half after Ellyes Joris Skhiri was adjudged to have handled the ball inside the area.

Nigeria Sinks Egypt at Afcon Debut

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Kelechi Iheanacho was on target as Nigeria comfortably beat seven-time champions Egypt in their Africa Cup of Nations Group D opener. The Super Eagles' striker opened the scoring in the 30th minute, burying a stunning half-volley on the turn. Nigeria dominated throughout, with Egypt keeper Mohamed...

Gabon’s Panthers register win against Comoros in opening match

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A lone goal by Aaron Salem Boupendza was enough to help Gabon defeat Comoros in the second Group C match of the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations 2021 played on Monday evening. Gabon who played the match without their usual star skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang made their intentions known from...

StanChart to shut half its Nigerian branches as focus shifts to digital

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Standard Chartered is closing about half its Nigerian branches in a pivot to digital banking, according to people familiar with the matter, as the finance industry comes under pressure from mobile money providers. The London-listed lender’s local unit already started to shut some offices in December and will eventually operate only 13 branches in...

Morocco v Ghana – Titans clash early

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It is already on Monday that Group C will take action for the opening round of the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations, Cameroon 2021. The clash between Morocco and Ghana will be a kind of early final. Two giants of African football will be playing at the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo in Yaoundé.

FIFA fines Angolan Football Federation for invasion of supporters in game against Egypt

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At issue is the invasion of the pitch by supporters in the game between the Angolan team, led by Portuguese Pedro Gonçalves, and Egypt, led by Carlos Queiroz, in the fifth round of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup. The invasion occurred due to the presence on the field of the Egyptian player Mohamed...

Mali hit by sanctions as its neighbours shuts borders

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West African leaders have imposed sanctions on Mali after the country’s military government announced a long delay to the elections originally planned for February. The West African regional bloc, Ecowas, which met in Accra on Sunday, agreed to close borders with Mali as well as implement a range of economic sanctions.

Afcon 2021: Cameroon beat Burkina Faso 2-1 before Cape Verde see off Ethiopia

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Cameroon came from behind to beat Burkina Faso 2-1 in an incident-packed opener at the Africa Cup of Nations. An acrobatic volley from Gustavo Sangare put the Burkinabe ahead midway through the first half in Yaounde. But two unerring penalties from captain Vincent Aboubakar turned the game around for the hosts...

Morocco vs Ghana: Southampton flop Sofiane Boufal opens the scoring in closing stages as AFCON giants go head-to-head in group opener

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It's all over in the opening clash in Group C, and it is Morocco who have sealed all three points after a late show! They came close to scoring a second in stoppage time after Sofyan Amrabat's strike was kept out by Jojo Wollacott, but the damage was done. Sofiane Boufal...

Senegal edge Zimbabwe through Mane’s late penalty

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A late penalty from talisman Sadio Mane helped Senegal beat Zimbabwe 1-0 in their opening TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations, Cameroon match at the Kouekong Stadium in Baffoussam. The Teranga Lions started the better side in Baffoussam with Bouna Sarr and Sadio Mane pulling the strings for Aliou Cisse’s...