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Salah set to retain African Player of the Year title

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Liverpool star Mohamed Salah is set to be named 2018 African Player of the Year for a second successive time at a gala awards ceremony in Senegal Tuesday. The sharpshooter is competing against fellow English Premier League stars, Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane from Senegal …

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Nigeria’s Buhari hands key colleague re-election role

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP | Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday handed responsibility for his re-election campaign to Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a sign of rapprochement with the man who masterminded his landmark 2015 election win. Former Lagos state governor Tinubu, head of the All Progressives Congress (APC), helped Buhari become …

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Arsenal host Man Utd in FA Cup 4th round

London, United Kingdom | AFP | The FA Cup’s two most successful ever sides will meet in the fourth round as Arsenal host Manchester United in the last 32. Premier League champions Manchester City are at home to Burnley, while Tottenham face a tough trip to Crystal Palace. Holders Chelsea …

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UN chief condemns attempted coup in Gabon

United Nations, United States | AFP | UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Monday condemned an attempted coup in Gabon, his spokesman said, recalling that the UN chief opposes unconstitutional changes of power by force. Gabon’s presidency said in a statement that soldiers burst into a state radio station at …

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South Africa pushes UN to postpone DR Congo meeting

United Nations, United States | AFP | The UN Security Council has postponed a key meeting on the elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo, at South Africa’s request, after an announcement on the results was delayed, diplomats said. The council was due to hold a public meeting Tuesday which …

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Guinea accepts to host 2025 Africa Cup of Nations

Conakry, Guinea | AFP | Guinea has accepted to stage the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations instead of the 2023 edition, a move that confirms Cameroon as the 2021 hosts, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) president said Monday. “I am delighted with this change in the organisation of the …

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