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Woodwork foils Nigeria in draw with Rwanda

Tangiers, Morocco | AFP | Nigeria were thwarted by the woodwork three times as they could only draw 0-0 with Rwanda on Monday in the opening 2018 African Nations Championship match for both teams. The Group C result in cold and windy northern Moroccan city Tangiers left the sides two …

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Five African Nations Championship facts

Rabat, Morocco | AFP | Five facts about the African Nations Championship (CHAN), which begins in Morocco Saturday: — A total of 242 goals have been scored during the previous four tournaments in the Ivory Coast, Sudan, South Africa and Rwanda at an average of 2.16 per match. — Tunisia …

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CHAN: VAR debuts as local African talent goes on show

Rabat, Morocco | AFP |  Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology will debut in Africa midway through the Nations Championship (CHAN), which kicks off Saturday with hosts Morocco among the title favourites. The system allows off-field match officials to assist referees in “game-changing” situations such as goals, penalty kicks, straight red …

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Olympics; Winter Olympics gold medal schedule

Paris, France | AFP | Schedule of finals at the 2018 Winter Olympics at Pyeongchang, South Korea, from February 9-25: Saturday 10 1615 (0815 GMT): Cross country — Women’s 7.5 km + 7.5 km Skiathlon 1900: Short track speed-skating — Men’s 1500 m 2000: Speedskating — Women’s 3000 m 2015: …

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US: Olympics may show North Korea what it’s missing

Washington, United States | AFP | Washington welcomed North Korea’s invitation to South Korea’s Winter Games on Tuesday, suggesting the outing could show Pyongyang what awaits if it agrees to give up nuclear weapons. The long-standing Korean rivals agreed that Pyongyang’s delegation could head south for next month’s Olympics a formal …

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North Korea to attend Olympics in rival South

Seoul, South Korea | AFP | North Korea will send its athletes to the Winter Olympics in the South, the rivals said Tuesday after their first formal talks in more than two years following high tensions over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme. The two sides also decided to hold military talks to …

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Salah set to kick off Africa’s year with award

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | In a World Cup year, African football has plenty to look forward to, but it will open 2018 with a glance back at the achievements of one of its stars. Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah is expected to be crowned African Player of the Year in Ghana …

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Umeme to invest US$155millin in 2018

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s electricity distributor, Umeme, is to invest $155 million during 2018 to among other things, refurbish old networks, build new power sub-stations and improve the network across the country. The firm’s Deputy Managing Director, Sam Zimbe, said they have submitted an investment plan for the …

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Russia voices regret at Olympic ban, awaits Putin verdict

Moscow, Russia | AFP | Russia on Wednesday reacted with disappointment but no great surprise after the country was banned from the Winter Olympic Games, while President Vladimir Putin was yet to comment on a possible boycott. Russia was banned Tuesday from the 2018 Winter Games by the International Olympic Committee …

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