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Former DR Congo army chief accused of coup bid held in Gabon

Democratic Republic of Congo's former military chief, who has been accused by Kinshasa of an attempted coup against President Joseph Kabila in 2011, has been arrested in Gabon, sources told AFP.

Jean Ping banned from leaving Gabon

Gabonese opposition leader Jean Ping has been temporarily banned from leaving Gabonese territory.

Gabon’s Ali Bongo defends constitutional change after parliament gives okay

Gabonese President Ali Bongo on Wednesday defended a plan to change the constitution after the fiercely-contested draft cleared a key hurdle.

Equatorial Guinea launches manhunt after coup bid

Equatorial Guinea has launched a dragnet for "mercenaries" behind a bid to overthrow President Theodoro Obiang, Africa's longest-serving leader, a senior government official said on Friday.

Man on trial for bomb attack on Borussia Dortmund team bus

A German-Russian man went on trial Thursday accused of carrying out a bomb attack on the Borussia Dortmund football team's bus in an elaborate bid to make a fortune on the stock market.

Gabon’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang determined to leave Borussia Dortmund in January

Gabon star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is reportedly determined to leave Borussia Dortmund in the January transfer window.

Dire Borussia Dortmund results pain boss Peter Bosz

Borussia Dortmund coach Peter Bosz admitted their third straight defeat in the Bundesliga "hurts" as the club's dire form continued ahead of Tuesday's Champions League clash against Tottenham Hotspur.

BBC Award: Lagos council chief mobilises support for Victor Moses

Agege Local Government Council Chairman of Lagos State, Abdulganiyu Egunjobi, on Saturday canvassed support for Super Eagles’ winger, Victor Moses, who was shortlisted for the BBC African Footballer of the Year 2017 award.

Ebonyi fans want erring African referees punished

Football fans in Ebonyi have urged the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to mete stiffer penalties against referees who decide outcome of matches with their biased officiating.

CAF criticises late controversial penalty to Algeria against Nigeria

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have criticised referee Eric Otogo-Castane ‎for awarding a late controversial penalty to Algeria which helped them draw 1-1 against Nigeria.

WCQ: Nigeria forced to draw in Algeria

Nigeria failed to finish their preliminary campaign on a winning note on Friday but got in some good preparation for 2018 World Cup in a feisty 1-1 draw away at Algeria.

Ethiopian increases flights to Cameroon, Gabon with the Boeing 787

Ethiopian airlines have announced an increase in its weekly flights to two Central African cities. Cameroon’s Yaounde and the Gabonese capital, Libreville.

NFF orders secretariat to finalise arrangements for Algeria World Cup qualifier

The NFF Executive Committee has directed the NFF Secretariat headed by Dr. Mohammed Sanusi to quickly tidy up all arrangements regarding next week’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match between Nigeria and Algeria in Constantine.

Six Central African countries seal deal on free movement

Six countries in central and western Africa have breathed life into long-running plans to allow visa-free movement of people among their nations.

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