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HotSports wins AFCON marketing rights

HotSports Media Group, Nigeria’s foremost marketing and production company, has won the rights to market the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations starting in Cairo on June 21. It will broadcast on terrestrial television channels across Nigeria.

Tanzania set up training base in Cairo ahead of AFCON

Emmanuel Amuneke’s Tanzania Taifa will camp in Cairo, Egypt, ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has praised the Eagles, the coaching crew and himself for pushing the team to the 3rd best position in Africa and 42nd best in the world having taking over the team when it was not faring well in the FIFA Rankings over two years ago.

NFF denies Eagles-Morocco friendly reports

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has debunked media reports that the Super Eagles will play a friendly game with the Atlas Lions of Morocco in France as part of preparations for the forthcoming 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
The Zimbabwe senior men national team are poised to create the first upset at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt when they take on the host nation in the opening game of the competition on June 21, 2019, at the Cairo International Stadium.

Zimbabwe plot AFCON upset against Egypt

The Zimbabwe senior men national team are poised to create the first upset at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt when they take on the host nation in the opening game of the competition on June 21, 2019, at the Cairo International Stadium.
Tanzania coach Emmanuel Amuneke has named 15-year-old Kelvin John Pius in his preliminary 39-man squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

AFCON: Tanzania coach Emmanuel Amuneke names 15-year-old Kelvin Pius in preliminary squad

Tanzania coach Emmanuel Amuneke has named 15-year-old Kelvin John Pius in his preliminary 39-man squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
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AFCON: Super Eagles’ group foes Guinea, Burundi face Egypt, Tunisia in friendlies

Super Eagles’ AFCON 2019 Group B opponents Guinea and Burundi will take on Egypt and Tunisia, respectively, in friendly games ahead of the tournament this summer.
Ramon Rasmi Mansour, known as Faltaous al-Makari, lies on a stretcher during his and monk Isaiah’s (not seen) trial session at a court.—Reuters

Coptic monks in Egypt sentenced to death for killing bishop

Two former Coptic Christian monks have been sentenced to death in Egypt over the murder of a bishop last year, officials have confirmed.
Sudanese protesters from the city of Atbara, sitting atop a train, arrive at the Bahari station in Khartoum on April 23, 2019. – The passengers, who had travelled from the town of Atbara where the first protest against ousted president Omar al-Bashir erupted on December 19, chanted “freedom, peace, justice”. Many protesters perched on the roof of the train, waving Sudanese flags as it chugged through north Khartoum’s Bahari railway station before winding its way to the protest site, an AFP photographer said. (Photo by OZAN KOSE / AFP)

Sudan protesters vow more action in demand for civilian government

Sudanese protest leaders raised the pressure on the country’s army rulers on Wednesday, threatening a general strike and calling for a million-strong march to demand a civilian government.

Expert: Educational, cultural reforms will combat terrorism in Africa

Dr Anwar Moghith, Director, National Center for Translation, Egypt, has called for reforms in educational and cultural sectors in Africa to boost efforts aimed at combating terrorism in the continent.
Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the new head of the Sudanese interim military council, met with gulf envoys on Tuesday (AFP)

Sudan’s army says holding talks with all political forces

Sudan's military rulers said on Monday evening that they are communicating with all political forces to name a prime minister and form a civilian government "as soon as possible".
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ITTF: Africa still has chance to bid for World Championships

After Morocco lost the bid to host the 2021 ITTF World Championships to United States, President of ITTF, Thomas Weikert believes can still bid in future for the biggest table tennis tournament in the world.

African leaders give Sudan military more time for reforms

African leaders meeting in Cairo agreed to give Sudan’s ruling military council more time to implement democratic reforms, Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi on Tuesday said.

Egyptian voters urged to allow President el-Sissi rule until 2030

Egyptian pro-government media urged a "yes" vote Sunday, the second day of a nationwide referendum that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030.
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Mo Salah missing as Sadio Mane makes PFA Player of the Year shortlist

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah was not selected for the 2019 PFA Player of the Year nominees but teammate Sadio Mane is in the running.
The Africa Cup of Nations trophy. @CAF-Online-Twitter.

Nigeria’s Baba Adel makes pre-AFCON training for referees

Baba Adel is the only Nigerian listed among the 56-man selected referees by Confederation of African Football (CAF) for the preparatory course of Total AFCON Egypt 2019.

Egypt parliament votes to extend Abdel Fattah al-Sisi rule until 2030

Egypt's parliament on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved constitutional amendments allowing general-turned-president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stay in power until 2030, state media reported.
Sudanese demonstrators gather near the military headquarters in the capital Khartoum on April 15, 2019. – Sudanese protest organisers called on their supporters to mobilise outside the army headquarters, saying there was an attempt to “disperse the sit-in” where thousands have camped out for 10 days. (Photo by AHMED MUSTAFA / AFP)

Sudan protest leaders demand scrapping of military council

Sudanese protest organisers on Monday demanded the new military council be scrapped, as demonstrators kept up calls for a civilian government at a sit-in outside army headquarters.
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2019 Africa Cup of Nations fixtures

Updated fixtures for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt after organisers announced details of knockout rounds (all kick-off times GMT).

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