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Baba Rahman: Why Ghana failed to qualify for 2018 World Cup

Ghana international Abdul Baba Rahman is a frustrated man after missing the opportunity to play at the 2018 FIFA World Cup for the first time.

D’Tigers coach names squad for FIBA World Cup qualifiers

D’Tigers head coach Alex Nwora has called up Nanterre Basketball of France player, Aminu Alade, and Lawal Olaseni of Scandone AV of Italy to his squad for this month’s 2019 FIBA World Cup qualifiers in Lagos.

Gernot Rohr: Moses Simon not fit for World Cup

Super Eagles Head Coach Gernot Rohr has revealed that injured Moses Simon would not be fit to merit a berth in the final 23-man squad for the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Mo Salah breaks record and Emmanuel Boateng leaves Barca heartbroken

Egyptian Mohamed Salah broke a record and Ghanaian Emmanuel Boateng left Barcelona heartbroken as they became the top African performers in the elite European leagues at the weekend.

Official: New interim government in Gabon

A new interim government was installed in Gabon on Friday, three days after the former administration resigned over delays in holding legislative elections, a presidency official told AFP.

Gabonese government resigns over election delays

Gabonese Prime Minister Emmanuel Issoze-Ngondet’s government has resigned after the constitutional court ordered it to step down over election delays, an official statement said.

Gabon’s constitutional court dissolves parliament

Gabon's constitutional court on Monday dissolved the national parliament and called on the government to step down, criticising its failure to organise legislative elections as required.

Mali FA normalisation committee to stay on until Ocotober

FIFA has extended the mandate of a normalisation committee set up to run Mali's Football Association (Femafoot) until 31 October.

Nigerian Navy intercepts vessel with 406 passengers on-board

The Nigerian Navy on Thursday said it had arrested a vessel, MV CHIMBA EXPRESS, with 406 passengers on-board, for unauthorised entry into the country.

West Africa gorillas more numerous than thought, but still endangered

Gorillas and chimpanzees may be twice as numerous in West Africa as previously thought, but the apes are still endangered, declining fast and in dire need of protection, an international study found Wednesday.

Two Equatorial Guinea ‘coup suspects’ arrested in Central Africa

Two men suspected of being involved in a failed coup in Equatorial Guinea have been arrested in Bangui, the Central African Republic government said Wednesday.

Rohr set to invite Italy-based Simeon Nwankwo, worries over Alex Iwobi

The 21-year-old forward, who burst onto the scene in 2015 and enjoyed starting roles in Arsenal’s first squad until last season, has copped heavy criticism this term because of his inconsistency and paltry form.

Raymond Domenech, Lothar Matthaus among Cameroon coach applicants

Cameroon have attracted former France coach Raymond Domenech and German World Cup winner Lothar Matthaus among the more than 70 coaches who have applied to lead the African champions.

Cameroon’s isolated anglophones face humanitarian crisis

Cameroonians swept up in a conflict between anglophone separatists and the government are facing a humanitarian crisis, aid groups say as they struggle to reach people in remote areas that have become virtually off-limits.

Gabon deports 3 coup suspects to Turkey

Three Turkish nationals detained in Gabon over links to the Fethullah Gulen movement that Ankara blames for a failed 2016 coup have been brought to Turkey, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang takes centre stage as injury sidelines Salah

The absence of injured Liverpool and Egypt star Mohamed Salah allowed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to steal the limelight among the African stars in Europe at the weekend.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: Experience helped me settle quickly at Arsenal

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang believes his past experiences have helped him settle quickly at Arsenal.

Jack Wilshere: Stoke win sets Arsenal up for Europa League tie

Jack Wilshere is determined to take the momentum from Arsenal's victory over Stoke into their Europa League clash with CSKA Moscow.

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