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WHO, partners launch new malaria control efforts

Reductions in malaria cases have stalled after several years of decline globally, the new World malaria report 2018 has said.

Burundi, Lesotho eye first AFCON appearances

Lowly ranked Burundi and Lesotho are among 23 countries chasing 11 places at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations tournament during the final qualifying round in March.
World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a press conference after a meeting to decide whether DR Congo's Ebola epidemic is a 'public health emergency of international concern' on October 17, 2018 in Geneva. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP)

WHO says fight against malaria is off target, with infections increasing

Malaria infections rose for the second year in a row in 2017, following half a decade of decreases, the World Health Organisation (WHO) reported on Monday.

Hundreds of schools shut in Burkina Faso over jihadi attacks

In Burkina Faso, a country struggling to contain jihadist violence, education is one of the victims of the insurgency, with hundreds of schools closed, teachers in hiding and pupils kept indoors over the fear of attacks.
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Ghana beat Algeria to open AWCON campaign

The Black Queens of Ghana started their 2018 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations’ campaign with a 1-0 victory over Algeria on Saturday at the Accra Sports Stadium.
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Nigeria, Uganda, Mali, Morocco qualify for Africa Cup of Nations

Nigeria, Uganda, Mali and Morocco qualified for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday while Libya scored eight goals to keep alive their hopes of also featuring at the finals.
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Mohamed Salah scores late winner as Egypt beat Tunisia, Morocco sink Cameroon

Mohamed Salah scored a last-minute winner as Egypt came from behind to end Tunisia’s 100 percent record in African Nations Cup qualifying with a 3-2 win in Alexandria on Friday.

AWCON: Ghana, South Africa, Cameroon plot to topple Super Falcons

The Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) has become “Mission stop the Super Falcons” for the tournament’s seven other participants.

Kenya lose CAS appeal over AWCON exclusion

Kenya's Football Federation (FKF) has failed in its bid to be be reinstated to the 2018 Women's Africa Cup of Nations after losing its appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

Bill to prohibit killing, export of donkey passes second reading

A bill to prohibit the killing and exportation of donkeys or its carcasses out of Nigeria on Tuesday passed a second reading at the House of Representatives.

Three killed in attack on UN contractor in Mali

At least three Malian civilians were killed and four foreigners working for a UN-contracted mine-clearing operation wounded in a suicide attack Monday in the country’s violence-hit north, the security ministry and other official sources said.

Super Falcons set to hit Ghana for AWCON title defence

Cup holders, Super Falcons of Nigeria will on Wednesday this week fly into the Ghanaian capital, Accra, before making their way to Cape Coast ahead of the commencement of the 11th Women Africa Cup of Nations finals.
Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side, FC Ifeanyiubah, are faced with a massive exodus of players, but the Nnewi club have insisted transfers away from them ought to be properly handled.

Mass exodus hits NPFL side FC Ifeanyiubah

Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side, FC Ifeanyiubah, are faced with a massive exodus of players, but the Nnewi club have insisted transfers away from them ought to be properly handled.

Gabon include Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after he missed last match

Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been named by Gabon coach Daniel Cousin for an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at home to Mali.
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Malian goalkeeper Drissa Bamba joins Rivers United

FC Ifeanyiubah goalkeeper Drissa Bamba has completed his move to Rivers United as a replacement for the departed veteran Sunday Rotimi.
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Cameroon target first AWCON title

Cameroon's Madeleine Ngono Mani has set her sight on winning her country's first Africa Cup of Nations title at her seventh attempt.

AWCON: Super Falcons’ Thomas Dennerby names final squad

The list of 21 players who will be donning the colours of Nigeria at the 11th Africa Women Cup of Nations finals in Ghana has been released.

Super Falcons off to Abidjan for final AWCON camping

Cup holders Super Falcons of Nigeria will spend eight days at a training camp in Abidjan to perfect tactics and strategy for the defence of their continental title before arriving in Ghana for the 11th Women Africa Cup of Nations finals.

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Micheal Obafemi snubs Super Eagles, debut for Ireland

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Boko Haram kills 53 in fresh attacks

Boko Haram jihadists have killed 53 soldiers and farmers in three days of attacks in northeastern Nigeria, security sources said Tuesday, in a new show of force ahead of February elections in the West African country.