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WAFCON 2022: South Africa gain boost by beating holders Nigeria in Group C opener

Tue, 05/07/2022 - 13:37
Beating holders Nigeria 2-1 in their opening game at the Women's Africa Cup of Nations will boost South Africa's belief, says coach Desire Ellis.

Sierra Leone FA to investigate 95-0 and 91-1 wins in second-tier matches

Tue, 05/07/2022 - 11:38
The Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) is investigating the outcome of two league matches that produced a staggering total of 187 goals.

Ethiopia violence in Oromia: PM Abiy Ahmed calls attack a massacre

Tue, 05/07/2022 - 11:37
Abiy Ahmed pledges to "eliminate" the group that he blames for a second recent attack in Oromia.

Chidera Ejuke: Nigeria winger leaves Russia for 'career progression'

Tue, 05/07/2022 - 09:44
Nigeria international Chidera Ejuke becomes the latest African footballer to leave the Russian Premier League following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Peter Obi: The Labour Party candidate electrifying young Nigerians

Tue, 05/07/2022 - 02:25
An army of social media users backs Peter Obi for Nigeria's presidency, but will that translate into votes?

Drug smuggling: Underwater drones seized by Spanish police

Mon, 04/07/2022 - 18:10
Spanish police say it is the first time they have discovered this kind of unmanned submersible.

WAFCON 2022: Mwape backs Zambia to cope with Barbra Banda absence

Mon, 04/07/2022 - 12:50
Zambia coach Bruce Mwape hopes his side can learn to cope without captain Barbra Banda at the Women's Africa Cup of Nations.

Meet Book Bunk, the people restoring history in Kenya

Mon, 04/07/2022 - 11:04
The Book Bunk Trust is restoring library archives to help teach a new generation about Kenyan history.

Wimbledon 2022: Ons Jabeur column on loving the big stage & entertaining fans

Mon, 04/07/2022 - 06:06
In her latest BBC Sport column, third seed Ons Jabeur discusses why she loves playing at Wimbledon, being an entertainer and connecting with fans.

Kenya's cost-of-living crisis: 'I can't afford rice for my children'

Mon, 04/07/2022 - 00:37
Florence Kambua has no choice but to salvage waste from a dump site in Kenya's capital to survive.

Egypt: Red Sea beaches close after deadly shark attack

Sun, 03/07/2022 - 16:04
Two women tourists died after being attacked while swimming near the Egyptian city of Hurghada.

Africa Cup of Nations: 2023 finals moved to 2024 over weather concerns

Sun, 03/07/2022 - 15:05
The next Africa Cup of Nations will be played in Ivory Coast in 2024, and not 2023, because of weather concerns.

WAFCON 2022: Kgatlana relishing high-profile clash with Nigeria

Sun, 03/07/2022 - 13:55
South Africa striker Thembi Kgaltana says Monday's Women's Africa Cup of Nations match against reigning champions Nigeria will provide a major boost for women's football in Africa.

UFC 276: Israel Adesanya beats Jared Cannonier to retain middleweight title

Sun, 03/07/2022 - 08:45
Israel Adesanya beats Jared Cannonier and Alexander Volkanovski defeats Max Holloway to retain their titles at UFC 276 in Las Vegas.

Nigeria rejects Ukraine online degrees: 'It's not fair'

Sun, 03/07/2022 - 01:06
Distraught medical students who fled Ukraine are told their distance-learning degrees are not valid.

WAFCON 2022: Hosts Morocco beat Burkina Faso in opening game

Sat, 02/07/2022 - 23:56
Hosts Morocco opened the Women's Africa Cup of Nations with a 1-0 win over debutants Burkina Faso in the capital Rabat.

Dozens freed from church awaiting 'Second Coming' in Ondo Nigeria

Sat, 02/07/2022 - 23:29
Police free 77 people from confinement in a church in south-western Nigeria.

South Africa beat Wales with last kick of thriller

Sat, 02/07/2022 - 18:18
South Africa's Damian Willemse breaks Welsh hearts with a match-winning late penalty in a pulsating first Test in Pretoria.

Women's Afcon: Four players you should look out for

Sat, 02/07/2022 - 12:06
The Women's Africa Cup of Nations kicks off in Morocco on 2 July.

Gambia bans all timber exports to combat rosewood smuggling

Sat, 02/07/2022 - 10:20
In 2020, the BBC revealed that vast quantities of protected rosewood were being trafficked from Senegal.