Salah’s Egypt faces Congo, Uganda & Zimbabwe at African Cup

Soccer 04/12/19, 15:50

Mohamed Salah and host Egypt will face Congo, Uganda and Zimbabwe in the group stage of an historic African Cup of Nations this year, the first time the tournament will field 24 teams and be held in the European summer.As host, Egypt was one of six seeded teams for Friday's ...

African leaders unveil statue of Ethiopia’s last emperor

Africa 02/10/19, 09:36

A statue of Ethiopia's Emperor Haileselassie has been unveiled at the headquarters of the African Union on Sunday.The statue is the second to be erected inside the continental body's offices in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, after one of Ghana's first leader, Kwame Nkrumah, who championed pan-Africanism.Several African leaders at the ...

US doctor who survived Ebola honored for service in Liberia

Africa 01/31/19, 08:14

Almost five years have passed since he nearly died of Ebola in Liberia, but Richard Sacra has never wavered from his commitment to the struggling West African nation.The 56-year-old family doctor from Massachusetts was among a handful of Americans treated and cured of Ebola during West Africa's deadly epidemic in ...

Starring role beckons for Alphonso Davies at Bayern Munich

Soccer 01/16/19, 07:11

Canadian teenager Alphonso Davies could be thrown in at the deep end.The 18-year-old winger will likely get his first taste of Bundesliga action for Bayern Munich in the coming weeks, if not on Friday.Bayern restarts the league after the winter break at Hoffenheim, where Davies could play because of injuries ...

For Ghana e-waste recyclers, a safer option amid toxic fumes

Tech 01/05/19, 04:05

On any given day, plumes of noxious smoke rise above the Agbogbloshie dump site in Ghana's capital, Accra.The billowing black smoke comes from the many informal e-waste recyclers who take unwanted electronics, strip them of their cables and burn away the protective covers to reach the valuable copper beneath.It's a ...

Cameroon dropped as African Cup host 6 months from kickoff

Soccer 11/30/18, 15:28

With stadiums only half-built and a violent separatist rebellion playing out dangerously close to planned venues, Cameroon was stripped of the right to host next year's African Cup of Nations soccer tournament on Friday little more than six months before kickoff.It's the fourth successive time Africa's top soccer tournament has ...

Ghana: Prince Charles says visit to city evokes fond times

Africa 11/04/18, 14:46

Britain's Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall have attended a dubar - a traditional celebration of leaders - as part of their visit to Ghana.The heir to the British throne and his wife, Camilla, arrived in the West African country's capital, Accra, on Friday night and flew into Kumasi ...

Former FIFA Council member gets soccer life ban for bribery

Africa 10/30/18, 15:30

Former FIFA Council member Kwesi Nyantakyi was banned from soccer for life on Tuesday after being filmed taking bribes by an undercover television program in Ghana.FIFA said its ethics committee judges found Nyantakyi guilty of bribery, corruption and conflict of interest.Nyantakyi was also fined 500,000 Swiss francs ($498,000), though it ...

Melania Trump arrives in Ghana, 1st stop on Africa tour

Africa 10/02/18, 07:23

Melania Trump has arrived in Ghana to open her first major solo international trip as U.S. first lady.She landed in the capital of Accra on Tuesday morning after an overnight flight from Washington and was welcomed to the West African nation with dancing and drumming and schoolchildren waving mini U.S. ...

Update: Melania Trump departs Washington on Africa trip

U.S. 10/01/18, 21:03

The Latest on Melania Trump's trip to Africa (all times local): 6:20 p.m. First lady Melania Trump boards a plane, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md., en route to Africa. Melania Trump heads for Africa on her first big solo international trip, aiming to make child well-being the ...

Melania Trump forges ahead as first lady with Africa trip

U.S. 10/01/18, 02:23

First lady Melania Trump heads for Africa on her first big solo international trip, aiming to make child well-being the focus of a five-day, four-country tour that will take her to every corner of the vast and impoverished continent.Departing on Monday, she opens her first-ever visit to Africa on Tuesday ...

Update: Ghana president defends Chinese investment

Africa 09/26/18, 10:22

The Latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local):10:15 a.m.Ghana's president is defending massive Chinese investment across Africa in the face of concerns about a possible "re-colonization of the African continent by a new power."President Nana Akufo-Addo says "it is obvious to us that the development trajectory we ...

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