A football supporter’s guide to CAN 2017: Day 4

18 Jan

1 – Looks aren’t everything. The Shanghai General Construction company is behind the aesthetic splendour that is the stadium in Port-Gentil. But the site of the architectural gem is not at all kind. Located in the district of N’tchengué, it’s a good few kilometres outside the main drag of the city. Problem is there is […]

Aubameyang targets ‘correct’ result against Burkina Faso

18 Jan

Gabon conceded a late goal to draw 1-1 with Guinea-Bissau in the opening game of the Cup of Nations on 14 January. Aubameyang, the 2015 African Footballer of the Year, put the hosts ahead early in the second half before the 89th minute leveller from Juary Soares. “We have learnt from our mistakes,” said Aubameyang. […]

Pro-independence Anglophone group defies Cameroon government ban

18 Jan

“The issue of the ban is meaningless, we operate within our homeland, we are not operating in la République du Cameroun,” said Ngala Nfor, National Chairman, Southern Cameroons National Council (SCNC). Cameroon’s government on Tuesday said the SCNC and the Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium were declared “null and void” because they were “contrary” to […]

Inside China’s answer to Silicon Valley

18 Jan

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Live: Obama gives last press conference as US president

18 Jan

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‘We must resist demonisation of minorities,’ says Human Rights Watch

18 Jan

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Senegal troops amass on Gambia border as deadline for president to step down nears

18 Jan

Senegalese troops amassed on the Gambian border Wednesday as the deadline for the country’s veteran leader Yahya Jammeh to step down approaches. Jammeh, who lost a December 1 election to opponent Adama Barrow, has refused to cede power after 22 years at the helm. Barrow has vowed to go ahead with his inauguration anyway on […]

Brexit: UK’s Johnson warns France against WW2-style ‘punishment beatings’

18 Jan

Britain’s foreign minister warned France on Wednesday against World War II-style “punishment beatings” after Paris indicated that it would not accept improved conditions for the UK outside the single market. Boris Johnson said it would not be in anyone’s interest to penalise Britain for exiting the European Union, comparing the proposed trade tariffs to punishments […]

Iraqi jihadist among Paris bombers: French intelligence

18 Jan

Until now, only one of the three bombers who detonated their explosives outside the stadium during a France-Germany friendly had been identified: a 20-year-old Frenchman living in Belgium. France’s DGSE intelligence agency now believes that one of that man’s accomplices, who was carrying a fake Syrian passport, was from the Iraqi city of Mosul. He […]

A football supporter’s guide to CAN 2017: Day 4

18 Jan

1 – Looks aren’t everything. The Shanghai General Construction company is behind the aesthetic splendour that is the stadium in Port-Gentil. But the site of the architectural gem is not at all kind. Located in the district of N’tchengué, it’s a good few kilometres outside the main drag of the city. Problem is there is […]