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Rio Olympics Update: Top Performing African Athletes

We're well into the second week of the Rio Olympic games, and what a spectacle it has been! From Nigeria's soccer team arriving just hours before their game against Japan (which they won 5-4!) after being stranded in Atlanta, to record breaking performances by track athletes, and the first-ever refugee [...]

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From Refugees to Olympians: 8 Stories of Hope and Resilience from African Athletes

There is something remarkable about the 2016 Rio Olympics. Amid a storm of doping scandals, revelations of corruption within the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and a wave of Zika virus panic that has caused a sizeable number of athletes to withdraw from the games, something beautiful needs to be highlighted: [...]

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Daniel Adongo: From Rubgy to the NFL

‘Build the Monster’ – It’s the official mantra of the Indianapolis Colts’ season this year, and it couldn’t be a more fitting phrase the development of Daniel Adongo, the Kenyan rugby player who is now an NFL player. When former rugby pro-cum-agent Johnny Gbenda-Charles asked Kenya‘s Daniel Adongo whether or [...]

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Africa World Cup Qualifying Preview

If you had to whittle it down to one singular theme for this edition of African World Cup Qualifying, it would be one of David vs. Goliath. The usual big names are here as always, ready to assert their dominance and make the final step to Brazil in 2014, but [...]

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The Sexy Six: The Shortlist of Afcon’s Hottest Players

We’re well into the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon 2013), and while injuries, draws, and points are all in the headlines, we wanted to take a pause, and present to you “The Sexy Six: The Shortlist of Afcon’s Hottest Players”. Take a look, let us know what you think, and [...]

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2013: Africa’s Dark Year In Football

It was a moment that will forever remain etched into the memory of African football fans worldwide. Flashback to the 2010 World Cup quarterfinals. Ghana was locked in an extra time battle against a plucky American team when suddenly the mercurial Asamoah Gyan popped up between two defenders—miraculously staying on [...]

Afcon Final – Nigeria vs Burkina Faso

Nigeria and Burkina Faso are your 2013 Afcon Finalists. Here’s a look at the two teams, their previous performances, and their journey to the Afcon final. NIGERIA: SUPER EAGLES vs KEY PLAYERS: Joseph Yobo, Peter Odemwingie, Taye Taiwo, John Mikel Obi, Elderson Echiejile, Shola Ameobi. FULL SQUAD: Goalkeepers: [...]

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African Cup of Nations By the Numbers

There is only one day to go until the 2013 edition of the African Cup of Nations. In between reliving great matches, and anticipating opening match ups–Morocco and South Africa, anyone?–we took some time to look at numbers significant to the African Cup of Nations. African cup of nations trophy [...]

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Countdown to the African Cup of Nations: Less than 10 Days to Go!

The African Cup of Nation kicks off on January 19th in South Africa. It used to be that you had to wait every other year for the African Cup of Nations, but for the first time since 1963, we have an Afcon in a consecutive year–to avoid conflict of schedule [...]

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Africa.com’s Guide to African Players in the NBA

The National Basketball Association (NBA) prides itself in being a league that draws players from all over the world. Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant speaks Spanish to Pau Gasol during games when he doesn’t want opposing teams to know what is going on.luol deng, lebron james, chicago bulls, miami heat Last [...]

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