Iconic Moped Lives On In Hearts Of Moroccans

Le Roy, Renard loom large over key Africa Cup of Nations clash

Morocco's French coach Herve Renard, seen in action during their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Group C match between against DR Congo, in Oyem, on January 16.  By ISSOUF SANOGO (AFP/File) Thursday, January 19, 2017

Oyem (Gabon) (AFP) - French coaches Herve Renard and Claude le Roy loom large over the key Africa Cup of Nations Group C clash between Morocco and Togo in Oyem Friday. Renard, a Cup of Nations winn ...

Sri Lanka eager to hit back after dismal South Africa Test series

Sri Lanka's batsman and captain Angelo Mathews plays a shot during their second Test match against South Africa at Newlands Cricket Stadium in Cape Town, on January 5, 2017.  By GIANLUIGI GUERCIA (AFP/File) Thursday, January 19, 2017

Centurion (South Africa) (AFP) - Sri Lanka are eager to regain some pride after a dismal Test series when they start the limited-overs section of their tour with the first of three Twenty20 internatio ...

African troops on standby as Gambia deadline expires

Gambia's incumbent President Yahya Jammeh (C) has refused to leave office, ignoring a midnight deadline to stand down or face military action.  By MARCO LONGARI (AFP/File) Thursday, January 19, 2017

Banjul (Gambia) (AFP) - Senegalese troops backed by other African forces were poised to enter The Gambia Thursday after President Yahya Jammeh refused to leave office, ignoring a midnight deadline to ...

Adama Barrow: Gambia's unassuming president-in-waiting

Gambian president-elect Adama Barrow won an election seven weeks ago and was initially set to become president of The Gambia in a peaceful handover of power this week.  By SEYLLOU (AFP/File) Thursday, January 19, 2017

Banjul (Gambia) (AFP) - He is quiet, understated and until recently unknown, but Adama Barrow -- an Arsenal supporter who was once a security guard in London -- has become the flagbearer for a new era ...

Cameroon close on last eight as Aubameyang, Gabon held again

Cameroon's midfielder Robert Ndip Tambe celebrates at the end of their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations match against Guinea-Bissau at the Stade de l'Amitie Sino-Gabonaise in Libreville on January 18, 2017.  By GABRIEL BOUYS (AFP) Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Libreville (AFP) - Cameroon closed in on the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations by beating Guinea-Bissau 2-1 on Wednesday while hosts Gabon were left still waiting for a win despite another g ...

Timeline of The Gambia's political crisis

Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh refuses to step down despite losing the December 1 presidential election to rival Adama Barrow.  By Marco LONGARI (AFP/File) Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Banjul (Gambia) (AFP) - Here is a timeline of developments in Gambia since the December election which President Yahya Jammeh lost to opponent Adama Barrow: [B] Jammeh concedes defeat [/B] - Dec ...

UN to consider sanctions regime for Mali

The council discussed the faltering peace effort in Mali after a car bomb killed 50 people in the northern city of Gao.  By SEBASTIEN RIEUSSEC (AFP/File) Wednesday, January 18, 2017

United Nations (United States) (AFP) - The UN Security Council on Wednesday agreed to consider setting up a sanctions regime for Mali to punish those who are hindering a struggling peace deal, the cou ...

Cameroon battle back to beat Guinea-Bissau

Cameroon's defender Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui celebrates after scoring a goal on January 18, 2017.  By GABRIEL BOUYS (AFP) Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Libreville (AFP) - Defender Michael Ngadeu smashed in the winning goal as Cameroon came from behind to beat minnows Guinea-Bissau 2-1 at the Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday. Guinea-Bissau had go ...

Leading Togo at Cup of Nations an 'obligation' for Adebayor

Togo's national football team player Emmanuel Adebayor (L) is pictured during a training session on January 18, 2017 in Btam, as part of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations football tournament in Gabon.  By ISSOUF SANOGO (AFP) Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Oyem (Gabon) (AFP) - Emmanuel Adebayor has been without a club for six months now but the only thing on his mind in that time has been leading his country Togo into the Africa Cup of Nations. In an ...

Gambia's Jammeh clings on as tourists flee

President Yahya Jammeh said foreign powers created an Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Banjul (Gambia) (AFP) - Gambian President Yahya Jammeh looked determined to clin ...

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Gambian president declares state of emergency

Gambia has been plunged into political turmoil since President Yahya Jammeh disputed opposition leader Adama Barrow's December poll victory, refusing to cede power until a judge rules on his legal challenge.  By MARCO LONGARI (AFP/File) Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Banjul (Gambia) (AFP) - Gambian President Yahya Jammeh on Tuesday declared a sta ...

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Gambia President Jammeh declares state of emergency

President Yahya Jammeh said foreign powers created an Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Banjul (Gambia) (AFP) - Gambia's Yahya Jammeh declared a state of emergency just ...

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DR Congo opposition figure heads home after crisis deal

Roger Lumbala, pictured in 2013, has returned to Kinshasa.  By ISAAC KASAMANI (AFP/File) Sunday, January 15, 2017

Kinshasa (AFP) - A DR Congo opposition leader accused of "high treason" returned ...

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South African president says ANC ready for female leader

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, who has four children with President Zuma, is a leading candidate to take office as president at the 2019 general election.  By Filippo Monteforte (AFP/File) Thursday, January 12, 2017

Johannesburg (AFP) - South African President Jacob Zuma has said the ruling ANC ...

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Nigeria suicide attack kills at least three

Nigeria has recently trumpeted a major victory in its battle against Boko Haram, claiming in late December that its army had routed the jihadists from their Sambisa forest stronghold in Borno state.  By ISSOUF SANOGO (AFP/File) Monday, January 16, 2017

Maiduguri (Nigeria) (AFP) - At least three people were killed and 15 others were ...

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