News from Africa

CAF to elect new president

AFP | Malagasy Ahmad was a hot favourites to secure a second term as CAF president until FIFA barred him from all football activities for five years. A FIFA statement said the 60 year old had “breached his duty of loyalty, offered gifts and other benefits, mismanaged funds and abused …

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Cameroon’s Manu Dibango: Scams and unreleased work surface

The Africa Report | Following the release of a new edition of “Negropolitaines”, his family and the Soul Makossa music publishing company are still trying to put an end to the illegal exploitation of the late saxophonist’s works. They are also preparing to release new musical gems. The loss of …

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Africa confronts a second wave of Covid-19

After being relatively spared by coronavirus, Africa is bracing for the pandemic’s second wave, noting how the microbe has once more cut a swathe through rich countries in Europe and North Africa. The continent’s most-hit nations are again having to contemplate stringent public health measures as they await the arrival …

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Le Nigeria rouvre ses frontières avec le Bénin, le Cameroun et le Niger

APAnews | Presque seize (16) mois après avoir fermé ses frontières terrestres avec le Benin, le Cameroun et le Niger pour stopper la contrebande et encourager la production locale, le Nigeria a décidé de rouvrir celles-ci en imposant certaines restrictions. L’annonce de la réouverture des frontières entre le Nigeria et …

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Adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee sanctions Ahmad Ahmad

FIFA | The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has found Ahmad Ahmad, the President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and a FIFA Vice-President, guilty of having breached art. 15 (Duty of loyalty), art. 20 (Offering and accepting gifts or other benefits) and art. 25 (Abuse of …

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Issa Hayatou nominated as Caf’s honorary president

GOAL | The Cameroonian football administrator led the African football governing body for 29 years The Executive Committee of the Confederation of African Football (Caf) has nominated former president Issa Hayatou as honourary president on Thursday. Hayatou led the African football body from March 1988 to March 2017 before he …

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