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Where No African Team Has Gone Before

Posted June 30th, 2010 at 2:20 pm (UTC-4)
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Ghana hopes to beat Uruguay Friday to become the first African team in history to reach the World Cup semifinals, and many Africans across the continent have adopted the Black Stars as their own.

Rustenburg Reflections

Posted June 27th, 2010 at 4:18 pm (UTC-4)
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As I sat in the media tribune in Rustenburg during the Ghana-USA match, it did strike me as a bit odd to see former U.S. President Bill Clinton sitting right next to Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones.  But, then again, maybe it was appropriate, because Royal Bafokeng Stadium was ROCKIN’ for most of the […]

What Does Saturday Hold for Ghana and the US?

Posted June 24th, 2010 at 11:11 pm (UTC-4)
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Daybreak Africa’s Mark Ouma joins us to look ahead to Saturday’s US-Ghana face-off and to talk about what the World Cup has meant for South Africa

Looking Ahead to Wednesday’s Matches

Posted June 23rd, 2010 at 1:35 am (UTC-4)
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Is there still hope for Africa’s World Cup teams?

Posted June 21st, 2010 at 7:44 pm (UTC-4)
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Can Ghana’s Black Stars hold their own against Germany to keep Africa’s World Cup hopes alive? Also, a look at the chaos within the French camp and whether it could benefit South Africa.

Disappointing African Performances At Africa’s First World Cup

Posted June 20th, 2010 at 7:13 am (UTC-4)
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Africa’s first World Cup football tournament has so far been a big disappointment for Samuel Eto’o and Cameroon and the other African teams, whose overall record, through 11 matches, stands at one win, six losses and four draws. “The Indomitable Lions” of Cameroon have the proudest World Cup pedigree of any African team.  They are […]

Best Goals So Far

Posted June 18th, 2010 at 7:41 pm (UTC-4)
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With one week down and three to go, here’s a look at some of the goals that have stood out so far:

How the Fans are Reacting

Posted June 17th, 2010 at 8:04 pm (UTC-4)
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A look at how fans of South Africa’s Bafana Bafana, Ghana’s Black Stars and Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions are reacting to their teams’ outcomes so far:

Give It Up For Gonzalo

Posted June 17th, 2010 at 3:37 pm (UTC-4)
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Gonzalo Higuain scored the first hat-trick at the World Cup football finals on Thursday, leading Argentina to a convincing 4-1 victory over South Korea in Johannesburg.  The 22-year-old Higuain, who plays for the Spanish club Real Madrid, found the net in the 33rd, 76th and 80th minutes at the Soccer City Stadium. Superstar Lionel Messi […]

The Vuvuzela Controversy

Posted June 15th, 2010 at 8:12 pm (UTC-4)
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From today’s In Focus show, a discussion of how fans are reacting to the vuvuzelas that have been providing a controversial soundtrack to the World Cup.

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Sixteen teams. 28 matches. Three weeks. One winner. Champion of Africa.
 

Follow all the action in the Africa Cup of Nations 2015 with Voice of America. Led by on-the-ground coverage by Abdushakur Aboud from Equatorial Guinea, VOA’s reporters, producers and bloggers will be watching and reporting—here and on-the-air—as the sides look for bragging rights to be called the best in Africa, and look toward World Cup 2018.
 

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