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Gyan Dedicates Goal To Ghana’s Fans

Posted March 30th, 2011 at 2:41 pm (UTC-4)
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It’s been almost nine months since Asamoah Gyan cried on the pitch after missing a penalty shot against Uruguay that would have sent “The Black Stars” of Ghana into the semifinals of the World Cup football tournament in South Africa.  In the words of Ghana Soccernet, “all was forgiven” at London’s Wembley Stadium March 29th […]

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Kenya & Ethiopia: World Cross Country Champs

Posted March 22nd, 2011 at 2:37 pm (UTC-4)
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The neighboring countries of Kenya and Ethiopia have dominated the IAAF World Cross Country Championships over the past decade, and the most recent edition in Spain was no exception. Kenya captured gold medals in both the men’s and women’s junior races, and won another gold when Vivian Cheruiyot won the women’s senior race, contested over […]

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Following Festus Ezeli During March Madness

Posted March 14th, 2011 at 2:09 pm (UTC-4)

One of the African players I’ll be following during the NCAA men’s college basketball championship tournament is Festus Ezeli, a 21-year-old center for Vanderbilt University who is from Benin City, Nigeria.  The muscular Ezeli was recently named the most improved player in men’s college basketball by Sports Illustrated magazine. Ezeli’s rise to national basketball prominence […]

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Shaka Ssali Remembers David Otti

Posted March 10th, 2011 at 1:35 pm (UTC-4)
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My VOA colleague Shaka Ssali recently paid tribute to one of his fellow-Ugandans, veteran football player and coach David Otti, who died March 3, 2011, in the capital, Kampala, after a long battle with diabetes. Otti was 71. During his Straight Talk Africa show, Shaka described Otti as “one of the most decorated persons in […]

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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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Saturday, Jan. 17 -- Group A
Equatorial Guinea v. Congo 4 p.m.
Burkina Faso v. Gabon 7 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 18 -- Group B
Zambia v. RD Congo 4 p.m.
Tunisia v. Cape Verde 7 p.m.

Monday, 19 Jan. -- Group C
Ghana v. Senegal 4 p.m.
Algeria v. South Africa 7 p.m.

Tuesday, 20 Jan. -- Group D
Cote d'Ivoire v. Guinea 6 p.m.
Mali v. Cameroon 7 p.m.

Wednesday, 21 Jan. -- Group A
Equatorial Guinea v. Burkina Faso 6 p.m.
Gabon v. Congo 7 p.m.

Thursday, 22 Jan. -- Group B
Zambia v. Tunisia 4 p.m.
Cape Verde v. RD Congo 7 p.m.

Friday, 23 Jan. -- Group C
Ghana v. Algeria 4 p.m.
South Africa v. Senegal 7 p.m.

Saturday, 24 Jan. -- Group D
Cote d'Ivoire v. Mali 4 p.m.
Cameroon v. Guinea 7 p.m.

Sunday, 25 Jan. -- Group A
Congo v. Burkina Faso 6 p.m.
Gabon v. Equatorial Guinea 6 p.m.

Monday, 26 Jan. -- Group B
RD Congo v. Tunisia 6 p.m
Cape Verde v. Zambia 6 p.m.

Tuesday, 27 Jan. -- Group C
South Africa v. Ghana 6 p.m.
Senegal v. Algeria 6 p.m.

Wednesday, 28 Jan. -- Group D
Cameroon v. Cote d'Ivoire 6 p.m.
Guinea v. Mali 6 p.m.


Saturday, 31 Jan.
1st Group A v. 2nd Group B 4 p.m.
1st Group B v. 2nd Group A 7 p.m.


Wednesday, 4 Feb.
Winner 25 v Winner 28 7 p.m.


Sunday, 8 Feb.
Winner 29 v. Winner 30 7 p.m.