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Zimbabwean Olympic Hopeful Ngoni Makusha

Posted December 20th, 2011 at 3:17 pm (UTC-4)

Zimbabwe won four medals at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, where star swimmer Kirsty Coventry splashed her way to a gold and three silver. The 28-year-old Coventry, who is expected to compete at the 2012 London Olympics, also swam for Auburn University in Alabama, leading the school to National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) championships in […]

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Kenya’s Sports Personality of the Year: Vivian Cheruiyot

Posted December 15th, 2011 at 4:20 pm (UTC-4)

Kenya has crowned Vivian Cheruiyot as its Sports Personality of the Year after she won one gold medal at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Spain and two more at the IAAF World Championships in Athletics in South Korea. At an awards ceremony in Nairobi, a trophy was presented to Cheruiyot that seemed almost […]

Give It Up For Gabon Football!

Posted December 12th, 2011 at 1:39 pm (UTC-4)
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Gabon football has received a big boost ahead of co-hosting next month’s 28th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations tournament with neighbor Equatorial Guinea. The Gabonese are being described as the surprise team of the recently concluded African Under-23 Football Championship in Morocco. Gabon upset host Morocco, 2-1, in the final in Marrakech, to […]

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Magical Messi: Another FIFA Ballon d’Or?

Posted December 8th, 2011 at 3:41 pm (UTC-4)

Argentine football star Lionel Messi could be ending 2011 with another trophy and beginning the new year with yet  another one. World football’s governing body, FIFA, announced this week that the 24-year-old Messi is one of three finalists for its Ballon d’Or trophy, given to the best player of the year. If the Barcelona magician […]

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Cameroon’s Mbah a Moute: Valuable NBA Free Agent

Posted December 2nd, 2011 at 4:43 pm (UTC-4)
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December will be a busy month in the National Basketball Association, which will play a shortened 66-game regular season because of a recently concluded labor dispute between owners and players. Training camps open December 9 and the season officially tips off December 25. Also December 9, free agents can sign with new clubs in the […]

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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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Schedule — All Times UTC


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.