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Basketball’s Best On Display In Florida

Posted February 27th, 2012 at 1:16 pm (UTC-4)
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The National Basketball Association All-Star Game provides a big stage for the league to showcase its top players and their exceptional skills. This annual exhibition contest is typically very high-scoring, and Sunday night’s game was no exception, as the Western Conference All-Stars beat the Eastern Conference All-Stars, 152-149, at Amway Center arena in Orlando, Florida. […]

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Sudanese Olympic Hopeful Abubaker Kaki

Posted February 20th, 2012 at 2:43 pm (UTC-4)
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With the London Olympics a little more than five months away, one Sudanese athlete to watch is Abubaker Kaki, one of the fastest runners in the world at the 800 meter distance. As part of his build-up for the London Games, the 22-year-old Kaki will travel in March to Turkey, where he will aim for […]

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Big Cheers For The Chipolopolo of Zambia

Posted February 12th, 2012 at 7:43 pm (UTC-4)

There were cheers in Lusaka and Chililabombwe and all across Zambia Sunday night as the country’s football fans celebrated the national team’s first ever Africa Cup of Nations title. In a dramatic penalty kick shoot out, the Chipolopolo of Zambia beat the tournament favorite Elephants of Ivory Coast, 8-7, in the final in Libreville, Gabon. The […]

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Cameroonian Footballer Mbouh Visits VOA

Posted February 7th, 2012 at 1:30 pm (UTC-4)

Former Cameroonian football player Emile Mbouh recently visited our VOA studios to discuss his soccer academy and the Africa Cup of Nations football tournament in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea. The 45-year-old Mbouh played professionally for clubs in France, Malaysia, Portugal, Qatar and Singapore. He also played in the 1990 and 1994 World Cups for Cameroon. […]

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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, 31 Jan.
4 p.m. - Congo v. Democratic Republic of Congo
7 p.m. - Tunisia v. Equatorial Guinea

Sunday, 1 Feb.
4 p.m. - Ghana v. Group D Second Place
7:30 p.m. - Group D Winner v. Algeria


Wednesday, 4 Feb.
7 p.m. - Quarterfinal 1 Winner v. Quarterfinal 4 Winner

Thursday, 5 Feb.
7 p.m. - Quarterfinal 2 Winner v. Quarterfinal 3 Winner


Saturday, 7 Feb.
6 p.m. - 3rd Place Playoff 1 v. 3rd Place Playoff 2


Sunday, 8 Feb.
7 p.m. - Finalist 1 v. Finalist 2