After a dramatic end to a year-long qualifying campaign, the 16 teams competing in the 2012 African Cup of Nations have learned their group stage opponents after the draw for January's tournament in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea was made.
Authorities in Gabon have arrested five people for dealing in illegal animal parts, which included the heads of a gorilla and 12 chimpanzees, according to Conservation Justice, a wildlife preservation group.
The ice-cold way that Sash, Holly and Chase cut Jane's throat on Wednesday's episode of Survivor was the perfect example of how loyalty and friendship get tossed in favor of risk assessment when it comes to the endgame.
It began under a hail of bullets, and ended in a manner fans have become accustomed to in recent years: Egypt walked away with a record-breaking third consecutive Africa Cup of Nations title on Sunday after defeating Ghana 1-0 in Angola's capital Luanda.
Egypt and Algeria will have to face each other again in a winner-takes-all World Cup playoff match after Emad Moteab scored a dramatic goal in the fifth minute of injury time to give the Pharaohs a 2-0 win in Cairo.
The final 32 for next summer's World Cup finals will become a bit clearer after this weekend's round of qualifying matches -- with four of the nine remaining places available for South Africa 2010 to be determined over the next 48 hours.
African countries are looking to profit from another change to the FIFA statutes, one which has further eased restrictions on players seeking to switch footballing nationality. The age limit at which players had to make a choice has been removed, letting a handful of players claim a new international career.
Security forces patrolled deserted streets in Gabon's capital as citizens of the west African nation awaited official presidential results amid growing fears of violence, witnesses told CNN on Thursday.
The French Defense Ministry said Friday it is dispatching 140 soldiers from Gabon to Chad's capital of N'Djamena as a precaution to protect French citizens after renewed fighting between government troops and rebels.
Larissa's Gabon striker Henri Antchouet was banned for two years by the Greek Football Federation (EPO) on Thursday after testing positive for a banned substance following last month's Greek Cup final.
Mmmm, hmmm! That crow tastes pretty good. Yesterday I decided to get cute and say that Bernanke would hike rates one more time. Hey, I figured I had a 25 percent chance of looking like a genius. Yeah, right... Meanwhile, the Saudis and Mexicans saying they will make up oil shortfalls should be a tonic for the markets. Guess the Saudis DO have excess capacity.
Copper topping $8,000 a ton? Just a few years ago the metal ranged from $1,300 to $3,000 a ton. Demand from China plus hedge fund speculators equals crazy prices. It now costs 1.23 cents to make a penny. This shall not stand.