Ghana have left out the Ayew brothers and Kevin-Prince Boateng from their latest squad to face Turkey in a friendly next week.
BBC Sport understands the Ghana Football Association (GFA) will not call up the trio until they have officially informed their clubs that they have come out of international retirement...Read more
For millions of poor farm families in sub-Saharan Africa, access to water makes the difference between hunger and a full belly, between a well-nourished child and one stunted by malnutrition, and between a productive livelihood and one mired in poverty. For many, the long dry season is a trying time of one meal a day...Read more
Mali's Constitutional Court has rejected allegations of fraud in the country's first round of presidential elections. The ruling paves the way for a second round vote on Sunday. The Constitutional Court confirmed former Prime Minister Ibrahim Boubacar Keita as the winner of Mali's July 28 first round presidential vote but said that he had failed to win an outright majority..Read more
PSquare's Peter Okoye and girlfriend Lola Omotayo have swung their dramatic love story towards a happy ending with the pop twin finally proposing to his girlfriend and mother of his two children.A brand new Range Rover Evoque, stashed flowers, planted diamond ring and a feverishly scribbled "Please say Yes" hand note blew Lola away...Read More
Gervinho has joined Italian Serie A side Roma from Arsenal in an £8m deal.
The Ivory Coast international striker, 26, found his first-team opportunities limited at the Emirates last season. He was signed from Lille by Gunners boss Arsene Wenger in 2011, but managed only four goals in his first campaign before scoring seven last term....Read More
Emmanuel Emenike has revealed his delight at returning to Turkish giants Fenerbahce after they agreed to sign him from Spartak Moscow for US$17.4m.
The 26-year-old Nigeria international re-joins the club after two seasons with the Russian league leaders."When the possibility of coming back was first mentioned, I said to myself 'I hope both clubs will agree to that'...Read More
Algeria international forward Islam Slimani has joined Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon from CR Belouizdad on a four-year deal. The 25-year old, who is joint top scorer in the African zone World Cup qualifiers with five goals, has signed a contract that includes a US$40m buy-out clause. He told the club's website: "Sporting has one of the best schools in the world,...Read More
The head coach of Recreativo do Libolo, Henrique Calisto, appealed on Friday in Sumbe city, central Kwanza Sul province, for greater determination and humility to his footballers during the Sunday's match against Simba Sport Club of Tanzania, in the preliminary second leg game qualifying for the African Champions League group phase...Read More
A radio personality and TV host, Botswana's Oneal, a self-declared "entertainer at heart" was evicted from the Big Brother Africa: The Chase, on Sunday evening's live show. The 33-year-old received the least votes compared to Bimp and Feza, harnessing only votes from South Africa and his home country Botswana...Read More
Top Ghanaian gospel musician and now MTN Ambassador, Kweku Gyasi, has asked UK-based Ghanaian international gospel musician, Sonnie Badu, to eat humble pie and apologize to Ghanaian gospel musicians for what he described as a demeaning statement he made about local gospel music content...Read More
The Grand Finale will hold at the National Stadium, Lagos. After 9 exciting weeks across the country, the Star Music Trek train finally berths at the National Stadium, Surulere, on August 10 for what the organisers say will be an exciting grand finale of the year...Read More
The Musicians Union of Ghana would like to extend a congratulatory message to long standing member, Rocky Dawuni, the Ghanaian International Music Star, Creative Activist and Ghanaís World Music Ambassador on the occasion of him being named as the newest member of the Alliance Ambassadors for UN Foundationís Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. Award winning actress, Julia Roberts and Chef Jose Andres are already part of this Academy. Read More
THE Kenya Coffee Producers and Traders Association wants coffee laws to be reviewed. The head of the communications at the KCPTA Sylvester Odhiambo said the marketing and trading of coffee needs to be revamped to ensure farmers are the main beneficiaries of exports...Read More
Senate has begun moves to cripple what it described as the overbearing powers of the Ministry of Finance in the budgeting process, just as it wants to be involved fully and not only wait for information from the executive arm of the government.The upper chamber accused the Ministry of Finance of being responsible for the nation's economic woes...Read more
Shell plans to sell at least four more oil blocs in Nigeria due to increasing crude theft, oil spills, community challenges and its inability to renew the licenses of some of the fields. According to reports, the blocs, which are in joint ventures with Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, are Oil Mining Licences, OMLs, 13 and 16 onshore the Niger Delta,..Read More
The World Bank Monday announced a $300 million credit for Nigeria, to boost the federal government's efforts to expand its agriculture sector, enhance food security as well as to improve nutrition for the rural poor. The World Bank Country Director for Nigeria,...Read More
Zimbabwe's Electoral Commission has said that nearly 305,000 voters were turned away during last week's elections, which the opposition has said were rigged. These are the first such official figures - the number of rejected voters has been a major complaint.It also said 207,000 voters were "assisted" to cast their ballot - another alleged source of fraud...Read More
The son of Ivory Coast's ex-President Laurent Gbagbo has told the BBC he wants peace and reconciliation. Michel Gbagbo, a university lecturer, was arrested along with his father in April 2011 after disputed presidential elections sparked months of violence...Read More
At the start of yesterday's plenary session, deputy speaker Jacob Oulanyah introduced some people like Miria Matembe and school children who were in the gallery. Drama ensued when Oulanya told the house that voice method instead of roll call to vote the public management bill (2011)...Read More
Thousands of Egyptians supporting ousted President Mohamed Morsi have gathered in Cairo, praying and celebrating Eid al-Fitr at protest camps despite government warnings to vacate the sites. Morsi opponents also gathered Thursday in Cairo's Tahrir Square, a day after interim President Adly Mansour said efforts by international envoys to bridge Egypt's political divide had failed....Read More
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