Category Archives: Sports

Organizers Say Africa Cup of Nations Will Take Place, But Workers Say Main Stadium Not Ready

The Africa Football Cup of Nations tournament is scheduled to begin January 9 at Olembe Stadium in Cameroon’s capital, Yaounde.On Monday, Confederation of African Football President Patrice Motsepe visited the 60,000-seat stadium, which is still under …

Confederation of African Football: Cameroon Ready for Tournament Despite Omicron

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has dismissed speculation that the Africa Football Cup of Nations (AFCON), scheduled from January in Cameroon, could be again postponed because of the pandemic.CAF secretary-general Veron Mosengo-Omba during …

Beijing Winter Olympics Test US-South Korea Cooperation on China

As South Korea decides whether or not to join the Biden administration’s diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics, experts said its decision could signal its commitment to Washington’s coalition-building strategy centered on human rights. A senior official at the South Korea’s Blue House presidential office, who preferred to remain anonymous due to the sensitivity

Kenya Disbands National Football Body Over Corruption

Kenya on Thursday disbanded its national football federation over corruption allegations and said it may seek to prosecute any guilty officials.The move was swiftly rejected by the suspended head of the Football Kenya Federation (FKF), who denied there…

Host Cameroon Reports Cholera Ahead of African Soccer Tournament

Health workers in Cameroon are fighting a cholera outbreak that claimed 13 lives this week in two major cities of the central African state. The outbreak, which has affected several hundred people, comes as Cameroon prepares to host the African Footbal…

Cycling Race Traverses Conflict-Stricken Burkina Faso

The Tour du Faso, a 10-day bicycle race through the conflict-stricken West African country of Burkina Faso, began in the southern city of Banfora on October 29. One Burkinabe rider hopes to build on his Summer Olympics performance and secure victory de…