Morocco welcomed in Vilankulo

The Moroccan delegation was received with deserved honours, by the Local Organising Committee (COCAN), in that paradisiacal tourist spot of Vilankulo, Mozambique. The Morocco national team head coach, the Senegalese Oumar Ngalla Sylla, came with him a squad composed of 15 players deployed for this mission. For this edition, Sylla decided to go without one of the most experienced Atlas Lions in the team: captain Nassim El Sadaoui. Along with Morocco, Mozambique is the team that has also been on the stage of emotions since last Friday. The two teams…

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TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup Full results –Second preliminary Round First Leg

Kwara United (Nigeria) 3-1 RS Berkane (Morocco) SPORTING CLUB DE GAGNOA (Côte D’Ivoire) 1-0 JS Saoura (Algeria) ASCK (Togo) 0-2 U.S.M Alger (Algeria) AS Real de Bamako (Mali) 3-0 Accra Hearts of Oak (Ghana) Hilal Alsahil (Sudan) 0-2 Pyramids FC (Egypt) Fasil Kenema SC (Ethiopia) 0-0 CS Sfaxien (Tunisia) Association Sportive de Kigali (Rwanda) 0-0 El Nasr (Libya) KIPANGA FC (Zanzibar) 0-0 Club Africain (Tunisia) Al Akhder (Libya) 3-0 Azam Football Club (Tanzania) Royal AM FC (South Africa) 0-0 Zesco United FC (Zambia) FC Saint Eloi Lupopo (DR Congo) 2-0…

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India 2022: Nigeria head to Turkey for final camp preparation

Nigeria’s Flamingos are in Kocaeli, Turkey for training camp in the build-up to India’s 2022 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup which is scheduled to hold from October 11 to 30. The Nigerians are back into the global women’s youth event after they missed out on the 2018 edition and are drawn against Germany, New Zealand and Chile in Group B for the group stage. With two weeks to the tournament’s kick-off, Bankole Olowookere shared his excitement with CAFOnline.com about the value of camping in Turkey and his team’s chances in…

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High-level independent panel on security and development in crisis-torn Sahel region launched at UN

UN Secretary-General António Guterres and African leaders have launched a high-level panel to assess the situation in the Sahel and make recommendations on ways to foster international engagement and map out responses to the region’s complex challenges. The independent panel was formally announced on Saturday in New York on the margins of the General Assembly’s annual debate during a High-Level Event on the Sahel, held under the auspices of the United Nations, the African Union (AU) Commission, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Group of Five…

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President of Cuba remembers doctors kidnapped in Kenya

HAVANA— The president of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, evoked the two island doctors kidnapped in Kenya, Landy Rodríguez and Assel Herrera, who are celebrating their birthdays these days. From his Twitter account, the president said that “Thursday was Assel’s birthday, Friday was Landy’s, our doctor also kidnapped in Kenya.” The head of state reiterated that efforts will not cease to return the doctors kidnapped on April 12, 2019 in the Kenyan city of Mandera, on the border with Somalia and target of attacks by the jihadist group Al Shabaab. Since then,…

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Unknown number of people trapped as building collapses in south Nigeria

ABUJA— A four-story building under construction in Nigeria’s southern state of Akwa Ibom collapsed on Saturday, leaving an unknown number of people trapped, a local official said. Located in the Plaza area of Uyo, the state capital, the building fell on another building next to it on Saturday evening, said Godwin Tepikor, coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in the southern region. A combined team of responders from the NEMA and other agencies have arrived at the site to search for people trapped under the debris, said Tepikor.…

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Angola’s President Lourenco outlines plans for second term

LUANDA— President Joao Lourenco began his second five-year term in office when he was sworn in on Thursday. Lourenco won the election by 51.17 of the votes for The People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA). Lourenco said he is committed to address the nation’s issues and said he would be “guided by the Constitution and laws for decision-making, for the defence and protection of minorities.” The president said his government will live up to its commitment on climate change – with concrete actions for the reduction of greenhouse…

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President mourns multiple deaths in KZN vehicle collision

President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed his deep sadness at the death of 19 learners and two adults in a collision between a bakkie and a truck near Pongola in northern KwaZulu-Natal on Friday, 16 September 2022. The learners were allegedly transported on a bakkie when their vehicle collided with a truck. The President offers his condolences to all families who lost loved ones in this incident and wishes survivors a speedy and full recovery. The President said: “This is yet another sad moment for our country, following the substantial loss…

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