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Confederation of African Football (CAF) presidential candidates unite behind Motsepe

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WHAT initially started as the fiercest race for the presidency of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has evolved into a peace treaty among the candidates vying for the position. This is anticipated to result in unity among the rivals and the betterment of the beautiful game in the largest…

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African football at crucial stage with Confederation of African Football (CAF) polls imminent

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WITH the number of Africa’s participants to increase in the upcoming Federation of International Football Association (FIFA), the period between now and 2025 will be a pivotal one for football in the continent. This adds to the significance of what is set to be the most fiercely contested elections for…

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Why FIFA wants to develop football in Africa

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The stance by some sections in the continent that the Federation of International Football Association’s (FIFA’s) interest in the beautiful game in Africa is driven by a colonialism narrative is a misconception. These deepening ties indicate a major shift in FIFA’s objectives since 2016 under the leadership of the Gianni…

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No contradiction in FIFA’s barring of Confederation of African Football (CAF) candidates

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Ahead of the 45th Ordinary Congress of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), the organisation has disclosed the candidates for positions that are to be filled at the conference. Names of candidates for the 17 positions have been confirmed. There is certainly nothing out of the ordinary about the…

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Ahmad Confederation of African Football (CAF) presidential chances in tatters as Exco snubs his candidacy

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The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) might have provisionally suspended his ban by the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) but Ahmad Ahmad is not out of the woods yet in his bid to regain the presidency of the Confederation of African Football (CAF). He thus faces a race…

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Mercenaries worsening conflict Central African Republic (CAR)

OMAN MBIKO in Bangui, Central African Republic CAJ News Agency CAR Bureau

The escalating conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) highlights the role played by mercenaries from neighbouring countries in inflaming tensions in a troubled nation. CAR is in the throes of anarchy after polls held at the end of last year. Chad, CAR's northern neighboru, and Sudan, to the northeast, have…

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Football: Ahmad’s old guards maintain West’s stranglehold on Confederation of African Football (CAF)

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A SEQUENCE of letters preceding an upcoming summit by the western affiliate of the continental mother body further exposes a thickening plot to turn the Confederation of African Football (CAF) into a private fiefdom of its western subsidiary. This comes as the besieged confederation heads for elections to choose its…

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Underhand tactics suspected in race for Confederation of African Football (CAF) presidency

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As it appeared the curtains were abruptly coming down the scandal-laden reign of Confederation of African Football (CAF) leader, Ahmad Ahmad, the presidency of the continental mother body has lurched into more controversy as the race to find his successor intensifies. CAF is synonymous with tumult but the commotion stakes have…

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What on earth is Djibouti doing?

In its quest for development, Djibouti has enlisted China’s help

Djibouti is destroying itself in its quest for development In its quest for development, Djibouti has enlisted China’s help. The African country sees itself as the tail wagging the dog, but nothing could be further from the truth. China has its eyes set on Africa as a means to enrich…

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Exclusive: One Planet Summit showcases Africa’s role against climate change (from Maria Macharia)

One Planet Summit (OPS) is held following the realization that resources and solutions for renewable energy already exist in Africa but there is a need to speed their financing and mainstream their development

From Maria Macharia While Africa is responsible for merely 4 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, 65 percent of the continent’s estimated population of 1,3 billion people is considered to be directly impacted by climate change. It is against the backdrop of this irony that global leaders, entrepreneurs, international organizations, and…