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  • Alex Song Joins Rubin Kazan After Leaving Barcelona

    Alex Song By Peter Pedroncelli, 6:32 am

    Cameroon international Alex Song has officially joined Russian club Rubin Kazan following the cancellation of his contract with Spanish side Barcelona. The 28-year-old midfielder has been on loan at West Ham United for the last two seasons, but his next adventure will not take place in the English Premier League.

  • 10 African Players Who Have Moved This Transfer Season

    Jose Mourinho is pleased with Bailly's return from injury By Peter Pedroncelli, 6:00 am AFKI Original

    The transfer season is a busy time for European soccer, and this particular pre-season window has been no different, with numerous African players making transfers from one team to another. We take a closer look at 10 of the African players who have made moves during the current transfer season.

  • Total Confirmed As New Africa Cup Of Nations Title Sponsor

    Total Confirmed As New Africa Cup Of Nations Title Sponsor By Peter Pedroncelli, 6:41 am

    The Confederation of African Football (CAF) and global integrated energy producer and provider Total have reached an agreement, with the well-known brand confirmed as the official sponsor of African football for the next eight years, which includes being the Africa Cup of Nations title sponsor.

  • Equatorial Guinea, Uganda, Botswana: One Of Them Could Land The Next African Union Chair Post

    next African Union chair By Staff, 5:06 pm

    Botswana has not always supported the African Union on critical issues such as the International Criminal Court, and experts believe it lacks the goodwill needed to support its candidate. South Africa’s A.U. opinions appear closer to Equatorial Guinea’s than Botswana’s on issues such as the politics in Burundi and the ICC’s relations with Africa. The need to give voice within the A.U. to the continent’s historically marginalized regions could push Equatorial Guinea’s candidate to the top. The A.U. faces many challenges including its dependence on foreign aid for its financing.

  • South Africa to Sell $1B Worth Of Broadband Spectrum After Years Of Delays

    broadband spectrum By Dana Sanchez, 3:42 pm

    South Africans pay around $14.10 for one gigabyte of data, the fourth highest out of 17 African countries. By comparison, the same bundle costs around $2.10 in Cameroon. There are five main mobile service providers in South Africa’s wireless broadband market, including partially state-owned operator Telkom. Together MTN and Vodacom control more than 70 percent of the market — part of the reason why South Africans pay some of the highest data costs in Africa.

  • 15 Players With African Heritage In The Euro 2016 Final

    Euro 2016 final - Luis Nani By Peter Pedroncelli, 8:54 am AFKI Original

    With 15 players of African heritage having earned the right to play in Euro 2016 final on Sunday, we take a look at each of them and which African country they could be representing if they had not decided on their European national teams, France and Portugal.

  • South African FA Makes Olympic Football Expectations Clear

    Olympic Football - Captain Van Wyk By Peter Pedroncelli, 8:47 am

    The South African Football Association has made it clear that both the men’s and women’s Olympic football teams need to progress to the knockout stages of their respective tournaments in Rio in order to appease their expectations. The men’s and women’s teams from South Africa managed to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games, and will be competing in Brazil

  • Rwanda Harnesses Methane Gas Energy From A Killer Lake

    Rwanda Harnesses Methane Gas By Dana Sanchez, 9:48 am

    Rwanda’s KivuWatt was developed by U.S. company ContourGlobal on the shores of Lake Kivu, an area of volcanoes that Rwanda wants to promote as a tourist destination. The lakes’s depths are home to a toxic methane gas known to suffocate humans when it escapes lake bottoms. A hi-tech barge is harnessing the poisonous methane gas from the depths and converting it into electricity for energy-poor Rwandans.

  • Nigeria National Team Coach Shortlist To Be Unveiled Friday

    Nigeria national team coach By Peter Pedroncelli, 11:13 am

    The shortlist of tacticians to be considered for the post of Nigeria national team coach will be announced on Friday, according to the Nigeria Football Federation. The position, which was vacated by Sunday Oliseh earlier in the year, has been temporarily filled by the Olympic Dream Team VI coach Samson Siasia, but the time has come for a permanent head coach to be selected.

  • 12 Most Promising African Entrepreneurs of 2016

    most promising African Entrepreneurs By Keren Mikva, 6:44 pm AFKI Original

    Inspired by an MIT event in Lagos, Ogunlana Olumide and Chukwuwezam Obanor created PrepClass, software designed to help Nigerian students prepare for tests online. In addition to providing online test prep, the company employs over 100 tutors who travel to students’ homes to teach one-on-one. The personalized approach has been successful, and company revenue is up 1400 percent.

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