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Becca Blond, 7:37 am AFKI Original
Togo Olympian Mathilde-Amivi Petitjean was born to a Togolese mother and French father. She left Togo as a child, however, and lives in the French Alps where she is close to completing high school. Petitjean will compete in the 10K classical cross-country ski competition Feb 13.
Kevin Mwanza, 3:34 am
Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi could be the next coach of Bafana Bafana, with the South African Football Association keen to hire a manager to improve the dwindling fortunes of its national team,
Becca Blond, 6:53 am AFKI Original
Steyn is enjoying a growing fan base with the help of financial backing by Zimbabwe’s government. “It’s been phenomenal,” Steyn told BBC. “I have people adding me on Facebook daily. The Zim Oly Committee have been great in helping me get there, not just financially but also the moral support and helping me build a team.”
Kevin Mwanza, 2:28 am
Olympic gold medalists, world record holders as well as the stars of tomorrow are all being drawn to the modest red-dirt Rift Valley destination, fast emerging as the go-to training destination for the world’s elite runners
Keren Mikva, 1:21 pm AFKI Original
Sudan told the Red Cross to suspend its activities in the country. The International Committee of the Red Cross received a letter from the Sudanese government citing “technical issues relating to its humanitarian plans for this year,” forcing them to halt activities for the coming year. The ICRC is now working to reform its plan to restart their humanitarian work.
Dana Sanchez, 9:01 am AFKI Original
More Africans plan on watching the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi than watched the Summer Olympics in London, according to a new GeoPoll survey.
Kevin Mwanza, 5:36 am
The imposing South Africans, with their rock-solid defence, are being targeted as the team to beat when the New Zealand round of the IRB Sevens World Series gets under way in Wellington on Friday.
Kevin Mwanza, 4:10 pm
Several international sports betting companies have set up shop in Liberia. Unemployed young people gather at these betting parlors to gamble on things like televised soccer matches. Some say it is a good source of income and occupation, but others are not so sure.
Kevin Mwanza, 7:43 am
The Secretary General of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) says the continental football body is satisfied with the performances of players at the just concluded African Nations Championship (CHAN), hosted by South Africa.
Mark Rausch, 7:45 am AFKI Original
The first of five gold medals Algeria has taken home over the years went to a woman, Hassiba Boulmerka, in the women’s 1500-meter dash at the 1992 Barcelona games. Boulmerka faced down death threats from certain Muslim groups in Algeria, offended by her lack of body covering during competition.