African Nations

  • Kenya bans flights to Ebola hit West African nations August 17, 2014

    Nairobi: Kenyan government on Saturday temporarily suspended entry of passengers from and through Ebola affected West African countries into Kenya. The ban, which affects passengers from Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, will be effective from Tuesday midnight, Xinhua quoted health cabinet secretary James Macharia as saying in a conference in Nairobi. "This...
  • South Africans vote in first 'Born Free' election May 7, 2014

    Johannesburg: South Africans voted in the first "Born Free" election on Wednesday, with the image of the ruling African National Congress as conqueror of apartheid likely to appeal even to those with no memory of white-minority rule. Voters young and old wrapped up against the early winter chill to stand in...
  • CJ show: How I was racially abused in Bangalore February 4, 2014

    Wandoh Timothy,an African national who has been working in India for over 10 years now, was brutally beaten and subjected to a racist slur last year in Bangalore, all because he asked two men on a motorbike to drive properly. He has turned a CJ to speak about his ordeal. ...
  • What you might not have known about Nelson Mandela December 6, 2013

    The world knows Nelson Mandela as a man who forever changed the course of modern history and who will surely continue to leave his mark long after his death Thursday at the age of 95. You may know that he spent 27 years in prison, that he led South Africa out...
  • Nelson Mandela, an inspiration for music, movies, poems December 6, 2013

    Heroic in his deeds, graceful in his manner, sainted in his image, Nelson Mandela long served as both cause and muse in the entertainment community. From the 1960s, when he was a political prisoner and South Africa was under the laws of apartheid, right up to recent times, when the racist...
  • Nelson Mandela - Global statesman and peace icon December 6, 2013

    Johannesburg: Globally respected as a symbol of resistance against injustice, Nelson Mandela brought an end to the much-despised apartheid regime in South Africa while spreading the spirit of freedom in the rest of Africa. Incarcerated for 27 years through much of his youth, Mandela became the first-ever elected black president of...
  • Two African nationals found murdered in South Delhi September 1, 2013

    Two African nationals, hailing from Republic of Congo and Nigeria, were found murdered under mysterious circumstances in different areas of southwest Delhi, police said on Saturday. In the first incident, a 25-year-old Congo national's bullet riddled body was found inside a car in southwest Delhi's Dwarka sector 5 area early this...
  • Bangalore: Assaulted African national says no one came to help him July 17, 2013

    Bangalore: The recent deadly assault on a Chad national from Africa in Bangalore is raising concerns among others living there. Wandow Timothi was allegedly attacked by over 12 men in what many are calling a racial incident. Taunted, chased and allegedly assaulted mercilessly by 12 people, Wandow Thimothi is now in...
  • Bangalore: Two arrested for assaulting African national, police denies racial abuse July 17, 2013

    Bangalore: An Ivory Coast national working with a city-based IT firm has been injured after being assaulted in a brawl over rash driving in Bangalore, police said on Tuesday. Two persons were arrested in connection with the assault on Wandoh Timothi- aged around 40- near Agara main road while on his...
  • Drogba to lead experienced Ivory Coast at Nations Cup December 27, 2012

    Abidjan: Didier Drogba will lead a vastly experienced Ivory Coast squad in the African Nations Cup finals starting next month which includes a recall for Wigan Athletic striker Arouna Kone. Drogba, Emmanuel Eboue, Didier Zokora, Boubacar Barry, Arthur Boka, Siaka Tiene and the Toure brothers, Kolo and Yaya, head...
  • Mikel is Chelsea's unsung hero: Di Matteo October 15, 2012

    London: John Obi Mikel's value to Chelsea often goes unrecognised by the media and by fans of the European champions but manager Roberto Di Matteo says the Nigeria midfielder is one of the club's unsung heroes. Mikel occupies the anchor role just in front of the defence and gets only rare...
  • Mali skipper Keita to miss Nations Cup qualifier October 10, 2012

    Bamako: Mali captain Seydou Keita is one of three players forced to withdraw from the squad for their African Nations Cup qualifier in Botswana this weekend due to injury, the country's football federation said on Wednesday. Keita, who left Barcelona for Dalian in the Chinese Super League earlier this year, is...
  • It's getting tough for migrants everywhere September 11, 2012

    United States On August 5, Micahel Wade Page killed six people inside a Sikh Gurdwara in Wisconsin, along with a police officer. Page was a supremacist, involved in underground music known as white power music or hate rock. FBI statistics show that since 2008, hate crimes towards African Americans have...
  • Eto'o says no to 'amateurish' Cameroon setup August 27, 2012

    Samuel Eto'o has rejected the chance to make a comeback for Cameroon, saying the team environment is still plagued by "amateurism and bad management". The 31-year-old forward was recalled last week for the African Nations Cup first round first leg against Cape Verde Islands on September 8, eight months after he...
  • Eto'o named in Cameroon squad after serving ban August 25, 2012

    Yaounde: Samuel Eto'o will end a lengthy international suspension next month after being recalled by Cameroon for an African Nations Cup first round first leg qualifier against Cape Verde Islands. The 31-year-old forward was banned for eight months after leading a player strike in November over unpaid bonuses. The row caused...
  • Presidential penis portrait riles S Africa's ANC May 18, 2012

    Johannesburg: South Africa's ruling ANC threatened to take legal action against a Johannesburg gallery for displaying art which lampoons President Jacob Zuma and accuses the party of corruption. The African National Congress wants the Goodman Gallery to remove a painting of Zuma called 'The Spear', which depicts the president with...
  • Egypt win African Nations Cup three years in a row February 1, 2010

    Egypt came into the match knowing that they were one win away from going into the history books as the only team to lift the AFCON title three times in a row. Meanwhile, the Ghanaians were in the title match for the first time since 1992 and prepared to give...
  • Togo disqualified from African Nations Cup January 12, 2010

    Cabinda: Togo have been officially disqualified from the African Nations Cup after the squad flew home on Sunday following the deadly gun attack on their bus in Cabinda two days earlier. ''They are disqualified. This group (B) is a three-team tournament,'' said Confederation of African Football (CAF) co-ordinator Yaouba Amoa...
  • Togo soccer team attacked; one dead, nine hurt January 9, 2010

    Luanda: Gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying Togo's national football squad to the top African tournament in Angola on Friday, killing the driver and wounding nine others, including two players, a Togo team official said. The bus had just entered the Angolan enclave of Cabinda, where separatists have waged a...
  • Jacob Zuma sworn in as South African president May 9, 2009

    Pretoria: Jacob Zuma was sworn in as South Africa's new president on Saturday.Zuma becomes fourth democratically-elected president of the country since the end of apartheid in 1994. His African National Congress party won a resounding victory in April 22 general elections. Taking the oath of office administered by Chief Justice Pius Langa,...
  • Ivory Coast name Drogba in squad for Nations Cup January 5, 2008

    Abidjan: African Footballer of the Year Didier Drogba, who underwent knee surgery last month, has been named in the Ivory Coast's 23-man squad for the African Nations Cup finals in Ghana later this month. Drogba returned to training at Chelsea this week and the Ivorian coach Uli Stielike has gambled on...
  • Zuma elected as African National Congress leader December 19, 2007

    New Delhi: Jacob Zuma has defeated South African President, Thabo Mbeki to become the leader of the country's ruling African National Congress party. Zuma won the votes of more than 60 per cent of the delegates at the leadership conference to claim victory. Zuma will now become the...