Cape Town News

Cape Town promotes marathon as elite sporting event

Organisers of the upcoming Sanlam Cape Town Marathon are promoting it as an "elite" sporting event for aspiring African champions. Scheduled to take place on 17 September, Cape Town's marathon is t...
Cape Town News

Cape Town shark app

Shark Spotters app to make Cape Town's waters safer. Cape Town has launched the Shark Spotters app to warn swimmers and surfers of the presence of sharks and to make beach-goers "more shark smart."...
Accra News

Accra remembers stadium disaster

15th anniversary of Accra stadium deaths. On 9 May Ghana will commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Accra Sports Stadium disaster in which 127 fans died during a match between two of the coutry's...
Accra News

Ghana set to privatise Accra stadium

Ghana's government considers privatising Accra and Kumasi stadiums. The government of Ghana is set to privatise two of the country's biggest stadiums, in Accra and in the central city of Kumasi, ac...
Cairo News

Egypt bans ultra soccer fan clubs

Hardcore clubs banned over terrorism accusations A court in Cairo has banned all Egypt's hardcore soccer fan clubs, known as "ultras", over accusations of terrorism. The ruling on 16 May is cons...
Cairo News

Cairo stadium to host African Super Cup

Al Ahly request authorities to allow fans to attend Cairo International Stadium is to host the African Super Cup between local side Al Ahly and Tunisia's Sfaxien on 22 February, according to the C...
Cairo News

FIFA rules Cairo safe for World Cup qualifier

First international match since overthrow of Mubarak in 2011 FIFA, the international football governing body, has ruled that Cairo is safe to host the World Cup play-off between Egypt and Ghana on...
Cape Town News

Cape Town's beach safety plan

Summer safety plan launched for Cape Town's beachgoers Cape Town's Festive Season Safety Plan involves the deployment of 400-500 lifeguards at the following beaches during the summer season: Big Bay...
Addis Ababa News

Kagame Cup moves from Addis Ababa to Darfur

The 2013 regional football club championship, popularly known as the Kagame Cup, will now be held in Darfur region in western Sudan, and not in Addis Ababa as originally scheduled. The announcement...
Addis Ababa News

Kagame Cup to be held in Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa is to host the 2013 regional football club championship, popularly known as the Kagame Cup, in late June. Ethiopia had originally requested to hold the annual event in September but was...
Addis Ababa News

Ethiopia to play Egypt in Addis Ababa

Ethiopia and Egypt will play a friendly match on 25 May in the Addis Ababa Stadium, in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), the forerunner of the African U...
Cape Town News

Cape Town rules out F1 race

Cape Town has ruled out the idea of Formula One (F1) racing at the Cape Town Stadium after councillors deemed the project too expensive. Over the last two years the city has received 11 proposals f...
Lagos News

Nigeria wins Africa Cup of Nations for third time

Nigeria beat Burkina Faso 1-0 to win the 2013 African Cup of Nations, which was held in South Africa on 10 February Sunday Mba's left-footed volley in the 40th minute led Nigeria to win 1-0 in Joha...
Lagos News

Nigeria advance to African Cup of Nations final

The 2013 African Cup of Nations football tournament took a surprise turn on 6 February when Burkina Faso beat Ghana – one of the favourites – on penalties in a dramatic semi-final in Mbomb...
Nairobi News

Nairobi half marathon celebrates environment

The 21-km half-marathon taking place in Nairobi on 24 February will celebrate the Kenyan capital's global role as the home of the UN Environmental Programme (UNEP). The race will see Kenyan former...
Addis Ababa News

Great Ethiopian Run accused of impropriety

The charitable organisation the Great Ethiopian Run has had its funds and property confiscated by the Charities and Civil Societies Agency (CCSA), amid accusations of involvement in activities defined...
Nairobi News

Nairobi’s refurbished Kasarani stadium

The 60,000-seat stadium in the Moi International Sports Centre in the Kasarani suburbs of east Nairobi has been inaugurated after just over two years of upgrading works. The $12.5 million refurbish...
Accra News

Accra to host Ghana-Malawi match

Experts have declared the Accra Sports Stadium is safe to host the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Ghana and Malawi on 8 September.While the Architectural and Engineering Services Limited...
Accra News

Accra prepares for Milo Marathon

Athletes in Ghana are gearing up for the 26th Accra Milo Marathon which takes place on 21 September, following the event's launch in Accra on 24 August by its principal sponsor Nestle Ghana. The an...
Nairobi News

Nairobi may bid for 2024 Olympics

Nairobi's plan to bid for the 2024 Olympics games could see it becoming the first African city to host the world's premier sporting event. Kenyan prime minister Raila Odinga was reported as saying...