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Nairobi News

Nairobi to get stadiums for cricket and rugby

President Kenyatta promises two new stadiums for Nairobi. Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta has promised to build two "world-class" stadiums - one for cricket, the other for rugby - in Nairobi over the...
Accra News

Accra to renovate stadium

Sporting arena to be renovated in time for Africa Women’s Championship.Renovation works are to begin at Accra Sports Stadium in early January in preparation for November's Africa Women’s Championship...
Cairo News

Cairo Stadium to host Zamalek matches once more

Zamalek return to Cairo stadium follows ban after 2012 stampede.Egypt's interior ministry has permitted Cairo's Zamalek football club to play its home games once again at the 75,000-seater Cairo Inter...
Accra News

Accra prepares for marathon

Half marathon through streets of Accra on 7 October. The third edition of Accra's international millennium marathon is scheduled to take place at 06.15 on 7 October. Organisers hope to attract 10,00...
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...


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