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Cape Town News

Cape Town hosts rugby’s 2012 Junior World Championships

Cape Town and the nearby university town of Stellenbosch are to host rugby
Cairo News

Cairo withdraws from hosting Olympic event

The Egyptian Football Association has pulled out of hosting the African men's football Olympic qualifying tournament which was due to be held in Cairo from 26 November to 10 December. Egypt told th...
Addis Ababa News

Great Ethiopian Run in Addis Ababa

Registration for the 2011 Great Ethiopian Run (GER) opened on 3 October. 36,000 people are expected to participate in the 11th outing of the event on 27 November, in what has become one of Africa
Maputo News

All Africa Games declared closed

The All Africa Games in Maputo were closed by Mozambican president Armando Guebuza on 18 September with South Africa as the top medal-winning country with 151 medals. Nigeria, which fielded the la...
Maputo News

All Africa Games begin in Maputo

The tenth All Africa Games were inaugurated on 3 September with a lively opening ceremony at the 42,000-seater Zimpeto National Stadium in Maputo. Accompanied by African drums, traditional Mozambican...
Maputo News

All Africa Games underway in Maputo

The tenth All Africa Games were inaugurated on 3 September with a lively opening ceremony at the 42,000-seater Zimpeto National Stadium in Maputo. Accompanied by African drums, traditional Mozambi...
Arusha News

Safari International Marathon in Arusha

The second edition of the annual Safari International Marathon is scheduled to take place in Arusha on 18 September. Organisers hope to attract over 1,000 participants, with contestants confirmed...
Maputo News

Tenth All Africa Games in Maputo

48 African nations are participating in the tenth All Africa Games at Zimpeto Stadium in Maputo on 3 September. An estimated 5,000 athletes are expected to take part in 23 different sports over the tw...
Cape Town News

Cape Town to host Grand Prix?

Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has hinted that Cape Town could host a Grand Prix
Accra News

Amputee football in Accra

Accra is hosting the third edition of the Cup of Africa Nations for Amputee Football (CANAF) 2011 from 15-25 October. The theme of the ten-day tournament is
Accra News

Football summit in Accra

The inaugural African Football Executive summit takes place in Accra from 26-27 May. The theme of the event is 21st-century marketing, branding and leadership strategies for football on the African co...
Cairo News

Cairo Tower restored for 50th anniversary

Cairo tower, one of Cairo's most prominent landmarks, has undergone a EGP 35 million restoration process in time for its 50th anniversary in April 2011. Located in the heart of Cairo's embassy distric...
Addis Ababa News

The Great Ethiopian Run

Over 35,000 people are expected to take part in the 10th anniversary of the Great Ethiopian Run on 21 November. It is only 10 km long course and therefore not a marathon but it is one of the biggest r...
Nairobi News

Nairobi marathon route changed

The route of the eighth edition of the Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon has been diverted from the Mombasa road to include Nairobi central business district. Organisers of the annual event, schedul...
Nairobi News

2010 African Athletics Championships in Nairobi

The 17th edition of the African senior athletics championships takes place from 28 July-1 August at Nyayo national stadium in Nairobi. Over 1,500 athletes and officials from across the continent are e...
Cape Town News

South Africa praised for World Cup organisation

The 2010 FIFA World Cup drew to a close in South Africa on 11 July with Spain
Lagos News

Nigeria football ban sparks controversy

The International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) has threatened to expel Nigeria from world football unless the country
Cape Town News

World Cup viewing

Football-mad young people in remote parts of Africa, many without access to electricity, are being given the chance to watch live World Cup matches through a variety of initiatives. Up to 10,000 y...

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