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Lagos News

Street soccer championship in Lagos.

Lagos state government has launched a street soccer championship to identify new talent and give young footballers a chance to emerge. The knock-out tournament will run from February through November...
Nairobi News

Watersports at Masinga dam.

The 5th Africa Canoe-kayak Flatwater championship and 1st Africa Canoe-kayak slalom championship are to take place at Masinga dam and on the Tana river which feeds the reservoir from 24-27 January 200...
Cape Town News

2010 World Cup preliminary draw.

Final preparations are being made in Durban for the preliminary draw to determine the qualifying groups in the 2010 football World Cup in South Africa, which will be held in Durban on 25 November. The...
Accra News

African Cup: 2008 African Cup preparations.

Preparations are underway for the 2008 African Cup of Nations football tournament, which takes place in Ghana from 20 January-10 February 2008. Local organizing committee representatives have met with...
Nairobi News

Nairobi international marathon.

The fifth edition of the Standard Chartered Nairobi international marathon, the first of a series of four marathon races sponsored by Standard Chartered banks across the globe, will take place in the...
Accra News

Accra International Marathon.

Approximately 3,000 runners are expected to take part in the first edition of the Accra international marathon on 30 September. The 42-kilometre race will begin at 05.30 in the coastal town of Prampra...
Cape Town News

Langa pool to get facelift.

The municipal swimming pool in Washington Street in Langa township on the Cape Flats is to get a facelift before opening for the summer season. The 250,000 rand project involves sealing the walls, pav...
Lagos News

Rubbish-gathering race.

Special rubbish-gathering races are to be held in Lagos as part of efforts to keep the state clean, the
Addis Ababa News

Great Ethiopian Run postponed.

The 2007 edition of the Great Ethiopian Run, which was due to take place on 9 September to coincide with celebrations for the millennium on 11-12 September, has been postponed until 25 November. No re...
Cairo News

Egypt tops gold medals table at All Africa Games.

Egyptian athletes took home 74 gold, 62 silver and 63 bronze medals from the All Africa Games that ran from 11-23 July, putting them at the top of the medals table for the fifth time in the history of...
Cape Town News

Nelson Mandela birthday football match.

South African and international football stars from past and present will take to the field at Newlands Stadium in Cape Town on 18 July for a special match to celebrate the 89th birthday of anti-apart...
Cairo News

Special Olympics torch relay ceremony in Cairo.

Egypt is to host the first leg of the torch relay for this year
Addis Ababa News

Great Ethiopian Run.

Registration is open for the annual Great Ethiopian Run in Addis Ababa, which this year takes place on 9 September to coincide with celebrations for the turn of the Ethiopian millennium on 11-12 Septe...
Maputo News

New stadium for Maputo.

Mozambique is one step closer to getting a new national stadium following an agreement between the ministry of youth and sport and the publicly-owned electricity company EDM for the supply of electric...
Cape Town News

F1 track proposed for Cape Town.

A South African company has unveiled plans to build a Grand Prix race track in Cape Town in a bid to bring Formula One (F1) back to the country after almost 15 years. The R1 billion proposal, put forw...
Cape Town News

New Cape Town stadium back on course.

The city council has approved a R2.9 billion budget for the new 2010 World Cup football stadium at Green Point, paving the way for the start of construction. The go-ahead came after international bank...
Addis Ababa News

Ethiopia prepares for African athletics championships.

Preparations are underway in Addis Ababa for the 16th CAA (Confederation of African Athletics) African athletics championships, to be held in the capital from 1-5 May. According to the independent on-...


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