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FIFA World Cup: Cameroon fight back to salvage draw against Serbia, keep campaign alive
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FIFA World Cup: Cameroon fight back to salvage draw against Serbia, keep campaign alive

Vincent Aboubakar and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting's strikes just after the hour mark helped Cameroon salvage a point and keep their hopes of reaching the knockouts for the first time since 1990 alive.

What's the statue of Goddess Ngonnso that Germany is returning to Cameroon after 120 years?
World

What's the statue of Goddess Ngonnso that Germany is returning to Cameroon after 120 years?

As per a civil society initiative, named 'Bring Back Ngonnso', the Ngonnso' has a central role for the Nso', as she is considered a mother deity. The statue was stolen by colonial officer Kurt von Pavel and donated to Berlin's Ethnological Museum in 1903

Amid coups and Covid-19, Africa focuses on what’s most important: Football
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Amid coups and Covid-19, Africa focuses on what’s most important: Football

Many countries that competed in the Africa Cup of Nations are enduring security, economic and political crises, but the tournament offers visions of unity, solidarity and joy.

AFCON 2021: Egypt beat Cameroon on penalties, ask Senegal final to be delayed by a day
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AFCON 2021: Egypt beat Cameroon on penalties, ask Senegal final to be delayed by a day

Salah, usually the fifth penalty-taker for his country, was not needed as Egypt advance to a final showdown against Senegal back at the Olembe Stadium on Sunday.

AFCON 2021: Hosts Cameroon and Burkina Faso through to semi-finals
Sports

AFCON 2021: Hosts Cameroon and Burkina Faso through to semi-finals

French-born Lyon striker Toko-Ekambi scored twice in the space of eight minutes at the start of the second half in Douala as Cameroon played their first game at the tournament since the deadly crush in Yaounde

AFCON 2021: Salah’s decisive penalty helps Egypt advance to quarters as organisers shift two matches in Cameroon
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AFCON 2021: Salah’s decisive penalty helps Egypt advance to quarters as organisers shift two matches in Cameroon

The Liverpool star smashed home his spot-kick with the Ivory Coast's Eric Bailly the only player to miss in the shoot-out in Douala, which Egypt won 5-4 after the last-16 tie finished goalless at the end of extra time.

AFCON 2021: At least eight dead, many injured in stampede outside Cameroon football stadium hosting game
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AFCON 2021: At least eight dead, many injured in stampede outside Cameroon football stadium hosting game

The crush happened as crowds struggled to get access to Olembe Stadium in the capital city of Yaounde to watch the host country Cameroon play Comoros.

AFCON 2021: 'Unforgettable experience', Nigerian refugee girls join football fiesta
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AFCON 2021: 'Unforgettable experience', Nigerian refugee girls join football fiesta

At a refugee camp in Minawao, in Cameroon's Far North region, the girls took up football, forming a team with whatever equipment came to hand.

AFCON 2021: Hosts Cameroon light up Africa Cup of Nations to qualify for knockout stages
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AFCON 2021: Hosts Cameroon light up Africa Cup of Nations to qualify for knockout stages

Cameroon's fine victory was played out in front of vast swathes of empty seats at the 60,000-capacity Olembe Stadium, with supporters in the football-mad country choosing to stay away from venues in large numbers.

AFCON 2021: Sadio Mane's late penalty helps Senegal beat Zimbabwe, Morocco edge Ghana
Sports

AFCON 2021: Sadio Mane's late penalty helps Senegal beat Zimbabwe, Morocco edge Ghana

Every game ended 1-0 as Guinea beat Malawi in the other game.

At an old people's home in Cameroon's economic capital, hope and comfort for the elderly
Lifestyle

At an old people's home in Cameroon's economic capital, hope and comfort for the elderly

To have children, to be old and alone, is a rare but often crushing status in Cameroon.

Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers 2021: Benin refuse to play Sierra Leone amid COVID-19 controversy
Sports

Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers 2021: Benin refuse to play Sierra Leone amid COVID-19 controversy

The match referee collapsed in the tie between Ivory Coast and Ethiopia with game being abandoned 10 minutes from time.

Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers 2021: Everton's Alex Iwobi quits Nigeria camp after positive COVID-19 test
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Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers 2021: Everton's Alex Iwobi quits Nigeria camp after positive COVID-19 test

Everton forward Iwobi tested positive before Saturday's 1-0 away win over Benin, and travelled back to Nigeria with the rest of the squad on Sunday.

Sadio Mane scores to help Senegal qualify for 2021 Africa Cup of Nations finals
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Sadio Mane scores to help Senegal qualify for 2021 Africa Cup of Nations finals

The two victories lifted Senegal, currently the top ranked national team in Africa, to a maximum 12 points from four matches in Group I, and they qualified with two matches to spare.

Mumbai's language professionals teach English to refugees in faraway Cyprus, who struggle with rules, talking to locals
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Mumbai's language professionals teach English to refugees in faraway Cyprus, who struggle with rules, talking to locals

Most of the students attending these English lessons, which are conducted four days a week, have lived in Cyprus only for a couple of months. Many don't have their own support systems and have had to pay fines, because they cannot comprehend the government's rules and instructions, delivered in Greek and English

Cameroon legend Samuel Eto'o says players from Africa 'not respected' in Ballon d'Or vote
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Cameroon legend Samuel Eto'o says players from Africa 'not respected' in Ballon d'Or vote

African players still do not get the recognition they deserve, Cameroon legend Samuel Eto'o told AFP in an exclusive interview, as he hopes that this will finally be the year another player from the continent wins the Ballon d'Or.

Cameroon's Samuel Eto'o, four-time African Player of the Year, calls time on his international career
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Cameroon's Samuel Eto'o, four-time African Player of the Year, calls time on his international career

With Cameroon, Eto'o won two Africa Cup of Nations as well as Olympic gold in 2000.

Amid concerns on Amazon forest fires, NASA spots blazes in central Africa; incident linked to traditional farming, say experts
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Amid concerns on Amazon forest fires, NASA spots blazes in central Africa; incident linked to traditional farming, say experts

Just like the Amazon, the forests of the Congo Basin absorb tons of carbon dioxide and is referred to as the 'second green lung' of the planet after Amazon

Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr says team will emerge stronger from narrow semi-final loss to Algeria
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Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr says team will emerge stronger from narrow semi-final loss to Algeria

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr said that there were plenty of positives to take from his side's Africa Cup campaign after their exit in the semifinals

Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Golden boot leader Odion Ighalo key to Nigeria's chances against South Africa in quarter-final clash
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Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Golden boot leader Odion Ighalo key to Nigeria's chances against South Africa in quarter-final clash

Nigeria forward Odion Ighalo could present give a reality check to South Africa who have barely scraped through to the quarter-finals