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Fortune will favour the brave at AFCON

There are no clear favourites in Gabon, which will be one of the most open tournaments in recent times, writes Mark Gleeson. The 20th Africa Cup of …

Congolese uranium and the Cold War

Why was the Congo such an intense theatre in the Cold War? Providing a compelling reason in her new book, Spies in the Congo, Susan …

Group D preview

Perhaps the most exciting narrative about this group lies with the return of Uganda to the pinnacle of African football after nearly 40 years in …

Group C preview

Front-loaded with some of the most exciting young African talent at the competition, with the likes of Hakim Ziyech and Franck Kessie, will have scouts, …

Group B preview

Group B lends itself to being one of the more exciting groups at this year’s tournament. Algeria, Senegal, Tunisia and Zimbabwe will looking to advance …

Group A preview

As Gabon, Burkina Fasso, Cameroon and Guinea Bissau lock horns in the opening round of fixtures at this year’s Afcon, New African provides you with the …

Nations Cup Fixtures

The 31st edition Africa Cup of Nations gets underway on the 14th of January in Gabon. Will the Elephants roar again? An eye on the …

War games in the Sahel

Over the past three years, the Sahel, specifically Niger, has become the venue of a military build-up of foreign troops from the US, France, Germany, …