MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — Africa's nations must develop strategies to address climate change which poses an existential threat to the continent’s megacities, Gabon's President Ali Bongo Ondimba said at the third Africa Climate Week conference.
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — The African nations of Gabon and Togo have been admitted into the Commonwealth group of nations.
“We welcome them,” Rwandan President Paul Kagame, whose government hosted a summit of Commonwealth leaders this week, told reporters Saturday.
Striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has retired from international soccer, the Gabon federation said Wednesday.
The federation said it received a letter from the Barcelona striker and Gabon captain on Tuesday informing it of his decision, after playing for the national team for 13 years.
Ghana fired coach Milovan Rajevac after its exit from the group stage at the African Cup of Nations.
The Black Stars will look to hire a replacement before their two-leg World Cup playoff against Nigeria in March.
LONDON (AP) — Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has returned to London and is undergoing medical tests as Arsenal looks for “clarity” after he was diagnosed with heart lesions during his recovery from the coronavirus at the African Cup of Nations, manager Mikel Arteta said Wednesday.
GAROUA, Cameroon (AP) — Four-time champion Ghana was eliminated in the group stage at the African Cup of Nations on Tuesday with a 3-2 loss to tournament debutant Comoros in a shocker that eclipsed a series of big surprises already in Cameroon.
Gabon released Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Mario Lemina to return to their clubs on Monday after they were diagnosed with heart lesions during their recovery from COVID-19 at the African Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Ghana conceded a late goal to draw with Gabon 1-1 and also had a player red-carded for a punch on an opponent after the final whistle as their African Cup of Nations game ended in a melee on Friday.
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Gabon and Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been diagnosed with heart lesions at the African Cup of Nations in Cameroon after contracting the coronavirus, the Gabon Football Federation said on Friday.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia and China blocked the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday from supporting new sanctions on Mali for its military leaders’ decision to delay next month’s elections until 2026, a blow to the restoration of democracy in the troubled West African nation.
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Egypt's team delayed its departure for the African Cup of Nations soccer tournament Friday after backup goalkeeper Mohamed Abou Gabal and goalkeeping coach Essam el-Hadary tested positive for the coronavirus.
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang tested positive for the coronavirus on arrival in Cameroon with the rest of the Gabon squad for the African Cup of Nations on Thursday.
Midfielder Mario Lemina and assistant coach Anicet Yala also tested positive at Nsimalen Airport in Yaounde, the Gabon Football Federation said in a statement on its Facebook page.
PONGARA NATIONAL PARK, Gabon (AP) — Loss of habitat and poaching have made African forest elephants a critically endangered species.
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Egypt went through to Africa's World Cup qualifying playoffs Friday after fighting back from 2-0 down for a 2-2 draw in Angola.
The point ensured Egypt won Group F with a game to spare and denied Gabon the chance of stealing the playoff place in a decisive final group game in Egypt next week.
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Going into overtime Friday night, negotiators at U.N. climate talks in Glasgow were still trying to find common ground on phasing out coal, when nations need to update their emission-cutting pledges and, especially, on money.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The United States representative to the United Nations stressed the importance of Mali’s return to civilian rule through democratic elections in February after she visited the West African nation as part of a U.N.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday ordered the immediate repatriation of the entire U.N. peacekeeping contingent from Gabon serving in the Central African Republic following credible reports of sexual abuse by some of its 450 members and past allegations.
LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) — The United Nations is withdrawing 450 Gabonese peacekeepers from its mission in Central African Republic following allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse, Gabon’s government said Wednesday.
CAIRO (AP) — Carlos Queiroz was appointed Egypt coach on Wednesday, two days after Hossam el-Badry was fired following an unimpressive start to World Cup qualifying.
The Egypt Football Association said Queiroz would arrive in Cairo next week to take up his post.
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt superstar Mohamed Salah arrived in Gabon to join the Pharaohs for their World Cup qualifying match, the Egyptian soccer association said Saturday.
The association said in a brief statement that Liverpool’s Salah has joined the Egyptian team in preparing for Sunday’s game against Gabon in Franceville.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations elected five countries to join the powerful U.N. Security Council on Friday with no suspense because all were unopposed -- Brazil, the United Arab Emirates, Albania, Ghana and Gabon.
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s national team coach has tested positive for the coronavirus, the country's soccer association announced Sunday.
Hossam el-Badry was diagnosed with COVID-19 after his daughter tested positive earlier this month, the Egyptian Football Association said in a statement.
LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) — Increasing threats of poaching and loss of habitat have made Africa's elephant populations more endangered, according to a report released Thursday by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
UGHELLI, Nigerai (AP) — Ten foreigners abducted by pirates last month were rescued in southern Nigeria, the army said.
The victims were released unharmed by Nigeria’s security forces in Rivers state, after Nigerian mediators paid a $300,000 ransom for their freedom, Col.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Cases of the new coronavirus are ramping up in Africa, with six new countries announcing confirmed infections in the past 24 hours.
Across Africa, 18 of the continent's 54 countries have now registered COVID-19 cases.
CAIRO (AP) — Cameroon and Ivory Coast were drawn in the same World Cup qualifying group on Tuesday, meaning one of the West African soccer powers won't make the 2022 tournament in Qatar.
Mohamed Salah's Egypt will face Gabon and star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubayemang, along with Libya and Angola in Group F.
LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) — Gabon's ailing President Ali Bongo Ondimba has returned to Morocco to continue his recovery after a brief visit home, an official and a relative said Thursday.
The relative said Bongo returned to Morocco late Tuesday after swearing in a new government.
LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) — Gabon's President Ali Bongo Ondimba, who has been out of the country for health reasons since October, has returned for the swearing-in of his new government.
Bongo's return comes a week after an attempted coup by officers with the Republican Guard.
LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) — Gabon's prosecutor general says the arrested coup plotters face life imprisonment under Gabon's penal code.
Olivier N'Zahou said late Wednesday that six individuals staged the coup attempt, including a gendarme who was on duty at the station and was convinced to join the movement at the time of the attempt.
LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) — Gabon's ruling party says ailing President Ali Bongo Ondimba will return to the country "very soon" after a coup attempt early this week.
Gabonese Democratic Party secretary-general Eric Dodo Bounguendza spoke after authorities inspected the bloody scene where soldiers briefly took over the state radio station on Monday.
LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) — Gabon officials are inspecting the country's state radio station where security officers thwarted a coup attempt by army soldiers on Monday.
Students in the capital, Libreville, returned to schools Tuesday, markets opened, the radio was back on air and phone lines were restored as President Ali Bongo Ondimba's government retained control.
CAIRO (AP) — Liverpool forwards Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, and Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, are the three finalists for the African player of the year award in a repeat of last year's shortlist.
LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) — Gabon's government has broadcast new images of its ailing head of state, President Ali Bongo Ondimba, in his second public appearance since his hospitalization in Saudi Arabia in October and transfer to Morocco last week for convalescence.
LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) — Gabon's government has released a video showing President Ali Bongo Ondimba meeting with Morocco's king in his first public appearance since Bongo fell ill in October.
The video shared late Monday shows the men sitting and chatting in front of their national flags as King Mohammed VI visited Bongo, who is recovering at a Rabat hospital.
LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) — Gabon's government says President Ali Bongo Ondimba, who has been in treatment in Saudi Arabia for more than a month, will be transferred to Morocco on Wednesday to continue treatment.
LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) — Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba is recovering from an undisclosed illness in Saudi Arabia and still performing his duties, according to a statement released Sunday amid mounting speculation about his health.
BROOKFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A baby gorilla born a month ago at a zoo in suburban Chicago has been named Ali.
Brookfield Zoo says a donor chose the name of the western lowland gorilla that was born June 1.
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Mohamed Salah won African Player of the Year on Thursday, a reward for success on all fronts in 2017 for the Egypt forward after he inspired his country to a long-awaited World Cup place and had a phenomenal start to his career at Liverpool.
PARIS (AP) — An official says the benefactor who bought French presidential candidate Francois Fillon two suits worth 13,000 euros ($14,000) last month is an unofficial adviser for African and French presidents.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Senegal's heartbreaking loss in the African Cup of Nations could be Liverpool's gain in the Premier League.
Sadio Mane, Senegal's star player, was in despair after missing the decisive spot kick in a penalty shootout loss to Cameroon in the quarterfinals on Saturday in Gabon.
LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) — Title contender Algeria self-destructed at the African Cup of Nations, giving away an own goal and paying for some even worse defending in losing to North African rival Tunisia 2-1 on Thursday.
LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) — The African Cup of Nations surprised, delighted and bewildered on Saturday, as it tends to do, with a rank outsider stunning the host on opening day and Cameroon captain Benjamin Moukandjo scoring a wonderful goal.
LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) — One of the hottest strikers in Europe, and with a point to prove to his home fans, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will lead host team Gabon's hopes in the opening game of the African Cup of Nations on Saturday.
LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) — Long-time African soccer chief Issa Hayatou will face one challenger in the presidential election in March.
Ahmad Ahmad, the head of the Madagascar federation, will seek to end Hayatou's 29-year rule of the Confederation of African Football.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A look at the teams, key players and coaches in Group D at the African Cup of Nations:
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — With an air of unease hanging over the tournament, the African Cup of Nations returns to Gabon for the second time in five years.
Opposition parties in the oil-rich central African nation have stated their intention to use African soccer's biggest show as an opportunity to express their grievances against Gabon President Ali Bongo Ondimba, who retained power in a tense election last August that led to about 100 deaths on the streets, according to opposition claims.
Defending champion Ivory Coast was drawn against Morocco and former coach Herve Renard in the group stage of next year's African Cup of Nations, which organizers say will go ahead in Gabon despite deadly violence there following a disputed presidential election.