Afcon latest: Algeria v Zimbabwe

BBC coverage How to follow: Live text commentary on the BBC Sport website Live Text Attempt saved. Elisha Muroiwa (Zimbabwe) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Hardlife Zvirekwi. Corner, Zimbabwe. Conceded by Rais M’bolhi. Attempt saved. Khama Billiat (Zimbabwe) right footed shot from the centre […]

Afcon hosts Gabon ‘remain positive’

Afcon hosts Gabon ‘remain positive’

Gabon’s star man Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang carries the weight of expectation on his shoulders Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is confident the Africa Cup of Nations hosts will recover from their shock draw with debutants Guinea-Bissau. The Panthers conceded a late goal to be pegged back to 1-1 in a game they were huge favourites to win, […]

Gambia president-elect Barrow ‘to stay in Senegal until inauguration’

Gambia president-elect Barrow ‘to stay in Senegal until inauguration’

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Mr Barrow (L) and Mr Jammeh (C) held talks with Nigerian President Buhari (R) last week The Gambia’s president-elect Adama Barrow is to remain in Senegal until his planned inauguration on Thursday, state media in Senegal say. The move was requested by West African leaders after a Mali summit, APS […]

Afcon 2017: Guinea-Bissau shock hosts Gabon to secure draw

Afcon 2017: Guinea-Bissau shock hosts Gabon to secure draw

Guinea-Bissau are playing in their first Africa Cup of Nations finals Debutants and shock qualifiers Guinea-Bissau stunned hosts Gabon by pulling off a 1-1 draw in the opening match of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. Juary Soares scored the equaliser for the Wild Dogs with a diving header from a free-kick in the 90th […]

Burkina Faso v Cameroon

BBC coverage How to follow: Text commentary on the BBC Sport website Live Text Attempt blocked. Jacques Zoua (Cameroon) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Georges Mandjeck. Foul by Georges Mandjeck (Cameroon). Jonathan Pitroipa (Burkina Faso) wins a free kick on the left wing. Attempt saved. Bertrand TraorĂ© (Burkina Faso) […]

Gambia talks fail as president refuses to step down

Gambia talks fail as president refuses to step down

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Gambian President Yahya Jammeh welcomed Nigeria’s leader, Muhammadu Buhari, but talks broke down The Gambia’s President-elect, Adama Barrow, has left the country after talks failed to persuade President Yahya Jammeh to step down. Nigeria’s president flew to Banjul to try to broker a deal but Mr Jammeh would not relinquish […]

Gambia dispute: African Union ‘will not recognise’ President Jammeh

Gambia dispute: African Union ‘will not recognise’ President Jammeh

Image copyright AFP Image caption Yahya Jammeh, seen here in a photo from 2014, is accused of leading a repressive regime The African Union has said it will no longer recognise The Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh as the country’s leader from next Thursday, when his term ends. The bloc warns of “serious consequences” if Mr […]

Ivory Coast mutiny: deal struck between army and state

Ivory Coast mutiny: deal struck between army and state

Image copyright AFP / Getty Images Image caption Ivory Coast soldiers at the airport in Bouake, ahead of the defence minister’s arrival for negotiations Ivory Coast’s government has struck an agreement with mutinous soldiers, shortly after talks were interrupted by gunfire. Shots were heard in the second-largest city, Bouake, late on Friday, and at the […]

US Congress backs repeal of Obamacare

US Congress backs repeal of Obamacare

Image copyright Getty Images The US House of Representatives has taken the first step toward demolishing President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law, known as Obamacare. Republicans passed a budget measure to introduce a bill – which Democrats cannot block – to roll back the law. But members of both parties in Congress are concerned about […]

Gambia dispute: African Union ‘will not recognise’ President Jammeh

Gambia dispute: African Union ‘will not recognise’ President Jammeh

Image copyright AFP Image caption Yahya Jammeh, seen here in a photo from 2014, is accused of leading a repressive regime The African Union has said it will no longer recognise The Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh as the country’s leader from next Thursday, when his term ends. The bloc warns of “serious consequences” if Mr […]