Wednesday, 30th November 2022

Gabon’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations stadiums left unused

By France24
10 February 2022   |   8:00 am
More than a hundred jihadists surrender to the Nigerian army. Also, as the excitement of the Africa Cup of Nations winds down in Cameroon, Gabon is left with abandoned stadiums from its own tournament in 2017. And a 92-year-old Malawian singer becomes a TikTok sensation, which leads him to celebrating his birthday with the president.


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