Playing for peace in Cameroon
26 March 2022 | 10:37 am
In Bamenda, Cameroon an organization uses sport to demobilize and bring separatist fighters back into society.
A couple of African players, particularly in the Nigeria Super Eagles squad will not be part of the AFCON 2021 due to unresolved issues with their clubs and COVID-19 infections. But GuardianTV takes a look at the best players who have been cleared to take part in this year's AFCON in no particular order.
Soccer fever sweeps Cameroon as the Africa Cup of Nations prepares for kick off on Sunday. The tournament's first match takes place in the capital Yaounde between Burkina Faso and host country Cameroon, which is hosting the tournament for the first time.
The 33rd edition of Africa Cup of Nations is officially underway in Cameroon. The hosts got off to a great start as they came from behind to beat Burkina Faso 2-1. Also in Group A, Cap Verde saw off a 10-man Ethiopia 1-0. FRANCE 24's Selina Sykes is joined by FRANCE 24's James Vasina and correspondent Claudia Nsono to discuss all the action.
In Bamenda, the Nkwen Festival of Heritage, Arts and Culture is celebrated to restore tradition and culture. It is a rare moment of joy for people stuck in a conflict zone.
The Indomitable Lions become the first team to qualify for the knockout round as Vincent Aboubakar and Karl Toko-Ekambi score two goals each to beat Ethiopia 4-1 in Yaoundé. Meanwhile a 1-0 victory for Burkina Faso against Cape Verde leaves Group A wide open ahead of the final round of group stage games.
Chad's transitional authorities on Tuesday (January 18) released the first of some 250 members of armed groups it has promised to free from prison under an amnesty aimed at fostering dialogue after the battlefield death of President Idriss Deby last April. Justice Minister Ahmat Mahamat Alhabo led a short ceremony at Klessoum prison near the capital N'Djamena, granting the immediate release of 22 detainees convicted of taking up arms against the central government in the past 10 years.
The Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Cameroon has been filled with drama but not that many onlookers. The government is aiming to try and fill up empty stadiums as supporters prefer fan zones. But first, one protester is killed in Sudan as two top US diplomats arrive in the country to try to speak to all sides involved in the deepening crisis. And in a major step for the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic in Africa, South Africa has opened a new vaccine plant, the first on the continent to cover the entire process from start to finish.
At least 16 people have died in a fire at a disco in an upmarket district of Cameroon's capital, Yaounde, the government says. The disaster comes as the country hosts the AFCON football tournament.
At least eight fans dead after a stampede at the Yaounde Olembe Stadium in Cameroon before the host nation's round of 16 game in the Africa Cup of Nations against Comoros, the national broadcaster reports.
Hosts Cameroon overcame a resilient, goalkeeperless Comoros team 2-1 to progress to the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations on home soil. But the result was overshadowed by events which took place outside the stadium in Yaoundé, where a stampede tragically claimed at least eight lives. Earlier in the day, Gambia's dream run continued as they edged out Guinea, winning their first ever knockout game in their maiden tournament. The Scorpions will go head-to-head against Cameroon at the Douala stadium on Saturday for a place in the semi-final. Jean-Emile Jammine is joined by Sports Editor Simon Harding and James Vasina.
The Ebo rainforest in Cameroon is part of the second-largest tropical forest in the world. It is home to rare primates including gorillas. But poachers and logging companies threaten the forest and its inhabitants.
There have been lots of memorable moments at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, most of it involving some of the so-called lesser countries. But do you really know where some of these self-styled smaller nations are situated in Africa?
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