Senegal return home to hero’s welcome after Africa Cup of Nations win
08 February 2022 | 9:56 am
It's a triumphant homecoming for the Lions of Teranga as Senegal's national squad returns from their victory over Egypt at the Africa Cup of Nations. Meanwhile, there are fears of a humanitarian crisis in Madagascar after Cyclone Batsirai leaves devastation in its wake. Plus, a panel concludes that South African police were not prepared to deal with last year's deadly pro-Zuma riots. It finds that significant intelligence lapses left hundreds dead.
American-born entertainer-turned-resistance fighter and civil rights activist Josephine Baker is the latest to get the ultimate recognition from the French state: entombment in the Pantheon. That begs the questions: what does it take to be a national hero in France?
A 13-year-old boy has become a national hero in Burkina Faso. Eyewitnesses claim that he shot down a French military drone with a slingshot. But posts on social media are attributing this act to a completely different 9-year-old boy. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
The president of Guinea-Bissau has negotiated an oil deal with his counterpart from Senegal, without parliamentary approval. Umaro Sissoco Embalo is now facing a ministerial uprising supported by civil society.
Droves of armoured vehicles are patrolling the streets of Limbe in Cameroon's conflict-torn South West Region ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) soccer finals starting on Jan. 9 that separatist militants have vowed to disrupt. Cameroon is hosting the tournament in six cities, but security is potentially most at threat in Limbe, a city on the tropical Atlantic coast whose surrounding region has been rocked by armed attacks since war broke out in 2017.
Tonight, multiple attacks in northwestern Nigeria have left dozens dead this week, we have the latest with our correspondent Sam Olukoya. In Ethiopia it's orthodox Christmas. Finally with AFCON just 2 days away, our team in Cameroon soaks up the atmosphere.
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.
Tournament favourites Senegal get off to a rocky start, beating Zimbabwe 1-0 thanks to a penalty in injury time. In Group B's other match, Guinea triumph 1-0, with Malawi's squad depleted from Covid-19. Meanwhile, Morocco and Gabon jump to the top of Group C after beating Ghana and first-timers Comoros. Wassim Cornet is joined by sports editors Simon Harding and James Vasina to talk about the highlights of Day 2.
Magawa, the landmine-detecting "hero rat" has died aged eight, the NGO that trained him said in a news release on Tuesday.
Mali's Ibrahima Koné may have scored the winning goal against Tunisia, but the man everyone's talking about is the referee, who blew his whistle too early and ended the game in confusion. Also on Day 4, Gambia make a triumphant entry into their first-ever AFCON tournament with a 1-0 victory against Mauritania, and Ivory Coast jump to the top of Group E after beating Equatorial Guinea. Alison Sargent is joined by James Vasina and sports editor Simon Harding from Cameroon to discuss all the action.
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.
The Atlas Lions join hosts Cameroon in the knockout stages after they beat Comoros 2-0. Meanwhile pre-tournament favourites Senegal play out a disappointing goaless stalemate with Guinea. Selina Sykes is joined by FRANCE 24 Sports Editor Simon Harding and James Vasina.
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