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.
Meet the official match ball for the African Cup of Nations 2021 named 'Toghu'. The new official match ball is named after a traditional outfit that is very popular in Cameroon and will be used by the 24 teams during the 52 matches to be played at the competition between 09 January 2022 and 06 February 2022.
The 33rd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations kicks off on Sunday and will be featuring 24 teams for the first time in the tournament’s history. The matches will also be played at six stadiums across five Cameroonian cities. Here’s a look at the AFCON 2021 match venues.
7 Nov 2021
Tens of millions of working Americans will need to be vaccinated or tested weekly for COVID-19 by early January under new government rules. Companies that fail to comply could be fined thousands of dollars.
4 Apr 2021
A French air strike killed 19 civilians in Mali in January, according to a UN report, prompting a strong denial from France. The French air force struck near the remote village of Bounti on January 3, in circumstances that sparked controversy in the war-torn Sahel region. Also, International Criminal Court judges have upheld the 30-year prison sentence handed down to Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda, known as the "Terminator".
27 Jan 2021
Since President Muhammadu Buhari signed the Finance Act 2020 into law, it has been generating mixed reactions from analysts and citizens. The new law introduces over 80 amendments to 14 different laws and took effect from 1st January 2021.
15 Jan 2021
Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Saturday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Saturday.
15 Jan 2021
January was established as the first month of the year by the Roman Calendar. It was named after the god Janus (Latin word for door). Janus has two faces which allowed him to look both backward into the old year and forwards into the new one at the same time. He was the 'spirit of the opening'. To many, January is like 331 days instead of the 31 normal days, the longest month of the year. But the big question is, is January really the longest month of the year?
21 Nov 2020
Today, on ‘Inside Stuff,’ multi-award-winning columnist and Executive Head of The Guardian's Editorial Board, Martins Oloja, advises Mohammed to stop embarrassing the country with such comments and explains why the minister’s attack on CNN is not only an attack on the news network, but also an assault on the Nigerian media whose constitutional responsibility it is to report the truth even if the authorities do not subscribe to such truths.
30 Jan 2020
For small firms along Australia’s southeast coast, the tourist influx during the December and January summer holidays is a critical period. But this year, trade has been hard hit by devastating bushfires, and some people have lost their businesses altogether.
23 Jan 2020
January is the first month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars and the first of seven months to have a length of 31 days. But to many, January is like 331 days instead of the 31 normal days. And the big question is, is January truth or a myth?