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  • Vol 56 No 3
  •  6th February 2015

Obiang's goals

Hosting the Africa Cup of Nations has enabled President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo to improve his country's image and raise his regional profile. At the opening ceremony of the football tournament on 17 January, he boasted that his enemies had been pro...

  • Vol 55 No 14
  •  11th July 2014

Shame about the politics

The players are good but big problems lie at the organisational level

  • Vol 54 No 3
  •  1st February 2013

Maghreb’s early bath

If the Arab Spring was meant to breathe new vitality into all areas of North African life, nobody told the football teams at this year’s hugely popular Africa Cup of Nations. For the first time since 1992, there will be no North African teams in the quart...

  • Vol 47 No 3
  •  3rd February 2006

Booted out

Shock spread when South Africa, host of the 2010 World Cup, was knocked out in the first round after an ignominious 3-0 defeat by Zambia on 30 January. A furious President Thabo Mbeki accused the national team, Bafana Bafana, of failing to defend the coun...

  • Vol 45 No 4
  •  20th February 2004

And now the world

Held back by political and economic crises, Africa's football talent shines through

  • Vol 39 No 7
  •  3rd April 1998

Kicking off

A fight for the FIFA Presidency points to divisions among Africa's officials

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