South Africa opposition launching election campaign

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PRETORIA: The liberal Democratic Alliance, fighting to keep its place as South Africa’s official opposition party, was to launch its electoral campaign on Saturday ahead of a hotly contested vote. In the capital Pretoria the party led a march from the center city to the seat of government, the Union Buildings. Under the scorching sun, streets … Read more

South Africa host Palestine in charity match ‘Football for Humanity’

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BEIRUT: In a show of solidarity with Palestine and to demonstrate the power of sports in bridging divides, a charity match titled “Football for Humanity” will be held between Palestine and South Africa on Sunday. Cape Town’s famous Athlone Stadium will host the game between the Palestine National Football Team and the South African Invitational … Read more

South Africa approaches World Court over Israel’s Rafah offensive

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JAKARTA: More than 200 million Indonesians are expected to go to the polls on Wednesday in the world’s largest single-day election to choose not only a new president and vice president, but also parliamentary and local representatives. The simultaneous presidential and legislative elections will determine who will succeed President Joko Widodo, who is serving his … Read more

Champions of Africa Ivory Coast parade through Abidjan,

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ABIDJAN: Tens of thousands of jubilant fans crammed the streets of Abidjan on Monday for the Ivory Coast’s victory parade after the hosts’ remarkable Africa Cup of Nations triumph the night before. Just as in 2015 for their last AFCON triumph, the Elephants roamed the streets of the country’s economic capital. Sebastien Haller, who scored … Read more

Party begins as Ivory Coast rally to beat Nigeria 2-1 and win Africa Cup of Nations

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Arab Women’s Sports Tournament looks to welcome more Saudi involvement, says event director RIYADH: The Arab Women’s Sports Tournament in Sharjah, which ends on Feb. 12, saw four Saudi clubs — Capital, Al-Ittihad, Al-Khaleej, and Al-Thuqbah — take part in the seventh edition of the event. The largest female-only sporting event in the Arab world … Read more

Saudi Exports seeking to build on $34.13bn non-oil trade with Africa

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RIYADH: The World Defense Show concluded on Thursday with the signing of 61 deals worth SR26 billion ($6.93 billion). During the event, a total of 73 agreements were signed between top international companies and Saudi firms. As many as 10 agreements were sealed by Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Defense with local and international companies to enhance … Read more

Sebastien Haller fires Ivory Coast into Africa Cup final against Nigeria. Hosts beat Congo 1-0

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Jordan produced the shock of this AFC Asian Cup by defeating South Korea 2-0 to move into Saturday’s final against the winner of the other semifinal between hosts Qatar and Iran. Here are five things we learned from the epic match. Jordan have announced their presence to the world. There was real emotion at the … Read more

Ivory Coast in last-gasp AFCON triumph; South Africa also reach semifinals

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BOUAKE, IVORY COAST: Oumar Diakite was the hero as hosts Ivory Coast staged another remarkable salvage operation on Saturday to reach the Africa cup of Nations semifinals, and South Africa later joined them. A brilliant back-heel by the substitute in added time at the end of extra time in Bouake gave the Elephants a 2-1 … Read more

Lookman fires Nigeria into Africa Cup semis with win over Angola. Congo also through

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MEXICO CITY: Chile’s Joaquin Niemann fired 10 birdies and an eagle in a 12-under par 59 Friday in the first round of the LIV Golf season-opening event at Mayakoba in Mexico. Niemann stole the spotlight from Masters champion Jon Rahm, the newest recruit to the league entering its third season amid ongoing negotiations to bring … Read more

From hope to despair: Arab nations disappoint at continental showpieces in Asia, Africa

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PGA Tour strikes $3 billion deal with Fenway-led investment group. Players to get equity ownership PEBBLE BEACH, California: The PGA Tour is getting a $3 billion investment from Strategic Sports Group in a deal announced Wednesday that would give players access to more than $1.5 billion as equity owners in the new PGA Tour Enterprises. … Read more