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Monday, February 11th, 2013

Nigeria: Kings of Africa for a third time

Make una no vex, I’m running on less than 2 hours of sleep, and for good reason. Scratch that, FOR GREAT REASON. Thirteen years of sorrow, hurt and pain were wiped out in an instant a few hours ago as I watched Joseph Yobo lift that golden goblet over his head to proclaim Nigeria the

Sunday, February 10th, 2013

Afcon Final Preview: Will it be Keshi’s time or can the Burkinabé shock the world in Soweto?

Nineteen years ago, a Super Eagles team captained by one Stephen Okechukwu Keshi won the Africa Cup of Nations in Tunis. Will it be Keshi’s time again in Soweto today? We leave the serious predictions to the...

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

#Ghana #BlackStars is trending

The Ghana Black Stars won their Afcon 2013 group and then beat Cape Verde in the quarterfinals Sunday to make it through to a semi-final later today against Burkina Faso. However, observers online and in Accra report...

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

“Only Seydou Keita is worth anything.”

The Western-most tip of Africa seemed like as good a place as any to watch the Mali vs. South Africa quarter-final in the African Cup of Nations. On Saturday, I was at the Pointe des Almadies in...

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Songs for Chipolopolo (or Africa Cup of Nations Playlist N°4)

By Charles Mafa* It’s death or glory today for defending champions Zambia, who must beat Burkina Faso to make it to the quarter-finals. Anything less will be a major disappointment. Just in case the Chipolopolo boys need...

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Burkinabe Rapper Art Melody’s Playlist For Les Étalons (Afcon 2013 Playlist N°3)

By Mamadou Konkobo (aka Art Melody): Later today we play against Zambia for a place in the quarterfinals of the African Cup of Nations. We are first in our group, we just need to handle it well. Zambia...

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

Songs for the Blue Sharks of Capo Verde (Also Known As African Cup of Nations Playlist N°1)

Today we're launching our series of Africa Nations Cup playlists -- music to get you in the mood for the football, or to drown out the commentator if he's annoying you during the game. First up is...