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Thursday, July 4th, 2013

After the World Cup is gone

Do we need a book on the 2010 World Cup already? That’s the first question I asked Peter Alegi and Chris Bolsmann, editors of the brand new volume, Africa’s World Cup (University of Michigan Press, 2013). Their quick riposte: “Nobel Peace laureate Desmond Tutu said that ‘anyone who wasn’t thrilled by the World Cup needs to see

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...

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Watching the African Nations Cup with Ghana fans on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn

While the Ghanaian migrant community in New York City is centered in the Bronx, there is a smaller, yet equally as Afcon-enthusiastic population of Ghanaians in the Flatbush/Crown Heights neighborhoods of Brooklyn. Meytex Cafe on Flatbush Avenue...

Friday, January 25th, 2013

What We Learn From Day Six Of Afcon 2013

Referees are known to ruin games waving red cards. An early red card in the game between Ghana and Mali may have made this a classic. Instead the match competed with the empty rafters for attention. Both...

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

The Lagos preacher and the football final

When it comes to football punditry, hindsight is the easy way out. So while your very own and brave AIAC published a  top 10 list of African footballers who could emerge this year way back in early January,...

Friday, January 20th, 2012

The African Cup of Nations preview

The 28th edition of the African Cup of Nations kicks off in Gabon and Equitorial Guinea tomorrow. 16 teams–including the joint hosts who did not have to qualify–will play for 2 places in the final match scheduled...

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Music Break

Last Sunday against Chelsea, Sunderland’s Ghanaian striker Asamoah Gyan scored his team’s second goal on the way to a 3-0 win over the defending English Premier League champions. As usual Gyan did his victory dance (you could...

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Golden Ball

Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast), Samuel Eto’o (Cameroon) and Asamoah Gyan (Ghana) made this year’s shortlist for FIFA’s Ballon d’Or Award. Of course Gyan won’t win the prize. Eto’o has a better chance as he won the Serie...

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Music Break

In case you missed it, here is one the stars of the 2010 World Cup, Ghana’s Asamoah Gyan, making his debut as Baby Jet, in the video for Castro’s “African Girls.” Despite all the bling, bubbly and...