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Sepp Blatter told the draw ceremony in St Petersburg that Fifa was confident Russia would stage a successful tournament.
25/07/2015 - football

Putin and Blatter open road to 2018 World Cup final

Russian president Vladimir Putin and Sepp Blatter, the head of world football's governing body Fifa, combined in St Petersburg on Saturday to launch the campaign that will culminate in the World Cup ...
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is seen on a television monitor while addressing the nation in Athens, Greece July 1, 2015.
01/07/2015 - Greece-Africa

Greece's economic woes are painful reminder of Africa's agony, analysts

Greece inched closer to dropping out of the eurozone on Wednesday, after defaulting on its 1.5 billion euro payment to the International Monetary Fund. The IMF rejected Athen's last-minute request for an extension, leading to scenes of chaos outside Greek banks.

Midfielder André Ayew leaves Marseille
22/05/2015 - Sports Insight

Midfielder André Ayew leaves Marseille

André Ayew has been voted the best African footballer in the French first division by a jury of sports journalists at RFI and France 24.
'Africa Dances' by Ben Enwonwu (Nigerian, 1917-1994)
19/05/2015 - Africa

African contemporary art under the hammer ... and the spotlight

A leading international auction house, Bonhams, is holding its annual Africa Now sale of African art Wednesday.
André Ayew has been a key player for Marseille during the 2014-15 season.
19/05/2015 - Football

André Ayew wins RFI's Prix Marc-Vivien Foe

André Ayew has been voted the best African footballer in the French first division by a jury of sports journalists at RFI and France 24.
29/04/2015

African press review 29 April 2015

The International Monetary Fund is worried about South Africa, Ecowas is worried about Togo, the African Union is worried about Burundi.
Côte d'Ivoire President Alassane Ouattara and team captain Yaya Touré bring the 2015 CAN trophy to Abidjan
08/04/2015 - World football

Gabon to host Africa Cup of Nations 2017

Gabon was selected on Wednesday afternoon as the host for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. It's the first time that the country will be sole organiser.
Ghanaian musician King Ayisoba
02/04/2015 - World music matters

Ghanaian musician King Ayisoba

Our guest today is King Ayisoba from Ghana.
Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo presents Ivory Coast's captain Yaya Toure the trophy, Bata, 8 February 2015.
09/02/2015 - Report: Africa Cup of Nations 2015

Africa Cup of Nations overview

Issues have overshadowed Cup of Nations tournaments since the very beginning.

Cote d'Ivoire's head coach Herve Renard celebrates with his players after winning the African Nations Cup final soccer match against Ghana in Bata 8 February 2015.
09/02/2015 - Report: Africa Cup of Nations 2015

Cote d'Ivoire's head coach Hervé Renard and players can dance

Five things we learned from day 23.

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