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28 December 2018 8:46 PM Pirates to face African champs in CAF draw

Johannesburg - CAF Champions League trophy-holders Esperance of Tunisia will face Horoya of Guinea, Orlando Pirates of South Africa and FC Platinum of Zimbabwe in the 2018/19 group phase. The Friday draw at a luxury Cairo hotel overlooking the Nile river split the qualifying survivors into four groups with each club facing their three rivals home and away. Tunisian 33

13 December 2018 4:33 AM SA favourites, Morocco will not host 2019 AFCON

Rabat - Morocco will not be a candidate to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations after Cameroon was stripped of the tournament, the country's sports minister Rachid Talbi Alami said on Wednesday, while Egypt expressed an interest in hosting the finals. "Morocco does not intend to run for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations and will not do so," he told AFP. Morocco 41

03 December 2018 7:00 PM Bouteflika, citing flu, scraps talks with with Saudi prince

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's planned meeting with Abdelaziz Bouteflika was canceled on Monday because the Algerian president has the flu. Bouteflika's office said in a statement that he was confined to bed with an "acute flu." The prince is in Algeria as he continues his tour of Arab nations after attending the Group of 20 summit in Argentina 37

02 December 2018 12:13 PM Saudi prince starts Sunday a two-day visit to Algeria

Algeria's presidency says Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will start a two-day visit to Algeria on Sunday with a focus on economic ties between the two countries. The visit aims to consolidate boosting bilateral cooperation, the statement said. A diplomatic official told The Associated Press that the Saudi prince, known as MBS, will meet Algerian 52

30 November 2018 7:10 PM Tunisia arrests 12 suspected ISIS members, dismantles cells: ministry

Authorities have arrested 12 suspected members of the Islamic State group and seized bomb making materials since a suicide attack last month, the interior ministry said on Friday. Authorities have also "dismantled four takfiri (Sunni extremist) sleeper cells in several parts of Tunisia", the ministry said in a statement. The announcement follows an attack 35

30 November 2018 9:03 AM Tau, Ellis and Van Wyk nominated for CAF Awards

Cape Town - Bafana Bafana star Percy Tau, Banyana Banyana's Desiree Ellis, Janine van Wyk and Thembi Kgatlana have all been nominated for the 2018 CAF Awards. Tau who is on loan at Union Saint Gilloise from English Premiership side Brighton & Hove Albion, is nominated for African Player of the Year alongside former team-mate Dennis Onyango. Banyana Banyana 36

18 November 2018 7:01 PM Mahrez brace helps Algeria qualify for AFCON

Johannesburg - Manchester City star Riyad Mahrez scored twice as Algeria trounced Togo 4-1 in Lome on Sunday to qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals in Cameroon. Mahrez netted either side of a Youcef Attal goal to give the 1990 champions a three-goal advantage within 30 minutes in the west African city. Kodjo Fo-Doh Laba pulled one back for Togo in the second 32

18 November 2018 1:35 PM Search on for 8 missing Algerian migrants near Sardinia

Italy's coast guard is searching for eight Algerian migrants who apparently tried to swim to shore when the motor of their boat failed off Sardinia's southwest coast. The coast guard said in a statement on Saturday that three people who decided to stay aboard the stranded boat and were rescued told authorities that 10 people in all had abandoned ship on Thursday 49

02 November 2018 4:00 AM Germany, Netherlands back Niger border force to counter migration

Germany and the Netherlands have pledged to fund special forces in Niger to control its border and prevent illegal migration, the EU's security mission in the country said on Thursday. Niger is a transit country for thousands of migrants heading to Libya and Algeria, key hubs for migrants trying to reach Europe. Under the new plan, the two European nations 37

16 October 2018 6:24 PM Algeria MPs padlock parliament in protest against speaker

Around 200 deputies kept Algeria's parliament locked up for several hours on Tuesday in a protest action to press demands for the house speaker to step down. "We're here to demand the speaker resigns," Abdelhamid Si Affif, the head of parliament's foreign affairs committee, told AFP after the protesters blocked the entrance with a chain and padlock 50