Egypt: Egypt’s Powerful Football Fans and Politics – a Toxic Mix That Could Combust During Afcon

[The Conversation Africa] When the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) opens in Cairo, Egypt, the focus will be on the games between the continent’s top football teams to see who is going to raise the cup on Friday 19 July at the end of the three-week tournament.

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Cameroon: Government Denies Separatists Blew Up Lone Refinery

[VOA] Cameroon has increased troops around its lone oil refinery, after a weekend explosion caused a shutdown of the facility. But the government denies separatist fighters were responsible and says there will be no shortages of petroleum products.

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Africa: What to Expect From Biggest-Ever Africa Cup of Nations Tournament

[The Conversation Africa] The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, popularly known as Afcon, is the biennial championship in which Africa’s top men’s teams compete for the gold-plated African Nation Cup trophy. The winner will hoist that trophy after the final on Friday 19 July at the Cairo International Stadium.

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