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Haller seals 2-1 Cup of Nations final win for Ivory Coast over Nigeria

Haller seals 2-1 Cup of Nations final win for Ivory Coast over Nigeria

SEBASTIEN Haller scored the winning goal nine minutes from the end as hosts Ivory Coast claimed a third Africa Cup of Nations title with a 2-1 victory over Nigeria in the final at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium in Abidjan on Sunday. It was a triumph born from adversity as the Ivorians scraped out of their group following two defeats, including a humiliating 4-0 loss to Equatorial Guinea, before finding their form in the knockout rounds with a never-say-die attitude that led them to the title. William Troost-Ekong’s header gave Nigeria a first-half lead as he rose to meet Samuel Chukwueze’s…
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Last gasp win for Guinea sees them into Cup of Nations quarter-finals

Last gasp win for Guinea sees them into Cup of Nations quarter-finals

GUINEA scored with the last kick of the game to end the giant-killing run of Equatorial Guinea at the Africa Cup of Nations and book themselves a slot in the quarter-finals with a 1-0 victory at Alassane Ouattara Olympic Stadium. Mohamed Bayo’s superb glancing header in the eighth minute of stoppage time in the last-16 clash proved the difference after Equatorial Guinea, down to 10 men in the second half, missed a penalty. Guinea ended a long sequence of losing in the knockout stage of the Cup of Nations but took their time, and rode their luck, to claim victory.…
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Cabo Verde’s malaria victory is a blueprint for Africa

Cabo Verde’s malaria victory is a blueprint for Africa

CABO Verde has achieved a significant milestone in the battle against malaria, securing malaria-free certification from the World Health Organization (WHO). In news released on Friday, January 12, WHO explained that indigenous malaria transmission by Anopheles mosquitoes across the archipelago of 10 islands has been halted nationwide for the past three consecutive years. The country's certification is the fourth on the continent, following Mauritius, Morocco, and Algeria in 1973, 2010, and 2019, respectively. Globally, 43 countries now hold malaria-free certifications. According to Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO's Director-General, "WHO’s certification of Cabo Verde as malaria-free is a testament to the power…
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Ukrainians take up new positions as Putin proclaims victory in Luhansk

Ukrainians take up new positions as Putin proclaims victory in Luhansk

TOM BALMFORTH and MAX HUNDER UKRAINIAN forces were taking up new defensive lines in the east, preparing for a hard new phase in the war as President Vladimir Putin proclaimed Russia's victory in the months-long battle of Luhansk. Russia's capture of the city of Lysychansk on Sunday brought an end to one of the biggest battles in Europe for generations, which saw Moscow bring the full might of its ground forces to bear on a small pocket of the front line for two months. The battle completes Russia's conquest of Luhansk province, one of two regions it has demanded Ukraine…
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