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Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, the son of Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, the president of Equatorial Guinea, in Malabo, a city in Equatorial Guinea, in 2013. Credit Jerome Leroy/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
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Accused of Looting Millions, Son of African Leader Stalls Trial

PARIS — Since 2011, when investigators first impounded luxury cars held by the family of Equatorial Guinea’s president, anticorruption groups hoped that France would deal a mortal blow to the injustice they believe has enriched the country’s elites while many of its citizens languish in poverty. On Wednesday, a judge […]

Hymn of Peace by Nigerian Leaders Strikes Some as Off Key
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Hymn of Peace by Nigerian Leaders Strikes Some as Off Key

As boy bands go, it was an unlikely crew. In a five-minute video posted online this week, a band of seven aging Nigerian leaders — all but one of them retired — sang a New Year’s hymn of peace for their country. Gowon, Obasanjo, Shonekan, Ekwueme, Osinbajo form choir, sing […]

An 8-year-old practicing dribbling at the Evergrande Football School in Qingyuan, a city in southern China. Students swarm the fields nearly every day in an effort to achieve soccer glory.
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President Xi’s Great Chinese Soccer Dream

QINGYUAN, China — The 48 soccer fields of the vast Evergrande Football School in south China seem barely enough for its 2,800 students. Against a backdrop of school spires that seem modeled on Hogwarts, the young athletes swarm onto the fields nearly every day, kicking, dribbling and passing in the […]

Antonio Conte, far right, has produced a turnaround as Chelsea’s manager. The team is in first place and in position to claim a record: best single-season run in the history of the Premier League. Credit Hannah McKay/European Pressphoto Agency
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At Chelsea, Antonio Conte’s Personal Touch Proves a Winning One

Everyone at Chelsea agrees on the who. The players, the coaches and the platoon of staff members behind the scenes all say that, in six months as manager, Antonio Conte has transformed the club. He has given a team that seemed to have lost its shine the veneer of a […]

Dele Alli’s first goal beat Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois late in the first half on Wednesday. Credit Dylan Martinez/Reuters
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Chelsea’s Streak Ends at 13 With Loss to Tottenham

LONDON — Dele Alli bolstered his growing reputation by putting a stop to Chelsea’s 13-match winning streak, scoring two goals on headers on Wednesday to give Tottenham Hotspur a 2-0 home victory over the Blues, the Premier League leaders. Defense has been the bedrock of Chelsea’s three-month hot streak, but […]

Williams made 88 unforced errors against her fellow American Getty
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Top seed Serena Williams crashes out of ASB Classic to Madison Brengle

World number two Williams was beaten 6-4 6-7 (7/3) 6-4 by the 26-year-old, who is 70 places below her in the current rankings Top seed Serena Williams was knocked out of the ASB Classic in Auckland in the second round by fellow American Madison Brengle on Wednesday. World number two […]

Antonio Conte, right, enjoys another victory during Chelsea’s surge to the top of the Premier League in his first season in charge. Photograph: Javier Garcia/BPI/Rex/Shutterstock
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Antonio Conte can see the bigger picture even if Chelsea’s winning run falls short

Chelsea’s record attempt faces test at Tottenham but their manager knows the lead they have in the Premier League is more important than a place in history When Antonio Conte thought about what to name his daughter, he wanted something beautiful and also something that would resonate with him. In […]

Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey with Haruna Iddrisu
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Inaugural preparations for President – elect well advanced

Ms Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, Co-chairperson of the Inauguration Sub-Committee of the Transition Team has announced that preparations are almost complete for the inauguration of the President- elect Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo- Addo next Saturday. She said Ghana was ready for the historic event at the Black Star Square in Accra, […]

President Mahama conducts in-coming President Akufo-Addo around Flagstaff House
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President Mahama conducts Nana Akuffo Addo round Flagstaff House

It was a delight to watch, when President John Dramani Mahama and President -elect Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo met at the Flagstaff House as part of the on-going transition exercise. The meeting at the Presidency was at the behest of President Mahama whose objective was to conduct President -elect […]

Goalkeeper Adams Kwarasey of Black Stars fame forced out of the team by a waist injury
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Waist injury forces Kwarasey out of Black Stars

  Goalkeeper Adams Kwarasey has been dropped from the 26-man provisional squad of the Black Stars currently camping in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in  AFCON 2017 tournament in Gabon. The Rosenberg shot stopper who has been replaced with Fatau Daudu according […]