2014 FIFA World Cup News

Live music in Accra, Ghana

Why is Ghana 25 times more successful than Nigeria at attracting tourism revenues?

Tourism should be an easy win for emerging market (EM) and frontier market (FM) economies with weakened currencies, and cheap jet fuel; an opportunity that we think is being missed.

Gervinho and Drogba at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil

Africa is a country, football edition

Africa remains divided along many lines, from race and religion to ethnicity.

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff welcomes Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi

The BRICS alliance makes no sense at all. So what?

The leaders of the BRICS countries—Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa—are meeting for their sixth annual summit in Fortaleza, Brazil (in case you were wondering what Vladimir Putin was doing at the World Cup final).

Nigerian Football (Soccer) Fans

Nigeria: The World's Most Crazed Soccer Nation

Nigeria can make a strong case for recognition as the most soccer-crazed country in the world.

2010 FIFA World Cup, South Africa

South Africa Is Still Winning After 2010 FIFA World Cup

Four years after hosting the 2010 FIFA World Cup, South Africa endures sustained success as a leading sporting and travel motherland.

Sepp Blatter, President, FIFA

Confederation of African Football (CAF) supports FIFA boss Blatter, hits out at 'degrading' media

Africa’s soccer chiefs launched an attack on the media – “notably British” – for what it called “repeated, deliberately hateful, defamatory and degrading attacks” on the integrity of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) “and the entire African continent”.

Issa Hayatou, President, Confederation of African Football (CAF)

Africa seeks to force FIFA’s hand with success in Brazil

Africa’s hopes of increased future World Cup representation rest heavily on achievement in Brazil this year where five countries seek to break new ground and force FIFA’s hand.

2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa

South Africa’s World Cup advice to Brazil—and a huge Waka Waka confession

Dear Brazil, when we hosted the World Cup in 2010, we taught the world some positive things about South Africa.

Delta Ghana Giraffe Tweet Gaffe

Delta Air Lines Discovers that there are no giraffes in Ghana

The publishing industry isn’t alone in thinking that the entire continent of Africa looks just like The Lion King.

Gervais Yao Kouassi, Ivory Coast National Football Team, 2014 FIFA World Cup

How are Africans fans watching the World Cup in Brazil?

As Nigeria and Ghana begin their campaign, a poll finds a somewhat optimistic belief on the continent that an African team will win. How will you be following the action?

Stephen Keshi, Nigeria National Football Team Coach

Africa can win the World Cup, says Nigeria coach, Stephen Keshi

African sides are as good as any at the World Cup and one could end up winning it in Brazil, Nigerian coach Stephen Keshi said on Sunday ahead of his side’s opening group game against outsiders Iran.