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AFCON 2017 - Cameroon beats Egypt to lift African title

2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON 2017): Cameroon beats Egypt to win 5th title

Cameroon produced a stunning comeback to beat Egypt in the final of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON), held in Gabon’s capital, Libreville, on Sunday.

Stephen Keshi is one of two people to win the Cup of Nations as a player and manager, and the only black African ever to coach at a World Cup. Photograph: Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP/Getty Images

Stephen Keshi: Brawler, talker and most successful black African coach of all time

The former Nigeria and Togo manager, who died on Tuesday evening aged just 54, was, at the international level, the finest African coach of his generation.

A CAF executive meeting, attended by Sepp Blatter and Issa Hayatou, voted for Gabon to host the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. Photograph: Hassan Ammar/AP

Gabon to host 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON)

Gabon beat Algeria and Ghana for right to host tournament. Gabon replaces Libya. Libya withdrew as hosts due to civil conflict.

Man City's Yaya Toure considering Ivory Coast retirement

Man City's Yaya Toure considering Ivory Coast retirement

Manchester City’s Yaya Toure says he will decide about his international future with the Ivory Coast this week.

Jerome Valcke, Secretary General, FIFA

2023 Africa Cup of Nations dates to change

The 2023 Africa Cup of Nations will move from January to June because of plans to switch the 2022 World Cup dates, FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said Wednesday.

Manchester City's Yaya Toure celebrates scoring a goal with teammates during their Premier League match against Sunderland at the Etihad Stadium on January 1, 2015 (AFP Photo/Lindsey Parnaby)

Manchester City sure missed Yaya Toure while he was at the Africa Cup of Nations

For half a decade, Yaya Toure has been the best central midfielder in the Premier League. However, even through two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and a League Cup, the Ivorian’s value truly did not register until he took off for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in January.

Ivory Coast president Alassane Ouattara and Ivory Coast captain Yaya Toure parade the Africa Cup of Nations trophy on Monday

Yaya Toure and Ivory Coast team return home to hero's welcome after African Cup of Nations triumph (Photos)

Hundreds of thousands of supporters at the airport and on the streets of Ivory Coast‘s commercial capital Abidjan welcomed home the national football team on Monday after its victory at the Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.

Yaya Touré, Midfielder for English club Manchester City and the Ivory Coast national team

Man City's hopes of having Yaya Touré back could depend on drawing of lots at 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON)

Manchester City’s hopes of having Yaya Touré back for Saturday evening’s title showdown with Chelsea could depend on the lottery of a drawing of lots should Ivory Coast finish level on points in their Africa Cup of Nations group on Wednesday.

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has become the first player to be named Confederation of African Football African Footballer of the Year four years in a row.

Yaya Toure wins fourth African Player of the Year title in a row

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has become the first player to be named Confederation of African Football African Footballer of the Year four years in a row.

The creator of the ‘Ebola – no Ebola’ map says he is trying to show the world that Africa is not a country. Photograph: EbolaPhone/Twitter

Ebola for beginners: Twitter map outlines some elementary geography

A rudimentary map demonstrating that Africa is not synonymous with the Ebola virus has hit a nerve online.

Ethiopia, Kenya and Ghana bid to host 2017 Africa Cup of Nations

Ethiopia, Kenya & Ghana bid to host 2017 Africa Cup of Nations following Libya's withdrawal as host nation

Ethiopia, Kenya and Ghana have announced their interest in bidding to host the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations following Libya’s withdrawal as the host nation.

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.