| Aug 25, 2014
| 8:24 AM
ABUJA (Reuters) - The leader of Nigeria's Islamist group Boko Haram said his fighters were now ruling the captured northeastern town of Gwoza "by Islamic law", in the first video to state a territorial claim in more than five years of violent...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 6:39 AM
YAOUNDE (Reuters) - Cameroon have made a major overhaul to their squad, dropping 13 players from the party who went to the World Cup including captain Samuel Eto'o.
German-born coach Volker Finke announced a new-look 25-man squad on Saturday for the...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 8:15 AM
YAOUNDE (Reuters) - Cameroon has closed all its borders with Nigeria in a bid to halt the spread of the Ebola virus, state radio said on Tuesday.
The virus has killed more than 1,200 people in four West African countries, four of whom have died in...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 10:24 PM
With all the skill of a master weaver at a loom, Esther Ogble stands under a parasol in the sprawling Wuse market in Nigeria's capital and spins synthetic fibre into women's hair.
Nearby, three customers - one in a hijab - wait for a turn to spend...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 7:16 AM
DAKAR (Reuters) - IT technician Mansour Diagne is one of the lucky few in Senegal to have a bank account, but when he needs to pay some bills or transfer cash to his sisters on the other side of the crowded capital Dakar, he reaches for his mobile phone....
| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:51 PM
The first round of a World Cup is a lot like a circus: There are clowns and high-wire acts, wild animals and magicians. And with 48 games in 14 days, it's hard to watch everything.
So as the tournament paused Friday to bid arrivederci to Italy and the...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 6:30 AM
An official investigation began Monday into the Cameroon men’s national soccer team and allegations that it threw all of its matches in the World Cup.
The Cameroon Football Assn. is investigating seven “bad apples” accused of fraud...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 6:46 AM
THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 2014
Brazil 3, Croatia 1
FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2014
Mexico 1, Cameroon 0
Netherlands 5, Spain 1
Chile 3, Australia 0
SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 2014
Colombia 3, Greece 0
Costa Rica 3, Uruguay 1
Italy 2, England 1
Ivory Coast 2, Japan 1
| Jun 23, 2014
| 7:16 AM
The Silvestre Varela header silenced celebrations, but it has not extinguished the U.S. hopes to advance in the World Cup.
The Americans still sit in good position to move on to the knockout stages, with some statistics saying the probability is as high...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 8:44 AM
The easy adage is scoreless draws are a boring indictment of the beautiful game. Mexico and Brazil proved otherwise in an up-and-down, back-and-forth game on Tuesday.
While neither team could find the net -- Mexico has goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa to...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 6:02 AM
The result was as expected. The path to victory...not so much.
Brazil needed the aid of a controversial penalty kick to overcome Croatia, 3-1, in the World Cup opener on Thursday. After falling behind, 1-0, on Marcelo's own goal, it was Neymar who...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 11:03 AM
NATAL, Brazil -- Mexico overcame the setback of having two early goals harshly disallowed to beat Cameroon 1-0 with a second-half strike by Oribe Peralta and join Brazil at the top of World Cup Group A with three points on Friday.
Mexico, on top...