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Nightclub blaze kills at least 16 in Cameroon’s capital

Reading Time: < 1 minutes A fire engulfed an upmarket nightclub in Cameroon’s capital Yaounde in the early hours of Sunday, killing at least 16 people and injuring eight others, the government said. “The incident was caused by the explosion of fireworks usually used in the nightclub,” said the government, adding that this had caused a fire to break out Read More…

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Garoua fans adopt Super Eagles, want Nigeria-Cameroon final at AFCON

Reading Time: 2 minutes Most residents of Garoua (North Cameroon) have adopted the Super Eagles as their team at the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon. The Eagles play all their group D matches in Garoua and will remain in the city for the next round if they top their group. According to a NAN correspondent Read More…

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Cameroon rally past COVID-hit Burkina Faso to win AFCON opener

Reading Time: 2 minutes Garoua (Cameroon), Jan. 9, 2022 (NAN) Hosts Cameroon on Sunday had to rely on two penalties to pull up a comeback win against Burkina Faso in the opening match of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Yaounde on Sunday. Captain Vincent Aboubakar converted two penalties as hosts Cameroon came from behind to beat Read More…

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AFCON 2021 gets underway with several participants looking like serious contenders

Reading Time: 3 minutes Garoua (Cameroon), Jan. 9, 2022 (NAN) In the history of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament, this is the second time there will be 24 teams battling it out for the coveted title of African champions. This will be the 33rd edition of the competition, and significantly the number of participants has risen to Read More…

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VAR to be used in all 52 AFCON matches in Cameroon

Reading Time: < 1 minutes When the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) begins on Sunday in Cameroon all 52 matches will be using the Video Assistant Referee ((VAR). It is the first time VAR, which gained worldwide recognition by 2018, will be used fully in any African competition. However, the innovation is not coming as a surprise since VAR Read More…