Peace in Africa: Morocco and Tunisia say war with CAF is over

CAF HQApril 13 - Morocco and Tunisia say they have settled their differences with the Confederation of African Football (CAF) following their respective spats over the African Cup of Nations.

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Cameroonian Ebosse's death was murder, says father

Albert EbosseApril 10 - Albert Ebosse, the Cameroon striker who died following a match in Algeria last August - ostensibly from injuries sustained by an object thrown from the stands - was murdered, according to his father.

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Gabon win hosting of 2017 African Cup of Nations

GabonBy Andrew Warshaw
April 9 - Gabon have been chosen to host the seemingly perennially troubled Africa Cup of Nations in 2017 as a replacement for war-torn Libya who withdrew last year.

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Hayatou backs Blatter and flexes muscle for another term as CAF chief

Hayatou and BlatterBy Andrew Warshaw
April 8 - Any concerns Sepp Blatter may have had that his solid support base in Africa could be in danger of waning as he bids for a fifth term of office have been swept away. As expected, African Football Confederation chief Issa Hayatou pledged his members' total backing for Blatter at this week's CAF Congress.

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Focus turns to Africa as Blatter set to address his core constituency

Hayatou and BlatterBy Andrew Warshaw
April 7 - After enduring a collective assault on his presidency by the three men bidding to unseat him, Sepp Blatter was doubtless feeling far more comfortable today as the election campaign switched from UEFA to the Confederation of African Football Congress (CAF).

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Morocco beats ban as CAS hammers CAF's hardline sanctions

Issa Hayatou3By Andrew Warshaw
April 4 - In a stunning victory for a national association over its confederation, Morocco has won its appeal against being thrown out of the next two African Nations Cup tournaments. The sanction was imposed by the Confederation of African Football after Morocco refused to host this year's event in January because of fears over the spread of the Ebola virus.

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Tunisian apology keeps them clear of ban from 2017 Africa Cup of Nations

Tunisia vs Equatorial GuineaBy Mark Baber
April 2 - An apology from the Tunisia Football Federation for accusing the Confederation of African Football (CAF) of bias has prevented the nation from being banned from the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. The apology follows the disgraceful scenes which met the team's elimination in the quarter-final of the African Cup of Nations by Equatorial Guinea.

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FIFA steps into Sierra Leone match-fixing battle

FIFA signageBy Andrew Warshaw
March 27 - FIFA are to send their Director of Security Ralf Mutschke to Sierra Leone to help tackle a match-fixing crisis that has caused deep division between sports administrators and government officials.

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Cameroon stay under FIFA control while Iya Mohammed's trial continues

Iya MohammedMarch 24 - The mandate of the Normalisation Committee at the Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT) has been extended for a further six months. The decision of FIFA's Executive made on March 20 gives more time for the establishment of an electoral process and new elections, with the trial of the FECAFOOT's long-term president Iya Mohammed (pictured), on grounds of alleged financial impropriety, still continuing.

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