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Asamoah Gyan is found guilty of ‘unethical’ hair

A footballer’s hairstyle is probably the last thing you’d expect to be a source of controversy or news in football. The United Arab Emirates Football Association has been keen to enforce its laws on what it has called unethical hair, and a number of footballers face a ban over unethical hairstyles. Ghanaian footballer, Asamoah Gyan is among a list of 46 players found guilty of breaking the football association’s guidelines on hairstyles.

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World celebrates Komla Dumor’s legacy: Entries open for Komla Award

BBC and the world continues to celebrate Komla Dumor’s legacy through the annual award, the Komla Dumor Journalism Award, which seeks to identify the best African journalist for the BBC World News. The award, which is now in its third year has selected the best talented journalists from across the continent. Applications for the 2017 award are now open, and talented journalists are encouraged to apply.

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Gabon 2017: All set for the Africa Cup of Nations tournament

Africa’s biggest soccer showcase, the Africa Cup of Nations is certainly upon us, kicking off tomorrow (Saturday), the 14th of January. Hosts Gabon will get the ball rolling in the opening match in Libreville tomorrow in a game against debutants The Djurtus of Guinea-Bissau, in a Group A clash. We wish all the 16 teams participating in the tournament the very best. Let the 2017 games begin.

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Fraudsters operate bogus U.S. embassy in Ghana for 10 years, and issued visas for $6,000

A crime ring of Ghanaian and Turkish citizen masterminded one of the most daring cons of all time, running a fake U.S. Embassy in Ghana for 10 years, which issued visas for $6,000. The bogus embassy opened thrice a week, flew a U.S. flag and inside hung a photo of President Barack Obama. The gang did not accept walk ins but recruited its customers from remote parts of West Africa, and the gang was only busted after a tip-off from an informant. The tip-off led to the creation of an international task force, which investigated the matter leading to the arrest of ring members, and closure of the fake embassy.

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“I stand by the ICC”, Kofi Annan says

Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has weighed in on the ongoing debate about the relevance of the the International Criminal Court (ICC), after damaging withdrawals from the institution by three African countries. Annan said Africa needs the Court more than ever “because the most heinous crimes must not go unpunished”. Annan has previously argued that the ICC does not target Africa, and victims of heinous crimes, and others who cannot get justice in their domestic courts should have a provision to seek justice abroad.

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Who is your BBC African Footballer of the Year?

The BBC African Footballer of the Year award nominees have been announced and the list includes Gabon’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ghana’s Andre Ayew, Algerian Riyad Mahrez, Senegal’s Sadio Mane and Ivory Coast Yaya. Voting is open until 28 November and the winner will be announced on Monday, 12 December. Tell us, who is your BBC African Footballer of the Year?

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Nigeria clash with Algeria: Road to Russia

It’s the battle of Africa’s soccer heavyweights as the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Algeria’s Desert Foxes battle for the precious three points, vital in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualification. The game certainly promises to be a fascinating encounter considering the depth of both giants and high stakes on the table as the two soccer giants battle for glory in the Group B match. What’s your prediction?