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Ethiopia’s Genzebe Dibaba earns sixth indoor world record
Ethiopian Genzebe Dibaba is at it again, achieving yet another world record to add to her flurry of global best...

American Football

Is Ziggy Ansah the best African player in the NFL of all time?
In 2014, my brother, who knows about these things, called me to tell me about this amazing athlete who had...


The first all-black female pro-cycling team could make history
Team Rwanda are training a selection of female cyclists to take part in the UCI Women’s WorldTour in 2017....


What happened when we hung out with the first skateboarders in Accra
The skateboarders of Accra usually skate along the abandoned car parks in La, on the coast beyond Osu, to the...


6 things we can learn from champion Serena Williams
As the holder of all four major tennis titles, there’s no doubt: Serena Williams is a champion. She is...

Sports Specials

7 African sport stars to look out for in 2017
2016 has been a strong year for African sports men and women. From footballers to sprinters, sports stars have shown...