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TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Foreign Minister of Niger Hassoumi Massaoudou called for plans to convene a session of the Joint Commission with Iran in the capital of the African country.

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In a telephone conversation with his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amirabdollahian on Monday, Massaoudou highlighted Iran's significant position, saying Niger is willing to hold a Joint Commission meeting with the I

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CONAKRY, GUINEA - Former Guinean President Alpha Conde left the country for medical treatment in the United Arab Emirates after spending more than four months in the custody of the military junta that overthrew him, witnesses said Monday.

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Within a few weeks of the start of a new year and West Africa had its first attempted coup d'etat. On January 12 the Burkinabè government announced that it foiled a plot from within the armed forces to destabilise the state.

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YAOUNDE, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- Following are the Africa Cup of Nations results on Monday:

Group A

In Yaounde

Cameroon 1 Cape Verde 1

In Bafoussam

Burkina Faso 1 Ethiopia 1 Standings (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points)

Cameroon 3 2 1 0 7 3 7 -- qualified

B.

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LONDON, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski was crowned The Best FIFA Men's Player of Year 2021 on Monday, winning the award for the second year in succession.

The Best FIFA Football Awards 2021 ceremony was held as a virtual TV show from the Home of FIFA in Zurich, Switzerland.

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If, as some head coaches keep asserting, there are no little teams at the Africa Cup of Nations, why are they asked if they are worried about upsets?

It is meat and drink to me

Yes, the coaches and players say the honeyed words about respecting the opponent, staying focused and concentrating.

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The Blues boss reacted to the rewards for Chelsea's Champions League triumph in a ceremony that also saw Cristiano Ronaldo honored

Chelsea's Thomas Tuchel cut a modest figure in a live FIFA interview as he earned the spotlight with Edouard Mendy, Jorginho, N'Golo Kante and Pep Guardiola just days after being beaten by the Man City boss in the Premier League.

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Ghana boss Milovan Rajevac on Monday cited his experiences at the Cup of Nations with Ghana in 2010 and as the head of other national teams to ease the pressure on his side ahead of their crucial Group C clash against Comoros on Tuesday .

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A row over the state of the pitch ensued after a bizarre end to an Africa Cup of Nations game

Sierra Leone were gifted a last-gasp equalizer when unfortunate Badra Ali Sangare pawed a pass into the path of Alhaji Kamara ? and ex-Tottenham defender Serge Aurier went in goal after the goalkeeper was stretchered off.

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FREETOWN, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- The Leone Stars, Sierra Leone's national football team, has proved to the world that it is a hard team to beat in the ongoing African Cup of Nations (AFCON), the team's coach John Keister said on Sunday.

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Defending champions Algeria suffered a shock defeat to Equatorial Guinea on Sunday night to shatter their 35-match unbeaten streak and leave the defence of their Africa Cup of Nations trophy in jeopardy.

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Defending champions Algeria suffered a shock defeat to Equatorial Gyuinea on Sunday night to shatter their 37-match unbeaten streak and leave the defence of their Africa Cup of Nations trophy in jeopardy.

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Kuala Lumpur [Malaysia], January 16 (ANI): The ICC Commonwealth Games Qualifier 2022 commences at the Kinrara Oval in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday as Bangladesh, Kenya, Malaysia, Scotland and Sri Lanka vie for the lone remaining slot at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham.

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The megastar for Premier League side Arsenal was detected to have the issue at Africa's leading international tournament

$75 million footballer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been ruled out of action by bosses at the Covid-hit Africa Cup of Nations after he was diagnosed with cardiac lesions ? with his manager claiming the player's father intervened.

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BAMAKO, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- The National Olympic and Sports Committee of Mali is unequivocally supporting Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games, its president Habib Sissoko told Xinhua on Friday.

"We support China's commitment and determination to organize the Winter Olympics despite the coronavirus pandemic affecting the world," he said.

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FREETOWN, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- The Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) confirmed on Saturday that two players, David Sesay and Osman Kakay, have tested positive for COVID-19 amid the African Cup of Nations (AFCON).

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YAOUNDE, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- Zimbabwe was eliminated from the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) after a 2-1 defeat to Malawi on Friday.

Fans of the Warriors at the Omnisport Stadium in Bafoussam had held high hopes ahead of Friday's game, but Zimbabwe was now going home early after a second successive defeat in Group B of the ongoing tournament in Cameroon.

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Morocco eased into the knockout phase of the Africa Cup of Nations on Friday, but fellow title contenders Senegal again laboured in front of goal as they were held to a tie with Guinea.

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Senegal and Guinea moved a step closer to the knoickout stages on Friday after playing out a drab goalless draw at the Stade Kouekong in Bafoussam.

For the second consecutive game, title favourites Senegal failed to make a convincing case for such lofty billing.

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Africa Cup of Nations - Day 3, Jan. 11, 2022

Algeria vs Sierra Leone | 0-0

Nigeria vs Egypt | 1-0

Sudan vs Guinea Bissau | 0-0

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Africa Cup of Nations - Day 4, Jan 12, 2022

Tunisia vs Mali | 0-1

Mauritania vs Gambia | 0-1

Equatorial Guinea vs Ivory Coast | 0-1

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ABUJA, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) -- At least 13 farmers were killed by gunmen who attacked two villages in central Nigeria early this week, the police said on Friday.

The villagers were harvesting crops on their farms in Nakudna and Wurukuchi villages located in the Shiroro local council area of the central state of Niger when the gunmen struck on Tuesday, a statement by the police said.

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YAOUNDE, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) -- Cameroon's Indomitable Lions became the first team to qualify for the last 16 at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations after thrashing Ethiopia 4-1 in Group A on Thursday.

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UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) released about 150 million U.S. dollars on Thursday, the largest allocation in the fund's history, to boost underfunded humanitarian operations across 13 countries.

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