Mali has a new prime minister to replace Cheick Modibo Diarra who was arrested and then resigned earlier this week. Next, in Ghana, a new middle class is emerging, but not everyone is reaping the profits. Finally, we find out why Togo's team captain and star striker Emmanuel Adebayor says he's boycotting the African Cup of Nations tournament.
French footballer Thierry Henry is set for a loan return to English Premier League team Arsenal, British media reported on Monday. Currently contracted to the New York Red Bulls, Henry could make his debut with his old team as early as January.
Argentina and Barcelona striker Lionel Messi set a new record for the most goals scored in a single calender year on Sunday when he scored twice to bring his total to 86 for 2012, breaking the 40-year-old record set by German Gerd Mueller.
An injury-time Robin Van Persie strike handed Manchester United three points in a thrilling derby match against rivals Manchester City. The victory gives United a six point lead over their City neighbours at the top of the Premier League.
Chelsea eased the pressure on under-fire coach Rafa Benitez on Saturday by beating Sunderland 3-1 thanks to two goals from Spanish striker Fernando Torres. Elsewhere Mikel Arteta scored two penalties to help Arsenal beat West Bromwich.
Life under Sharia law proves harsh for Malians living under Islamist rule in the northern town of Gao. Next, the Eritrean football team goes on the run in Uganda, fleeing grim conditions back home. Finally, Kenya experiments with scratch cards as a consumer-friendly means of downloading music which could help tackle piracy.
UEFA announced Thursday that the 2020 European Football Championship will be breaking with tradition and take place in numerous cities across Europe rather than in individual host countries, describing it as a “Euro for Europe”.
Chelsea became the first defending champion to be knocked out of the group stages of the Champions League despite its resounding victory over FC Nordsjaelland 6-1 in their final Group E game on Wednesday evening.
Paris Saint-Germain beat Porto 2-1 in their Champions League clash on Tuesday to qualify for the knock-out stages as Group A winners. The win will also help to ease pressure on coach Carlo Ancelotti after a poor run of results in the league.