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Senegal 0-1 Algeria: Freak goal gives Riyad Mahrez and co win Africa Cup of Nations

Senegal 0-1 Algeria: Freak goal gives Riyad Mahrez and co win Africa Cup of Nations

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Algeria have won the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time since 1990 after securing a 1-0 triumph over Senegal.Baghdad Bounedjah’s strike inside two minutes, an effort which took a big deflection off Salif Sane was all that separated the two sides in Cairo. getty Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez and his Algeria team-mates celebrate at the end of the game Senegal, who last made the final in 2002, thought they were given a lifeline when they were awarded a penalty in the second-half for a handball only for it to be overturned after a VAR review. It means the wait for Senegal, whose star player is Liverpool forward Sadio Mane, for a first AFCON crown goes on while Algeria have won it for the second time. However, it was Mane and co who were the better side
Earliest modern human found outside Africa

Earliest modern human found outside Africa

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Researchers have found the earliest example of our species (modern humans) outside Africa.A skull unearthed in Greece has been dated to 210,000 years ago, at a time when Europe was occupied by the Neanderthals.The sensational discovery adds to evidence of an earlier migration of people from Africa that left no trace in the DNA of people alive today.The findings are published in the journal Nature.Researchers uncovered two significant fossils in Apidima Cave in Greece in the 1970s.One was very distorted and the other incomplete, however, and it took computed tomography scanning and uranium-series dating to unravel their secrets.The more complete skull appears to be a Neanderthal. But the other shows clear characteristics, such as ...
Cricket World Cup: Ben Stokes’ ‘full day out’ lights up England victory over South Africa

Cricket World Cup: Ben Stokes’ ‘full day out’ lights up England victory over South Africa

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Media playback is not supported on this device It was comfortable in the end.But, at times, England's 104-run victory over South Africa was a nervy and even slightly subdued way to open a World Cup.The hosts were not able to bat at their brutal best on a tricky pitch and the Proteas were in contention of chasing down 312. Enter England all-rounder Ben Stokes to light up a grey day at The Oval and ensure a memorable start to the tournament.Report: Stokes & Archer star as England win openerTMS podcast: Stokes stunner lights up The OvalThat incredible catchStokes has ...

Officials: Last slave ship from Africa ID’d on Alabama coast

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Alabama historical officials say researchers have located the wreck of the last ship known to bring enslaved people from Africa to the United States. A statement issued Wednesday by the Alabama Historical Commission says remains of the Gulf schooner Clotilda have been identified and verified after months of assessment. The commission's executive director, Lisa Demetropoulos Jones, calls the discovery "an extraordinary archaeological find." In 1860 the wooden ship illegally transported 110 people from what is now the west African nation of Benin to Mobile, Alabama. The Clotilda was then taken into delta waters north of the port and burned. The captives were later freed and settled a community that's still called Africatown.Let's block ads! (Why?) ABC News: International
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang insists Golden Boot race is ‘victory for Africa’ as Arsenal striker ends level with Liverpool stars Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang insists Golden Boot race is ‘victory for Africa’ as Arsenal striker ends level with Liverpool stars Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah

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top trio The three finished tied on 22 goals at the end of the season with both Aubameyang and Mane netting twice on the final day This season’s Golden Boot race was a good sign for African football, according to Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The Gabon international netted twice on the final day of the season to end with 22 goals in his first full season with the Gunners. Getty Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with the Golden Boot Senegal star Sadio Mane also scored twice on the final day to end on 22 while Egypt forward Mohamed Salah, and Liverpool team-mate, was at the top of the list as well. Aubameyang told The Sun: “It means a lot. I am really happy and proud of it. “I am sharing this trophy with Mane and Salah – and I li