Ivorians set for Algeria showdown, Guinea look for more luck
Ivorians set for Algeria showdown, Guinea look for more luck

The Ivory Coast and pre-tournament favourites Algeria go head to head in Malabo on Sunday in what has the makings of a classic quarter-final at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Asian Cup: South Korea present case for better defence
Asian Cup: South Korea present case for better defence

Of all the positives South Korea will take away from their run to the Asian Cup final, the fact that they have not conceded a goal through five matches should be held up as the biggest point of progress for a team ripped apart at the World Cup.

Morocco arrests alleged Algerian jihadist

Moroccan authorities have arrested an Algerian national thought to be a member of Jund al-Khilafa, a jihadist group responsible for the September beheading of a French tourist, authorities said Sunday. 

Body of slain French hostage to be flown home from Algeria

The body of a French tourist who was kidnapped and beheaded by jihadists in Algeria last September is to be flown home on Monday, a source close to the case told AFP.

Africa Cup of Nations: Ghana toast Gyan heroics, South Africa on brink
Africa Cup of Nations: Ghana toast Gyan heroics, South Africa on brink

Just days after being taken to hospital with malaria, Asamoah Gyan lit up the Africa Cup of Nations on Friday with a late winning goal as Ghana beat Algeria 1-0.

Rebels killed in UN helicopter gunship strike in Mali

A UN helicopter gunship on Tuesday destroyed a rebel vehicle in northern Mali, causing some fatalities, after UN troops came under heavy weapons fire on the ground, the UN mission said.

Africa Cup of Nations: Favourites Algeria storm back for decisive win, Senegal trump Ghana
Africa Cup of Nations: Favourites Algeria storm back for decisive win, Senegal trump Ghana

Africa Cup of Nations title favourites Algeria got off to a winning start in Group C Monday with a come-from-behind 3-1 triumph over South Africa in Mongomo.

Greece mulls Belgian extradition request for jihadist suspect

Greek prosecutors will consider on Monday a Belgian request for the extradition of an Algerian with suspected links to the jihadist cell dismantled by Belgian security forces last week.

Gourcuff itching to get started with Algeria

Algeria coach Christian Gourcuff is itching to begin his first Africa Cup of Nations as the Desert Foxes prepare to face South Africa on Monday.

IS claims bomb attack on Algerian embassy in Libya

Assailants lobbed explosives at Algeria's embassy in the Libyan capital on Saturday, wounding three people, a security official said, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group.

Syria jihadists kill 17 to avenge assassinations: Monitor

Jihadists have executed 17 men in recent days in areas they control in eastern and northern Syria to avenge a string of assassinations targeting their fighters, a monitor said Friday.

Tributes for `anonymous` Charlie Hebdo proof-reader

 The family of the Algerian proof-reader killed in an Islamist attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo have paid tribute to a man they said never sought the public spotlight.

Algeria finds body of beheaded Frenchman: Security sources

 The body of French tourist Herve Gourdel, who was beheaded in Algeria by jihadists in September, has been found by the army, security sources told AFP on Thursday.

Asamoah Gyan leads Ghana in search of fifth Africa Cup
Asamoah Gyan leads Ghana in search of fifth Africa Cup

Skipper Asamoah Gyan once again leads a youthful Ghana side in quest of a fifth Africa Cup of Nations title but first in over four decades starting in Equatorial Guinea on Saturday.

African Nations Cup: Leading African teams face tough section
African Nations Cup: Leading African teams face tough section

Few tournaments have thrown up such a tough section as Group C at the African Nations Cup with Algeria, Ghana, Senegal and South Africa battling for two quarter-final places.

Kashi, Cadamuro called up to Algeria squad

 Metz midfielder Ahmed Kashi and Osasuna defender Liassine Cadamuro will join the Algeria squad for the Africa Cup of Nations, coach Christian Gourcuff said Sunday.

Ghana, South Africa keep squad options open
Ghana, South Africa keep squad options open

Title favourites Algeria have named a final squad for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea while Group C rivals Ghana and South Africa are undecided.

Two Tunisian terror suspects arrested in Algeria

 Two Tunisian terror suspects were arrested Saturday in eastern Algeria, a security source said.

Algeria kills jihadist chief behind Frenchman`s murder

The Algerian army said on Tuesday it had killed the head of a militant group that beheaded a French tourist after it had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group.

Algeria discounts Albert Ebosse murder theory
Algeria discounts Albert Ebosse murder theory

Claims that Cameroonian footballer Albert Ebosse could have been killed in a dressing room attack were dismissed by Algeria on Tuesday.