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South Africa loses out on hosting 2023 Rugby World Cup

France will host the 2023 Rugby World Cup after beating rival bids from South Africa and Ireland. South Africa had been expected to win the vote after an independent review recommended they stage the tournament.

Gambia’s Jallow signs for Metz in France

The captain of The Gambia's under-20 football team Ablie Jallow has signed a five-year deal with French first division side Metz. He joins from Metz's official partner in Senegal, Generation Foot, who he helped win the league last season.…

Nigerian keeper Enyeama’s Lille future in doubt

Former Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama is one of 11 players who has been told they are no longer required by new Lille coach Marcelo Bielsa. The French club's new Argentine boss has also sent messages to Zambia's Stoppila Sunzu,…

Macron in Mali to help push on Sahel anti-jihadist force

French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday threw his weight behind a planned Sahel force to fight jihadists on a lightning visit to Mali but told countries in the region their efforts had to bear fruit. Faced with a growing number of…

France to continue with fight against jihadists in Mali

France will be uncompromising in its fight against militant Islamists in Mali and the Sahel region, President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday during his first visit outside Europe's borders. Speaking alongside Mali's President Ibrahim…

Ivorian Seri named best African player in Ligue 1

Ivory Coast and Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri has been named best African player in France's Ligue 1. The 25-year-old picked up the Marc-Vivien Foe trophy after finishing ahead of Algeria's Ryad Boudebouz (Montpellier) and Cameroon's…

Macron takes office as French president

Emmanuel Macron becomes France's youngest ever president on Sunday, taking over from Socialist Francois Hollande in a solemn ceremony. Macron, a 39-year-old centrist, arrived at the Elysee Palace in central Paris in a motorcade and walked…