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Afcon 2013 Closes In Dazzling Fashion

AFRICANGLOBE - The 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) closed with a dazzling musical performance by African artists at South Africa's National Stadium outside Soweto on Sunday. The closing ceremony, which was also attended by Fifa president Sepp Blatter, reflected the continent's urban and contemporary side.

Fantastic Afcon Final On the Cards

AFRICANGLOBE - The 2013 Africa Cup of Nations final is a classic tale of the underdog taking on a former powerhouse that is trying to find its way back to the top. Burkina Faso, ranked only 92nd in the Fifa world rankings, face Nigeria, a team with star names that is seeking to live up to the potential of its pieces, for the title. They meet the National Stadium in Johannesburg on Sunday.

Africa’s Beat Opens Afcon 2013

AFRICANGLOBE - Heavy rain failed to dampen the spirits at Johannesburg's National Stadium on Saturday as the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) kicked off in colourful, rhythmical African style. The crowd inside calabash-shaped stadium sang, danced, and blew vuvuzelas in appreciation as the country's top artists dazzled in an opening ceremony that paid tribute to former president Nelson Mandela and the continent's fighting spirit.

Countdown to 2013 Afcon in South Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - Anticipation ahead of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) has reached fever pitch. There are just 10 days to go before the biggest African soccer spectacle kicks off on 19 January. The opening match will be played between Bafana Bafana and Cape Verde at FNB Stadium (which will be known as National Stadium for the duration of Afcon) in Johannesburg.