Jul 3, 2014

FIFA asks Der Spiegel for proof of Cameroon World Cup match-fixing

FIFA expressed “substantial doubts” Wednesday about a German magazine’s claims that a World Cup game could have been fixed and asked the publication to provide evidence to back up its report that a renowned match-fixer accurately predicted details of the match hours before it ...

Jul 3, 2014

FIFA asks magazine for proof of World Cup game match-fixing

FIFA expressed “substantial doubts” Wednesday about a German magazine’s claims that a World Cup game could have been fixed and asked the publication to provide evidence to back up its report that a renowned match-fixer accurately predicted details of the match hours before it ...

Cameroon investigating World Cup match-fixing report

Jul 2, 2014

Cameroon investigating World Cup match-fixing report

A Convicted match-fixer denied a report in a German magazine Tuesday that he predicted the result and details of a World Cup game. Cameroon’s football federation said it was investigating the match-fixer’s allegations of corruption involving its World Cup squad and that seven of ...

Neymar's two goals send Brazil into second round

Jun 24, 2014

Neymar's two goals send Brazil into second round

Neymar knew the responsibility was his. An increasingly anxious host nation was relying on him to ensure Brazil avoided the almost inconceivable prospect of going out in the group stage of a World Cup on soil. The 22-year-old Barcelona striker delivered on the weighty ...

Mandzukic scores pair as Croatia thrashes Cameroon

Jun 19, 2014

Mandzukic scores pair as Croatia thrashes Cameroon

Like any good goal scorer, Mario Mandzukic was in the right place at the right time. Twice. The Croatia striker returned from suspension Wednesday and scored the final two goals in a 4-0 World Cup rout of an undermanned and somewhat out of control ...

Gay 'prisoner of conscience' dies in Cameroon

Jan 12, 2014

Gay 'prisoner of conscience' dies in Cameroon

A gay man in Cameroon who was jailed for sending a text message to another man saying “I’m very much in love with you” and who was later declared a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International, has died, according to a lawyer who worked ...

Aug 29, 2013

Holdout old leaders stymie Africa's rise

The great democratic and economic strides made by African countries in the last decade risk being checked by aging leaders unwilling to pass the baton. For generations of foreign investors accustomed to the likes of Uganda’s Idi Amin and the former Zaire’s Mobutu Sese ...