Posts Tagged North Africa

Algeria soccer death seen part of a wider ills

In this photo dated May 1, 2011, supporters of JS Kabylie and USM El-Harrah clash in the stands during of a soccer match in Algiers, Algeria. Angry fans in Algeria pelted their own soccer team with rocks after they lost a game, killing the star player, Albert Ebosse, in the latest incident of fan violence in this North African country. Ebosse died after being hit in the head by an object thrown from the crowd at a top-flight league game in Algeria on August 23, 2014.  Like much of the rest of the continent, Algeria's restless youth are passionate about soccer but with little other outlet for their daily frustration, violence haunts the games. (AP Photo/Anis Belghoul)

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The rocks came raining down after the final whistle of the Algerian soccer match, an increasingly common ritual in stadiums across the country. This time, the violence ended in tragedy: Hit in the head, Albert Ebosse, the league’s top goal scorer last season, crumbled to the ground and died in a hospital.

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Mali seeks venue outside Algeria for African Cup

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali is seeking to move its African Cup of Nations qualifier out of Algeria over fears of violence.

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Davis, US beat Slovenia in basketball exhibition

LAS PALMAS, Canary Islands (AP) — Anthony Davis scored 18 points and teamed with forward Kenneth Faried to dominate the inside, leading the U.S. national team to a 101-71 victory over Slovenia on Tuesday in its final exhibition game before the FIBA World Cup of Basketball.

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Player death: Algerian club faces more sanctions

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Algerian football club has been banned from using its home stadium and could be thrown out of national and international competitions after one of its players was hit and killed by an object thrown by fans.

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Player death: Algerian club faces more sanctions

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Algerian football club has been banned from using its stadium pending investigations after one of its players was hit on the head and killed by an object thrown by fans.

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