The continent's biggest footballing event is to kick off amid troubles ranging from dual-identity players to the spread of the Ebola virus.
Africa's football confederation has disqualified Rwanda from the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers for fielding "ineligible" striker Dady Birori.
The Democratic Republic of Congo is investing in a new stadium as part of its bid to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
A stunning first-half display helped Nigeria book their place in the Afcon final by beating Mali 4-1 in the semifinal at Moses Mabhida Stadium.
The Africa Cup of Nations enters its semifinal stage in Durban with Nigeria and Mali set for an unexpected meeting in the east coast city.
Gordon Igesund would do well to retain May Mahlangu in an attacking position as the national team prepares to take on Mali.
Nigeria edged Dutch club Sparta Rotterdam 1-0 behind closed doors this weekend in a final warm-up match to 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.
Goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune has joined his Bafana Bafana teammates and coach Gordon Igesund, calling for support of the national team during Afcon.
Bafana skipper Bongani Khumalo says he has a difficult task on his hands as he tries to emulate 1996 Africa Cup of Nations winning captain Neil Tovey.
Favourites Cote d'Ivoire are among 14 qualifiers for the 2013 Cup of Nations, who begin preparations for the tournament with friendlies this week.
In this week's Weekend 101 Gordhan warns against government spending, Pussy riot is sent to a forced labour camp and Eskom asks for more money.
Every Nations Cup throws up a new constellation of talent. Which young prospects will rock South Africa in 2013? We picked five strong candidates.
Bafana Bafana's best chance at the Nations Cup is to emerge at the top of group A, but it will take some nifty footwork, argues Carlos Amato.
Senegal have been disqualified from the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations after crowd trouble forced their qualifier with Cote d'Ivoire to be abandoned.
The Cape Verde Islands have secured a place at Afcon for the first time and former champs Ethiopia are back in the big time after a 30-year absence.
The government has yet to reveal what caused the aeroplane crash that killed the football team
Chipolopolo have returned home to an ecstatic welcome from thousands of fans who gathered to greet the Africa Cup of Nations's winning team.
Chipolopolo's win over Côte d'Ivoire in the Africa Cup of Nations final has been an emotional tribute to Zambia's ill-fated 1993 national team.
Nineteen years ago a Zambian plane crashed into the ocean, killing all but one of their national soccer players. On Sunday Zambia paid homage.