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Uruguay got its comeuppance, Africa fans cheer

As the Ghana vs. Uruguay game results continue to sink in, the South African fans and the press continue with the post-mortem of the game. That cheating handball is in the news.

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World Cup heartbreak for Africa?

Writer Fred Mabonga sends this latest blog on Ghana's loss to Uruguay, and the disappointment, as well as resilience, that resounded across a continent.

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World Cup quarter finals: we’re having a great time here, folks

PRETORIA, South Africa -- For the first time in the history of the World Cup games Latin America has four teams among the last eight.

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The vuvuzela, African culture and spirit of football: notes from the Edge

The vuvuzela horns are destined to be one of the lasting remembrances of the 2010 World Cup held here in South Africa, says author Wayne Edge.

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World Cup musings: word from the Edge

Encouraging of football lovers to come to South Africa for the games has opened up a new window into the world.

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Poor People’s World Cup stresses South Africa’s anti-poverty fight

The Poor People's World Cup in Cape Town, organized by the Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign, aims to highlight the province's struggle against poverty and homelessness.

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Rwanda releases U.S. lawyer Erlinder

Progressive U.S. lawyer Peter Erlinder has been freed from jail in Rwanda and may be returning to the United States within the next few days.

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With a "goooooal," Chicagoans celebrate World Cup opener: Mexico vs. South Africa

CHICAGO - In a sea of green jerseys hundreds proudly cheered for Mexico here early Friday morning, June 11, at a local indoor soccer gym as the North American nation competed against South Africa in the much-anticipated opening game of the 2010 World Cup.

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World Cup 2010: Soccer unites South Africa

 If there was one sport that helped South Africans overcome a racially segregated society that kept Blacks down under the country's apartheid system - it was soccer.

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All eyes on South Africa as World Cup set to kickoff

Soccer fans worldwide are gearing up for the most popular sporting event on the planet, the 2010 World Cup, set to kickoff June 11 for the first time on African soil in South Africa.

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