The 2017 Africa Cup of Nations kicks off in Gabon, the second time the Central African nation has hosted the three-week soccer event this decade. Oil-rich Gabon is experiencing an economic downturn and the mood in the country is mixed.
As the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations enters its decisive phase, the tournament remains controversial in its host country. According to critics, its only purpose is to distract attention from Gabon's huge social problems.
Africa Cup of Nations 2017
The African Nations Cup was plagued by low scoring, the usual empty seats and apathy among the people of host nation Gabon. But on the field, Cameroon's surprise success gave us a wonderful narrative yet again.
The 2017 Africa Cup of Nations is over, Cameroon are the champions. But what is left for the politically divided and financially stricken country of Gabon? DW's Adrian Kriesch reports from Libreville.
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