Clinton N'Jie and the debuting Frantz Pangop scored for the Indomitable Lions as they beat already eliminated Algeria 2-0 in Yaounde.
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Tunisia and Egypt took giant steps towards the World Cup, while Algeria were eliminated and Ghana rediscovered their goalscoring touch.
Chipolopolo ran out 3-1 winners at the National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka to all but end Algeria's hopes of a third consecutive World Cup appearance.
Riyad Mahrez has been given permission to leave the Algeria squad and return to Europe to "formalise his transfer to his new club."
Ryad Boudebouz took the opportunity of his official unveiling at Real Betis to explain why he plumped for the Spanish side.
Adelaide United have locked in their fourth foreigner for the coming A-League season, signing French-born Algerian midfielder Karim Matmour.
Reigning French champions Monaco have confirmed the signing of Rachid Ghezzal on a free transfer.
The Algeria forward is set for a speedy return despite suffering a "freak accident" in a preseason friendly.
The Algerian midfielder has signed a three-year deal with the newly promoted side.
The French club have reportedly made initial contact with the Algeria international's entourage.
Algeria kicked off preparations for the 2019 Nations Cup qualifiers with a 2-1 friendly victory over Guinea at Stade Mustapha Tchaker on Tuesday.
The new Desert Warriors boss has insisted that he's unafraid to take one of Africa's biggest jobs despite his lack of experience on the continent.
The North Africans have named the former Granada boss as Georges Leekens' replacement.
Algeria coach George Leekens has resigned following the nation's early exit from the African Nations Cup.
Algeria crashed out of the African Nations Cup at the group stage as Islam Slimani's brace was not enough to beat a much-changed Senegal side.
The 2017 AFCON has produced some great football but unfinished and empty stadiums and political unrest have marred Gabon's turn as hosts.
Defensive woes and profligate finishing hurt Algeria in their loss vs. Tunisia and the outlook is bleak for the Fennec Foxes, writes Nick Ames.
Tunisia gave themselves an African Nations Cup lifeline and put northern neighbours Algeria on the brink of elimination with a 2-1 win in Franceville.
Leicester's Riyad Mahrez scored twice as Algeria drew 2-2 with Zimbabwe in African Nations Cup Group B on Sunday night.
Arsenal academy midfielder Ismael Bennacer has been called up to Algeria's African Nations Cup squad as a late injury replacement.
Riyad Mahrez, Sadio Mane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are still in the running for the African Player of the Year award.
Mahrez, 25, came seventh in the 2016 poll for football's most prestigious individual prize, finishing just ahead of Foxes teammate Jamie Vardy.
Riyad Mahrez has been crowned BBC African Footballer of the Year following a remarkable 12 months with Leicester.
The Manchester City midfielder, a four-time winner of the prize, made his first Premier League appearance of the season on Saturday.