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Ghana claimed a place in the semi-finals after holding their nerve against hosts Angola, and Côte d'Ivoire lost in an extra-time thriller to Algeria.
Algeria's scoreless draw with Angola was enough to see both teams into the last eight of the Cup of Nations after Malawi were knocked off by Mali.
Algeria and Angola claimed morale-boosting CAF Africa Cup of Nations wins in their second Group A matches defeating Mali and Malawi respectively.
There were celebrations for three teams in African qualifying on Sunday, as Burkina Faso, Egypt and Guinea all secured first place in their groups.
Egypt clinched Group 12 and a spot in the final round with a win over Djibouti, while Angola pipped Uganda to the runners-up spot in Group 3.