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Uganda Skipper Onyango Retires After 13 Years With The Cranes

  Former African footballer of the year and Uganda captain Denis Onyango announced his international retirement on Monday after they failed to qualify for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations. The shock announcement by goalkeeper Onyango, 35, comes hot on the heels of his teammate, Hassan Wasswa’s decision to call quits after 13 years with … Continue reading Uganda Skipper Onyango Retires After 13 Years With The Cranes Read Full Story

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Several People Wounded In Tennessee School Shooting

  Several people were shot on Monday at a school in Knoxville, Tennessee, including a police officer, police said. “Multiple gunshot victims reported, including a KPD officer. The investigation remains active at this time. Please avoid the area,” the Knoxville Police Department said on Twitter. It said the shooting occurred at Austin-East Magnet High School, … Continue reading Several People Wounded In Tennessee School Shooting Read Full Story

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Sultan Announces Sighting Of Moon, Says Ramadan Begins Tuesday

  The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) on Monday night announced the sighting of the moon and noted that the 2021 Ramadan will begin on Tuesday, April 13th.  This is according to a broadcast by the President-General of NSCIA and Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar. The Sultan of Sokoto Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar … Continue reading Sultan Announces Sighting Of Moon, Says Ramadan Begins Tuesday Read Full Story

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‘No Justification’ For Violent Protest, Biden Warns After Police Shooting

  US President Joe Biden on Monday called the shooting of a Black motorist by police “tragic” but warned that violent protests were unjustifiable. The incident in a Minneapolis suburb was a “really tragic thing that happened but I think we have to wait and see what the investigation shows,” Biden told reporters. “In the … Continue reading ‘No Justification’ For Violent Protest, Biden Warns After Police Shooting Read Full Story

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Saudi Announces Start Of Ramadan On Tuesday

  Saudi Arabia, home to Islam’s holiest shrines, announced that the holy fasting month of Ramadan will start on Tuesday, as Muslims worldwide face coronavirus curbs. “Tomorrow, Tuesday… is the beginning of the blessed month of Ramadan this year,” the kingdom’s supreme court said in a royal court statement. Other Muslim countries, including Sunni-majority Egypt … Continue reading Saudi Announces Start Of Ramadan On Tuesday Read Full Story

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Buhari Condemns Attack On Ortom, Says Incident Should Not Be Politicised

  President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday described the attack on Benue State Governor as unacceptable, warning, however, that the incident should not be politicised.  Buhari who said an attack on any Nigerian is an attack on all Nigerians, welcomed the deployment of a high-level team of crack investigators to the state from the Police headquarters … Continue reading Buhari Condemns Attack On Ortom, Says Incident Should Not Be Politicised Read Full Story

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Port Harcourt Refinery Will Work Within 18 Months  – FG

  The Federal Government has reiterated its commitment to completing the rehabilitation of the Port Harcourt Refinery, saying it would be functional within 18 months.  “Port Harcourt Refinery will work, and certainly within the next 18 months,” the Minister of State for Petroleum, Timipre Sylva said in an interview aired on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics.  … Continue reading Port Harcourt Refinery Will Work Within 18 Months  – FG Read Full Story

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Leicester Advance To FA Cup Semis As Iheanacho’s Double Send United Out

  Leicester sent Manchester United crashing out of the FA Cup as Kelechi Iheanacho’s double sealed a 3-1 win, while Chelsea will face Manchester City in the semi-finals after beating Sheffield United on Sunday. Brendan Rodgers’ side can look forward to meeting Southampton in their first FA Cup semi-final since 1982 thanks to Iheanacho’s predatory … Continue reading Leicester Advance To FA Cup Semis As Iheanacho’s Double Send United Out Read Full Story

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COVID-19: South Africa Sells Its AstraZeneca Vaccine Doses To AU

  South Africa has sold a million doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine for distribution in 14 fellow African nations, the health minister announced Sunday. South Africa last month suspended its vaccination programme, which had started with AstraZeneca jabs after doubts were raised over that vaccine’s efficacy against a local variant of Covid-19. Pretoria instead … Continue reading COVID-19: South Africa Sells Its AstraZeneca Vaccine Doses To AU Read Full Story

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Lingard Scores As Arsenal Survive West Ham Scare In London Derby 

  On-loan Manchester United star, Jesse Lingard opened the scoring on Sunday as Arsenal pegged West Ham in a London Derby that saw David Moyes’ side netting five of the six goals. The English midfielder who has been enjoying a fine form with the Hammers, scored a screamer in the 15th minute to give them … Continue reading Lingard Scores As Arsenal Survive West Ham Scare In London Derby  Read Full Story

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Juventus’ Title Hopes Dealt Major Blow With Defeat To Lowly Benevento

    Juventus’s hopes of winning a 10th consecutive Serie A title took a major blow on Sunday with a 1-0 defeat against lowly Benevento. Argentine forward Adolfo Gaich scored the only goal after 69 minutes following a bad backpass from Juventus midfielder Arthur.   Andrea Pirlo’s side stay third, 10 points behind leaders Inter … Continue reading Juventus’ Title Hopes Dealt Major Blow With Defeat To Lowly Benevento Read Full Story

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Chelsea Reach Fourth FA Cup Semi-Finals In Five Seasons

  Chelsea moved into the FA Cup semi-finals as Oliver Norwood’s own goal and a late Hakim Ziyech strike sealed a 2-0 win against Sheffield United on Sunday. Thomas Tuchel’s much-changed side were below their best at Stamford Bridge, but Norwood’s first half mistake put them on course to win a hard-fought quarter-final. Hakim Ziyech … Continue reading Chelsea Reach Fourth FA Cup Semi-Finals In Five Seasons Read Full Story

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‘Organisations Of Sin’: Pope Francis Launches Fresh Attack On Mafia

  Pope Francis launched a fresh attack on the mafia Sunday, Italy’s day of remembrance for victims of the mob, describing them as “organisations of sin” who have exploited the coronavirus pandemic. “Mafias are present in various parts of the world and, exploiting the pandemic, have enriched themselves through corruption,” the pontiff said after his … Continue reading ‘Organisations Of Sin’: Pope Francis Launches Fresh Attack On Mafia Read Full Story

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Thousands Protest Europe Virus Curbs As Surges Prompt Fresh Restrictions

  Thousands of protesters angry at Covid-19 restrictions rallied in cities across Europe on Saturday as several nations reimposed partial lockdowns to fight new surges in infections. The coronavirus, which has killed more than 2.7 million people, has been spreading faster recently, with the number of new infections up globally by 14 percent in the … Continue reading Thousands Protest Europe Virus Curbs As Surges Prompt Fresh Restrictions Read Full Story

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Internet Blackout In Congo As 77-Year-Old Nguesso Set To Extend 36-Year Rule 

  The Republic of Congo voted Sunday in a presidential election boycotted by the main opposition and attacked by critics as tilted towards veteran leader Denis Sassou Nguesso. Access to the internet and social media was cut hours before polls opened at 7 am (0600 GMT), AFP correspondents said. READ ALSO: Tanzania Swears In Samia Suluhu … Continue reading Internet Blackout In Congo As 77-Year-Old Nguesso Set To Extend 36-Year Rule  Read Full Story

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North Koreans Leave Malaysia After Ties Cut Over US Extradition Row

  North Korea’s diplomats in Malaysia shuttered their embassy and flew out of the country Sunday, after Pyongyang severed diplomatic ties over the extradition of a citizen to the United States. Pyongyang announced the shock move Friday, labelling Malaysia’s extradition of a North Korean man an “unpardonable crime” carried out under “blind obedience” to American … Continue reading North Koreans Leave Malaysia After Ties Cut Over US Extradition Row Read Full Story

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Bayern CEO Rummenigge Rules Out Flick Departure

  Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told German media Sunday he had made it “unmistakably clear” to Hansi Flick that the coach would not be freed from his contract to succeed Joachim Loew in charge of Germany. “This has nothing to do with probability, it’s a fact,” said Rummenigge in an interview with Welt am … Continue reading Bayern CEO Rummenigge Rules Out Flick Departure Read Full Story

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 200 Killed, 40,000 Displaced In DR Congo By ADF Militia Since Jan – UN

  Nearly 200 people have been killed and 40,000 displaced since January following a surge of attacks by the ADF militia in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN said Friday. The United Nations refugee agency reported an “alarming increase” in attacks by the notorious Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) — a historically Ugandan Islamist group … Continue reading  200 Killed, 40,000 Displaced In DR Congo By ADF Militia Since Jan – UN Read Full Story

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Erdogan Chastises Biden For ‘Killer’ Putin Comment

  Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday waded into the war of words between the US and Russian presidents, chastising Joe Biden for calling Vladimir Putin a “killer.” “Mr Biden’s comment about Putin does not suit a head of state,” the Turkish president told reporters after Friday prayers in Istanbul, lauding Putin for giving a … Continue reading Erdogan Chastises Biden For ‘Killer’ Putin Comment Read Full Story

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Mourinho Feels Pain After Worst-Ever European Night

  Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho said he has never experienced a similar feeling to the pain of crashing out of the Europa League to Dinamo Zagreb on Thursday. Spurs took a 2-0 first leg lead to the Croatian capital, but a hat-trick of excellent finishes from Mislav Orsic claimed a huge shock for Dinamo. Mourinho … Continue reading Mourinho Feels Pain After Worst-Ever European Night Read Full Story

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Tanzania’s First Female President Samia Calls For Unity 

  Tanzania’s first female president Samia Suluhu Hassan on Friday called for unity after she was sworn in following the sudden death of her predecessor, John Magufuli, from an illness shrouded in mystery. Hassan, 61, a soft-spoken ruling party stalwart from the island of Zanzibar, will finish Magufuli’s second five-year term, set to run until … Continue reading Tanzania’s First Female President Samia Calls For Unity  Read Full Story

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Mediocrity Now Celebrated In Super Eagles, Says Sunday Oliseh

Super Eagles legend, Sunday Oliseh has lamented the fallen profile of the senior national team, saying that the 1994 African champions now lack quality.  Oliseh said unlike his playing days, the present Super Eagles side can only boast of a handful of players featuring for top-flight European clubs. “The demands that we have; the qualification … Continue reading Mediocrity Now Celebrated In Super Eagles, Says Sunday Oliseh Read Full Story

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Tanzania Swears In Samia Suluhu As First Female President

  Tanzania’s Samia Suluhu Hassan was on Friday sworn in as the country’s first female president after the sudden death of John Magufuli from an illness shrouded in mystery. Hassan, 61, a soft-spoken Muslim woman from the island of Zanzibar, will finish Magufuli’s second five-year term, set to run until 2025. Wearing a bright red … Continue reading Tanzania Swears In Samia Suluhu As First Female President Read Full Story

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Europa League: Pogba Scores On Return To Send Man United To Last Eight

  Paul Pogba’s close-range goal was enough to send Manchester United to the quarter-final of the Europa League, handing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side a 1-2 aggregate win over old foes, AC Milan.  United won the second leg of the game 0-1 on Thursday after the English were last week forced to a 1-1 draw in … Continue reading Europa League: Pogba Scores On Return To Send Man United To Last Eight Read Full Story

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COVID-19: Biden Confident US Will Reach 100m Vaccines Target This Week

  President Joe Biden said Thursday that his goal of getting 100 million coronavirus vaccine doses administered in his first 100 days in office will be met by Friday, far in advance of the original target. “I’m proud to announce that tomorrow, 58 days into my administration, we will have met my goal of administering … Continue reading COVID-19: Biden Confident US Will Reach 100m Vaccines Target This Week Read Full Story