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Chelsea cleared to sign new players after transfer ban appeal

Chelsea can sign players in January after having their Fifa transfer ban reduced following an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The Premier League side were given a two-window ban by Fifa in February for breaching rules on signing young players. Cas halved the ban to one window,...

Friday, December 6, 2019, 1:57 PM

French Montana finally out of the hospital, but one month bed rest ahead

French Montana is finally out of the hospital after a nearly 2-week stay, and while he still has a long road to recovery, he also has a new album to help motivate him. Sources close to French say he was released from West Hills Hospital in the San Fernando Valley earlier this week. It's a...

Friday, December 6, 2019, 12:34 PM

Leonardo DiCaprio responds to bizarre claim that he bankrolled Amazon fires

Leonardo DiCaprio has responded to the extraordinary comments made by the President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, who recently accused the actor of bankrolling the Amazon rainforest fires. Bolsonaro made the bizarre and seemingly unsubstantiated claim on November 29, reportedly telling supporters...

Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 11:31 AM

Unai sacked as Arsenal manager

Unai Emery has been fired as Arsenal manager after 18 months in charge. The Spaniard, who previously led Paris St-Germain to the French league title and won three Europa Leagues with Sevilla, was appointed Gunners boss in May 2018, succeeding Arsene Wenger. He is to be replaced on a temporary...

Friday, November 29, 2019, 12:54 PM

Healthy juice: Fruit juices with health benefits

Orange juice: Prevents inflammation Drinking a couple of glasses of orange juice prevents the inflammation that can be triggered by a high-fat meal, notes 2017 research in the journal Food & Function. Fifty-five women ate a fatty meal and drank either orange juice or water. A few hours later...

Thursday, November 28, 2019, 2:00 PM

My life, my choice: ‘Why I chose not to have children’

Motherhood is not mandatory, and these two women agree. They share with us the reasons, experiences and stories behind their choice. “Congrats on the wedding! When are you planning to have a kid?” Sound familiar? These are just some of the many casual statements made by...

Thursday, November 28, 2019, 9:00 AM

Jack Ma encourages Africa's young entrepreneurs with cash prize

ACCRA – Jack Ma, founder of China's Internet giant Alibaba, says his foundation has dedicated a support package to young entrepreneurs across the African continent. The Jack Ma Foundation gave a total cash prize of one million dollars to support the enterprises of 10 young African...

Monday, November 18, 2019, 12:03 AM

Harmonisation pushes up intra-East African Community trade over 10%

Intra-regional trade within the East African Community (EAC) bloc rose by 10.3 per cent last year, courtesy of harmonisation of cross-border rules and procedures. “Reforms taken under the Customs Union has also boosted intra-regional trade,” Christophe Bazivamo, EAC deputy secretary...

Friday, November 15, 2019, 12:00 AM

People's Choice Awards 2019 winners: The complete list

The people have spoken! The 2019 E! People's Choice Awards were a night to remember as Hollywood's biggest celebrities from TV, movies, music and pop culture took to the stage to accept their trophies. You, the fans, submitted over one billion votes during this year's PCAs voting...

Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 9:54 AM

John Legend named People magazine's 'sexiest man alive'

Multi-talented singer and actor John Legend was named People magazine’s “sexiest man alive” on Tuesday, but said he wondered whether he could live up to the title. Legend, 40, is married to model Chrissy Teigen with whom he has two children and is the first black man to have...

Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 9:49 AM

Oscars Academy disqualifies Genevieve Nnaji’s ‘LionHeart’

Nigeria’s hopes of earning its first Oscar nomination have been cut short after the academy disqualified Genevieve Nnaji’s directorial debut, ‘Lionheart’, from consideration in the ‘Best International Feature Film’ category. The Oscars organisers on Monday,...

Friday, November 8, 2019, 12:00 AM

Queen appoints Nigerian-born engineer as new serjeant at arms

The House of Commons Speaker announces Ugbana Oyet will be the new Serjeant at Arms, he will take over the role later this month. A chartered engineer on a mission to make Parliament carbon-neutral by 2050 has been named as the new Serjeant at Arms. Nigerian-born Ugbana Oyet, 43, takes over...

Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 1:23 PM

Kipchoge busts two-hour marathon barrier

Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge made athletics history on Saturday when he became the first person to run a marathon in under two hours although his remarkable effort will not be recognised by the sport's governing body. The Olympic marathon champion and world record holder completed a course around...

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 11:58 AM

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed

The 2019 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. Abiy was cited for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighboring Eritrea. Berit Reiss-...

Friday, October 11, 2019, 11:52 AM

Dilemma in Gabon's forest conservation and economic interests

The lush green canopy stretches over the Akanda National Park -- one of the many forest jewels that Gabon is fighting to conserve. But those living in poverty in the shadow of the park are ambiguous. They see the forests less as a global treasure to be cosseted and more as a resource that...

Sunday, October 6, 2019, 12:00 AM

Messi, Rapinoe win best player of the year awards

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi won the best men’s player at the Best Fifa Football Awards in Milan as Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk missed out on the top prize. It is the sixth time Messi has been voted the world’s best, after wins in 2009,...

Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 12:00 AM

WHO accused of rationing Ebola vaccine in DR Congo

Aid group Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on Monday accused the World Health Organization of rationing the Ebola vaccine in the Democratic Republic of Congo where more than 2,100 people have died of the deadly virus. A lack of transparency by the @WHO on #Ebola vaccine use in #DRCongo is...

Monday, September 23, 2019, 10:31 AM

Thomas Cook, the world’s oldest travel firm collapses

Thomas Cook (TCG.L), the world’s oldest travel firm, collapsed on Monday, stranding hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers around the globe and sparking the largest peacetime repatriation effort in British history. We are sorry to announce that Thomas Cook has ceased trading with...

Monday, September 23, 2019, 10:18 AM

Twitter closes thousands of fake news accounts

Twitter announced it has closed down thousands of accounts across the world for spreading fake news as well as pro-government propaganda, in countries like the United Arab Emirates, China and Spain. Accounts coming from China seeking to sow discord among protesters in Hong Kong were closed down...

Friday, September 20, 2019, 3:49 PM

Africa’s employment challenges require innovative approaches, AfDB

Innovative thinking about Africa’s conventional employment issues is a key issue in the recently released African Development Bank new policy research document “Creating Decent Jobs: Strategies, Policies, and Instruments. The report elicited strong presentations and a lively debate...

Monday, September 16, 2019, 12:00 AM

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