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The European Union is in the process of removing financial restrictions on Burundi, the president’s office has said. The decision to lift the ban on restrictions was communicated to Burundi’s president when he met the EU delegates on Monday in the political capital, Gitega, the president’s office announced on Twitter. The EU representative in Burundi, […]

A member of Uganda’s Olympic squad has become the first to test positive for Covid-19 on arrival in Japan for the competition due to start on 23 July. The event was postponed last year, but is now going ahead despite a fresh wave of Covid-19 cases in Japan. Uganda is also experiencing a surge in […]

Sergio Ramos is set to leave Real Madrid after the club announced a “farewell” news conference for their long-serving captain on Thursday. Ramos, 35, has won five La Liga titles and four Champions Leagues in a glittering Real career after joining from boyhood club Sevilla in 2005. The centre-back made 671 appearances, scoring 101 goals. […]

South African police have opened an investigation after 20 unidentified bodies were found in the gold mining town of Orkney. The police suspect the deceased, who were found wrapped in white plastic bags, to be illegal miners “All the deceased are suspected to be illegal miners commonly known as ‘zama zamas’ operating in obsolete shafts […]

The creator of the world wide web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, is selling off the original code used to create the modern internet as an NFT. NFTs are a form of unique ownership for digital-only items and do not necessarily include copyright control. They have also been widely criticised as a money-making scheme and bad for […]

Former US President Donald Trump has told Fox Business that he sees Bitcoin as a “scam” affecting the value of the US dollar. “Bitcoin, it just seems like a scam,” Mr Trump said. “I don’t like it because it’s another currency competing against the dollar.” He added that he wanted the dollar to be “the […]

More than 18,000 people have signed a petition calling for a Tanzanian star to be disqualified for a US music award, accusing him of “whitewashing” the late president’s government. Diamond Platnumz, one of Africa’s biggest stars, is up for the Best International Act at this month’s BET awards. But the petition organisers compare him unfavourably […]

Carlo Ancelotti has left Everton to become head coach of Real Madrid for a second time. The 61-year-old Italian, who managed Real Madrid for two years between 2013 and 2015, has left Everton after 18 months in charge at Goodison Park. He succeeds Zinedine Zidane at Real and the move leaves Everton searching for a […]

Zoom sales have more than doubled after a “very strong” start to the year as the Covid-19 pandemic continued. The video calls platform has had a boom in users during the crisis as many employees work from home. Its profits also reached more than $227m (£160m), up from about $27m in the first quarter of […]

Mali has been suspended from the African Union following last week’s military coup – for the second time in nine months. The first was last August following a military coup – but the country was reinstated after the heads of a civilian-led transitional government were announced. Now that administration has been overthrown, and so once […]

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