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Indian Super League side Odisha have sacked English head coach Stuart Baxter after he made “completely unacceptable” comments in a post-match interview. The 67-year-old made reference to rape as he criticised refereeing decisions following his side’s 1-0 defeat by Jamshedpur. Baxter previously managed the South Africa and Finland national sides as well as England’s Under-19s. […]

The Nigerian military says it does not have in its custody any of the schoolgirls abducted seven years ago in the northern town of Chibok, amid reports that some of the girls had escaped from their abductors. Those who managed to escape are believed to be in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, although there […]

Myanmar’s military has seized power after detaining de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior members of her governing party. All authority has been given to the top army commander and a one-year state of emergency has been declared, a statement on military TV said. The coup follows a landslide election win by Ms […]

Residents in Rwanda’s capital, Kigali, poured into the streets on Tuesday night after the national football team qualified for quarter finals of the African Nations Championship (CHAN). The authorities imposed a 15-day lockdown on the city to limit a second wave of coronavirus cases. The lockdown will end next Tuesday. All movements outside homes require […]

US President Joe Biden has begun to undo some of Donald Trump’s key policies, hours after being sworn in. “There is no time to waste when it comes to tackling the crises we face,” he tweeted as he headed to the White House following his inauguration. President Biden signed 15 executive orders, firstly to boost […]

A Nigerian artist has featured in the official playlist for President-Elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. Burna Boy’s song titled Destiny will feature alongside other big international artists’ songs. The 46-song playlist was curated to reflect the diversity in the US, the Biden inauguration team said in a statement. “These songs and artists reflect the relentless spirit […]

Samsung heir Lee Jae Yong has been sentenced to two years and six months in prison by a high court in South Korea. The bribery case is a retrial of an earlier one involving the country’s former President Park Geun-hye, who was also jailed for bribery and corruption. Lee has been the de facto head […]

Ugandan soldiers on Monday blocked the US ambassador from visiting the home of opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine, a pop star whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, in the capital, Kampala. Bobi Wine finished second in last week’s election but rejected the results “with the contempt they deserve”. President Yoweri Museveni – who won a […]

The authorities in Uganda have cut off internet access in the country hours to a hotly contested presidential election pitting a pop star against one of Africa’s longest serving leaders. Internet monitoring group NetBlocks said on Twitter that the country descended into an internet blackout on Wednesday from 19:00 local time. The blackout came a […]

The US House of Representatives has impeached President Donald Trump for “incitement of insurrection” at last week’s Capitol riot. Ten Republicans sided with Democrats to impeach the president by 232-197. But his trial in the Senate will not happen until after Joe Biden, a Democrat, is inaugurated as the new US president next week. Mr […]

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