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Neymar’s lawyer, Andre Filipe Tanabe, says he will prove his client’s innocence over rape allegations. Speaking to the media briefly in Brazil on Tuesday, Tanabe told reporters he could not give any details as investigating police have called for absolute secrecy in the case. When asked if he will prove Neymar’s innocence, he said “Certainly, […]

Kofo Durosinmi-etti is telling people about her produce at her stall at the Green Festival in Lagos, Nigeria’s sprawling financial hub. She is the founder of Next Gen Farms, where she uses indoor and organic farming techniques to grow organic crops. The 25-year-old farmer started growing vegetables and a variety of seedlings in 2014. It […]

Global football governing body FIFA re-elected its president Gianni Infantino, who used the opportunity to say he has turned the organisation from being “toxic and almost criminal” back to its core values. Infantino’s re-election at the congress of world football’s governing body in Paris on Wednesday was marked by a round of applause from the congress after […]

The Red Cross in Uganda says dozens are missing, and local media are reporting that at least three people have been killed, following landslides in the disaster prone Eastern district of Bududa. Daily Monitor reported that the rains that started at about 7pm on Tuesday night resulted into landslides at about 11:30pm. Several villages in […]

The military in Sudan has offered to resume negotiations with protest leaders over the transition period, one day after he scrapped all agreements with an opposition alliance. The offer by the head of Sudan’s ruling military council, Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, came as the number of people killed since security forces stormed a protest […]

The annual Football for Friendship project brought together hundreds of children from nearly 60 different countries to Madrid, the city hosting the Champions League final. Here the organisers help young people learn the core values of football, and hope to promote healthy living, tolerance of other cultures and the children’s football skills. This event is […]

The SACP in Gauteng has declared that Gauteng Finance MEC Nomantu Nkomo-Ralehoko is “the first African woman” to be appointed to that position in the province. SACP provincial secretary Jacob Mamabolo – who is also MEC for Roads and Transport in the same provincial cabinet – made the remark despite the incumbent Minister of Forestry […]

The South African Revenue Service (Sars) on Tuesday announced that all taxpayers whose total employment income is not more than R500,000 will not pay income tax this year. SARS Commissioner Edward Kieswetter said that the revenue service had decided to increase the income tax threshold from R350,000 in a bid to alleviate the burden on taxpayers. “We have decided […]

Mauritania’s Constitutional Court have cleared six aspirants on provisional basis for the country’s upcoming presidential polls. Campaigning in the West African nation is expected to kick off on 7 June, two weeks to the day of vote, 22 June. Mauritanians will go to the polls to elect a new president for the next five years. […]

JOHANNESBURG  – South Africa’s economy contracted by 3.2 percent in the first three months of 2019, its largest quarterly drop in a decade, the national statistics agency said on Tuesday. The decline was mainly driven by shrinkages in the manufacturing and mining sectors, Statistics South Africa said. Take a deeper look at the figures released […]

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