After initially outlawing cryptocurrencies, Nigeria becomes first African nation to roll out digital currency

After initially outlawing cryptocurrencies, Nigeria becomes first African nation to roll out digital currency

The Central Bank of Nigeria joined a growing list of emerging markets betting on digital money to cut transaction costs and boost participation in the formal financial system. “Nigeria has become the first country in Africa, and one of the first in the world to introduce a digital currency to...

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Man United revolt: Ivory Coast defender Bailly openly criticises boss for picking ‘a centre-half who was not fit’

Man United revolt: Ivory Coast defender Bailly openly criticises boss for picking ‘a centre-half who was not fit’

Manchester United defender Eric Bailly ‘openly challenged’ under pressure boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in an incredible training ground incident, according to reports. Solskjaer’s job hangs by a thread following a disastrous period of form, compounded by the 5-0 thrashing by Liverpool on Sunday. United have already lost three Premier League...

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Man United manager Solskjaer given three more matches as shadow of Antonio Conte looms large

Man United manager Solskjaer given three more matches as shadow of Antonio Conte looms large

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be given another chance to turn his Manchester United reign around on Saturday after being told that his job is safe for the time being. Over the past three months, Manchester United were said to be ‘thinking seriously’ about Antonio Conte becoming their new manager amid...

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South African court dismisses Zuma application to remove prosecutor in his corruption trial

South African court dismisses Zuma application to remove prosecutor in his corruption trial

A South African judge on Tuesday dismissed an application by former president Jacob Zuma to have the prosecutor in his arms deal corruption trial removed. Zuma, ousted by the governing African National Congress in 2018, had argued that the prosecutor was biased against him and submitted a “special plea” to...

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Protests rock Sudanese capital as international pressure piles on coup plotters to free ousted leader

Protests rock Sudanese capital as international pressure piles on coup plotters to free ousted leader

Pro-democracy protesters blocked roads in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, with makeshift barricades and burning tires on Tuesday, a day after the military seized power in a swift coup widely denounced by the international community. The country’s Sudan’s top general said the prime minister of the dissolved government, who was arrested Monday...

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Super food: Offer a sick bee different variety of honey, it’ll choose one that best fights off its infection

Super food: Offer a sick bee different variety of honey, it’ll choose one that best fights off its infection

It should come as no surprise that bees know a lot about honey. They aren’t only honey producers, they are also consumers, and pretty sophisticated ones at that. Offer a sick bee different variety of honey, for example, and it will choose the one that best fights off its infection....

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Ruthless South African ‘construction mafia’ kill for 30 per cent commission on tenders

Ruthless South African ‘construction mafia’ kill for 30 per cent commission on tenders

With elections a week away, attacks on ward councillors are bad for democracy and reflect the country’s organised crime problem. A growing extortion ‘mafia’ is sweeping across South Africa, crippling construction and small businesses with threats and bribes, and more recently killing political ward councillors if demands aren’t met. These...

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Sudan interim PM Abdulla Hamdok under house arrest in another likely military coup

Sudan interim PM Abdulla Hamdok under house arrest in another likely military coup

Sudan’s information ministry says the country’s interim Prime Minister Abdulla Hamdok is under house arrest and being forced to issue a message in support of a military coup. The news comes as the United States expressed alarm over recent developments in the country, in a transition to democracy for more...

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Underfire Man United boss Ole Gunnar scoffs calls to resign and vows, ‘We are too close to give up now’

Underfire Man United boss Ole Gunnar scoffs calls to resign and vows, ‘We are too close to give up now’

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has explained why he won’t resign as Manchester United manager following his team’s embarrassing defeat to Liverpool at Old Trafford. The Red Devils were thrashed 5-0 by Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool on a humbling afternoon for 20-time English champions United and their under-fire manager Solskjaer. The emphatic defeat...

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Myanmar’s hidden hunger: We’re just eating whatever is available

Myanmar’s hidden hunger: We’re just eating whatever is available

Khin, a 59-year-old rice farmer, faced a distressing choice at the height of Myanmar’s monsoon season three months ago: sell a cow, a prized asset for agricultural households, or go hungry. She sold the animal for half its value. The proceeds went to buy food for her family and inputs...

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